Dudsbury Golf Club

4.2402058824 4.2 stars from 5 (25)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6904 yards
  • Layout

  • 64 Christchurch Road, Ferndown, Dorset, BH22 8ST, United Kingdom
  • +44 (0) 1202 593499
  • +44 (0) 1202 594555
  • www.dudsburygolfclub.co.uk
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Year built: 1991
Architect(s): Donald Steel (1991), Martin Ebert (1991), Tom MacKenzie (1991)
Type: Resort
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6904 yards N/A N/A
White 71 6606 yards N/A N/A
Yellow 71 6190 yards N/A N/A
Red (W) 73 5826 yards N/A N/A

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 25 Reviews
5 stars:
13
4 stars:
8
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

24 out of 25 reviews


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"Windy and challenging"


t1936626867's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2018
First time playing Walked Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in excellent condition and delighted to get a Saturday tee time as a visitor. Restaurant was over-burdened with a table of 16 at 7.30pm which was a shame.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



t434774420's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Course"


merc05's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2018
First time playing Walked Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A friend and I played Dudsbury earlier this week for the first time. We were both thoroughly impressed with the course conditions and layout. It's a challenging course without being impossible for higher handicap golfers. The fairways are generous in size but there are plenty of elevation changes and the greens are fast, meaning that you have to think about each shot carefully.

I would definitely recommend Dudsbury to any friends and family and would rate it as one of the best courses I've played in the Bournemouth area.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Frost greens"


u8773209's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/05/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A nice course with some great views but disapointed to be playing on frost greens when the sun had been shinning all morning and the green keeper wouldnt come out to check them again


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Temporary greens"


u702743344's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Booked what thought was good value hot deal

All of course on temporary greens, keepers said it was because of frost conditions. It was 11.38 tee time. Totally frost free.

If I ad known wouldn't have bothered.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"New to me"


Vonnie43's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Challenging course lots of water hazards- shame there was also a lot of standing water as wel, no wonder it's nickname is Floodsbury wouldn't want to play any later in the year!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Chaos management of Tee Times"


t2080888260's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Dudsbury is an excellent course facilities my issue on Wednesday was with regard to the bad management of the tee off times A uni match between Bournemouth and Hereford was running late which delayed my tee time by 40 mins which had they then moved on with normal speed on play would have been ok but the 4 x4ball matches were very very slow and took forever to complete a hole we walked off the course on the 9 th hole 3hours later it was not worth trying to carry on .Other groups were trying to contact the club house from on the course but nothing was done to help the situation what a waste of money leaves a bad taste for any future rounds. Pity the course looked a good challenge


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Windy round"


t2080888260's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in excellent condition hurricane winds made the round exciting but it was our first time to play course but it will not be our last a good time was had by all


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course"


t1010120436's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of the best in Dorset. Great condition throughout. Good value for money. Some beautiful holes.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Paid £18 + £1 booking fee, (why is that added to every green fee, not just one), with the hot deal package that was great value. Course in good condition apart from many bunkers full of water after recent heavy rain, but greens were surprisingly quick. Excellent course, pace of play determined by the two of us who walked it in 3 hours and not affected by anyone else in front or behind.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Dudsbury - Excellent"


t1602679364's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Dudsbury is a beautiful course. The fairways & greens were in excellent condition.

I booked a hot deal for £18, this was fantastic value for money, normal afternoon green fee is £25 but would have happily paid this.

Staff helpful & friendly.

Pace of play was slow but this was not course's fault! It is a challenging course so you need to be a fair standard. Unfortunately the 3 ball in front of us were not & held us up.

Overall though first class setting, course & clubhouse


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Slow day"


t416253248's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is one of my favourite Dorset courses to play. A gorgeous, challenging 18. You have to carefully judge your distances off the tee with streams and ditches running throughout the course. Unfortunately, we got stuck behind 4 four balls and a round that would usually take us 3hours 30 took nearly 5. Luckily it was a beautiful day.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great day."


u288709131's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2017
First time playing Walked Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have visited Dudsbury a few times in the past for drinks and food but this was my first round of golf. The staff member in the golf shop was friendly and helpful, made me feel welcome and wished me luck on my round.

It was a quiet Tuesday afternoon and I had a free hole in front of me and plenty room behind me - plenty of freedom to enjoy the course.

The fairways were well groomed and a joy to play from; the greens were faster than I was used to but quickly adapted to them thanks to the wonderful condition.

Although hilly in places this added to the challenge and not steep enough to make me breathless.

I thoroughly enjoyed my golfing experience from start to finish and would recommend anyone looking for a course should definitely give Dudsbury a call.

Tommy.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice Course, Slow Players"


u706671916's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2017
Previously played Walked Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great condition but the pace of play was the slowest I have ever experienced.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"4 ball with friends"


t1274687607's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course.in great condition.difficult on a windy day.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Dudsbury - good course but very slow pace"


u490048900's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It's a good course but there was a society day going on and it took us (a 2 ball) over 4 and half hours to get round as we were waiting at each hole for players to finish . Just seemed to be all stacked up in front and a few holes where we caught up with the 4 ball in front and then the 4 ball in front of them !


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fantastic Dudsbury"


u958385905's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A very warm welcome at the reception from a friendly member of staff. This was followed by a game of golf on what is surely one of the best courses in the country, in terms of lay out and condition. I would recommend this to any person playing the game.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great back 9"


u235481025's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2017
First time playing Walked Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Front 9 fairly average with a couple of solid holes but then the standard of layout really picked up on the back 9. Would certainly recommend for money. Fairly generous fairways so you don't lose many balls but great for a nice casual game of golf.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"First class course but quite expensive"


t1105127516's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course in excellent condition just a pity that it is so expensive notably for a buggie


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



t222814380's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Being a championship course I was concerned that the course might be too unforgiving. I found however that the fairways were mainly quite wide and open and it was a fair test in a delightful parkland location. The greens were in excellent condition and the holes were very well cut, unfortunately I didn't take advantage by holing any long ones !

We got around the course in 4 hours and had no hold ups at all.

It is definitely a course I would like to play again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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