Dorset Golf and Country Club

Dorset Golf and Country Club, Dorset is a 27 hole, par 72 (6580yard), resort, parkland golf course designed by Martin Hawtree.

Contact Information

Bere Regis, nr. Poole, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 7NT United Kingdom

Tel: 01929 472244

Golf Pro: Scott Porter, Jonathan Elsdon, Stephen Packer | Tel: 01929 472244

Website: http://www.dorsetgolfresort.com/
 

Tee Time Information

  • Midweek Guide: £40.00 per round *
  • Weekend Guide: £44.00 per round *

Book online: with golfnow.co.uk

* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.

Course Information:
27 holes | Par Lake/Park 72; Lake/Wood 69; Park/Wood 69 | Lake/Park 6580; Lake/Wood 5881; Park/Wood 590 yards | Resort | Parkland

Driving rangeBuggy HireGolf shop Changing roomsClubhouse BarFood Function Room Hire Accommodation

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  • Societies Accepted to Play
  • Society Deals Available
  • Voucher Deals Available
  • 7 Day Membership Available
  • 5 Day Membership Available

Restrictions: Maximum Handicap No Restriction


Dorset Golf and Country Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  4.21

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 222
Average Ratings
4.11 ... Overall Rating
4.05 ... The Course
3.69 ... Course Cond.
4.24 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.98 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
3.76 ... Pace of play
4.13 ... Hospitality.
3.72 ... Prac. Facil.
3.95 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

222 ratings & 147 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 942 out of 2162.

HIGHLY RATED - 98% would play again or recommend

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Highly Recommended 2018

What the club says: The Dorset Golf & Country Club hosts 27 holes of the most challenging golf in Dorset and is recognized as one of the golfing gems of the South of England. The Martin Hawtree designed; Lakeland/Parkland and Woodland courses are built to full USGA specification and are extremely well maintained, presenting excellent playing conditions for all levels of golfers.


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Reviewed Oct 9 2020 by Neil P - rated 5 out of 5

Great golf

Very welcoming golf club on perfect surroundings. 3 loops of 9holes makes for an interesting day.
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Reviewed Sep 13 2020 by John T - rated 4 out of 5

great complex

All three nine hole courses are very good and interesting, greens superb and very fast.Signage to next hole could be improved as got lost several times otherwise very enjoyable experience

(Round played: Sep 2020 - Score: 43 Handicap: )20
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Reviewed Sep 12 2020 by Ian A - rated 2 out of 5

Slightly disappointed

Course was not in best of conditions, greens were fair but very fast, plenty of bare patches, areas around greens were kept to decent standard, bunkers, some were fine, others hard as rock, fairways pick and place which was good as they looked like a Sunday League football pitch, trees unforgiving (which I sort of expect) but needed cutting so as at least you could get a stance, all in all I was a bit disappointed, fortunately I hadn't paid as it was a freebie but if I had I would have come away feeling hard done by.
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Reviewed Sep 2 2020 by Alan D - rated 5 out of 5

Fantastic setting

Great for a stay and play
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Reviewed Aug 28 2020 by Steven C - rated 2 out of 5
We stayed as residents in their hotel section rather than the lodges. The rooms were small but well appointed and just fine for a weekend away playing golf. The lunch menu was great, the usual suspects such as burgers, excellent portions and I can highly recommend the whitebait. The course layout is good, with 3 nines presenting different challenges. I found the Lakeland a tough layout, particularly in the high winds we experienced. The Parkland is similar but the Woodland has s very different feel, set away from the rest of the course it winds its way through what's best described as what appears to be the gardens of a country manor. We really found it the prettiest of the nines and by far the most quiet, I highly recommend you play the Woodland if you can. Sadly the condition of the course did not match the layout. I will concede that the extreme weather we've had recently (very high temps and drought followed by high rainfall) has had an effect but I've not seen such damage at other course. The fairways had little to define them from rough with grass patchy, long and bare earth in areas visible. The greens had also suffered with large areas of dead grass over them. I also wish to mention that the bunkers are currently unplayable, little sand and whats there is has been compacted very firmly. I'm sure the course is spectacular in good condition but currently I don't think anything over ?25 per round represents good value. We also found the evening meals to be disappointing. After reading the website we were very enthusiastic about what awaited us but found the quality to be nowhere near what was advertised. Some very plain food along the meat and 2 veg line. I will add that the staff were universally excellent, all very welcoming and friendly and a credit to their employer.
If you're heart is set on DGCC my advice is to wait until the course has recovered and eat out of an evening.
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Reviewed Aug 13 2020 by Michael B - rated 2 out of 5

