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The Dorset Golf & Country Club

27 Hole Golf Course, Driving Range, Short Game Area, Pro Shop

27 Holes of Stunning Golf

Rated in the TOP 150 English Courses, the Lakeland, Parkland and Woodland at "The Dorset” were designed by the prolific course designer Martin Hawtree. Hawtree has received international acclaim for his excellent work re-designing Royal Birkdale for the British Open and his more recent design of the 5 Star Trump International Links in Aberdeen for Donald Trump in Scotland. With these projects under his belt, Martin Hawtree is considered one of the best course designers in the world today having also added his touches to St Andrews when he redesigned holes on behalf of the R&A. This means in design terms, the courses here at "The Dorset” have a pedigree that is undeniable.

Hawtree is renowned for his tricky clover shaped bunkers and large and deceptive undulating greens which is what you will find here at The Dorset. The Lakeland & Parkland are the longest of the three courses with Lakes coming into play on over half of the holes.

The Woodland Course is a little shorter and carved through a Rhododendron Forest. This unique Course offers a tough positional Challenge and looks Stunning in May & June with wall to wall flowers lining the fairway on every hole!

The courses are all renowned for playing very differently in the summer and winter. In the winter the courses play very American with almost target like golf conditions. The greens have fantastic drainage and the course never closes due to wet weather. Selecting your Club becomes very important as most greens are up to 40 yards from front to back.

In the summer the course drys out and plays very much like links golf. Hawtree purposely designed the greens to have run ins and run offs so that the summer requires a different tact and approach to play successfully.

Truly a Unique test what ever the time of year.

Driving Range & Practice Facilities

At the Dorset Golf & Country Club we have several golf practice facilities, including a floodlit driving range, dedicated practice bunker, large putting green and a chipping/pitching area.
We have a floodlit driving range consisting of 16 under cover bays enabling all year round practice. We have the best quality range mats and possibly the most unique targeting area to aim at.

practice-bunkerWe have a purpose-built practice bunker conveniently placed next to our Driving Range. You can practice many forms of bunker shots to flags placed on three different tiers!