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Wolfedale Golf Course

3.8   Golfshake Golf Course Rating 55 reviews | Post Review | Website
| HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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Wolfedale Golf Course, Dorset is an 18 hole, par 69 (5467 yard), private, parkland golf course.

18 holes | Par 69 | 5467 yards | Private | Parkland


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Address: Charminster, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 7SG United Kingdom

Tel: 01305 260186

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


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GOLFSHAKE RATING

3.78

Golfshake Golf Course Rating

 

AVERAGE RATING 3.3
(based on 55 reviews)

5 star
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2 star
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HIGHLY RATED

96%

would play again or recommend


3.3

The Course

4

Course Conditions

3.6

Value For Money

3.9

Pace of Play

2.6

Facilities & Service

4.2

Hospitality

2.4

Practice Facilities

2.5

Food & Drink

What the club says: Wolfedale Golf Course has a beautiful parkland course with fantastic countryside views

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Phil L rated 3.5 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 19 2022

Nice course

Nice course well worth visiting. Greens are quite small and not in great condition but ok. Usually not too busy.

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Phil L rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed May 20 2022

Nice course

A course well worth visiting for a game of golf. Well kept course with friendly people to serve you.

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Phil L rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Jan 31 2022

Nice course

Good course that is kept in a good condition, even through the winter months. Always well worth a visit.

(Round played: Jan 2022 - Score: 96 Handicap: 21.7)

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Phil L rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 11 2021

Nice course

Nice basic course, very friendly people. weather was really good too, not too busy. Deceptively difficult on some holes.

(Round played: Oct 2021 - Score: 91 Handicap: 21.5)

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Phil L rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed May 31 2021

nice course

This is a very friendly course. Fairly basic, but still quite a challenging course to play a round of golf.

(Round played: May 2021 - Score: 97 Handicap: 21.4)

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The Secret golfer rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 28 2020

