Knighton Heath Golf Club
Knighton Heath Golf Club, Dorset is an 18 hole, par 70 (6065 yard), private, heathland golf course
Francis Avenue, West Howe, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH11 8NX United KingdomTel: 01202 572633 | Fax: 01202 590774
Golf Pro: Andy Windsor | Tel: 01202 578275
Contact/Secretary: Reunert Bauser
Tee Time InformationPrice Guide: ££££
- Midweek Guide: £39 pp summer / £ 26 pp winter *
- Weekend Guide: £46 pp summer / £ 36 pp winter *
* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.
Facilities & Visitor Information
Course Information: 18 holes | Par 70 | 6065 yards | Private | Heathland
Facilities: Driving range, Golf clubs for hire, Golf buggies for hire, Golf pro shop, Changing rooms, Golf clubhouse, Bar, Food available, Available for functions, golf course.
Visitors: Seniors & Ladies are very active sections within the club with Mondays & Tuesdays, respectively being their preferred day to play.
- Societies Accepted to Play
- Society Deals Available
- 7 Day Membership Available
- 5 Day Membership Available
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Knighton Heath Golf Club Reviews & Information
3.94 ... Overall Rating
4.09 ... The Course
3.68 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.88 ... VFM
36 ratings from Golfshake members - Ranked 1038 out of 1971.
HIGHLY RATED - 95% would play again or recommend
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What the club says: Knighton Heath Golf Club is situated just north of Poole and it is a fine heath land golf course noted for its warm welcome to members and visitors alike, offering some of the best golf in Dorset. The course measures 6065 yards from the back, (blue), tees but do not let this fool you into thinking it will be easy! You will need to plot your way around the course which is heavily tree-lined with some narrow fairways. The greens are always in superb condition and the course presents an excellent test of golf for players of all standards. The ladies course measures 5474 yards.
Most Helpful Review
An excellent course with a lovely mixture of holes. Although the first isn't the best start - average length straight par 4 with no real danger other than out of bounds down the left, the course quickly gets interesting from the second onwards.
Despite being in the middle of a built-up area it feels like you're in the middle of nowhere for all but a couple of holes, with the only distraction being the occasional plane from Bournemouth airport overhead.
Tree-lined fairways favour straightness rather than length, although underneath pine straw is more common than thick rough, meaning most wayward balls can be found (although there a some notable exceptions!). Although not the longest course, it's exposed position can lead to high winds, which today made some of the 350 yard plus par 4s hard work to reach even with driver - long iron. The holes vary from the straight and flat to a variety of dog-legs and gradients all over the place. Both par 5s are very reachable in two if you're not into wind, and in the drier months a couple of par 4s are driveable for the longer hitter. The only disappointment was the three par 3s - all straightforward (although the 18th has a difficult green, especially if the pin is on the front), and one of which is one of those pointless little 100-odd yard holes that courses seem to stick in when they've run out of space. My only other very slight criticism would be that the greens are pretty much flat in most cases.
Despite the very wet weather here over the last few weeks the course was in excellent condition, the ground still firm underfoot and greens still running well, although as to be expected at this time of year the odd bobble was starting to creep in. The fairways were a little long, although I suspect that was intentional on the part of the greenstaff given the recent weather. The bunkers, in contrast to a lot of local courses over the last few weeks, were in great nick with plenty of fluffy sand, a pleasure to play out of (and I did find a few!).
Green fees are fair for the standard of the course, as are the membership rates. Tee times are restricted for visitors, especially at weekends.
Overall, well worth a visit, and certainly a club to consider if you're looking for membership locally.
(Round played: Oct 2012 - Score: 93 Handicap: 17.4) - Oct 26 2012
Golf Course Reviews for Knighton Heath Golf Club
Heathland course with some different and interesting holes. Good mix of tight and open holes with varied distance. Not long but placement is key.
(Round played: Apr 2018 - Score: 90 Handicap: 21.6)
(Round played: Oct 2017 - Score: 99 Handicap: 26.6)
(Round played: Jun 2017 - Score: 84 Handicap: 11.9)
Great clubhouse and facilities. used buggy very good condition. General state of course in excellent state especially greens and bunkers.
(Round played: Apr 2017 - Score: 95 Handicap: 26)
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