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Queens Park Golf Course

Course Information

Queens Park Golf Club, Dorset is an 18 hole, Par 71, (6132 yards), public, parkland golf course established in 1905.

18 holes | Par 71 | 6132 yards | Public | Parkland

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Tee Time Information

Midweek Guide: £21.50 per round *

Weekend Guide: £28.00 per round *

* 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

Restrictions: Maximum Handicap No Restriction


Contact Information

Address: Queens Park Drive West, Queens Park, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH8 9BY United Kingdom

Tel: 01202 451675

Golf Pro: N/A

Website: http://www.queensparkgolfcourse.com

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Queens Park Golf Course Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  3.03

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 225
Average Ratings
3.16 ... Overall Rating
3.22 ... The Course
2.80 ... Course Cond.
2.92 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.56 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
3.27 ... Pace of play
3.57 ... Hospitality.
2.03 ... Prac. Facil.
3.02 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

225 ratings & 161 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 2123 out of 2183.

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Highly Recommended 2018Highly Recommended 2019Highly Recommended 2020Outstanding Venue 2021

What the club says: Queens Park is renowned as a rural haven in the middle of Bournemouth and celebrated its centenary in 2005. Once a regular on the European Tour, the course has hosted many major professional tournaments including players of the calibre of Tony Jacklin, Henry Cotton and Seve Ballesteros. There remains a distinct sense of history as well as a very mature and challenging course, where management of the game takes the driving seat to power play. The fairways meander freely through many acres of lovely heathers, colourful gorse and all in a wonderful pine woodland setting. The greens are fast and true, providing a good challenge to even the best golfers.



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Reviewed Sep 22 2021 by Clive H - rated 3 out of 5

Open course, interesting hills and vales

They've just treated the greens, so not a good time to judge these. Very quiet in terms of golfing on the course on the early afternoon. An open course, mainly straightforward, but with some hidden dips that can catch one unawares. The only drawback is that members of the public have many walking routes across the course which, together with dogs, will hold golfers up at times. Disappointed that they didn't show apparent awareness of golfers or show appreciation when we waited patiently for them. But golf enjoyable anyway.
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Reviewed Sep 13 2021 by Gavin C - rated 1 out of 5
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Reviewed Sep 1 2021 by Richard G - rated 3 out of 5

Decent value challenge

My second visit to Queens Park but the first was 25 years ago and I don't remember that far back! Played at 5pm on Saturday evening and barely saw another golfer; mine was the last tee time. Playing as a single I got round all 18 holes in 2 hours 40 mins, so pace was good. I did however see quite a few people, either out walking or with their dog(s). I know a lot of reviewers found the public access to the course a real pain but I was mentally prepared for this which helped, and everyone I spoke to was friendly. That said, twice I had to ask people to move out the way which isn't ideal and it would be annoying if I played here regularly for sure. I was a bit concerned about a couple of blind shots that I might hit someone, especially at the first hole but thankfully I didn't.

The course itself is relatively short but I only used my driver 3 times, despite it being my favourite club, as the fairways were firm, the holes mostly pretty tight and often with very little rough before the trees/bushes, plus I didn't know the layout. Keep it straight and you can score well here though.

The condition of the fairways was ok for late August on such a public track, and the greens were fine without being anything special, but I wasn't expecting them to be. The bunkers mostly looked pretty terrible in condition. It feels like a bit of an old school design, which I quite enjoyed, with some blind shots and clever use of elevation changes to fool your eye, especially for a first time visitor. Mostly it looks quite nice too with some pine trees and heather around. Hard to imagine the European Tour played here but that was 40 odd years ago I believe, and a lot has changed in golf since then I guess. There was a small pro shop, bar and practice putting green but no other facilities.

Overall, I might come back one day, especially if I need a quick, cheap-ish round. I did enjoy it but I'm not local and there are so many better courses to visit locally, albeit for a little more money.
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Reviewed Aug 15 2021 by Chris b - rated 5 out of 5

Hills and valleys.

