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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Reviewed Dec 17 2013 by Philip Humphries - rated 4 out of 5
Played today after all the rain at the weekend,although relatively short the course is very interesting and the greens were good. Really enjoyed the back 9 as it was longer and I got my game going! Well worth a visit as great value for money on the twilight deal.
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Reviewed Dec 13 2013 by Adrian R - rated 4 out of 5
Decided to play here to use up a Greenfree voucher before the end of the year.Hadn't played here for a while and the course is definitely on the up.Whilst a little on the short side it has an interesting mix of holes and a very interesting finishing hole that can catch the unwary and could be a round wrecker.Sadly it was raining and not the best day to play golf but the course was in pretty good nick considering the time of year and for a tenner was a real bargain.It is a course we will certainly play again and well worth a play if you are in the area.

(Round played: Dec 2013 - Score: 77 Handicap: 12.4)
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Reviewed Aug 12 2016 by Peter C - rated 4 out of 5
Have played fairly regularly over the summer. The club is friendly and welcoming. Course reasonably short and flat so suitable for seniors. and beginners. Nevertheless some challenging holes. Accuracy off the tee is essential. Greens currently in excellent condition.
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Reviewed Aug 4 2014 by Stephen W - rated 5 out of 5
Played this course for first time today (Aug 2014) I really enjoyed it, greens ran nicely and fairways were in great condition.
I thought the layout was good, giving a wide variety of different club selection off each tee.
It's the type of course where you need to work out a certain route toward the green, with plenty of trees, bunkers and water hazards you can't just straight line it to the hole.
Very suitable for beginners like myself as it's quite flat, wide fairways and a great price at £10 through Teeofftimes.co.uk
Will definitely play here again.

(Round played: Aug 2014 - Score: 90 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Mar 11 2014 by Eric L - rated 4 out of 5
With all the bad wether we've had it was a surprise to find the course open but even with the weather it played really well. The sunshine was a pleasant bonus


(Round played: Mar 2014 - Score: 86 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Aug 12 2016 by Michael H - rated 4 out of 5
A good value for money course. The greens and fairways are in good nick and although it is a short course it provides a good challenge with numerous trees, bushes, ponds and ditches to be overcome. It also has a good shop and an on site pub which provides good food and drink which are both run by friendly and welcoming staff.



(Round played: Aug 2016 - Score: 97 Handicap: 28)
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Reviewed Jul 1 2016 by Mark B - rated 5 out of 5

We played Ferndown on golf tour to Bournemouth. The course presentation was superb, one of the best courses I have played on. Greens were pretty quick, there had been a major comp the weekend before we played so they had slowed them down a bit but still fast. Beautiful scenery around the course. Friendly welcome in the clubhouse and pro shop.

(Round played: Jun 2016 - Score: 89 Handicap: 14.6)
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Reviewed Oct 3 2015 by Stephen C - rated 3 out of 5
Pretty unlucky with the greens this morning - More sand than Bournemouth beach! Other than that played ok as this was our first time playing the course. Would play again

(Round played: Oct 2015 - Score: 93 Handicap: 23.3)
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Reviewed Nov 4 2014 by Craig from Bournemouth - rated 5 out of 5
Played there on 4 November after a lot of rain the day before. The course has had a lot of work done on it in the last 18 months and I was extremely impressed with the course conditions. The front 9 is relatively short and there are some decent opportunities for birdies. The back 9 is longer and tougher, with the focus on well placed tee shots rather than distance. The final hole is a relatively short par 5, allowing a well hit tee shot an iron into a tight green with a river following in front of the green. The greens are true and in light of the recent rainfall, there was no standing water, although the odd green was wet. Overall, its a great course with a lot of work being put into it to improve it. I paid £10 for the round today and it was worth every penny.
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Reviewed Jul 15 2014 by Dave Thompson - rated 4 out of 5
Course is in good condition and the greens are surprising good. Played here for first time this year and we had a good day out.
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Reviewed May 26 2014 by Richard Hewitt - rated 4 out of 5
Played over the bank holiday and considering the rain it was in good condition. Greens have come on leaps and bounds. The course starts with 6 relatively shirt holes which require good course management but then turns in to a full length good test of golf with two huge par 5's on the back nine. The second of those is the 18th which is a great risk and reward hole over water to a green in front of the clubhouse. Thoroughly recommend for anyone looking for a change of scenery.
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Reviewed Dec 13 2013 by Andy P - rated 3 out of 5
Played on a wet winters day didn't make for a great score, on the other hand we only payed a tenner so that was a bargain. Although only a short par 68 track its not easy and in some places is very tight indeed. It has to be said its not the greatest course by and means but its great for beginers and seniors as its nice and flat and the price is amazing. Also the head pro Steve Pockneall is a great guy and an excellent teacher.

(Round played: Dec 2013 - Score: 78 Handicap: 11.9)
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Reviewed May 11 2018 by Thomas B - rated 4 out of 5
Really good course. Always enjoyable and good layout can be difficult at times.

(Round played: Feb 2018 - Score: 107 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Mar 20 2018 by Mike F - rated 3 out of 5

Flat course but you need to be straight

A very friendly club which is being developed significantly by the current owner with paths for buggies. Many of the areas around the greens have been revamped. The clubhouse has just been extended such that it has doubled its' capacity.

(Round played: Mar 2018 - Score: 78 Handicap: 15.4)
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Reviewed Mar 11 2018 by Paul T - rated 5 out of 5

good course

the weather was pretty bad and could only play 9 holes, these holes where in pretty good condition considering the snow and rain we've had. it was only £10 and they said i could play as many holes as i liked so the score card isn't a true round but i played quite well and was playing 2 balls and just practicing really. will definitely be playing this course again.

(Round played: Mar 2018 - Score: 79 Handicap: 18.3)
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Reviewed Feb 23 2018 by Michael H - rated 3 out of 5

Good Value Course

Although a short course, it presents an interesting challenge with trees, ponds, ditches and gorse. The course is subject to regular improvement works and the bar and eating facilities are likewise always looking to improve upon the good standard already provided.

(Round played: Feb 2018 - Score: 111 Handicap: 32.4)
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Reviewed Jul 4 2016 by Lee B - rated 3 out of 5
Much improved over the years great test for long and short game
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Reviewed Jan 24 2016 by Peter May - rated 4 out of 5
Course was wet due to the heavy overnight rain but all the greens were open and in excellent shape for the time of year. Will definitely be back in the spring to play again.
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Reviewed Jun 7 2015 by Stephen W - rated 4 out of 5
Nice course with some challenging holes. Plenty of chances to make birdies and a few eagle opportunities with a little luck. Nice surroundings and good facilities make it a course well worth playing.

(Round played: Jun 2015 - Score: 94 Handicap: 18.3)
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Reviewed Apr 10 2015 by Alex A - rated 4 out of 5
Enjoyable round, good greens and friendly club. Would play again as is good for beginners.

(Round played: Apr 2015 - Score: 113 Handicap: )
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