The Dorset Golf & Country Club - Woodland Course
|Red (W)||33||2244 yards|
|White M: 68.7/123||388||483||358||184||425||561||160||367||380||3306||5907|
|Yellow M: 67.6/121||377||460||313||184||409||540||150||343||341||3117||5629|
|Red W: 69.1/125||346||403||262||158||353||482||138||287||292||2721||4965|
Food & BeverageBar, Restaurant
Very slow play today
Booked with golfnow and reservations are not live so it looks like u the place isn't busy when it's full needed a buggy even though they had over 30 at the end of the day but pro shop sorted one couple hours later than out desired tee time which I didn't mind but golf now needs to sort this with golf club right away. Course design is good great condition shame some of clover bunkers are everywhere ok if ur a pro but average golfer will get punished for straight drives shame today was really slow stuck behind 4 persons who waited 200 yards the previous players to leave par 4's when they all couldn't hit 100yard drives shocking. Also gutted golf watches don't work here because of military ground so close so gutted if I've spent 1k on trolley with GPS golf and want to know distances.
Great Day Out
Great complex the nine holes we played were well looked after and in great condition. ill definitely play again in the area and would recommend the course to others
dorset tour round 5
my first visit to this course, on arrival parking was a litttle on the busy side and waited on a group leaving to get a parking spot close to the range amd pro shop.
range tokens are available from the proshop, the range has plenty of bays generosity sized.
there's a large practice putting green which resembles the ones i found on the woodland and lakes courses in both pace and slope.
front nine was on the woodland course relatively short holes i found i didnt need a driver, this couse weaves through rhododendron bushes which at the right time of year make it look like agusta.
pace of play was good.
the back nine was on the lakes and probably my only gripe about the couse was on the tenth tee, groups were coming off their 9th and then deciding which course they would go to and backing up a little, it really needs a starter here or the pro shop telling players what course to play to keep the pace of play going. i ended up behind a two ball which i waited on every shot for and on every tee with (no offer to join or go through)
that aside the lakes couse is well laid out and maintained, again this course is not a long course, all in all well worth a visit id happily go back, it was well worth the green fee
At this price its excellent value for money.
I should just start off by saying its late January and this course was playing main tees and main greens. I was playing in a two bar and started on the Parkland course (hole 19) and whilst there had been a frost, the course still held up really well. The second 9 was played on the Woodland, by that time the frost had gone the sun was out, it was beautiful. Crazy value at £30 for this quality of golf.
The staff were really helpful, it made for a really pleasant experience.
Course was in excellent condition and the staff were friendly, stunning scenery and a very enjoyable round.
Tough as ever
Another enjoyable round for our regular 4 ball The course is understandably a bit tired from the volume of traffic it’s had to contend with but still a good test for all
The only downside were people joining from having played other 9 holes first which slowed play quite a bit
Poor condition and far far too busy
We played today as we were local on holiday
At first glance it looked great, teed off and it was empty apart from a 1ball in front of us
Then it got bad, the fairways were awful.. appreciate it had rained a lot this week but they fairways were like the rough
Greens were the slowest I’ve ever played and every bunker was full of water..
it’s purely down to overuse.. too many people there too many society’s to ever be in a good condition!!
First nine we flew round then hit the 10th and the clubhouse let 3 groups of women off who looked like they never picked up a club before today.. didn’t let people play through because “we just let a one ball though”
Poor planning basically by the pro shop, no thought and no etiquette at all!
I wouldn’t come back and wouldn’t recommend this
It’s up there with the worst condition course I’ve played at.
Slow slow slow
We had to wait for an hour between our two nine holes then it still took nearly three hours to play nine holes not what we expected we would not play there again.
Yes the weather was perfect. Yes I played well but this was how all golf clubs should be.
17 testing, well designed, superbly maintained holes - more of the 18th later
The tees, greens, fairways and importantly for a visitor - on course signage, parking, catering were top class.
Reservations - As a first time visitor the road signs at the correct turning signposted the "East Dorset GC" so I drove past for many miles.
Finally - the 18th hole was a big disappointment, having enjoyed 17 interesting, challenging and picturesque holes, to finish with a dead straight par 4 from a scruffy tee aiming towards a line of golf buggies was anti climactic - but as they say, " Nothing is perfect except God " and this was as near to a perfect days golf as I have enjoyed in my near 70 years.
Great course to play . Unfortunately it was heavy wind and rain today so made the course play a little harder but we all need a challenge. So no complaints on our part
Nice course not good with teetimes
Arrived at club who had no idea of our pre booked tee time. The golf shop pro was superb and managed to get us in 40 mins after our original tee time on provision of our booking reference. It was the only available time left on the day otherwise it would have been a wasted day. Won't be using tee times again
The course was in very good condition, have never played this course before but it was very enjoyable and gives you a good opportunity to card a good score. The greens in particular were very well maintained considering the rain of late. Didn't use the bar after but looked busy. Will definitely play here again.
Excellent course, greens fantastic, played all 27 holes
cant fault it, great course management highly recommended will return
Played this course on one of the best days of the year so far and had a great day. The course is a bit out of the way but has great facilities. We played a three ball all of varying handicaps and everyone found parts of the course challenging. The only downside is that some holes are very tight with other golfers playing close by so if you are a nervous golfer you should consider this. Will be returning at the closest opportunity.