10 reviews of Parkstone Golf Club
Played Parkstone for the first time on 13/9/13. You can ignore the old reviews about the course and greens being not up to standard. This course is wonderful and in fabulous condition. I believe the club have invested some serious money in returning it to its former glory.
To keep it simple; no weak holes - many outstanding, superb greens, welcoming members (a special thank you to David who sent us on our way), and a lovely clubhouse with a view most golf clubs would die for.
£75, but worth every penny. I shall return.
Final course played on a weekend trip to Bournemouth, and probably the best of the 3 we played (Ferndown and Isle of Purbeck)
A nicely layed out parkland course with some very pretty holes and some very expensive real estate overlooking them. Lots of colour on the course and the general condition of the course and the Greens were first class. We were made very welcome in the pro shop and the members we came across were very welcoming and friendly, particularly as we were playing on a Saturday when it would have been easy to view visitors as somewhat of a nuisance.
Had what was supposed to be a snack after the game, but ended up being a belly busting burger of the highest quility - lovely.
Not the cheapest by any means, and probably a bit overpriced, but a very enjoyable finish to a good trip.
Just played at Parkstone as part of a golfing weekend in Bournemouth.
Lovely clubhouse with a warm welcome, good food and comftable surroundings.
The course is a lovely layout with some very scenic views across Poole Harbour.
It certainly challenges you and requires varying shots and a good judgment of distances.
The course looked untidy and the greens were very slow and bumpy although I soon adjusted to the pace.
I would have personally prefered to play Ferndown or Broadstone but still enjoyed the round. If the course was in the better condition it would be the best course in the Bournemouth area.
I played the course at the end of August and received a good welcome from the receptionist and pro shop (remember your handicap certificate!)
Lunch was excellent in the newly extended clubhouse.
The course is a fantastic layout that rewards the well hit shot and can in places severely punish the wayward shot. The view from the 8th, 13th and 16th tees are fantastic.
I have to say I was disappointed with the condition of the course when we played. The greens were a bit patchy and slow and the course looked scruffy.
I would reccommend Parksone if you are playing in the poole area for 3-4 days. If you're just down for the a couple of days then Broadstone and Ferndown are better conditioned courses so I would play them.
Played Parkstone as part of a trip involving Ferndown, Broadstone, Isle of Purbeck and obviously Parkstone (thank you Jason C for your tip!!) and can thoroughly recommend.
Be warned, for the first time ever my handicap certificate was checked in the pro-shop.
1st looked daunting initially but there's actually a fair amount of room for your tee-shot. The 3rd provides you with the first and second(!) of many blind shots - doesn't seem right but you definitely need to aim for lamp-post with second as otherwise you'll land on the 17th tee!!
Numerous good holes although possibly plays a little short - absolute key is to keep it on the fairway unless you have an ability for playing out of heather. All par 3s were lovely and par 4 8th has a beautiful elevated tee. 18th is a lengthy and tough par 3 to finish.
Overall, course was in great condition and definitely worth a visit. More scenic, less stuffy and harder than Ferndown. Easier but less scenic than Broadstone. Less wind than Isle of Purbeck.I challenge anyone not to have their breath taken away by the view as you pull into the car-park - absolutely breathtaking, and a feature of the whole course which doesn't disappear. Would recommend the views on their own but as a bonus the course is pretty good as well - and extremely hard in what I would imagine is an ever-present wind.
Not a premium-quality course unlike a few others in the area but enough challenge to keep everyone happy. Loved the view from the downhill par 4 (the 5th?) which was immediately followed by a tough uphill par 5. As described below the 11th may be pretty although having to play 3 wood into the wind I sort of missed this aspect.
I would definitely come back here again although found the clubhouse reception a little unwelcoming.
I have played this a couple of times now when on holiday and really like it. Conditioning is generally ok to good and the holes are thought-provoking. A tight course, it rewards strategy over length. Visually very appealing too, particularly the back nine when you get lovely views of Poole Harbour.
One of the best courses I have played and I don't throw comments like that about often. A beautiful location, although surrounded by houses you are in an oasis of calm. The course makes you think about each shot and I like that. Can remember each hole vividly 1 month on, particularly the par 5s, real 3 shotters. £45 for a round at the weekend is not too bad in this day and age as well. Had a horrendous hangover, but that went within seconds of clapping eyes on the 1st hole. Would seriously recommend this course, particularly as part of a golf weekend to Bournemouth, incorporating other great courses susch as Broadstone, Ferndown and Isle of Purbeck. Each is different and you have to go a long way to find such quality so close together. And you can have a good night out in between!! The fact I shot 73 has nothing to do with how much I like this course, nor should that indicate it is easy - it isn't, but it did inspire me!
A rugged heathland course that has like so many before been swamped with scots pine. It has some lovely holes but is horribly penal in many places. You just have to hit the fairways or it's lost ball time and the fairways are hard to hit even with an iron. The greens are firm and true although when we played it, were a little slow.
What a superb course, played it in June with six friends and the course, treatment from staff, and general ambience of the place is second to none. Highly recommended if visiting the area, forget any of the other courses nearby just head straight for Parkstone. Lovely woooded course lined with pine trees heather and gorse, with some lovely views. Greens are superbly manicured along with the fairways and some very cleverly designed holes, which are very similar, in my opinion, to Quinta do Lago in the Algarve. Go play it today, you wont be disappointed.
Ignore the "Links Road" address, this is a good old fashioned woodland course. Plenty of lovely holes, but it's not a good idea to miss the fairway, trust me. Clubhouse and people are nice, and if you're lucky you may even get the Red Arrows practicing overhead. Recommended if you are visiting the area.
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