Thought it was outstanding. Greens were good. Some tight holes early on, iron off the tee down the first five for me. Caught out on 5, plays along way up hill. Could do with hitting a draw off the tee here. Can do with moving it both ways around here. Little fade best on 16, if you hit it straight the left to right slope can help you. A draw is going to be tough to play down there, unless your maybe flying trees on the right and trying to get on or close to the green which is 270 away in a small secluded spot. Other holes like 11 a draw around the corner will cut down your approach. 8 is a great par 5, if you get away straight you have a blind second, green is downhill, through a gap and slightly to the left. You can go over some tree limbs on the left, ground slops from left to right slightly down the hill. 6 is a tough 5, probably hit into a valley after shot 2, then huge uphill 3rd of around 70 yards.
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Reviewed Aug 10 2021 by Gary S - rated 3 out of 5
Course in great condition but as usual the dog walkers are the problem wandering out just as you're going to play a shot!!
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Reviewed Jul 31 2021 by Roger M - rated 3 out of 5
The course is still worth playing but beware the fact that you come across the general public out for a stroll. Greens were in good condition and with the recent rainfall the fairways were in fair/good order.
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Reviewed Jul 29 2021 by Roger M - rated 3 out of 5
The course is still worth playing but beware the fact that you come across the general public out for a stroll. Greens were in good condition and with the recent rainfall the fairways were in fair/good order.
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Reviewed May 11 2021 by Toby L - rated 4 out of 5

Good value for a good course

If you want to play golf and be challenged in a variety of ways then this is a great course for that. Each hole poses a unique challenge with tee shots and approaches being crucial round here. Either you play a great round here or you get punished by the course. Regardless, it is a great course steeped in history and great value for money
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Reviewed Apr 7 2021 by Giles H - rated 1 out of 5

Terrible

Course was in appalling condition, greens & bunkers were both virtually unplayable
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Reviewed Apr 5 2021 by Bruce A - rated 1 out of 5

Terrible greens

Greens in poor condition and people wandering all over the course.
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Reviewed Apr 5 2021 by Karen M - rated 1 out of 5

Definitely not worth the money!

Having paid ?28 each to play here with a group of 15 I was extremely disappointed in the state of the greens and some of the fairway and tees. The greens were dreadful, my ball got airborne when I putted. Not sure what the issue is but would not recommend playing here anytime soon.

I?ve played here a number of times but this was definitely the worst condition I?ve seen the course in ??
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Reviewed Apr 5 2021 by Peter H - rated 1 out of 5

Worst condition I?ve seen

The Bournemouth Sunday Crew Golf Society and I have been regular players at this course over the last 7 years , yesterday?s round - the first for all after easing of lockdown , was supposed to be a good welcome back for all
Poor condition all round - Tees, Fairways, Approaches and especially the Greens ! - Pitted, long grass, divots and cycle tracks - not worth ?28 ( used to be ?15 - 18 months ago
We have never played at this course as bad a condition as yesterday
It is a municipal course and public have shared rights if way -BUT - no respect for golfers from Public or their Dogs , children running over fairways without being told by thier parents to look for golfers and last but not least - a whole family of children and parents playing football on the 18th Green
We won?t be returning and the course will loose revenue worth approx ?3,640 a year !
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Reviewed Apr 5 2021 by Karen M - rated 1 out of 5

Definitely not worth the money!

Having paid ?28 each to play here with a group of 15 I was extremely disappointed in the state of the greens and some of the fairway and tees. The greens were dreadful, my ball got airborne when I putted. Not sure what the issue is but would not recommend playing here anytime soon.

I?ve played here a number of times but this was definitely the worst condition I?ve seen the course in ??
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Reviewed Apr 5 2021 by Michael C - rated 1 out of 5
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Reviewed Apr 5 2021 by Andrew S - rated 1 out of 5

Very poor

Played Sunday 4th, Course in very bad condition. The Greens were really bed, I?ve played on better temp greens . Green Fee was ?29 no way is it worth that amount, won?t be playing at Queens Park in a hurry again.
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Reviewed Dec 5 2020 by Adrian S - rated 3 out of 5

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Reviewed Sep 19 2020 by Bournemouth - rated 1 out of 5
This course used to play host to pro tournaments... sadly it's been over run by inconsiderate dog walkers, cyclists, joggers and people walking leisurely up the fairways... I'll never play there again... it's that bad!!!
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Reviewed Aug 23 2020 by Gerry I - rated 3 out of 5

Old master

Great value
Makes you think on every hole
Dog walkers are a problem but overall good fun

(Round played: Aug 2020 - Score: 87 Handicap: 13.2)
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Reviewed Jul 19 2020 by Andy B - rated 2 out of 5

easy course to get to

very mediocre course but easy to get to being in the middle of town and not too busy except for the general public walking

(Round played: May 2020 - Score: 100 Handicap: 21.4)
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Reviewed Jul 12 2020 by Alan D - rated 3 out of 5
Public course with lots of dog walkers but course good
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