The fact that Parkstone is now regarded as one of the South coast's best courses is credit to the intervention of a certain James Braid, one of the most prolific golf course designers in British history. The Scot, who also lifted the Claret Jug on five occasions, revised Parkstone's layout in 1937, and the resultant course is an outstanding creation.
Towering pines line the fairways, while the abundant heather throughout gives the landscape a rugged heathland accent. Parkstone has been ranked in the best 120 courses in Great Britain by Golf Magazine, and is an essential component of any good Bournemouth golf tour.
The heathland character of the course is visible today because of strenuous work that was put in to remove trees and scrub, ensuring a round at Parkstone is almost the same as when golfers with hickory clubs played the course.
Parkstone has had a good affiliation with golfing greats, Peter Alliss, who was the head professional in the 1960s, held the course record for many years and 2018 Women's British Open champion Georgia Hall joined the club in 2012 and is still an Honorary Member of the Club.
When planning to play golf courses in Dorset make sure to include Parkstone Golf Club along with the likes of Ferndown Golf Club, Isle of Purbeck Golf Club, Queens Park Golf Club and the Club at Meyrick Park.
How to get to Parkstone Golf Club
Parkstone Golf Club is located in Poole, Dorset, just 4 miles West Bournemouth along the A338 and just 1 mile from Parkstone train station.
Address: Links Road, Poole, Dorset, England, BH14 9QS
||Willie Park Jnr, James Braid
|Opened for play