Best golf courses: Bournemouth

Bournemouth: the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in and around this city. Each golf club has been visited and/or researched by Where2Golf. Click on the course name below to discover more. The course ratings below range from 5 highest, to 2 lowest. They attempt to provide an indication of the golfing experience you might expect at the course (based on its design, condition and surroundings). Hover your cursor above the Rating Key below for the rating definitions.
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Not Saturdays
Bournemouth
Dunn & Colt

Visitors?

Not Saturdays

Nearest city

Bournemouth

Designer

Original layout by Tom Dunn (at the time Dunn was the Professional at nearby Meyrick Park GC). Dunn's layout was redesigned by Harry Colt (1914). Colt's new holes (from 5 to 16) transformed the course from a predominantly parkland layout into an entirely heathland course.

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Bournemouth
Stutt, J. Hamilton

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Bournemouth

Designer

J. Hamilton Stutt

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Bournemouth
Dunn, Tom

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Bournemouth

Designer

Original 9-holes designed by Tom Dunn, and known as Dorchester Golf Club. Extension to 18-holes by J.H. Taylor, later modifications by Harry Colt (1927).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Bournemouth
Jacobs, John

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Bournemouth

Designer

John Jacobs

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Bournemouth
Braid, James

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Bournemouth

Designer

Original design by Willie Park Jr (1910); substantially redesigned by James Braid (1937).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Bournemouth
Colt, Harry

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Bournemouth

Designer

Harry Colt

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Bournemouth
Hawtree, Martin

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Bournemouth

Designer

Martin Hawtree

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Wkends restrictd
Bournemouth
Hilton, Harold

Visitors?

Wkends restrictd

Nearest city

Bournemouth

Designer

Harold Hilton

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