4 Day Dorset-Forest Golf Break

Overview

A south coast golf tour playing some of the finest golf courses in around the Dorset/Hampshire border. On offer are a mix of parkland and heathland golf courses with big reputations and immaculate fairways.

This example package will see you spend 3 days on the south coast taking on at least 3 England top 100 courses. The benefit of this tour for both small groups and societies is that there is availability for this trip to work over a long weekend, making it one of our most popular tours.

There are plenty of accommodation options across East Dorset and the New Forest. Our recommendation here is the Commodore Hotel, however some groups may choose a more rural option, whilst others would prefer a central Bournemouth or Southampton hotel to ensure walking distance to a night or two out!

Drop us an enquiry with your groups requirements and we’ll price up some bespoke package ideas for your dates and group needs.

3 Nights, 4 Rounds

B&B

Prices from

  • Low Season

    £624pp
    £373pp
  • High Season

    £813pp
    £701pp
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  • Courses

  • Hotel

  • Stoneham Golf Club

  • Bramshaw Golf Club (Manor)

  • Remedy Oak Golf Club

  • Ferndown Golf Club

Right there with the Old Course at Sunningdale, another of Willie Park Jnr’s creations, one of the best inland courses in England” – Ken Brown

An established parkland/heathland course, having celebrated its centenary in 2008, Stoneham is a championship venue with a history of hosting big events, starting with the very first British Masters back in 1946.

Perhaps its modest 6,400 yards limits its ability to host more major events in modern times, but this certainly does not detract from the experience as a visitor.

This flawless heathland twists and turns through the deer park offering a classic test of golf where power is not the deciding factor. Only solid course management here will suffice.

Certainly not a club standing still, the club has seen major recent investments both on and off course including a new driving range, course irrigation system and a refreshed clubhouse.

This England Golf championship venue and England’s 69th ranked golf course is the perfect stop off en route to one of our popular Bournemouth tours or as a centrepiece to a West Hampshire tour alongside the likes of the fantastic Brokenhurst and Barton on Sea.

Visitor information

  • Visitors welcome Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
  • Limited visitor time available on the occasional Friday & Sunday

Course Information

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    Heathland course
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Hampshire Ranking

3rd

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England Ranking

69th

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    Indoor simulator
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    Pro shop
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    Putting green
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    Restaurant
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    Short game area
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Course overview

A course with origins in the 19th Century. Bramshaw Golf Club is a two course venue with fantastic accommodation options on site. The Manor Course at Bramshaw is the championship main event. A testing and exciting parkland layout which is characterised by its tight tree-lined layout and bunkered greens.

The layout itself was opened for play in 1971, so considerably younger than it’s older sibling, The Forest Course, which holds the title of the oldest golf course in Hampshire, albeit does share its abundance of natural beauty and wildlife.

Bramshaw is a great stay and play golf resort in its own right or can be used as a central base to many great courses across West Hampshire and Dorset. Enquire today for your next golf tour including this fantastic course and it’s sister venues of The Bell Inn, Forest Course @ Bramshaw Golf Club and Paultons Golf Centre.

Visitor information

  • Visitor days Mon – Fri with limited availability on weekend afternoons

Course Information

  • Parkland course
Hampshire Flag

Hampshire Ranking

14th

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Dorset’s immaculate answer to Augusta

Remedy Oak Golf Club was designed by former Ryder cup captain John Jacobs and opened for play in November 2005.

Since then it has developed a reputation as one of the finest inland courses in all of Britain and is ranked within the top 100 courses in the UK. Remedy Oak Golf Club is a stunning 18 hole par-72 course set amongst 256 acres of ancient woodland in the heart of Dorset and is ranked as one of the top courses in the country.

This majestic parkland course stretches 7,100 yards as it meanders through beautiful Dorset countryside filled with hardwood trees, rhododendrons, heather, wild grasses and water that comes into play on eight of the holes. Those who have visited Remedy Oak will vouch for the fact that this exclusive course is one of the finest in the south of England, with immaculate tee to green grooming and fantastic facilities.

Since the course opened to the public, many have enjoyed this prestigious course, and the general consensus is that the course is a memorable experience and well worth visiting if you are playing golf on the south coast.

Additional information

  • Visitors are welcome 7 days a week subject to availability & club diary commitments
  • Each visitor receives coffee on arrival, free range balls, a welcome pack and a soft drink at the turn

Course Information

  • Parkland course
Dorset Flag

Dorset Ranking

3rd

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England Ranking

47th

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    Bar
  • facilities course buggies
    Buggies
  • facilities course driving range
    Driving range
  • icon-free-parking
    Free Parking
  • facilities course golf lessons
    Golf lessons
  • facilities course pro shop
    Pro shop
  • facilities putting green
    Putting green
  • facilities restaurant
    Restaurant
  • facilities course short game area
    Short game area
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    Championship
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Peter Alliss’ favourite golf course

Ferndown Golf Club is a premier golfing destination in Dorset, offering warm welcome and 27-holes of fantastic heathland golf. Playing at Ferndown you will be following in the steps of golfing legends such as Faldo, Jacklin, Langer & Norman. The club is a pine and heathland heaven set in beautiful Dorset countryside just a few miles from the seaside town of Bournemouth.

