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Isle of Purbeck Golf Club

Price Guide: £££££ | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED   Book Tee Times 

Course Information

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.

27 holes | Par Purbeck Course 70; Dene Course 60 | Purbeck Course 6295; Dene Course 4014 yards | Private | Heathland

Driving rangeBuggy HireGolf shop Changing roomsClubhouse BarFood Function Room Hire


Tee Time Information

Midweek Guide: £55.00 per round (Mon - Thurs) *

Weekend Guide: £70.00 per round (Sat) £60 per round (Friday & Sunday) *

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


Visitor Information

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

Contact Information

Address: Studland, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 3AB United Kingdom

Tel: 01929 450361

Golf Pro: Philippe Bonfanti | Tel: 01929 450 354

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

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Isle of Purbeck Golf Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  4.07

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 132
Average Ratings
4.21 ... Overall Rating
4.38 ... The Course
3.15 ... Course Cond.
4.12 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.91 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
3.74 ... Pace of play
4.38 ... Hospitality.
2.97 ... Prac. Facil.
3.90 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

132 ratings & 94 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 1226 out of 2183.

HIGHLY RATED - 93% 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.



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Reviewed Aug 26 2021 by Clive H - rated 5 out of 5

Phenomenal

This has to be one of the best courses in the country for views over the Purbeck hills and Poole Harbour, come miles of beaches at Bournemouth.
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Reviewed Jun 30 2021 by Jonathan D - rated 1 out of 5
Not a course for handicaps >15 or those that can’t clear 150yards minimum off 3very tee. Fairways very poor with rabbit holes and bare patches.

(Round played: Jun 2021 - Score: 106 Handicap: 20.5)
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Reviewed Jun 9 2021 by Derek L - rated 4 out of 5
Fantastic views over Poole Harbour and surrounding countryside. Will definitely plié to play here again.

(Round played: Jun 2021 - Score: 109 Handicap: 31.6)
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Reviewed Jun 1 2021 by Sam L - rated 1 out of 5

Awful fairways, ruining a good design

I was really disappointed with my recent round at Purbeck.

Having seen many pictures, the course looked brilliant. I had heard a few reviews suggesting that the fairways weren't being kept up but I had no idea how bad they were. Yes the greens were ok, the tee boxes too, but given the weather we have had recently the fairways were in shocking condition. Worst I have ever played. There were many rabbit holes on the fairway, but many were also playing off of condensed mud.

We paid at the slightly reduced rate of £50 and that felt about £25 too much. The course and the views are stunning, and the staff were also incredibly helpful and friendly, but clearly the course has had zero investment in it and as a result I would not recommend to anyone.

Some had travelled from America to play it, and they cannot have been at all impressed with the standard.

(Round played: May 2021 - Score: 107 Handicap: 18.9)
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Reviewed May 13 2021 by Richard H - rated 5 out of 5

Lovely

A very challenging course every shot needs to be thought out as any other will put you in trouble . A little disappointed with the greens some were not great all are undergoing work but most ran true even so .
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Reviewed Apr 24 2021 by Rayleigh - rated 2 out of 5

Mr

P.ahed the course this week after a long absence and was looking forward to playing as I had great memories of a fantastic test of golf

Whilst the greens were recovering from it would be unfair to rate them but they were relatively quick which was a good sign

Fairways were absolutely awful and can’t see a time this summer where it would be possible to play anything but winter rules

It’s a great shame as this has the potential to be one of the countries great courses with a fantastic setting and spectacular holes

Everyone should play this course once in their lives and my message to the owners are please restore this course to a co diction it deserves whatever it takes - it’s a national treasure and should be presented as such
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Reviewed Nov 6 2020 by Peter S - rated 4 out of 5

Great Course & Views

Great course and amazing views on a day with not a cloud in the sky. I?d heard many reports that the condition of Isle of Purbeck was really poor so was not expecting much even though the green fee including coffee and a bacon bap was only ?25. The greens were fine and relatively quick and the bunkers were in good condition - the fairways were very poor but as it was preferred lies it didn?t make much difference to my golf. As this was my last round pre lockdown it was actually a really good value golf day with amazing weather for early November.
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Reviewed Oct 22 2020 by Somerset - rated 2 out of 5

