The Dorset Heathland Tour

Overview

The Dorset Heathland Tour sees golfers visit Bournemouth’s big 3 courses at Parkstone, Ferndown and Broadstone. All three of these courses are nestled in the tranquil Dorset countryside, enjoying panoramic views and an abundance of wildlife, while offering high quality Heathland golf that you wont find anywhere else in the country. When you aren’t enjoying the golf you will be able to relax at the comfortable Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel, a premium beach front hotel located just a few steps from the coast, offering a refreshing retreat, with stylish accommodation and panoramic views of the beach.
Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel offers a refreshing retreat along England’s beautiful coast, boasting stylish accommodation, home-like amenities and panoramic views of the beach. This premium beachfront hotel is just steps from the coast, with the views enjoyed by many of the rooms as well as the on-site brasserie.

The hotel also has a convenient city center location surrounded by many of Bournemouth’s attractions, including the Oceanarium and Bournemouth Pier and nearby Tropical Gardens, so there is plenty of exploring to do if you get the time.

The courses visited on this tour are three of the finest courses that Dorset has to offer, premier Heathland courses of the highest quality that offer golfers a unique experience in stunning surroundings. The first course to talk about is Ferndown Golf Club, 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 stop 100 courses in Golf Monthly and is the favourite course of golfing legend Peter Alliss.

The second of Bournemouths big 3 courses is Parkstone Golf Club, 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.

Lastly golfers will visit Broadstone Golf Club, a heathland haven that offers 18 holes of unique and challenging golf and is one of the premier courses in the south of England, ranked on top100golfcourses.com as the #1 course in Dorset. 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 it’s stunning location and surroundings. The elevated back 9 offers panoramic views of the Dorset countryside, including Purbeck Hills and Poole Harbour.

Book this tour today and enjoy some of the finest golf that that South West has to offer!

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

2 Nights, 3 Rounds

B&B

Prices from

  • Low Season

    £328pp
    £305pp
  • High Season

    £613pp
    £580pp
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  • Courses

  • Hotel

  • Parkstone Golf Club

  • Ferndown Golf Club

  • Broadstone Golf Club

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

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

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

  • Marriott Highcliff Hotel (Bournemouth)

Marriott Highcliff Hotel (Bournemouth)

Hotel overview

Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel offers a refreshing retreat along England’s beautiful coast, boasting stylish accommodation, home-like amenities and panoramic views of the beach. This premium beachfront hotel is just steps from the coast, with the views enjoyed by many of the rooms as well as the on-site brasserie.

The Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel is perfectly located right on the Bournemouth seafront, a perfect location for a sunny weekend getaway and a great base for a golf tour in the Bournemouth area. The well equipped hotel has comfortable rooms with modern amenities, all with en-suite and many enjoying views of the Bournemouth beach front. The hotel also has its own restaurant, the Brasserie Blanc, where guests can enjoy delicious home-cooked French cuisine, while enjoying stunning views of the Bournemouth beach and seafront.For the more active guests the hotel has an on-site gym and an indoor pool that is open to guests Enquire about a golf break including Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel

Hotel facilities

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

Room types available

No of rooms

Deluxe Room

No of rooms

Deluxe Cottage Room

No of rooms

Sea View Superior Room

No of rooms

Family Room

No of rooms

Double-Double Family Room

No of rooms

Sea View Junior Suite

No of rooms

Sea View Suite

Hotel location

105 St Michael's Rd
Bournemouth
BH2 5DU

The local area

Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel is located just a stones throw from Bournemouth Beach and the Pier and due to it's town centre location, it is easily accessible. Use the postcode BH2 5DU and your SatNav will bring you right to the door of the hotel.

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