Very average

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Reviewed Jun 17 2020 by Andy P - rated 4 out of 5
Mid week round was very quiet due to there being nobody staying at the resort.The course is in good condition but a little bare in places.
Very good course for all levels.

(Round played: Jun 2020 - Score: 84 Handicap: 12.7)
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Reviewed Jun 9 2020 by Roger M - rated 4 out of 5

Great Setting

Good layout with lots of variation over the 27 holes available
My tip to anyone playing here “ stay out of the bungers “

(Round played: Jun 2020 - Score: 89 Handicap: 19.3)
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Reviewed Feb 3 2020 by Jeff W - rated 3 out of 5
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Reviewed Oct 25 2019 by William H - rated 3 out of 5
Overall course in good condition. However, following heavy rains all the bunkers were full of water, up to a foot deep, making them unplayable. As it was a weekend no attempt was made to drain them.

(Round played: Oct 2019 - Score: 89 Handicap: 13.2)
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Reviewed Oct 15 2019 by Luke W - rated 3 out of 5

Good society hosts

Played as part of a society - very accomodating, on site accomodation always a welcome addition. Course was good, food and drink very reasonably priced.

(Round played: Oct 2017 - Score: 96 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Oct 1 2019 by David H - rated 5 out of 5

worth a visit

three nine hole loops make up this brilliant resort. every hole has to be played on its merits. i would strongly recommend this course.
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Reviewed Sep 16 2019 by Dudley A - rated 5 out of 5

Super smashing great ????

Brilliant , visited for the fourth year as part of society ( 20 of us ) we have booked again for next year before leaving !!
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Reviewed Sep 9 2019 by Jeremy L - rated 4 out of 5
Golf weekend. Courses busy on Saturday but good accommodation and catering in clubhouse. We'll kept

(Round played: Mar 2019 - Score: 77 Handicap: 20)
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Reviewed Aug 27 2019 by Nick P - rated 4 out of 5
Improving course. Very long driving and Greens are huge in most cases. Woodland course is tricky with bushes quite extensive.

(Round played: Aug 2019 - Score: 94 Handicap: 28.7)
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Reviewed Aug 26 2019 by Phil L - rated 3 out of 5

good course

Not a bad course to visit as you can to any 2 of the nine hole courses which changes things up a bit. The fairways were a bit scruffy, but other than that ok.

(Round played: Aug 2019 - Score: 104 Handicap: 21)
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Reviewed Jul 20 2019 by Steven I - rated 4 out of 5

fantastic course

Been coming hear for a few years now. Always a challenge with so many bunkers but a great course. The food is excellent and although I played awful I still love this course

(Round played: Jul 2019 - Score: 99 Handicap: 12.3)
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Reviewed Jul 5 2019 by Melvern A - rated 2 out of 5

The course was not in it's best

Not as well manicured as I've seen it. The greens where in very good condition but very tricky some of the bunkers could go with a bit more sand overall the course could do with a little more TLC.

(Round played: Jul 2019 - Score: 99 Handicap: 21.3)
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Reviewed Jun 4 2019 by Johnathan S - rated 5 out of 5

Fantastic course

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Reviewed May 14 2019 by Alan D - rated 4 out of 5
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