Moor Lane, Sturminster Marshall, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 4AH
A flat, parkland course that will suit golfers of all abilities. Nine/18 holes, 5028 yards, SSS 65. Practice net. Visitors are welcome at all times.
Knighton Lane, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 3AS
There are three golf courses. Parkland: 18 holes, 6495 yards. Riverside: 18 holes, 6231 yards. Knighton: nine holes, 2754 yards, par 3. There is also a six-hole academy course and driving range practice area. Visitors are welcome and golf club hire and golf lessons are available. A handicap certificate is not required.
Sandford Road, Wareham, Dorset BH20 4DH
A partly wooded golf course with wonderful views over the Purbeck Hills and Poole Harbour. 18 holes, 5753 yards, SSS 68. Visitors are welcome after 9.30am on weekdays and after 1pm at weekends. A golf handicap certificate is required.
Bere Regis, Wareham, Dorset BH20 7NT
There are two golf courses. Lakeland Course: 18 holes, 7027 yards, SSS 75, par 72. Woodland Course: 2 x nine holes, 4887 yards, SSS 64, par 69. Driving range. Visitors are welcome anytime with a prior tee reservation.
The Clubhouse, Verwood, Dorset BH31 7LE
This golf course is set on parkland which surrounds lakes and the River Crane. 18 holes, 6400 yards, SSS 71. Nine-hole woodland course, 2100 yards. Covered driving range. Visitors are welcome by arrangement but a golf handicap is necessary.
South Perrott, Dorset DT8 3HU
This golf course was described by Fore Golf Magazine as “one of the prettiest courses in England”, with eight of its 18 holes in Somerset and 10 in Dorset. It is suitable for golfers of all standards and is very picturesque. 18 holes, 5924 yards, SSS 70. There is also a par 3 nine-hole course. Visitors are welcome but there are dress restrictions. Golf buggies, golf trolleys, golf shoes and golf clubs are available for hire.
Bulbury Lane, Lytchett Minster, Near Poole, Dorset BH16 6EP
This is a superb woodland golf course with excellent panoramic views across Poole Harbour and the Purbeck Hills. 18 holes, 6003 yards, par 71. Practice ground. Visiting times are variable and subject to availability.
Timber Hill, Lyme Regis, Dorset DT7 3HQ
A cliff top golf course, which is not hilly, with fine coastal views. 18 holes, 6283 yards. SSS 70. Visitors are welcome after 9.30am on most weekdays and Saturdays, after 2.15pm on Thursdays and after midday on Sundays. A golf handicap certificate or proof of membership of a recognised golf club is required.