Ferndown Forest Golf Club

Ferndown Forest Golf Club, Dorset is an 18 hole, par 68 (5014 yard), private, parkland golf course established in 1983.

Contact Information

Forest Links Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH22 9PH United Kingdom

Tel: 01202 876096

Golf Pro: Graham Howell | Tel: 01202 876096

Website: http://www.ferndownforestgolfcourse.co.uk
 

Tee Time Information

  • Midweek Guide: £16.00 per round *
  • Weekend Guide: £19.00 per round *

Book online: with golfnow.co.uk

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

Course Information:
18 holes | Par 68 | 5014 yards | Other | Parkland

Driving rangeGolf club hireBuggy HireGolf shop Changing roomsClubhouse BarFood Function Room Hire

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Visitors: Visitors are welcome 7 days a week, contact us for our great twilight deals! Twilight offer is just £12 after 2pm - 7 Days a week.

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

Restrictions: Maximum Handicap No Restriction


Ferndown Forest Golf Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  3.58

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 180
Average Ratings
3.43 ... Overall Rating
3.20 ... The Course
3.22 ... Course Cond.
3.68 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.87 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
3.15 ... Pace of play
3.82 ... Hospitality.
3.74 ... Prac. Facil.
4.00 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

180 ratings & 134 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 1890 out of 2162.

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Highly Recommended 2018

What the club says: An 18 Hole Woodland and Parkland course located 20 minutes north of Bournemouth on the A31. It is a flat course with plenty of features and wildlife. Great facilities including large shop, floodlit driving range and bar/restaurant.


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Reviewed Sep 14 2020 by Michael H - rated 3 out of 5

Good Short Course

Although not long this course provides quite a few challenges in terms of ditches, streams, ponds, woods and gorse.

(Round played: Sep 2020 - Score: 97 Handicap: 32.8)
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Reviewed Sep 14 2020 by Lee H - rated 3 out of 5
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Reviewed Sep 14 2020 by Lee H - rated 3 out of 5
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Reviewed Sep 11 2020 by Matt P - rated 2 out of 5

Cheap, but short and not in great condition

An odd little course. Only cost £20 for 18 holes so it is good value, but it is inferior to other local courses.
Some very short par 3's made things difficult for me, playing only my second round in the last 15 years, as even my PW was too much club.
The course isn't in great condition, however the rough is forgivingly short.
The driving range is very goof though - many bays with trackman.

(Round played: Sep 2020 - Score: 100 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Aug 5 2020 by Alan S - rated 2 out of 5

Just ok

Due to the very dry summer the course was very dusty ,tee boxes hardly any grass just dust .
But the greens were in excelant condition very fast but true



(Round played: Aug 2020 - Score: 95 Handicap: 26.8)
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Reviewed Jul 27 2020 by CHIPPENHAM - rated 1 out of 5

Serious Safety Issues

We were looking forward to our round at Ferndown Forest but sadly had to walk off after just 5 holes to ensure our own safety. The Club has packed fairways next to each other and greens one hedge width away from a tee box. Also many players are still learning so balls are literally going everywhere. In addition the netting on the range is too low and balls are regularly flying out at head height across the 1st fairway. If you were able to view the holes in isolation then this could be a fun course but the risk of being hit by a ball on each fairway isn't worth the risk - particularly when there are many other lovely golf courses nearby. We did raise safely concerns with the pro shop who just shrugged. Definitely wont be going back
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Reviewed Jul 14 2020 by Andy P - rated 1 out of 5
Ferndown Forest was never a great course but now it has been shortened and now has 7 par 3s and only 1 par 5 which is only 429 yards off the yellow tees its pretty awful!!!! Ok its cheap to play and the staff are very nice and the adjoining pub restaurant is good it maybe worth a visit, as for me I won't be playing there again.
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Reviewed Jul 12 2020 by Alan D - rated 3 out of 5
Friendly club
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Reviewed Jun 30 2020 by Richard C - rated 2 out of 5
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Reviewed Jun 19 2020 by Roger M - rated 3 out of 5
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Reviewed Jun 18 2020 by Roger M - rated 3 out of 5
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Reviewed Jun 2 2020 by Michael H - rated 4 out of 5

Good Short Course

A good challenging course, quite flat but with a number of challenges re trees, woodland and streams.

(Round played: Jun 2020 - Score: 100 Handicap: 32.4)
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Reviewed May 22 2020 by Paul W - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed May 20 2020 by Lee W - rated 4 out of 5

Great value for money

It is quite a short course but has been well looked after and they keep improving it which makes it even better. Driving range is brilliant. All friendly and with the Covid 19 it was all running very smoothly. Will definitely play again and probably look at a membership as they also have great reciprocals
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Reviewed Oct 4 2019 by Michael H - rated 3 out of 5

Good Test

Although not a particularly long course it provides a good test with ponds, streams, ditches woods and many bushes.

(Round played: Oct 2019 - Score: 102 Handicap: 32.6)
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Reviewed Aug 19 2019 by Ben W - rated 3 out of 5
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Reviewed Aug 16 2019 by Simon B - rated 5 out of 5

Nice course

First time to this course, nice flat course. My only issue is the first 3 holes you have to be on your toes as the driving range is close by, a couple of balls came are way but no shouts of fore to alert us, the other 15 holes were splendid to play, will definitely return to play.
Club house bar was great, food we had was quickly served very busy place

(Round played: Aug 2019 - Score: 99 Handicap: 27.7)
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Reviewed Aug 10 2019 by Alan D - rated 3 out of 5
Not a bad course but very slow. Lessons booked at our first tee time so we smiled around holes and came back to them ????
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Reviewed Jun 14 2019 by Michael H - rated 3 out of 5

Good Course

A comparatively short but challenging 18 hole course presenting ponds, ditches, trees and bushes requiring to be overcome to achieve a reasonable score.

(Round played: Jun 2019 - Score: 111 Handicap: 31.1)
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Reviewed May 26 2019 by Gerry I - rated 2 out of 5
Tricky little track

Fairways a bit scrubby in places, but overall good value for a knock round

Club and clubhouse staff very friendly



(Round played: May 2019 - Score: 83 Handicap: 13.6)
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