Broadstone - Dorset - England

Broadstone Golf Club,
Wentworth Drive,
Broadstone,
Dorset,
BH18 8DQ,
England


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Originally known as the Dorset Golf Club, Lord Wimborne founded Broadstone in 1898 and Tom Dunn designed the course. “Broadstone is, I think, rather an easy course to remember,” wrote Bernard Darwin, in his 1910 book, The Golf Courses of the British Isles, “which is the same as saying that the holes have each got very definite characters of their own; at any rate, although I have seen them but once, I can play them all quite clearly in my mind’s eye, save only the park holes, which, truth to tell, are not much worth remembering.” Harry Colt was later commissioned to redesign Broadstone, utilising a glorious tract of heathland to the west of the railway line to build seven new holes. Thus, Broadstone became a quintessential heathland course and little has changed since.

Broadstone Golf Club - 8th holeThe course is laid out on glorious rolling terrain. The elevated homeward nine provides panoramic views of the Purbeck Hills and Poole Harbour. Measuring 6,315 yards from the back tees and 5,467 yards from the forward tees, Broadstone is not a championship layout. Having said this, a number of important amateur tournaments have been held here, testing some of the very best golfers. And although Broadstone cannot offer length from the tee, it can offer beauty, with profusion of heather, gorse, birch and pines.

In many ways, Broadstone is a shorter, cross between Sunningdale and Walton Heath, undoubtedly Broadstone is an outstanding heathland course and worthy of inclusion on any serious golfing itinerary.

“I feel entirely at peace with Broadstone,” wrote Darwin, “which has some really fine holes, and is as pleasant a spot to play golf in­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­—as breezy, and pretty, and quiet—as anyone could desire.”­­­­­­­­­­

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Description: Broadstone Golf Club is laid out on glorious rolling terrain. The elevated homeward nine provides panoramic views of the Purbeck Hills and Poole Harbour. Rating: 8.1 out of 10 Reviews: 43
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paul turner
A great heathland course with many stand out holes. The best being the 4th, 7th, 13th,14th, 16th which are among the very best in the country. But the course really needs to follow the lead of Parkstone and start cutting the trees back to open up the dramatic vistas and restore the heather e.g. between 4th and 7th. The cross bunker on the 5th needs some help too. Weak finishing hole is a little bit of a let down.
July 02, 2005
8 / 10
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Shaun
Pleasant course but nothing special, Par 4 13th the exception which is a great golf hole.
April 06, 2005
4 / 10
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Steve Searle
A good layout that uses changes in elevation to very good effect. Holes such as the 1st, 6th, 7th, 9th, 11th and especially the 13th are good testing golf holes. The greens are generally small and well defended and i found the course to be in above average condition on my visit. The clubhouse serves good bar food and the welcome was warm and sincere. A good venue for a days golf if in the area.
September 24, 2004
6 / 10
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