Bridport & West Dorset Golf Club - Golf Courses in Dorset

Golf Courses in Dorset

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Dorset has an excellent selection of golf courses to sample during a trip to the coast, with arguably some of the best greens the county has to offer within driving distance of our West Dorset Leisure Holiday parks. Whether you’re an experienced golfer with all of your own gear, or looking to build upon your skills and try something new, there is something to suit all ages and abilities. Here’s just some of our favourites to test out during your stay.


Bridport and West Dorset Golf Club

Bridport Golf Club boasts far reaching views across Lyme Bay and along the Jurassic Coast. The cliff top position affords players a spectacular backdrop to their game, with coastal views in one direction and rolling hills in the other.

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The course was originally located at West Cliff before moving to the current site in 1911, where it later became an 18 hole course. It is widely considered suitable for all ages and abilities, although on occasion the sea breeze can create testing conditions that challenge even the most experienced of players. Keen golfers will particularly enjoy the 6th hole, which is considered to be one of the top 100 holes in the world due to a steep drop of nearly 90ft.

After a busy day on the course, the clubs on site restaurant is the perfect place to stop for a bite to eat. Serving a range of delicious breakfasts, lunches and sometimes dinners, the No19 Restaurant is an experience not to be missed.

The driving range is open to non-members and visitors can by either a day or week membership. There are a number of competitions throughout the year

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Weymouth Golf club

Weymouth Golf Club was designed by renowned golfer James Braid, who is recognised within the industry for his ‘dogleg’ style of course. The club occupies an excellent location just out of the town centre, conveniently located for enjoying the seaside town’s amenities after an afternoon on the course.

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Visitors can enjoy an 18-hole parkland course with fast greens and borrows. Some holes are quite challenging and will test experienced players, particularly the 18th, which requires some skill. There is a pro shop on site where friendly and knowledgeable staff will be able to offer their expert advice and guidance.

The clubhouse is a friendly place to unwind after a day on the course, with an excellent selection of tasty food to sample. There is also a balcony to sit back, relax and enjoy a cold drink before heading home.


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Lyme Regis Golf Course

Situated in an elevated position with views towards Portland Bill, Lyme Regis is an acclaimed golf course famed for its spectacular location on the Jurassic Coast. Founded in the spring of 1893 this long established course has undergone a number of alterations as a result of erosion to the cliff on which it sits.


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Today the 71-par course is extremely popular and welcomes visitors and members throughout the year. The hard and fast greens are excellently maintained thanks to the hardworking and dedicated team of staff.

The course boasts a number of facilities for you to enjoy after your game including a newly refurbished bar with outside patio area. Throughout the year there are a number of functions and themed events to attend and there is also a wonderful restaurant, serving food by the acclaimed head chef Stephen Pielesz.


Came Down Golf Club

Came Down Golf Club is located on the outskirts of Dorchester with excellent views over Dorset’s patchwork fields. Keen readers will recognise its surroundings from Thomas Hardy’s novels, which were heavily based on the area. Came Down is an inclusive club who welcome complete beginners and those returning to the sport. It has been rated one of the UK’s 100 ‘hidden gems’ by Golf World Magazine.


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The club is recognised as the home of the Ryder cup, one of the greatest events in the golf calendar. The competition was established following Samuel Ryders visits to the club during holidays to Weymouth and efforts to support aspiring golfers play within the competition circuit.

Members are incredibly hospitable and welcoming to visitors at the Club house and bar, which serves hot and cold food throughout the week.


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Stay with us in Dorset

West Dorset Leisure Holidays comprises of 5 holiday parks situated at prime locations along the Dorset coast. All of the parks are dog friendly and there are a range of accommodation options available including luxury lodges, caravan holiday homes, glamping and pitches for touring and camping. There are also a variety of facilities to keep the whole family entertained, including Martin’s Bar & Restaurant and Highlands End Leisure Club. Check availability for your holiday and make a booking here.

What our guests say

  • Very peaceful Park

    The wildlife is stunning, we were visited by the ducks on a regular basis which was lovely. Our visit was very enjoyable and we will definitely be back in the future!

    Sarah W - Pitch Up

  • 5 out of 5 isn't enough!

    This is simply our favorite touring park along the south coast. The location couldn't be better with views to die for and an abundance of fresh sea air. The park is spic and span and extremely well kept with very friendly staff.

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    Highlands End

  • Best holiday ever!

    This is by far the best Holiday Park I have been to. The views are breath taking with easy access to the beach and nice coastal walks to West Bay. If you're looking for a relaxing holiday in a stunning location, then this is the place to come.

    Alison D - TripAdvisor
    Highlands End

  • Fantastic holiday once again

    We have been coming here now every year for about 10 years. Its our favourite place and the Park has everything we need.

    Andy M - TripAdvisor
    Highlands End

  • A little bit of heaven!

    Golden Cap is a little bit of heaven. The views are awesome, right next to the sea. It's all relaxed and low key just how we like it.

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    Golden Cap

  • Idyllic setting

    Quiet site in a beautiful setting with exceptionally clean toilets and showers

    Anthony M - Pitch Up
    Graston Copse

  • Would definitely recommend

    Close to beach, a nice local pub, dog friendly and a very relaxed atmosphere.

    Dan M - Pitch Up
    Golden Cap

  • A tour of Dorset!

    An excellent Park as a base to visit the Dorset coast, Jurassic Coast, Chesil Beach, Lyme Regis, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, to name a few.

    Arthur D - Tripadvisor
    Graston Copse

  • Fantastic Park

    10 out of 10 is not enough for this Holiday Park. We have been here 3 times and we love it more and more every time. The park has all you need, with some pitches overlooking the sea and a great restaurant.

    Shirley Thompson - Tripadvisor
    Highlands End

  • A hidden gem

    The location is amazing, right on the beach and all the facilities are good. It's a hidden gem this one, one of the best parks in the country

    Mark Tee - Tripadvisor
    Golden Cap

  • Lovely tranquil campsite

    The location was great as we could easily walk to the village or local beaches through the beautiful countryside. I would recommend this campsite to families for a peaceful and safe stay.

    Sarah - Tripadvisor
    Graston Copse