Knighton Heath Golf Club
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Knighton Heath Golf Club, Dorset is an 18 hole, par 70 (6065 yard), private, heathland golf course18 holes | Par 70 | 6065 yards | Private | Heathland
Tee Time Information
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.
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
Address: Francis Avenue, West Howe, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH11 8NX United Kingdom
Tel: 01202 572633
Golf Pro: Andy Windsor | Tel: 01202 578275
Knighton Heath Golf Club Reviews & Information
4.02 ... Overall Rating
4.17 ... The Course
4.40 ... Course Cond.
3.75 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.95 ... VFM
4.20 ... Pace of play
4.30 ... Hospitality.
3.20 ... Prac. Facil.
3.80 ... Food + Drink
43 ratings & 32 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 841 out of 2183.
HIGHLY RATED - 96% would play again or recommend
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Golf Course Reviews for Knighton Heath Golf Club
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(Round played: Jun 2020 - Score: 102 Handicap: 24.7)
Great course and variety of holesThis is the second time I've played the course. I really enjoyed it this time as I was playing with some members. The greens were great and on some of the greens the breaks were really difficult to read. Plenty of hills in places to get the heart pumping.
(Round played: Jul 2019 - Score: 87 Handicap: 12.1)
Challenging heathland courseThis is a tough course, due to narrow fairways, lined with pine trees, and heather on many of the slopes. Lots of fun to play, however, as very varied and a good combination of par 3s,4s and 5s. The 18th is a tricky Par 3, hitting over a road, with the green surrounded by bunkers so you can't relax until you're in the clubhouse!
(Round played: Nov 2018 - Score: 88 Handicap: 19.4)
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)
(Round played: Jun 2015 - Score: 92 Handicap: 20.8)
(Round played: Mar 2015 - Score: 89 Handicap: 16.3)
(Round played: Sep 2014 - Score: 110 Handicap: 28)
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)
Excellent course - need to hit straight!Great course - well worth a visit. Avoid wayward shots - or take plenty of spare balls.
(Round played: Jun 2021 - Score: 95 Handicap: 24.9)
Excellent courseGreens were well looked after and fast. Lovely views and some very challenging holes. Would highly recommend.
(Round played: May 2019 - Score: 104 Handicap: 26.4)
Great course with interesting holesHeathland 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)