Written by John Butterworth
The golf club was founded in 1892 and has undergone expansion and slight redesign in the years since. It comprises of the Purbeck Course, which is on part of the Studland and Godlingston Heath National Nature Reserve, and the short 9 Hole Dene Course, ideal for families and beginners, with views across to Swanage Bay.
The Purbeck Course occupies a position commanding views from Dorchester in the west, panoramically around to the Isle of Wight in the South East. Each hole is located in its own unique setting, providing magnificent views and challenges. As one wanders around the course anyone interested in the beauty and variety of nature cannot fail to be captivated by what you can come across here. Rare plants and flowers too numerous to mention.
The Isle of Purbeck’s natural and dramatic beauty is simply stunning, a challenge to all golfers and a course of unique attraction.
Want to improve your game or simply try a new activity? Our expert golf instructor will teach you in a fun and enjoyable manner, guaranteed to give you results by focusing on golf’s core skills. Cutting edge technology is used in every lesson to enhance your learning experience.
Enjoy a morning coffee on the terrace with spectacular views overlooking Poole Harbour and Brownsea Island or lunch in our panoramic dining room with cuisine from Dudley Osborne, our chef of 29 years.
Whether a golfer or not, a visit here is essential to your Dorset experience, discover the area that inspired Enid Blyton (once a previous owner of the Isle of Purbeck Golf Club), we are just a 5 minute ferry ride away. Hop on the Sandbanks to Shell Bay chain link ferry, through the village of Studland and just three miles up the road (follow the signs to Corfe Castle) you will find us on top of the hill, come and explore everything the Purbecks have to offer.
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