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3.5
57 Reviews (57)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
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3 Stars
10
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.4
Value
4.0
Layout
3.1
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.3
Amenities
4.3
73.7%
Recommend this course
40 out of 57 reviews
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3.9
14 Reviews (14)
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5
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4
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2
1 Stars
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Conditions
3.8
Value
4.1
Layout
3.5
Pace
3.5
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.4
78.6%
Recommend this course
11 out of 14 reviews
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3.7
22 Reviews (22)
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4 Stars
10
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Conditions
3.6
Value
4.1
Layout
3.3
Pace
3.5
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.5
81.8%
Recommend this course
18 out of 22 reviews
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Ferndown Forest Golf Club

About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Style Woodland
Par 67
Length 4760 yards
Slope 119
Rating 65.6

Course Details

Year Built 1983
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed Yes
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Reviews

3.5
57 Reviews (57)
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Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Perfect course to brush up your short game

Really impressed with this short 18 hole course.
Lots of interesting holes and really well thought out. If you want to sharpen up your short game and Iron play it’s just ideal. Fantastic team behind this and great facilities for all to enjoy. Pleasantly surprised!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pleasant day of golf full of decent people

Got to Forrest course early so hit some balls with auto tee up machine well I'm sold already other than guy behind me singing to Marilyn Manson on his headphones sounded demon person whispering lol back to golf is good test of ya skills tho not as big as many other courses or with much slope index but still enjoyable I usually use a golf cart but could easily walk without being in too much pain only negative for me is barriers for no trolleys and carts which I understand which helps maintain the good course just annoying gettin back in cart on some tight paths to get on without slowing up play and that's coming from me who's impatient who hates waiting on slower players which here there wasn't many and ladies that let us through were lovely and loved to hunt for some balls lol and left some clubs behind which we've all done at some point asked group in front bit wasn't there's and they thanked me for asking which is nice cos most course are full of gents and here there's many they told me there's couple lads in front but they left and as I finished I approached some lads and they were so polite and shocked I found them nice note to finish on my golf wasn't great but better than last time soo I'd like to come back and improve on my score once more and maybe chill at pub and get food which looks great and maybe spend some money pro shop as many pre owned clubs are reasonably priced and they offer reshafting of clubs which I do need which not many places do.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Disappointingly slow

Course layout was as expected and suffering badly from the current weather conditions. This was to be expected so no complaints there. The pace of play was far from acceptable though as the short nature of the course clearly attracts all the beginners and poor golfers from miles around. Whilst I fully accept their entitlement to play, this slow play, together with a lack of any marshalling, means that there is no chance of me returning. The club appears to be thriving so most of the club's player base are probably happy with the way things are.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent

We’ve played the course a couple of years ago and was pretty good then but a lot of work as been done and it’s been greatly improved. Really enjoyed it, great value for your money.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Walked

The course is in great condition, short but tight and requires strategy off the tee. The staff could not be more helpful, but sadly it is so very slow to play with queues on almost every hole (it rather takes the shine off an otherwise supurb little course).

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course is good for mid to high handicapps

I found the course a perfect challenge as I’m a social golfer looking to improve my game so it was a fair course to negotiate at my level- +28.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Walked

Day ruined by pace of play

As a regular golfer playing 3-5 times a week unfortunately you will always encounter slow play but this was without doubt one of the worst examples I have encountered. Having signed in to England Golf prior to play I stuck with it when walking in was the sensible option. The issue was a womens competition where the back match lost 3 clear holes on the group ahead. We consolidated early becoming a four ball but members ahead kept walking in so we had to change our group 3 times to rejig things. The course layout is in my view dangerous with a hole playing across at right angles over the green before. Numerous holes the next tee is beside or behind the green in play and direction of play is up one hole down the next very close to each other. This affected the pace further waiting for greens or tees to clear and ability levels increased the hazard potential. My good opening 9 was spoilt by the constant waiting and changing of our playing group. I’m sure the member feedback on this day will be interesting with so many walk ins. My day’s experience was totally ruined by this

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Walked

Good value for beginners

Course is very much for beginners at a total of 4700 yards i found it to be to short for myself . Nice facility but not my style of golf course

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First time.

Pace of play was good, greens were good. We were off mats. For a first timer, hole layout was confusing a few times. Good value. It is short but good fun.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Cpt’s delight.

Haven’t played here for several years although have visited pro shop many times, got fitted for 2 sets of irons here. Was pleasantly surprised at the changes, it’s a short course with 2 par 5’s which are both birdie opportunities. It’s muddy underfoot and the greens are very marked however some of that can be down to wildlife.
It’s good value for money and it’s a sub 3hr round for a 2 ball. The membership prices are excellent and they are very friendly and welcoming.
The range of food is excellent in the adjoining pub/restaurant and the range has Toptracer although the range balls are 2 piece.
Overall an excellent afternoon and we were both pleasantly surprised by the course.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Bog standard

Not for serious golfers.
Greens not very good.
No nice holes

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Excellent

Played the course a few times and always enjoyed my time there. Never been a problem.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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