We had a great golf break in Bournemouth. The Durley Dean Hotel gets a 9/10! The rooms were clean, the food was good and the staff were very pleasant and helpful. One of our single rooms was a bit small, but that was the only criticism we had.
The Riverside Course at Canford Magna was a lovely golf course - quite straightforward i.e. good for a golf holiday! We intend to go back there next summer and play it again as well as the neighbouring Parkland Course.
Meyrick Park was a good course as well. It was quite tight and tree lined which offered more of a challenge than Canford Magna. It had the most fearsome opening par 3 that I can recall ever playing! Particularly with twenty or so people watching your shot! It was very busy on Saturday so it was quite slow (4.5 hrs) but that didn't matter...we were on a golf holiday after all!
Dudsbury had been recommended to us, and was indeed a very lovely course. The Pro let us on with a 'two for one' deal when we told him we were on a golf break, which was kind of him.
Overall though, a great three days, and tremendous value!