Isle of Purbeck Golf Club - Purbeck Course
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Perfect location and staff great. Highly recommend at the price.
First few holes uninteresting but get passed that and it gets better surpassing expectations. We visited at the wetest time of the year and the course was in good shape. Green perfectly acceptable. Will return in the summer. The views are outstanding. Dont hestitate visit purpeck its well worth it.
Greens exceptional for time of year. Fairways very wet, picked and placed. Views amazing.
Good in the winter
The course was in good condition considering the amount of rain we have had in the area. The greens were in great condition and all tee blocks were in use. Also good social distancing measure's in the bar area
Friendly staff & simply stunning course
Extremely friendly staff & stunning views !! - bit wet underfoot but greens held up really well after several recent downpours
Great course although wet under foot on some holes.
The views are incredible. Everyone must play this course, the views will surpass your expectations!
Brilliant views , good holes , good greens , poor fairways and the tees could do with tidying up .
Very poor condition.
Having played the course previously and really enjoyed the challenge, it was a real shame to see the course in such poor condition. Many courses have suffered because of the dry weather however the fairways were almost unplayable on almost every hole. The greens were also very poorly cut. Such a shame for such a great course. It would have been nice to have been warned before spending the money and driving the significant distance.
I am fairly local to IOP golf but have never played it until now. Stunning views all around the golf course with the highlight on the signature 5th hole.
The difficulty of the course is dictated by the wind. I believe it is always windy there but can get extreme.
I personally scored a lot better on the back 9 which felt like wind was more favourable as you head back towards the club house.
The course has a links feel as it is bare natural fairways. I found the greens a bit slow and spongy but that is only from what I am used to playing.
Stopped for a drink after the round watching the sun set over the Purbecks. Wish we had booked in for some food as well! It looked and smelt really good.
Amazing location but what's going on with the greens?
I've lived in Dorset for over 35 years but never played Purbeck until yesterday. I knew it was the favourite course of several friends, so had great anticipation.
I was expecting the fairways to have suffered with the dry weather, but I couldn't believe the greens. I've honestly never played on such pock marked greens. There are so many marks, if you create a new one, you don't know where to start repairing them. I can only imagine there was no work done on the course over lockdown. If you want play in an incredible location then 5 stars, but no stars for the greens I'm afraid.
A little disappointed as to the condition of the course greens and fairways in a terrible condition this having been said the views and layout of the course are fabulous and the par 3’s are all outstanding having played it some years ago would like to go back and play when it is in better condition
Could have been so much better!
The greeting was mixed, found that they had not had notification from GN about our extra player though we had paid for him. Views were tremendous but the fairways and greens were in very poor condition. (I realise that the course incorporates the heathland but the fairways at times were unplayable.)
Once on the greens, the surfaces were pockmarked and unworthy of being called a green. Picking a line was impossible because the ball bounced and diverted onto dictated to by the surface.
All in all, one can sum the course up by saying fantastic views but don’t expect to enjoy your golfing experience if you play here!
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.
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 !
View great, course not so much.
THE MOST STUNNING VIEWS IN ALL BRITAIN. A fact.
The walk and views are incredible and most of the holes look stunning but the fairways and greens are shocking. It's a links style course with heathland vibes too but it's so dry that the fairways are just concrete-like earth and patches of dead weed grass. The greens have hundreds of pot holes from unrepaired pitchmarks, to which there are lots of signs saying repair but no one seems to bother. Honestly the worse greens I've played on.
I'd still recommend the course to anyone. £25 is a bargain but I sort of wish they'd charge £75 and invest the money in a sprinkler system and sort the greens out too! I've played lots of links and often in summer the fairways are burnt out but the greens are always excellent.
The clubhouse is a beauty and the terrace bar overlooks all of Dorset. Stunning, stunning views and the day I played it was wall to wall sunshine. The 5th hole is like something from a dream. It rivals anything from Cypress Point or Pebble Beach - that's how good this course should be. Thinking about it Pebble Beach is $250 a round and it shows.
If I had a couple of million quid I'd throw it all into this course and make it the best in the world because, honestly, it should be up there with the above mentioned courses.
I'll 110% play again but maybe in the winter when it's had some rain.
Anyway, repair your pitchmarks!
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.
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.
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.