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Isle of Purbeck Golf Club

4.7   Golfshake Golf Course Rating 144 reviews | Post Review | Website
Price Guide: £££££ | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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


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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/


Golf Club Facilities

Driving range  Range
Buggy Hire  Buggy Hire
Golf shop  Golf Shop
Changing rooms  Changing
Clubhouse  Clubhouse
Bar  Bar
Food  Dining
Function Room Hire  Function Room

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

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

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

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

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.


Review Information


GOLFSHAKE RATING

4.69

Golfshake Golf Course Rating

 

AVERAGE RATING 4.2
(based on 144 reviews)

5 star
66
4 star
56
3 star
11
2 star
5
1 star
5
 

HIGHLY RATED

93%

would play again or recommend


4.4

The Course

3.2

Course Conditions

3.9

Value For Money

3.8

Pace of Play

4.1

Facilities & Service

4.3

Hospitality

3

Practice Facilities

3.9

Food & Drink

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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PETER BLOK rated 1 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 6 2022

Totally let down

Right - my group of 12 club golfers booked to play a round at I o P on Sept 14th - I waited to see if I would hear further from them, but no!

Good course, great holes and wonderful views. However:

1. They had our booking, but had forgotten to book tee times for us, so we were rushed to the 8th tee without finishing our snacks and drinks
2. For some reason, buggies were banned, so our pre-booked buggies not available, which meant some of us, being elderly, were unable to play, and had to wait in the Clubhouse. Excuse was waterlogged course, which was not true
3. Greens were ridiculous - good healthy grass, but either NOT cut, or cut to c 10mm. Either way, so slow as to be unplayable IMHO
4. Most of the paths were stony, pitted, and an accident waiting to happen.
I complained to the day to the lady in the Office who was courteous and apologetic, but no real explanation. It would have been a simple gesture to have offered us a partial refund, or maybe a drink on the house - but nothing at all.

Great course, but needs either a change of Greenkeeper, Management or both!

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Reply:
Dear Peter, thank you for sharing your feedback. We set a high standard for ourselves and we’re so sorry your experience didn’t match your expectations.

??We’re very sorry the tees weren’t booked in correctly for your group as this was entirely our fault. When the date of your booking was changed we altered the date but unfortunately forgot to re-allocate the tee times to the new date. I can assure you this is an extremely rare occurrence. We felt asking your group to start from the 8th tee was the best solution on the day as it is close to the clubhouse and there would not be any golfers putting pressure on you from either behind or in front.

Over the last couple of years we have made considerable investments in the golf course and as other reviewers have posted, are seeing very positive results. As a result of the drought through the Summer, the greenskeepers have not been able to cut the putting surfaces as short as they would like in order to help ensure healthy greens. This means the greens have been running at 8-9 on the stimpmeter rather than their target of 9-10.

Likewise, due to the undulating terrain, when the playing surfaces are excessively wet, the greenskeepers can make the decision to not allow buggies due to the risks associated. We note that on the day of your visit, the golf club closest to us was actually closed for play during the morning, an indication of how heavy the overnight rain was.

Please do feel free to reach out to Philippe with any further comments, concerns, or suggestions you wish to share. ??We would love to make things right if you give us another chance. The contact number for the Pro Shop is 01929 450354 (option 1)

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Simon B rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 1 2022

Fantastic course with great views

first time i have ever played this course, what a delight to play. Some tough holes that require good shot shaping to take into account the links ground.
Views from the course will blow you away.
Will be back
didnt use any of the facilites

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Mark Crisp rated 3.5 out of 5

Reviewed Apr 22 2022

Played this course and after being disappointed last time I played there is certainly a big improvement

The new investment is certainly welcome - this course deserves to be very high up the rankings of UK as it’s truly a beautiful setting amd challenging course

Keep up the good work and continue to restore this courses to a condition it warrants

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Simon J rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Apr 1 2022

Lovely course, great condition and even better views

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Mark / Birmingham rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Apr 1 2022

Great value you for money and some of the greatest views in England. The condition of the greens is excellent and the investment in the course is really paying off. What a turnaround.

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Paul C rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Mar 8 2022


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A Golfer rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Dec 21 2021

Everything was great

Everything was great the tees fairways the green and the welcome by the club pro and the staff in the clubhouse

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A Golfer rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Dec 21 2021

Great layout

A beautiful mix of links and heathland and a great layout.

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Andy/ Winchester rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Nov 16 2021

Isle of Purbeck

A great day out. The course is challenging with some stunning holes, such as the 5th a par 4 played out on a Peninsular. The views are amazing it’s a beautiful part of Dorset. The greens showed some signs of improvement from last year with a better coverage of grass but still pretty slow. Some of the slopes and run offs on the fairways are severe, be prepared to loose a few balls.

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Michael B rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Nov 8 2021


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William Scott rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Nov 1 2021

B.S

Panmure G.C.
Back after 20 years. 15th oldest in the world. Stunning old clubhouse modelled on Royal Calcutta. Everything 5 star from the superb breakfast, the wonderfull golf course with the 6th hole which the great Ben Hogan said was his idea of our perfect golf hole and has been renamed " Hogan " with bunker added which he suggested, also the friendly staff and Pros.
Walk in the footsteps of greatness visit Panmure.

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Clive H rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 26 2021

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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Jonathan D rated 1 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 30 2021

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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Derek L rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 9 2021

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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Sam L rated 1 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 1 2021

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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