Much improved course

Opened in 1998, Wolfedale golf course (home of Charminster Golf Club) was and is a much needed basic 18 hole course situated just two miles north of Dorchester. On a chalky based subsoil, it never gets overwet even in the wettest winters, and can truly be an all year course. Coming along the longish entry road, you can see a few of the holes on your left hand side and also that there are some mighty looking climbs around, but happily this not the entire case. Everything about Wolfedale is that it is a “working” course, the smallish clubhouse, changing rooms and all are adequate, and very satisfactory.\A short walk back down brings you to the 1st hole, a friendly opener of 252 yards, slightly uphill with no real worries. You then immediately enter the second “field” and here lies the bulk of the front nine, most back and forwards down into the valley and up the other side, and there are some long holes and tough climbs in this area.\ The 2nd is another kind drive, and first of a few holes where you cannot see the green from the tee, but all becomes clear as soon as you get a 100 or so yards down the fairways where the green is way down in front of you, and also a small pond on the left front of the green, so favouring the right is probably the better way in. This hole off yellows is 386 yards but can play shorter if a long drive gets over the brow and rolls on down some way. You then back up to the 3rd tee, the first of four par 3’s on the front nine, three of which are pushing the 190 to 200 yards mark. At 180 yards from yellow tees, you are faced with the first hefty climb up to the green, and up to two extra clubs I would imagine are needed to get up and onto the green, which thankfully is quite large.\This is then followed by a brutal 227 yard Par 3, flat but with course boundary and Out of bounds on your left. The main enemy here is the sheer length for a par three and a par here is indeed a bonus. At the 5th, you have a par 5 with a stroke index of 5 (all the fives!), and this is quite a brute at 522 yards. This is not immediately apparent off the tee as again, like the second, you are driving off to an unseen fairway over the brow and can indeed get good distance down over the other side. The trouble starteth here though as the fairway then climbs upwards all the way to the green and two more strong shots are needed (and a helpful wind!) to reach the putting surface. Fret not if you take 4 shots to get on here though, that is probably the norm for us menials. The 3rd par 3, the 6th hole then runs the length of a hedge on your left and uphill to a green 194 yards away, and one where the green I would imagine is oft missed on the right.\Its now back down into the valley again, and up the other side for the 7th, a strong par 4 of 419 yards and a worthy Stroke index one. Another “blind drive” over a brow and to a fairway slightly bending left. On nearing the bottom of the valley, it is noticed that there are white posts on your left, which is presumed to be out of bounds markers between this and the 9th fairway. This is quite naughty actually as there is no indication on the card, or on the tee that there is oob between this and the 9th and as it is very easy to venture down there and find it oob – this really should be looked at as the first time visitor could well be miffed off with this. The hole in fact is a strong and good one, with the approach once again on a plateau up the other side of the valley, again another that more club is probably needed.\The last par 3 of the front nine, and the shortest at 121 yards, no real problems unless you miss the green left, as the valley beckons and a ball could very easily run right on down to the bottom, and further away than when you tee’d off!\The 9th is yet another long par 4 where at least the entire hole can be seen from the tee, unlike the 2nd shot where you are looking at another blind shot steeply up and over the brow – make a mental note where the green is when coming down off the tee!\You are now back up to the top of the course and head through to the field where you played the 1st. The good news, well other than the 17th, all the climbs are gone! The 10th, 11th and 12th are all in this area and are three shortish par 4’s back and forth holding no real problems. Crossing over the track to the 13th, this is the first of two 335 yard holes out and back, both slightly doglegging right, and the first where any trees and bushes are in play!\A short path then leads to the last playing area of the course, this holding the last four holes, the first of which, the 15th is a par 5 of 476 yards, again playing to an unseen green from the tee. The hole actually bends around to the left although I would imagine many miss it on the right hand side and the slope tending to take it this way. This then leads to the 16th, probably what the home club might call their “most memorable hole” (some might say “little b…er!”) – 121 yards downhill, and in truth just a wee flick! – Ha, be very wary, long or left is very unpleasant falling steeply away and many have seen the perfect shot fall off and end up 50 yards away.\The aforementioned 17th is the only tough climb in the back nine, and this is made worse in that from the 16th green, you have to walk back down about 75 yards to the tee. Although just 335 yards, this feels longer due to it being uphill all the way. After the climb, a gentle short par 4 18th awaits, the only problem here if you hook left and OOB.\Precis: A very useful pay and play course for South Dorset, and one which has certainly improved over the years. It will never be in the same league as the Broadstone’s of this world, but it is very playable and testing, and will keep you fit.\\\

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Philip B rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 20 2020

Good

The course was a good test but you could play a proper golf course for the same price. I thought it was expensive

(Round played: Aug 2020 - Score: 98 Handicap: 20.1)

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Dominic S rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 16 2020

A decent and fun little course

The course is a little on the short side, bit you'll be grateful if that with the rolling hills you'll be traversing! Very open making for easy recovery unless you're unlucky or very wayward. Overall a very fun round of golf with the shots up, down and over valleys! The course was in decent condition particularly with all the dry weather we've had!

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Neville L rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed May 24 2020

Good pay and play course


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Neville L rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed May 24 2020

Good pay and play course


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Neville L rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed May 23 2020

Good pay and play course


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Phil L rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 22 2019

good course

Good basic course, Well kept, fairways and greens in good condition. Always like playing here. Not too busy.

(Round played: Aug 2019 - Score: 88 Handicap: 20.9)

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Phil L rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed May 3 2019

Good basic course

Good basic course, not too busy, well maintained with greens in good condition. well worth a visit I think.

(Round played: May 2019 - Score: 93 Handicap: 22.6)

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Phil L rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 28 2018

Good basic facilities

Good value course. Not over taxing, but has challenges. Course kept in good condition.

(Round played: Sep 2018 - Score: 95 Handicap: 22.3)

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Phil L rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 24 2018

Well kept course, not extremely challenging but worth a look. I will return.

(Round played: Jun 2018 - Score: 94 Handicap: 25.1)

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