Isle of Purbeck Golf Club

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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.

Contact Information

Studland, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 3AB United Kingdom

Tel: 01929 450361

Golf Pro: Philippe Bonfanti | Tel: 01929 450 354

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

Tee Time Information

  • Midweek Guide: £55.00 per round (Mon - Thurs) *
  • Weekend Guide: £70.00 per round (Sat) £60 per round (Friday & Sunday) *

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Course Information:
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

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  • 7 Day Membership Available
  • 5 Day Membership Available

Isle of Purbeck Golf Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  4.4

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 121
Average Ratings
4.27 ... Overall Rating
4.43 ... The Course
3.34 ... Course Cond.
4.11 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.98 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
3.78 ... Pace of play
4.34 ... Hospitality.
3.00 ... Prac. Facil.
3.86 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

121 ratings & 88 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 521 out of 2162.

HIGHLY RATED - 96% would play again or recommend

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Tough course with panoramic views, excellent facilities.
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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 20 2019 by Steven I - rated 1 out of 5

Not that good

The course unfortunately was not in a good condition. The fairways were very poor as were the greens. The club still want for people to pay top price when really they should lower it when the course is in this sort of condition.

(Round played: Jul 2019 - Score: 88 Handicap: 12.1)
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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 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 12 2017 by Sam S - rated 2 out of 5

Lovely views but course was in very bad condition . Preferred lies on fairways . Too many blind holes and course guides unavailable , so was interesting !!
(Round played: May 2017 - Score: 108 Handicap: 21)
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Reviewed Mar 28 2012 by F Wilson/woodford - rated 2 out of 5
I am a bit surprised that this is regarded as one of the top 100 Uk courses by Golf World whatever that is. The fairways are incredibly wide and several holes are very straight and similair, the 14th and 16th for example. The course lacks care and attention. Many bunkers are poorly faced and cart paths are rough and unfinished.
The location and views are spectacular but overall it felt a little tired.
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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 29 2018 by Paul S - rated 3 out of 5

Don’t play if windy

Played this course in gale force winds. It made for a very difficult and long round not helped by the dry conditions with the fairways like a table top. Choose when to play carefully and stay at home if it’s windy.

(Round played: Jul 2018 - Score: 110 Handicap: 17.3)
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Reviewed Jul 9 2017 by Ben C - rated 3 out of 5

Holiday with family but ended up golfing

After having a week away with the family local to the area, it seemed a shame not to play the course as it was on the doorstep, and at only £25 for a round at 1500pm it worked out perfect for me. The course is a traditional layout not the longest but if the wind gets up like it did for me, oh my are you challenged espically not knowing lines off the tee and where balls feed in from. course management is key to play well here. well worth a visit if you in the area but might as well keep the driver in the bag as its all about stratagy and not overpowering this course.

(Round played: Jul 2017 - Score: 75 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Jan 4 2017 by Ben W - rated 3 out of 5
Good test of golf, very unforgiving and with excellent views. Staff all generally very friendly. Also try the nine hole course for a warm up, or footgolf if that floats your boat.
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Reviewed Jul 4 2015 by Ben W - rated 3 out of 5
Course in good condition and not too busy. Staff very polite. Good course for a quick 9 or friendly 18, very relaxed.

(Round played: Jul 2015 - Score: 98 Handicap: 28)
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Reviewed Nov 30 2014 by Paul C - rated 3 out of 5


(Round played: Nov 2014 - Score: 84 Handicap: 22)
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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 20 2020 by John S - rated 4 out of 5
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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 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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