Overview of golf course named Broadstone (Dorset) Golf Club

Broadstone (Dorset) Golf Club

Broadstone, England

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Holes

18

Par

70

Built

1898

Type

Heath-Land Course

Architect

H. S. Colt

Access

Visitors welcomed

Many contemporary architects, especially those from the US, are fascinated by the historic links courses in the UK on which golf originated, as can be seen in their attempts to recreate the special soil conditions and dunescapes in modern designs. Though less iconic, early so-called inland links courses were equally important in the development of the game. Broadstone is one such course, having first been created in the 1800s on heath-covered terrain by the pioneering designer Tom Dunn, and then given more or less the layout that it has today by Harry S. Colt around 1915. The course has earned the title of the Gleneagles of the South, and it will put most players to the test. Located some ways from the coastal city of Bournemouth, it offers the classic ups and downs of the inland links course with commanding views out over a piece of golf history.

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Bearwood Lakes Golf Club
Hcp 17 6 courses played
Very good
29 August
Broadstone is my favourite of the fine heathland tracks in the Bournemouth area. One of my playing partners described it as ‘a big boy’s course’ and I know what he meant! It’s a large tract of land with some very demanding holes and you wouldn’t volunteer to play it twice in a day! But it is spectacular and memorable and the welcome in the shop and the bar was as inviting as some of the drives from the most elevated tees. One of my measures of a good course is how many of the holes you remember on the way home. Every hole at Broadstone is different and distinctive. If I was being picky, there are a couple bordering on the perverse (I didn’t get the 7th at all!!) and you need a good bounce here and there, but it feels like a pretty raw and natural course that continually dares you to take it on from the moment you flirt with the ditch running through the 1st fairway. I can’t recall a blind shot (apart from the six I hit on that damned 7th!!) and so the size of the challenge is always in front of you. Beautiful views and wildlife across rolling, sprawling terrain decorated by heather and gorse. I’m not sure my legs would want me to be a member but this ‘big girl’ visitor will definitely return... if only to work out the 7th!!!!
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Bearwood Lakes Golf Club
Hcp 12 78 courses played
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