Parkstone Golf Club


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Parkstone Golf Club Est. 1909

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Parkstone Golf Club: Willie Park Jnr’s original layout at Parkstone was largely redesigned in the late 1930s by James Braid. The combination of naturally undulating sand-based terrain, Park's original work and Braid's redesign has produced one of the finest heathland golf courses on England's south coast.

Nowadays there are probably a few more trees around than in Braid's day, but that has not diminished the essential heathland character of the course. Heather and gorse still line the pleasantly undulating fairways, ensuring Parkstone lays down a challenging and thoroughly absorbing test. Good shot-making and course management will be required to card a good score. Anything hit too seriously offline could face penal consequences, with heather, gorse and rhododendrons, as well as pine and birch trees all lying in wait.

In late Spring plenty of splashes of colour are added by the rhododendrons; in mid-summer it is the turn of the heather to provide a colourful backdrop to your golf. With glimpses of Poole Harbour available from some of the course's higher elevations, it is easy to see why one of Parkstone's former professionals, Peter Alliss, made this his home for over 12 years.

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Making Contact

Parkstone Golf Club
49a, Links Road,
Poole, Dorset BH14 9QS
England
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Office   +44 (0)1202 707 138
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1202 708 092
Fax

  +44 (0)1202 706 027

Email   admin@parkstonegolfclub.co.uk
Website   www.parkstonegolfclub.co.uk
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Golf Pro
 
Martyn Thompson (Head PGA Professional)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Heathland course.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Residential and woodland.
 
Designer: Original design by Willie Park Jr (1910) was almost entirely restructured by James Braid (1937).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6264 5910 5534
Par 72 70 72
SSS or Slope 70 68 72
 
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How2Get There?

3 miles W of Bournemouth
From Bournemouth head west on Poole Rd or Wessex Way (A35), direction Poole. In Branksome continue to follow the A35, which bears left into Bournemouth Rd. After o.7 mi at St Osmunds church, turn left into St Osmunds Rd. After o.6 mi golf club car park is in front of you.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (April thru' Oct): weekdays £90; weekends £100. [Contact club for full details, discounts, day tickets, packages, etc]. Cash or UK cheque only.
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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. Golf carts available for hire (if booked in advance).

Practice facilities
Limited
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Did you know?

Parkstone was founded by Lord Wimborne in 1909 as the Parkstone & Canford Cliffs Golf Links. The course, set in a wilderness of trees and heather, was designed by Willie Park Jnr, twice Open Champion in the 1880s. Together with its list of distinguished players, past and present, Parkstone has also been home to two very notable professionals. Reg Whitcombe, the 1938 Open Champion, enjoyed several years here, and from 1957 until 1970 the club's professional was a player, course designer and television commentator who needs very little introduction - Peter Alliss.

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Published Ranking
2016 Golf World rating: 86th best course in Britain & Ireland.
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Location

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Latitude: (50.715982)
Longitude: (-1.934785)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Haven Hotel 4-star
Banks Road, Sandbanks, Poole BH13 7QL
+44 (0)1202 707 333
www.fjbhotels.co.uk

The Haven stands at the southern most point of the unique Sandbanks peninsular with the sea lapping at its edge and overlooking the broad, beautiful sweep of Poole Bay. The Haven is one of the country’s leading destination hotels and the winner of countless awards.

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Golf within 20 miles Broadstone; Ferndown; The Dorset; Isle of Purbeck; Barton-on-Sea.
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Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott 4-star
St Michaels Road, West Cliff, Bournemouth BH2 5DU
+44 (0)1202 557 702
www.marriotthotels.co.uk

The Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel is located adjacent to the Bournemouth International Centre on the Dorset coastline. There are wonderful sea views from the hotel.

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Golf within 20 miles Broadstone; Ferndown; The Dorset; Isle of Purbeck; Barton-on-Sea.
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