The Big 4 Dorset Tour

Overview

Play nothing but the best on your Dorset golf tour. All 4 of the courses on this tour feature in the England top 100 and make for an unforgettable golf break.

We recommend basing yourself at the newly refurbished Holiday Inn in central Bournemouth, just 10 minutes’ walk to the town and the beach. Secured parking is available during your stay and provides easy access to all 4 courses which sit within a 30-minute drive of your base.

Please note that the 4 courses advertised will be unavailable for visitor play on a Saturday and have limited availability Sunday afternoons. If your 4 day tour must include a Saturday we suggest substituting one of the courses for England Top 100 course Isle of Purbeck.

Society discounts apply. Price varies based on time of year, hotel selection and board basis.

3 Nights, 4 Rounds

Prices from

  • Low Season

    £460pp
    £439pp
  • High Season

    £806pp
    £698pp
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All bookings are fully insured and we are active members of Golf Tourism England, IAGTO and Protected Trust Services

  • Courses

  • Hotel

  • Ferndown Golf Club

  • Parkstone Golf Club

  • Broadstone Golf Club

  • Remedy Oak Golf Club

Course overview

Ferndown Golf Club is a premier golfing destination in Dorset, offering a 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 golfiBroadng venue is ranked inside the UK’s stop 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 type

  • heathland
    Heathland course
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Dorset Ranking

4th

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England Ranking

51st

Course facilities

  • facilities course bar
    Bar
  • facilities course buggies
    Buggies
  • facilities course driving range
    Driving range
  • facilities course golf lessons
    Golf lessons
  • facilities course par 3 course
    Par 3 course
  • facilities course pro shop
    Pro shop
  • facilities putting green
    Putting green
  • facilities restaurant
    Restaurant
  • facilities course short game area
    Short game area

Distances and pars

  • White

    Par: 71

    Yards: 6,453

  • Yellow

    Par: 71

    Yards: 6,251

  • Red

    Par: 71

    Yards: 5,701

Course overview

Parkstone Golf Club is one of Dorset’s premier Heathland courses and makes up 1 of Bournemouth’s “big 3” courses, alongside Ferndown and Broadstone. The course has been ranked inside the top 100 courses in Britain by both Golf Monthly and Golf World Magazines, boasting mature heathland surroundings filled with lakes, mature pines and a wide variety of wildlife, alongside stunning views over Poole Harder and out towards the Isle of Purbeck.

Parkstone Golf Club is a delightful course located on a beautiful sandy tract of undulating Heathland, many of the fairways are lined with old pines and heather which become even more beautiful in springtime when the rhododendrons bloom, and the greens are immaculately kept and tricky to read. The location of the course means that it enjoys all the characteristics of Heathland golf with links influences from its seaside location, and when these are combined it creates a unique golfing experience that you wont easily forget.

The golf at Parkstone is more than just the serene surroundings, it poses a varied challenge that uses all the natural contours, heather and pines to create a course that requires accurate shots and tactical approaches, as is the case with any course that has a James Braid influence. Although the course measures quite short at 6,300 yards it is sufficiently challenging for golfers of all levels and everyone that visits Parkstone walks away with incredible memories.

If you are looking for a unique and tranquil golfing break in the wonderful Dorset countryside, look no further than Parkstone Golf Club!

Visitor information

Visitors welcome weekdays between 10:30 – 11:30 & 14.00 – 15.30 in April – October.

10.00 – 11.00 in November – March.

No visitors till after 14.00 on a Tuesday.

Course maintenance weeks

  • 7th March – 11th March
  • 8th August – 12th August

Course type

  • heathland
    Heathland course
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Dorset Ranking

2nd

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England Ranking

44th

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UK Ranking

97th

Course facilities

  • facilities course bar
    Bar
  • facilities course buggies
    Buggies
  • facilities course driving range
    Driving range
  • 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

Distances and pars

  • White

    Par: 72

    Yards: 6,282

  • Yellow

    Par: 72

    Yards: 5,942

  • Red

    Par: 72

    Yards: 5,576

Course overview

Broadstone Golf Club is an unspoiled heathland course that sits within the glorious Dorset countryside. The course sits within 250 acres of rolling hills that are covered in superb natural heathland, with gorse, pines and rhododendron dotted throughout the course. Broadstone Golf Club, with 18 holes that are all unique and challenging, is one of the premier heathland courses in the south of England and is ranked on top100golfcourses.com as the #1 course in Dorset. One of the big 3 courses in Bournemouth, Broadstone Golf Club is a beautiful heathland course, rich with gorse, pines and vibrant rhododendron, all laid out upon glorious rolling hills.