Ferndown Golf Club is one of the South Wests premier golfing destinations, boasting 27-holes of stunning heathland golf that has hosted The Hennessy Cognac Cup, The European Ladies’ Championship and The Women’s British Open since it was established in 1913. This wonderful golfing venue is ranked inside the UK’s top 100 courses in Golf Monthly and is the favourite course of golfing legend Peter Alliss. Firstly is the fantastic Old Course, an intricate 18-hole heathland course designed by the 1892 and 1897 open champion Harold Hilton that will both challenge and delight players of all levels. This course always looks stunning and enjoys pristine Tee to Green grooming, often being compared to the world-famous Augusta. With its subtle hazards, well positioned bunkers and beautiful heathland settings, the Old Course will stimulate your senses and really hits the sweep spot of peace and tranquility.

Additionally, there is the Alliss course, designed in 1969, this challenging 9-hole course has a variety of tee positions offering 18 different starting points and is enjoyed by members and visitors alike. If you are looking for a peaceful and tranquil golfing break in the wonderful Dorset countryside, look no further than Ferndown Golf Club!

Visitor days are Tuesday & Friday, with limited availablity Sunday afternoons

Course Information

  • heathland
    Heathland course
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Dorset Ranking

4th

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England Ranking

51st

  • facilities course bar
    Bar
  • facilities course buggies
    Buggies
  • facilities course driving range
    Driving range
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    Free Parking
  • facilities course golf lessons
    Golf lessons
  • facilities course par 3 course
    Multi-course venue
  • facilities course pro shop
    Pro shop
  • facilities putting green
    Putting green
  • facilities restaurant
    Restaurant
  • facilities course short game area
    Short game area
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    Championship
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  • Commodore Hotel Bournemouth

Commodore Hotel Bournemouth

Hotel Overview

The Commodore Hotel, is set on the East side of Bournemouth in Southbourne. This full-service hotel is owned and operated by Greene King and offers great food, drinks, a comfortable room and views overlooking the Isle of Purbeck. The 15 bedrooms are made up of a mix of double, twin and family setups, with the majority offering sea views.

The hotel does not have it’s own car park, but off street parking can easily be found close by.

The hotel is perfectly located to link up golf courses in West Hampshire such as Barton-on-Sea and Brokenhurst with the East Dorset courses of Ferndown, Parkstone and Remedy Oak.

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Room Types Available

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Double Room

1 Double Bed

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Twin Room

2 Single Beds

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Family Room

4 Single Beds

Resort location

Southbourne Overcliff Dr
Bournemouth
BH6 3TD

The local area

Southbourne is located on the coast, just south of Christchurch and West of Bournemouth, close to the Dorset/Hampshire border. A perfect base for a golf tour bringing together courses of East Dorset and West Hampshire. A little less lively than staying in the centre of Bournemouth and a little less pricey than some of the hotels in Christchurch. If you do want a night out, Bournemouth is just 10 minutes (3 miles) away!

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General FAQs

  • Who are Golf South West?

    Founded in 2015, we are the West Country golf travel specialists. We provide our clients with bespoke golf tours and stay & play golf packages for small groups and golf societies alike.

    We are both a domestic golf tour operator working directly for our clients and regional golf DMC who act as an agent for international outbound operators hoping to have their clients experience the beautiful West Country and it’s golfing delights!

    We work closely with our venues to ensure our customers receive the best value available for golf travel within the West Country.

    Our expert team are on hand to ensure you receive the very best service, choice and advice when planning your next golf break. We are proud to announce our nomination for Best Inbound Golf Tour Operator for England at the 2022 World Golf Awards.

  • Which regions are covered by Golf South West?

    Golf South West is the West Country’s premier golf tour operator covering the regions of Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Dorset, South Wales and Hampshire.

    We also work with selected, popular golf resorts across the UK including those under the management of Marriott, plus 4 time Ryder Cup host The Belfry, Celtic Manor and many more.

    If you are planning a golf break, we are the only call you need to make.

  • What is the best way to get in touch?

    We are available by phone 0117 256 5966 (Monday – Friday, 9am to 5pm), WhatsApp, email, enquiry form or via social media channels.

  • Why choose Golf South West as your tour operator?

    GSW is run by golfers and endorsed by golf professionals across the South West of the UK.

    We are a fully insured, experienced and recommended golf tour operator, who are backed by Protected Trust Services, meaning your booking is secured and safe. We offer tours to an exclusive and unrivalled selection of venues across the South West of England and Wales, including some courses which can be tricky to access. We are also proud members of Golf Tourism England and IAGTO, who only work with only the best and most reputable companies in the industry.

    You can rest assured that as a client of Golf South West you will not only receive the best service, advice and choice, but you will also find the best value golf breaks in available in Cornwall, Devon, Bristol, Dorset, Somerset, Hampshire and many more!

  • What is Protected Trust Services?

    Protected Trust Services Limited (PTS) provides security for client and consumer funds through market-leading software and innovative management. PTS prides itself on customer service, flexible thinking and cost-effective solutions for its members.

