Isle of Purbeck Golf Club

4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Isle of Purbeck Golf Club Est. 1892

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Isle of Purbeck Golf Club: Occupying its lofty perch and wonderfully natural setting on the Isle of Purbeck hills, the views from just about every hole on this heathland golf course are simply stunning. Whether you are looking across Poole Harbour to the Dorset countryside beyond, along the Studland Bay coast to Bournemouth, or across to the Solent and the Isle of Wight, panoramic vistas are all around. If your objectives include more than just sight-seeing, then you'll need to pay some attention to the golf course as well. This is a constantly challenging layout, especially if the wind is getting in on the act, as it often does. The good-width and often undulating fairways are frequently bordered by deep-ish rough, which might be either grass or heather, or a combination of both. Gorse bushes are also much in evidence, and like the rest of the rough, well worth staying out of - if you can. The state of the fairways can sometimes leave a bit to be desired, but a highly manicured parkland course it not really what you would expect to find in such an open and exposed location.

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Making Contact

Isle of Purbeck Golf Club
Corfe Road,
Studland, Dorset BH19 3AB
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Office   +44 (0)1929 450 361
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1929 450 354

  +44 (0)1929 450 501

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Golf Pro
Ian Brake
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Heathland course.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Surroundings: Rural countryside.
Designer: Harry Colt
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6295 5986 5582
Par 70 70 73
SSS or Slope 70 69 73
At the Same Location:
9-hole par-33 Dene course (2007 yards)
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How2Get There?

16 miles (by road) SW of Bournemouth
From Wareham follow the A351 direction Swanage. After approx 4.5 miles, just before Corfe Castle, turn left onto the B3351 direction Studland Bay. After approx 3.5 miles golf club is on your left.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes on Purbeck course in high season (April thru' Oct): weekdays & Sundays £48; Sat £55. [Contact club for full details, discounts, day tickets, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance. Handicap required.
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Other Information
Walking permitted at all times.

Practice facilities
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Did you know?

Perhaps the most famous of the previous owners of Isle of Purbeck Golf Club, was the famous children's story book writer, Enid Blyton. During the period she and her husband Dr Darrell-Waters owned the club, the 9-hole course was added. The modern clubhouse not only provides a terrific vantage point to take in the panoramic views, it is also a place where excellent food can be enjoyed before and after your round.

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Published Ranking
2016 Golf World rating: among the second 100 best courses in Britain & Ireland.
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Latitude: (50.636418)
Longitude: (-1.982324)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in

The Priory Hotel 4-star
Wareham, Dorset BH20 4ND
+44 (0)1929 551 666

In the grounds of a former priory and with the current building dating back to the 16th century, this is a hotel brimming with history and character. It is also wonderfully located, with lawns leading down to the River Piddle (or Trent) close to Wareham Bridge.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles No
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Golf within 20 miles The Dorset; Isle of Purbeck; Broadstone; Parkstone; Ferndown
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Purbeck House Hotel 3-star
91 High Street, Swanage, Dorset BH19 2LZ
+44 (0)1929 422 872

Combining a country house with a modern hotel, nestling in expansive gardens with a large car park in the centre of Swanage, yet 300 yards from the sea front and the sandy beaches.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles Isle of Purbeck
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Golf within 20 miles The Dorset; Broadstone; Parkstone; Ferndown.
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