Isle of Purbeck Golf Club
Isle of Purbeck Golf Club, Dorset is a 27 hole complex with the 18 hole, par 72 (6295 yard) Purbeck Course and 9 hole, par 69 (4014) Dene Course, private, heathland golf course, established in 1892.
Studland, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 3AB United KingdomTel: 01929 450361 | Fax: 01929 450501
Golf Pro: Philippe Bonfanti | Tel: 01929 450 354
Tee Time InformationPrice Guide: £££££
- Midweek Guide: £44.00 per round (Mon - Thurs) *
- Weekend Guide: £50.00 per round (Fri - Sun) *
* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.
Facilities & Visitor Information
Course Information: 27 holes | Par Purbeck Course 70; Dene Course 60 | Purbeck Course 6295; Dene Course 4014 yards | Private | Heathland
Facilities: Golf pro shop, Golf clubhouse, Bar, Food available, Available for functions, golf course.
- Societies Accepted to Play
- Society Deals Available
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Isle of Purbeck Golf Club Reviews & Information
4.39 ... Overall Rating
4.46 ... The Course
4.24 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.13 ... VFM
84 ratings from Golfshake members - Ranked 80 out of 1839.
HIGHLY RATED - 98% would play again or recommend
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What the club says: This magnificent heathland course is consistently ranked among the top 100 courses in the British Isles by Golf World. It dates back to 1892 and the original 18 holes were extended to 27 under Enid Blyton's ownership. It has great coastal views across The Solent to the Isle of Wight and if you fancy arriving at the course in style, there is a ferry that can take you to the course across the water.
Isle of Purbeck will give you some of the best views of any golf course in the UK. Overlooking Poole harbour, the views on a clear day are stunning. But this is a really tough golf course that, even after playing a couple of times, takes some learning. It plays quite like a links and is windy even on a calm day. There are a number of blind shots but the marker posts are all good lines to follow from the tees. The greens ae typically links-like; slow uphill and quick downhill, with the wind playing a part. Bunkers are of high quality, adding up to make this a good quality course. If you play it after 2pm as well, it is a bargain at £25 for a round.
The only complaint would be the lack of yardage markers on the course. My phone GPS app wasn't working for some reason and I was pretty much playing blind. There are 200 and 150 yard markers but nothing else, making judgement of approach shots from inside 130 yards very difficult. This is the one area that would improve the golfers experience of an otherwise outstanding course.
(Round played: Aug 2017 - Score: 77 Handicap: 3)
Had a great day even though I did not score well. Great views and a great course
(Round played: Jul 2017 - Score: 93 Handicap: 11.7)
After having a week away with the family local to the area, it seemed a shame not to play the course as it was on the doorstep, and at only £25 for a round at 1500pm it worked out perfect for me. The course is a traditional layout not the longest but if the wind gets up like it did for me, oh my are you challenged espically not knowing lines off the tee and where balls feed in from. course management is key to play well here. well worth a visit if you in the area but might as well keep the driver in the bag as its all about stratagy and not overpowering this course.
(Round played: Jul 2017 - Score: 75 Handicap: )
Played on a beautiful July afternoon and the course was in superb condition with the greens the best I have seen them. This course offers the finest views in the county and as good as anywhere along the whole of the south coast. With lots of great holes making a challenging test, for £25 afternoon rates, this is a must play!
(Round played: Jul 2017 - Score: 91 Handicap: 14.5)
Don't know how common this is there but was incredibly windy. It was a case of survival, with no-one scoring particularly well, and having to work out how to get the ball round. Lots of trouble if off-line, and with cross-winds on some holes that meant plenty of lost balls. Food was slow coming out for some reason so had to push back start time which was unfortunate. Very reasonable ?25 after 2pm rate though, so can't complain too much. Would play again, but only in better weather,
great course.always loved it. don't get to play it as much as id like. will return as soon as possible
(Round played: Jun 2017 - Score: 82 Handicap: 11.6)
Heathland course with stunning views. A real challenge. Need to be able to consistently find the fairway from the tee or else you are sunk in the gorse. Facilities excellent though.
(Round played: Jun 2017 - Score: 113 Handicap: 26.4)
Lovely views but course was in very bad condition . Preferred lies on fairways . Too many blind holes and course guides unavailable , so was interesting !!
(Round played: May 2017 - Score: 108 Handicap: 21)
(Round played: Oct 2016 - Score: 99 Handicap: 21)
(Round played: Sep 2016 - Score: 85 Handicap: 13.7)
The course was lovely with some stunning views and some tough holes. Everyone was very friendly around the clubhouse and was a very nice experience.
(Round played: Jun 2016 - Score: 83 Handicap: )
Amazing views. Good course spoilt by bad golf!
(Round played: May 2016 - Score: 109 Handicap: 20.3)
(Round played: May 2016 - Score: 86 Handicap: 7.5)
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