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.

119 Golf Links Road, Ferndown, Dorset BH22 8BU

This golf course is on wooded heathland with 18 holes, 6452 yards, SSS 71; nine holes, 5604 yards, SSS 68. Practice ground. Visitors are welcome but prior permission is recommended. A handicap certificate is required from a recognised golf club.

Forest Links Road, Ferndown, Dorset BH22 9QE

Flat, wooded parkland with 18 holes, 5400 yards, SSS 65. Covered floodlit driving range and a large practice putting green. Visitors are welcome at all times.

Christchurch Road, Ferndown, Dorset BH22 8ST

A parkland golf course designed by Donald Steel and featuring six lakes in beautiful Dorset countryside that rolls gently down to the River Stour. 18 holes, 6904 yards, SSS 73. Six-hole academy course driving range. Visitors are welcome at all times, and golf buggies and golf trolleys are available.

Wolfedale Golf Course, Dorchester, Dorset DT2 7SG

A parkland golf course with 18 holes, 5467 yards, SSS 67. Six-hole practice area. Visitors are welcome anytime, although Sundays are mainly competition days.

Came Down, Dorchester, Dorset DT2 8NR

This golf course is located on chalk downs with excellent drainage and magnificent views. It has 18 holes, 6224 yards, SSS 71. Practice area and nets. Visitors are welcome without a reservation, except on Sunday mornings, but they must have handicap certificate. There is also a golf shop on-site selling golf equipment.

Stony Lane South, Christchurch, Dorset BH23 1HW

A beautifully landscaped golf course that enjoys panoramic views of Christchurch Harbour, The Priory and Hengistbury Head. It is an 18-hole, par 3 golf course with the longest hole being 148 yards and the shortest just 51 yards. Visitors of all ages and standards are welcome, with club hire available for a small fee.

Parley Green Lane, Hurn, Christchurch, Dorset BH23 6BB

A flat golf course with nine holes, 2469 yards, SSS 68. Golf bag sharing or club sharing is not permitted. Juniors between 10 and 14 years of age who are non-members must be with an adult golfer or have a Council of National Golf Unions (Congu) handicap certificate.

107 Lymington Road, Highcliffe, Dorset BH23 4LA

This is a flat, wooded course with 18 holes, 4776 yards, SSS 63. Two practice nets. Visitors are welcome after 9.30am if they are a member of a recognised golf club. It is recommended that you phone to check tee reservations.

Dudmoor Farm Road, Christchurch, Dorset BH23 6AQ

A wooded golf course with nine holes. Longest hole 280 yards. Visitors are welcome and there is no need to book.

Iford Bridge Golf Course, Barrack Road, Christchurch, Dorset BH23 2BA

The golf course it set on flat parkland on the banks of the River Stour. A total of nine greens (18 tees), 4330 yards, SSS 61 men, 65 ladies. Driving range and putting green. Visitors are welcome at any time.

Wentworth Drive, Broadstone, Dorset BH18 8DQ

The golf course is on undulating heathland and has been used on many occasions for English national tournaments. 18 holes, 6315 yards, SSS 70. Practice area. Visitors are welcome on weekdays and at weekends by prior arrangement. A current handicap certificate is required.

The Clubhouse, Burton Road, Bridport, Dorset DT6 4PS

A cliff top links course with 18 holes. Men: 5875 yards, par 70, SSS 68. Ladies: 5506 yards, par 72, SSS 73. Driving range, putting green, practice bunker and chipping green. Also open from the end of May through the summer season is a nine-hole pitch and putt course with an 18-hole putting green. Visitors are welcome subject to club commitments. Tee times reserved for members are 8am to 9.30am daily and 11am to 2pm on Saturdays.

Central Drive, Bournemouth, Dorset BH2 6LH

This golf course is set in 120 acres of undulating scenic parkland. The Club’s demanding test of golf and rich heritage draws golfers from all over Europe. The course features verdant, tree lined fairways. From the 244 yard opening par 3, where the drive is over a valley to a small green cut into a hill, to the highly acclaimed par 5, 14th hole, golfers are confronted with numerous and memorable challenges. Practice area and putting green. 18 hole, par 69, 5540 yards.

Rolls Drive, Hengistbury Head, Bournemouth, Dorset BH6 4NA

A seaside golf course with 18 holes, 2182 yards, SSS 54. Driving range. No restrictions on visitors.

Queens Park, West Drive, Bournemouth, Dorset BH8 9BY

This is one of the finest and most established golf courses in the South of England. You can purchase a season ticket or choose ‘pay and play’ golf, whichever option suits you best. No handicap is required. Advance booking is available to guarantee your tee-off time. The golf course is centrally located just off the A338 Wessex Way on the edge of Bournemouth. Total yardage: from white tees: 6132 yards, par 71; from red tees: 5562 yards, par 72.