    PTS offers a unique and comprehensive solution for businesses to trade through a secure trust account using a performance-enhancing software system developed by PTS.

    Protected Trust Services guarantee 100% financial protection to the consumer, ensuring total consumer confidence.

    Any bookings made via Golf South West Ltd from the 1st July 2021 are protected under the PTS Trust. Bookings made before this date will continue to be processed through our original system. If you have booked with us before, please ensure you have the up-to-date bank details to make your payments. If you are unsure, please speak to your Golf South West representative.

    View the PTS brochure for more information on the protection this affords you as a client of Golf South West.

  • How do GSW keep money safe?

    We are extremely proud of the service we provide and a large part of this is ensuring our client’s money is safe. Our practices comply with the 2018 package travel directive meaning that your money is safe with both ourselves and the venues your choose to visit.

    The money for your golf break is paid into a trust account run by an independent partner, so you have peace of mind that no matter what happens, your money is being looked after.

  • What happens if we can’t go on our planned trip?

    Deposits are non-refundable, but they are transferable to a new date or break. We aim to be as flexible as possible and will treat each situation on a case by case basis.

  • Can we make changes to our break?

    Managing a group can be a thankless task and changes to the group leading up to your break are an accepted element. We make changes as stress free as possible (just see our reviews for evidence of this!). Changes can be made up to 6 weeks prior to your break. Some changes are unavoidable so for legitimate reasons we will endeavour to make last minute changes after this period, but as we would have paid our venues at this point, this would be at the discretion of the venue(s) you are visiting.

  • Why book with a tour operator?

    Good question, could you not do this all yourself? The answer is yes you could. You are able to locate the ideal hotel with the accessibility you need to the clubs you plan to play. You could go back and forth with your target venues and line up the tee times.  You could also contact each venue individually to advise them of group number changes and requests during the build up to your trip.

    Alternatively you could;

    – Talk to us about the trip you are planning.

    – Receive quotes for perfectly crafted package meeting your ideal requirements.

    – Secure the booking with small deposits staged in a way to make your life easier as an organiser.

    – Have your funds fully insured and independently held by PTS, our client trust provider.

    – Have changes made to whole tours with just one call or email.

    – Receive exclusive extras such as free places.

    – Pay less with our packages than going direct to venues.

    Why can we do this?

    Quite simply we have spent years (since 2015) forging strong relationships with hotel, golf club and golf resort venues across the South West. We are the expert tour operator for the region and are know for our high quality and personal service to our clients (just see our Google and TrustPilot reviews).

  • Who uses Golf South West?

    The majority of our clients are UK based domestic travellers. We deal with groups of any size, from single travellers and couples, to large golf societies.

    We also are the favoured golf DMC for the South West of England and preferred regional partner of Golf Tourism England. We regularly work with tour operators from Europe, America and elsewhere to provide bespoke tour packages allowing overseas travellers to experience the beautiful West Country.

  • How are package prices displayed on our website?

    Prices on our our website are displayed in two ways. The first is on our Resort pages where pricing tables show the from prices for low, mid and high season golf stay and play package rates at golf resort venues.

    The second is on our example tour package pages. There are often 4 prices shown here, two for low season and two for high season. The struck through price typically shows the highest price the tour can be and is often active over weekends in that season. The offer price is typically a mid week price.

    Every tour quote we offer is bespoke and will vary based on a number of factors including the date, availability, group size, room type, time of day for the tee time, etc… Our package pricing is a guide to the cost of the package and is not a firm price. Please enquire for an exact cost.

    We aim to provide as accurate a price as possible and therefore try to avoid using shoulder/mid season pricing or twilight green fee rates when displaying rates. You may find an intermediate price for breaks in months of April & October at certain venues.

  • Why are golf resort prices the same as elsewhere?

    Put simply, all tour operators work from the same contracted rate card when it comes to stay and play golf resort packages. When it comes to golf tours, that is a different matter, but golf resorts are a level playing field.

    If you find a vastly different price, it’s likely you’ve been misquoted and usually this does come back to bite.

    The question this poses is why book a stay and play golf break with Golf South West if you can book direct or with one of the large operators and receive the same price?

    Benjamin Franklin once said “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after
    the sweetness of low price is forgotten.”

    We have a small team so booking through us means you receive a personal service. You are more than just a number to us, we are a tour operator where you will likely get to deal with the same contact throughout the process, who will get to know you and your group and respond efficiently to your queries.

    We know our venues and the people who work there. This ensures a smooth process from initial enquiry to the end of your stay.

    Financially you have an extra layer of protection as your money is securely stored in an independent trust account and is fully insured when it is released to the venue(s) you are visiting.

    We are fortunate to have some exclusive “extras” with selected venues across the South West. We offer 1 in 16 free on every trip AND run an exclusive voucher scheme for our stay and play client bookings.

    We often feel we add further value to our clients when it comes to our bespoke golf tour packages, but you can rest assured that when making a stay and play golf resort booking, Golf South West will offer you an extremely high level of service, financial protection and may even offer you a saving or an exclusive extra!

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