Parkstone Golf Club

49a Links Road,

Poole, Dorset BH14 9QS

  • Office

    +44 (0)1202 707 138
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)1202 708 092
  • Fax

    +44 (0)1202 706 027
  • Golf pro

    James Baldwin (Head PGA Professional)

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); substantially redesigned by James Braid (1937).

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How to get 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.

Parkstone Golf Club

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1909

Parkstone Golf Club: Willie Park Jr’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.

List of courses: England - South


Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays; no outside visitors on weekends.

Must book in advance. Handicap required.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (May thru' Sept): weekdays £150. Shoulder season (April & Oct): £99.

Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2023].

Other information

Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire (if pre-booked).

Practice facilities


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.

Published ranking

England's 34th best course (Golf World, 2023).
Britain & Ireland's 83rd best course (Golf World, 2022).


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    +44 (0)1202 707 333

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    +44 (0)1202 557 702

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