The Purbeck Course

The 18 hole Purbeck Course is available for the more experienced golfer with a handicap.

When you play the Purbeck Course, you'll enjoy a wonderfully traditional course set in an area of outstanding natural beauty; golf the way it was meant to be played!

The first thing that strikes the visitor to the Isle of Purbeck is the spectacular views, looking out over Poole Harbour, Brownsea Island, Bournemouth and the Solent.

Indeed, the fifth tee possesses one of the finest views in British Golf, situated as it is, on a Bronze Age burial ground over 3000 years old. The late Kind Edward declared the view from this point as one of the finest in his kingdom and that opinion is not likely to be disputed by anyone who has had the chance to stand there.

The course is set within a Nature Reserve, designated a site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). One quarter of the world's heathland is in Britain and some of the very best in Purbeck. Dusk brings out the deer from the woodland and the rare Dartford Warbler can be seen amongst the gorse. During the Spring, the gorse is at its best and the late Spring brings forth orchids, many quite rare, whilst buzzards are a common feature overhead.

Our goal is to offer an authentic golfing experience with greens that are dry, solid, and maintain a consistent pace. The speed of the greens is influenced by the prevailing weather conditions and our maintenance practices. We are committed to responsible and sustainable management to preserve the traditional heathland golf experience for current and future generations of golfers. Our practices prioritize environmental stewardship, minimizing the use of chemicals, fertilizers, and water inputs. We also nurture native grass species, ensuring that the cutting height on greens remains above 4mm. Typically, you can expect green speeds ranging from 9ft to 9ft 6inches as measured on the stimpmetre. Avoiding excessive green speed through prolonged low cutting is essential to maintain the integrity of our grass composition and uphold our agronomic and environmental goals.

Each hole is located in its own unique setting, providing magnificent views and challenges. The par 3's are unique in that they each face a different compass point. Consequently, each poses a different challenge based on wind direction.

If you want to post a good score, be prepared for a game of strategy, brains over brawn!

We hope to make your next visit a day to remember.