Disappointing

Returning to the course after 25 year gap. Fairways totally destroyed. Still the views are tremendous and the greens improving from obvious damage. Grass seed has been scattered on some fairways, but no use this year,
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Reviewed Oct 20 2020 by John S - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Oct 14 2020 by Eddie A - rated 5 out of 5
I put poor down for condition, that only applies to the fairways, greens were excellent.
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Reviewed Oct 14 2020 by Ed G - rated 3 out of 5

BGA Singles 2020

Very tough test especially in the wind and rain. Fairways were in shocking condition in need a lot of work. Pick and place is a must.

(Round played: Oct 2020 - Score: 80 Handicap: 10.7)
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Reviewed Oct 4 2020 by Michael R - rated 3 out of 5

Very Disappointing

This course has always been on my bucket list of places to play, Must admit I was very disappointed with the course not worth the 55 pound fee, I've played better courses for less.
Fairways were non existent hardly any grass on them just dry potted mud made the ball bounce all over the place even if you hit great shot. Greens weren't much better full of pot marks and very slow
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Reviewed Aug 1 2020 by Jack Steele Coventry - rated 3 out of 5

Stunning Views, Amazing Layout, Poor Conditions

Such a shame to see a course of this magnitude in such poor condition in the height of summer. The layout and views are fantastic however the experience was ruined by diseased greens, running at a slow pace. All in all I would return to the Isle of Purbeck for the twilight fee of £25, in good condition this course could command £50 + and represent great value! Such a shame!
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Reviewed Jul 26 2020 by Carl / Guildford - rated 1 out of 5

Avoid at all costs

I last played the Isle of Purbeck about 15 years ago and at that time it was a gem of a course worthy of it status in the top 100 in England We visited this weekend as a group and I have to say the experience was simply awful. The fairways are burnt to a crisp and have virtually no grass on them. The greens had not been cut in a while and had disease in them. The welcome in the clubhouse was poor to say the least. The only discerning feature of this course at the moment is that it does still have great views but personally I would not go there again EVER until they make investment in the course and the clubhouse - so sad this was one a real treat sadly no longer
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Reviewed Jul 18 2020 by Steve S - rated 4 out of 5
challenging but very enjoyable course, very friendly and made to feel welcome

(Round played: Jul 2020 - Score: 96 Handicap: 15.1)
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Reviewed Jul 17 2020 by Swindon - rated 2 out of 5

What a shame

Played this course yesterday, the views are outstanding and course layout is great. The maintenance of the course was very poor, no grass in many of the fairways meaning preferred lies in play. The greens are in a awful state. A 25 year member told us management has changed hands and what was a truly outstanding course is now one of the worse around the area. Such a shame as I’m sure in its peak this would be wonderful to play but now I would give this a miss.
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Reviewed May 29 2020 by Tomo M - rated 4 out of 5
Played this course on a sunny day (wind picked up from 4th hole onwards which have a completely different perspective). Tough challenge and one you’ll thoroughly enjoy. The views are up with the best courses in the UK (Enodoc, Pennard, Turnberry etc). The only negative is the state of too many of the fairways ... play preferred lies in your friendly group game and you’ll be fine but beware they are a bit scorched. Greens a good pace. Staff couldn’t be friendlier

Will play again !
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Reviewed Feb 13 2020 by Shane D - rated 5 out of 5

Fantastic environment for golf

What a treat. Conditions were wet in places, but nothing could spoil the enjoyment of playing a great course with stunning scenery. With a number of blind tee shots this place would improve over repeated visits. A number of stand out holes, but 5th and 11th stay in the mind. Lovely clubhouse and able to eat and soak in the views to Poole harbour.
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Reviewed Oct 18 2019 by Keith B - rated 4 out of 5

Course with amazing views

Amazing views during whole round. The 5th whole is stunning and worth it alone. Great golf course.

(Round played: Oct 2019 - Score: 90 Handicap: 16.8)
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Reviewed Oct 6 2019 by Eddie A - rated 5 out of 5
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