Rushmore Golf Club
The Rushmore Estate lies within the Cranborne Chase which was the famous deer forest where King John came to hunt. The place is rich in history and now thanks to the efforts of Lt General Pitt Rivers in 1880, it is a haven for flora and fauna as he was the man who created a deer park (where the golf course now lies) and also planted a whole host of beech trees allowing other plants to flourish.
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Opened for play: 1995
White: 6,349 yards / SSS: 71
Yellow: 5,894 yards / SSS: 69
Red: 5,483 yards / SSS: 72
Rushmore Golf Club is a beautiful 18 hole course which is set high on the chalk of the Cranborne Chase. It boasts the unusual set up of having one set of 9 holes in Wiltshire and the other set of 9 holes in Dorset, but despite crossing county borders the beautiful scenery that the golf course is set it does not change. Due to the chalk that the course is set in, it provides a free drainage system all year round meaning that the course is in fantastic shape throughout the year. The course is an extremely clever piece of golfing architecture as it combines the historical background of the Rushmore estate with a modern set of 18 holes designed to provide an interesting challenge for golfers of all abilities. The front nine winds it through the old deer fields and joins the back nine just before crossing the “Shire Rack” into Dorset which gifts players an incredible view of the South Coast. The course is perfect for testing both the ability to give it a good old fashioned ‘whack’ off the tee but also is a tough mental evaluation of a golfer’s course management skills.
The Museum Inn is a quaint British country inn deep in the heart of the beautiful Dorset countryside. The inn is comprised of 8 stunning rooms which are full of character and fitted with a number of modern amenities designed to make your stay as comfortable as possible. There are 5 different room options to choose from in the Museum Inn, the Stable Rooms are built in the area where the stables used to be. These rooms are perfect for families as they are fitted with interconnecting doors meaning that you are never too far away from your little ones. The General room is the most lavishly designed of them all and comes with its own private balcony which is the perfect place for guests to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery that surrounds the Inn.
Separate to the Inn is another accommodation option called the Moles Cottage which after being renovated in 2012 has 8 ensuite bedrooms and can sleep up to 16 people making it the perfect place for groups of golfers or large family gatherings. The cottage is self catering and comes with a fully equipped kitchen with a large oven and fridge. It also has a phone fitted within it which has a line to the Inn which can be used in order to replenish supplies. Moles Cottage also has a stunning outdoor patio area where children can play safely and you can soak up the glorious summer sun. Moreover, the Museum Inn and the Cottage are situated less than 2 miles away from the beautiful Rushmore Golf Club which is a stunning course that spans two counties located in the heart of the Rushmore Estate on the Cranborne Chase.
When visiting Rushmore estate, whether you are a golfer or a nature enthusiast there some magnificent places for you to stay. One of the most incredible options is to stay in the Grade II listed building that used to be King John’s house. The beautiful stately home sleeps 15 and is ideal for big groups of people, looking to celebrate a milestone birthday perhaps. The incredible historical building is full of modern amenities to make sure your stay is as comfortable as possible such as a flat screen TV, Kitchen and heating but the house still maintains the fantastic historical atmosphere that a building of its age has.
The rooms are full of a selection of single and double beds making it the perfect place for a peaceful family getaway in the beautiful surroundings of the rushmore estate. Furthermore, for those coming to the incredible estate for golf, King John’s house is only a 9 minute drive from the golf club meaning 18 glorious golf holes are not too far away.
- Pro Shop
- Practice Area
- Wireless Internet