Golf Holidays in Dorset

With over 30 golf courses to choose from, Dorset is certainly a golfer’s paradise and the ideal location for a golf holiday. From nationally renowned to pay and play courses, there are plenty of venues to suit the novice or the expert.

Listed below you will find details of many of the golf courses and golf clubs in Dorset. We have done our best to ensure that the information is correct but we recommend that you contact an individual golf course or golf club direct to ensure it offers the services you require for your golf holidays in Dorset.

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.

Canford School, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 3AD

A flat, parkland course with nine (x 2) holes, 5934 yards, SSS 69.

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.

Links Road, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 0PF

This golf course is on undulating parkland. It has 18 holes, 5981 yards, SSS 69. Practice area. Visitors are welcome but only with an English Golf Union (EGU) or club handicap certificate.

Radipole Lane, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 9HX

A flat, public golf course with nine holes, 1432 yards, par 3. Large driving range, putting green and practice bunker. Visitors are welcome.

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.

Studland, Swanage, Dorset BH19 3AB

Two heath land golf courses with wonderful views. Purbeck: 18 holes, 6248 yards, SSS 71. Dene: nine holes, 2022 yards, SSS 30. Visitors are welcome and buggies are available.

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.

Higher Clatcombe, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 4RN

The golf course is on parkland with extensive views. 18 holes, 5882 yards, SSS 68. Practice ground. Visitors should telephone in advance and a golf handicap certificate is required. Thursday is Ladies’ Day.

Motcombe Park, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 9QA

The golf course is set in wooded parkland with a mock Tudor mansion overlooking the course. Nine holes, 1354 yards, SSS 54 (18 holes). Players must either be members or guests of members.

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.

49a Links Road, Parkstone, Poole, Dorset BH14 9QS

A wooded heathland golf course with 18 holes, 6250 yards, SSS 70. Visitors should book in advance and must have a golf handicap certificate. There is also a golf shop on-site selling golf equipment.

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.