The course runs quite short at 6,315 yards, but makes up for a lack of length with its stunning location and surroundings. The elevated back 9 offers panoramic views of the Dorset countryside, including Purbeck Hills and Poole Harbour. Broadstone Golf Club is an outstanding heathland course and is worthy of being added to any golf tour!

Course type

  • heathland
    Heathland course
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Dorset Ranking

1st

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England Ranking

30th

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UK Ranking

74th

Course facilities

  • facilities course bar
    Bar
  • facilities course buggies
    Buggies
  • facilities course driving range
    Driving range
  • facilities course golf lessons
    Golf lessons
  • facilities course indoor simulation
    Indoor simulator
  • facilities course pro shop
    Pro shop
  • facilities putting green
    Putting green
  • facilities restaurant
    Restaurant
  • facilities course short game area
    Short game area

Distances and pars

  • White

    Par: 70

    Yards: 6,393

  • Yellow

    Par: 70

    Yards: 6,115

  • Red

    Par: 70

    Yards: 5,490

Course overview

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.

Course type

  • Parkland course
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Dorset Ranking

3rd

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England Ranking

47th

Course facilities

  • facilities course bar
    Bar
  • facilities course buggies
    Buggies
  • facilities course driving range
    Driving range
  • 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

Distances and pars

  • Blue

    Par: 72

    Yards: 7,002

  • White

    Par: 72

    Yards: 6,691

  • Yellow

    Par: 72

    Yards: 6,047

  • Red

    Par: 72

    Yards: 5,389

  • Holiday Inn (Bournemouth)

Holiday Inn (Bournemouth)

Hotel overview

The newly refurbished Holiday Inn in Bournemouth is an ideal base for your Bournemouth golf tour. Located centrally, just 10 minutes walk to the town and beach, the hotel offers secure parking and is within half-hour of the major golf courses in the region. The hotel features 113 guestrooms including some with views of the sea. These new rooms are contemporary, bright and comfortable with offerings of double, single and family layouts.

All rooms come with Wi-Fi, 43″ TV’s, a power shower and tea/coffee making facilities. All of the rooms have been completely refitted meaning the rooms feels fresh and new! The hotel has a gym, lovely restaurant and bar and also an on-site Starbucks. The hotel also houses a private gym facility for those who like a pre-round workout!

This Holiday Inn is independently owned and offers an exceptional level of service. The staff are very experienced in dealing with golfing groups, so just ask if there are particular requirements!

We are able to offer both B&B and Dinner, B&B packages at the Holiday Inn. Breakfast is a full English each day. Booking through GSW you group will benefit from two free car parking spaces for every six rooms booked. Check-in is from 14.00 with check-out from 11.00am.

Highlights

  • Free parking for two cars for every six rooms booked
  • Free use of gym
  • 10 minutes walk from town centre
  • Within 30 minutes to all local golf courses
  • Refurbished to a high standard across the hotel
  • Dinner, B&B packages available on request

Hotel facilities

  • facilities hotel bar
    Bar
  • facilities breakfast
    Breakfast
  • facilities en suite
    En-Suite
  • facilities restaurant
    Restaurant
  • facilities freeview
    Sky/BT
  • tea coffee
    Tea/Coffee
  • facilities toiletries
    Toiletries
  • facilities tv
    TV

Room types available

No of rooms

21

Standard Twins & Standard Double Rooms

All standard rooms at the Holiday Inn Bournemouth have recently been refurbished to the highest standard, with new carpets, furnishings and luxury bed linens. We can offer Standard Twin or Double rooms that feature air conditioning, Tea and coffee making facilities, walk-in power shower, black out curtains and a 43' TV complete with freeview.

No of rooms

Executive Double Room with Sofa Bed

As with the standard rooms, all of the executive rooms have recently been refurbished to the highest standard, with new carpets, furnishings and luxury bed linens. These are double rooms and boast all the same features as the standard rooms with the addition of a sofa, mini-fridge with complimentary drinks & snacks , luxurious bathrobe and slippers and enhanced selection of complimentary toiletries.

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Family Rooms

Family rooms offer the same facilities as the standard rooms but with far more space for you and your family. Rooms, We have double rooms with the facility of a sofa bed that can be made up if required. As with the standard and executive rooms, all family rooms recently underwent significant refurbishment, creating a comfortable and spacious room that has all the facilities you and your family need.

Hotel location

22 Bath Rd
Bournemouth
BH1 2NS

The local area

Located at 22 Bath Road, Bournemouth, BH1 2NS. The hotel is just 10 minutes walk to the beach and town. It offers secured on-site parking meaning that it is easy to jump in the car and onto your next golf course!

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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 and Dorset.

    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. 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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