The Isle of Purbeck Golf Course is an international standard golf club on the Isle of Purbeck close to Swanage in Dorset. A visit to this golf club is a must for all golfers; the beginner is catered for on the 9-hole Dene course and the 18-hole Purbeck Championship course proves an exciting test for even the most accomplished golfer.
The Club dates back to 1892, and among the past owners, who were responsible for the extension to 27 holes, were Enid Blyton, the legendary writer of children's books, and her husband, Dr Darrell-Waters. The courses are built on heathland and are set within a nature reserve where many rare plants can be seen as well as rare birds. The restaurant has a well-deserved reputation for excellent fare and very good value.
There may not be another course in England with such stupendous views, situated as it is high on the shoulder of the Purbeck Hills. The signature 5th hole was selected by National Club Golfer as one of the best holes in England and others have said the view from the championship tee is worth the green fee alone. But the terrific scenery is not the Isle of Purbeck’s only selling point; the course has consistently been included in Golf World’s list of the top 100 in Great Britain.