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Value
4.2
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.1
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 70
Length 6295 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A
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Isle Of Purbeck Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1892
Golf Season Year round. High Season: April 16th - October 31st
Architect H. S. Colt

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, Delta, Mastercard, Maestro, Switch
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Golf shirts with a collar/turtle neck. Shirts must be tucked in at all times. When wearing shorts, white socks, long /short must be worn. Socks must be visible.

Food & Beverage

Bar

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

4.1
13 Reviews (13)
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Reviews 1
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Golf is about more than a view

I played with my family and we were all very disappointed.

The course is challenging and has the best views you can imagine, however, the greens were covered in equal parts sand and grass and were covered in dimples which made putting properly impossible as the ball just hopped and skipped all over the place. Very poor, this is a view shared by a number of members we bumped into on our round who were equally disappointed.

The fairways also lacked grass which was surprising considering the lack of footfall recently due to the COVID19 situation.

We played this course based on recent reviews none of which mentioned the state of the greens?!

We have contacted the management team about our disappointment however they have not responded.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Loved It !

Played this course on a sunny day (wind picked up from 4th hole onwards which have a completely different perspective). Tough challenge and one you’ll thoroughly enjoy. The views are up with the best courses in the UK (Enodoc, Pennard, Turnberry etc). The only negative is the state of too many of the fairways ... play preferred lies in your friendly group game and you’ll be fine but beware they are a bit scorched. Greens a good pace. Staff couldn’t be friendlier

Will play again !

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Excellent course & value for money

A beautiful but tricky course that is a real pleasure to play for all skill sets. The hilly terrain presents new challenges for every shot, whilst the scenic views complete this wonderfully located golf club. Excellent value for money for a course that can compete with many championship golf courses across the UK for significantly less green fee prices.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Fabulous location

I have been playing Isle of Purbeck since 1979 and have visited intermittently since that time. The course layout is as ever - excellent. The condition this year was disappointing but probably inevitable given the summer of 2018. The greens were variable in pace and the fairways worn. It looked like a little more TLC was required to sharpen the presentation of this magnificent layout.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Heatwave

I used to be a member here but the last time I played, the course was in poor condition and felt unloved. Not so this time. The course was in great condition considering the drought and whilst the fairways are all burned up, the greens are good. Unexpected bounces made play challenging but I only brought a 3 wood so was forced to leave the driver out of the bag - good move!
My only reservation was the pace of play - we were a 2 ball head up by another 2 ball throughout the round. Just poor etiquette.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fantastic Views

Great lynx course with some tough holes, excellent views and great greens.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fantastic views

Fantastic golf course,staff really friendly only disappointing thing was had I booked direct with the golf course a free breakfast for the same price.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Test yourself

Play it twice if you can (I did) as the second time you realise you can be more aggressive. A very challenging and interesting course with stunning views. The price you pay for the view is the wind which only adds to the challenge. I must admit I read a previous review which was quite damning and wasn't sure what to expect, but the course is as you wood expect from a foreland type course which I thought was in very good order. The only points that let it down was things like the housekeeping around the course and the tired nature of some of the outbuildings but things doesn't affect play, just the perception before you tee off. I played at 4 o clock in Sept for £25 was the last one on the course , so pace was good and went round in just under 3 hours. My reward was seeing a herd of deer at dusk strolling along the second fairway. The lady and gentleman in the clubhouse were very welcoming , but I didn't use the bar as only had a short holiday pass from the missus. Would highly recommend , but you will need an app or strokesaver and a few more spare balls than usual. But you'll be glad you did.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A must if you are in the area

Play it twice if you can (I did) as the second time you realise you can be more aggressive. A very challenging and interesting course with stunning views. The price you pay for the view is the wind which only adds to the challenge.

I must admit I read a previous review which was quite damning and wasn't sure what to expect, but the course is as you wood expect from a foreland type course which I thought was in very good order.

The only points that let it down was things like the housekeeping around the course and the tired nature of some of the outbuildings but things doesn't affect play, just the perception before you tee off.

I played at 4pm in Sept for £25 was the last one on the course , so pace was good and went round in just under 3 hours. My reward was seeing a herd of deer at dusk strolling along the second fairway.

The lady and gentleman in the clubhouse were very welcoming , but I didn't use the bar as only had a short holiday pass from the missus.

Would highly recommend , but you will need an app or strokesaver and a few more spare balls than
usual. But you'll be glad you did.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked

Stunning scenery and a tough challenge

Isle of Purbeck will give you some of the best views of any golf course in the UK. Overlooking Poole harbour, the views on a clear day are stunning. But this is a really tough golf course that, even after playing a couple of times, takes some learning. It plays quite like a links and is windy even on a calm day. There are a number of blind shots but the marker posts are all good lines to follow from the tees. The greens ae typically links-like; slow uphill and quick downhill, with the wind playing a part. Bunkers are of high quality, adding up to make this a good quality course. If you play it after 2pm as well, it is a bargain at £25 for a round.
The only complaint would be the lack of yardage markers on the course. My phone GPS app wasn't working for some reason and I was pretty much playing blind. There are 200 and 150 yard markers but nothing else, making judgement of approach shots from inside 130 yards very difficult. This is the one area that would improve the golfers experience of an otherwise outstanding course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

What a shame....

They do not care about that wonderful an unique course at all. The Fairways are in a bad condition as well as the really challenging and well designed greens.
Especially the greens were in a horrible condition - worse like wintergreens.
The staff in the bureau is unfriendly and impolite to guests.
The range and the balls are joke. Some balls are older then me...
But the really nice and friendly pro has got a Trackman - they should invest on range balls and new mats first.
First and last time for me, but i hope that someone of them reads this and changes something, because it could be on of the best courses in England with a bit passion for care.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Stunning scenery

Visually stunning. A relentless test in a 20mph+ prevailing wind, very unforgiving. Recommend a trip onto the white tee on the 5th. Number 6 was tough into the wind.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The majesty of the Isle of Purbeck

Great course, fantastic views. Shame about the weather but what can you expect at the end of February?
It was 3 degrees centigrade when we teed off and most of the fairways had surface water. It was windy (20-30 mph). However, the design of the course (some lovely holes) and the views offset the poor conditions.
Friendly staff and good beer on the 19th were greatly appreciated.
It was pointed out to us that, if we had booked directly with the club, we would have had a better deal.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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