6 reviews of Canford Magna Golf Club
Played the Parkland on 15/9/13 on a windy and often very wet day. Despite the weather the course held up pretty well and the greens ran true, albeit a little on the slow side.
The course is a typical 1990's parkland course with ponds and ditches providing most of the danger on what is a flat track. Some of the par 4's are difficult because of their length but generally it is a fair but straightforward test. 6/10
Played both courses in a society, Riverside on 23rd July, Parkland on 24th July. The place was well set up, staff were very helpful and friendly in the booking process, the pro-shop, and the clubhouse.
The Riverside was in excellent condition, particularly the greens and teeboxes. There were plenty of water hazards to catch stray shots. Drives could be a bit wide on some holes without finding too much trouble but on others a bad drive meant a drop out of water.
The Parkland was tougher with four or five Par 4 holes of 400+ yards. There was less water but still some around and lots of other potential to find trouble. Greens were again in great condition, as were the teeboxes. The fairways on the Parkland, particularly on the back 9, were firmer than those on the Riverside, i.e. drier because of the summer weather.
The greens on both courses were decent sized, in excellent condition, and had enough slopes and borrows to make putting challenging without being crazily difficult. When chipping on there were consistent fluffy lies around the greens which helped illustrate the care and attention paid by the greenkeepers.
Breakfasts in the club house were good. We also had a sit-down meal in the upstairs bar/function room after the 2nd game and the food and service were excellent.
Only slight moan is the gents is too small for the clubhouse, a few people had to wait during the day.
All in our society thought both courses were great and I'd highly recommend this venue for any society.
I recently played the Parkland course with my father and we both really enjoyed it. The round took a little under four hours even with a full days competition going on.
The greens and fairways were in very good condition. But the best thing about the course was the staff, all were very friendly and helpful throughout our day there.
I spent a week's holiday in Dorset last week and arranged a couple of rounds of golf. Canford Magna had previously been recommended to me, so I booked, and a friend and I played both Parkland & Riverside courses and we both agreed that they were excellent courses. The greens were fast and in great shape, likewise the fairways well looked after and some of the water hazards could be a bit daunting. I'm not a particularly good golfer but I do know the game and know the difference between good and rubbish and this place definitely falls into the first category. In my opinion these courses would give great pleasure to golfers of all abilities. If you don't agree then it would take a lot to please you.
The club house was good and the people we encountered in the shop, bar and on the course (players & staff) were very friendly. If you're in that neck of the woods and you fancy a game of golf then give it a go.
I have played the 9 hole (Knighton) course a few time and it is and excellent course for beginers, practicing the short play or if you are short of time & very good greens.
I also played the Riverside Course last weekend and I am considering becoming a member. The course is great with excellent greens & fairways. Numerous lakes and rivers make it interesting. I didn't play that well and still enjoyed it, so it must be good. Nice people and 3 courses to chose from - well worth a visit.
Played this course in good weather on 14 June. Overall it was very enjoyable - it presents a decent challenge with plenty of water hazards for those who can't hit straight.
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