Golf

There is a great range of Golf Clubs in Dorset. There are courses to suit all levels of ability. Many of them can be found in some of the most dramatic settings to be found anywhere in the UK.

From cliff top courses with some of the most stunning views to mature parkland set-ups bursting with wonderful wildlife. You really won’t find yourself short of options when choosing where to play

Golf Clubs in Dorset

Dorchester

Came Down Golf Club is situated close to the county town of Dorchester and also close to Weymouth. This Golf Club offers the ideal location for the regular local player together with the visiting golfer. It is a very friendly, inclusive club and visitors are more than welcome.

The Golf Club was founded in 1896 and boasts an excellent golfing experience, suitable for all skill levels. The course sits on chalk downland. A stunning 360 degree view takes in Weymouth, Portland, Dorchester, Isle of Wight, Maiden Castle and more.

The current layout was designed by HS Colt, similarly of Muirfield, Royal Lytham, Pine Valley, St Andrews, Wentworth and Sunningdale fame.

Golf World magazine names the course among their 100 ‘Hidden Gems’, placing them in illustrious company.

Sherborne

Sherborne Golf Club is set on a Dorset hilltop with stunning views over Somerset and the Blackmore Vale. The Golf Club welcomes visitors every day of the week, subject to course availability. This is a beautiful golf course in a peaceful location.

The Club has a beautiful, mature 18-hole parkland course with specimen trees. Just over 6,400 yards from the white tees and set out over undulating terrain, the course will test all departments of your game. Good course management combined with sound club selection are the secrets of success at Sherborne.

Much of the course was designed by the renowned Open winner and inter-war course architect James Braid. The Club is also a member of the Braid Association. The bush in the middle of the 5th fairway is known as “Braid’s Bush”.

Bridport

Bridport Golf Club,  on the Jurassic coastline has stunning views across Lyme Bay and Chesil Beach. The course abounds with wildlife and the singing of a skylark is a regular sound.

Over its long history the course has seen many changes. For 20 years it was situated on West Cliff before moving to its current site on East Cliff in 1911. It became a 18 hole course in 1921 and since then has witnessed further alterations. The last major alteration being in 1989 with the acquisition of additional land. Today’s 1st, 9th, 17th and 18th holes and the new Clubhouse were built on this land.

An outstandingly beautiful vista awaits all who play the course with scenic views over the sea and shore. Inland to the two highest points in Dorset, Pilsdon Pen and Lewesdon Hill can be seen.

The signature hole, the 6th, is only 133 yards long but has a drop of over 90 feet. One commentator rated it in the top 100 holes in the world.

A dry stone wall features on four of the holes, one of which is the 371 yard 13th. The legendary Max Faulkener drove the green (365 yards at the time) in an exhibition match in 1952.

With a variable wind, changing weather and a challenging course, a round at Bridport is a test for all levels of golfer.

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