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Enjoying a Few Swings at the Golf Courses in Dorset

March 07, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 190

A game of golf is something you will never miss when you go on your Dorset holidays. There are several beautiful golf courses in the county that you can play in. These golf courses are easily accessible from the many Dorset holiday cottages so you do not have to worry about travelling going there. Golf equipment are also available for lease so you do not have to lug your heavy equipment during your vacation. Here are two places you might want to try out.

Broadstone Golf Club

Broadstone Golf Club was originally known as the Dorset Golf Club when it was put up in 1898. It is located in Broadstone, just 4 miles north of Poole which would require just a few minutes' drive from the elegantly furnished Dorset holiday cottages. The golf course was designed by Tom Dunn and eventually modified by Harry Colt. It sits on a beautiful piece of heathland. This 18-hole golf course measures a total of 6,370 yards from the back tees. You get some challenging slopes and climbs along the way. It is considered as the toughest golf course and the best test of your golfing abilities in Dorset. The course has thick heather, gorse, birch and pines. You get panoramic views of the Purbeck Hills as well as the Poole Harbour when you are playing the elevated back nine. You get a good chance to have a great birdie on the opening par five. This course is frequently used during championship games in the county and the region.

Visitors are allowed to play during weekday between 9:30 to 11L30 a.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. in summer and 9:30 to 11 a.m. in winter. During weekends, visitors are allowed to play after 2:30 p.m. subject to availability. Current handicap certificate will be requested. The green fees are £55 for 18 holds during weekdays and £68 during weekend. 27/36 holes during Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday is £80. After a day at the golf course, you can rest and relax at the bar before going back to your Dorset holiday cottages.

Parkstone Golf Club

Parkstone Golf Club is located in Pool and is easily accessible if you are staying at the prestigious Dorset holiday cottages. This club was founded in 1909. The golf course was designed by Willie Park Junior and modified by James Braid. It is a total of 6,263 yards, par 72 which requires your ball to always be kept straight otherwise you go to thick heather rough that will twist your club. One of the most attractive features of this course is the groups of Scots pines and the amazing view of the Poole Harbour. Some holes are really excellent but in others, it is totally a punishing play. You just have to be very precise about hitting the fairways otherwise you will lose your ball. It is highly essential to strategize well.

Visitors can play anytime at the golf course but it is necessary to make prior arrangements with the office. Green fees for October to Aril are £60 per round and £85 per day for weekdays and £70 per round and £95 per day on weekends. For November to March, green fees are £35 per round on weekdays and £45 per round on weekends and bank holidays. The Park stone Lounge and Dining Room are well known for their delicious meals, snacks and sandwiches. You must drop by here before heading back to your Dorset holiday cottages.

Dorset's beautiful and dramatic scenery has long made the county a favourite with writers, poets and film crews. Jurassic cliffs plunge alongside picturesque harbour towns and coastal resorts, providing an impressive backdrop for the many popular Dorset holiday cottages.

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