This is a poorly maintained course. The grass had not been cut on the fairway, making it difficult to tell where it was. The bunkers had very little sand in them and it makes for a very slow round when you have to keep stopping to allow dog-walkers to pass through the course, as well as having to avoid the dog faeces that. They leave behind! There is no bar or facilities on this course. Would not recommend.
Queens Park is located close to central Bournemouth, and is an extremely well established parkland layout. Founded in 1905, the course was opened by J H Taylor, Harry Vardon, James Braid and Alex Herd in an exhibition match as it started its life within some very famous company. The golf course went onto be a regular feature on the PGA European Tour, and was the venue for numerous high profile tournaments, hosting famous names like Seve Ballesteros, Sir Henry Cotton and Tony Jacklin.
Well-suited for mixed handicap groups, Queens Park is a challenging parkland course, with gently undulating fairways lined with mature trees. The most striking feature of this golf course in Bournemouth is its magnificent and picturesque surroundings - the course winds its way around the edge of an ancient forest, complete with deer and local wildlife. In places, the course can compete with almost any heathland layout with strategically placed heather lining fairways and approaches to greens.