Ashley Wood Golf Club
- 18 Hole
- Par 70
- 6308 Yds
Situated 1 mile south of Blandford on the B3082 and seven miles North of Wimborne, The Ashley Wood Golf Club occupies a prominent position on chalk down land with magnificent views in all directions but particularly over the Stour and Tarrant valleys.
Described by Peter Alliss as ‘Dorset’s hidden gem’, the course is one of the oldest in the country.Part of it is played over Buzzbury Rings, a bronze age hill fort, and a further four holes are played within the ‘Ashley Woods’, an ancient woodland carpeted with bluebells in May. Being natural chalk down land, the course drains very quickly and is playable in all but the most extreme of weather.
The fairways are undulating and although the 3rd hole does have a short sharp hill, all others are easy walking. Albeit not the longest course at 6308 yards (par 70), it remains a good test for all standards of golfer particularly over the finishing stretch of 5 holes where par is considered a good achievement.
Originally a 9 hole course, the membership of the time had the foresight to expand to 18 holes in the early 1990’s with the new 9 holes opening in the Centenary year of 1994. The site has now matured to a beautifully presented course ably maintained by head greenkeeper Mark Sherwood and his excellent team.
The Clubhouse has all the expected facilities together with a well-stocked shop and our Professional Paul Jones will be pleased to assist with advice on lessons or equipment. Good quality food and drink may be purchased throughout the day from our franchise caterers. If groups are attending then 2 or 3 course meals can be supplied by prior arrangement and at reasonable prices.
Visitors are welcomed on any weekday or weekend however some restrictions apply and it is always advisable to contact the Club Manager in advance to ascertain availability.
The whole experience from the first tee through to the 18th green and then a drink in the clubhouse is what makes Ashley Wood such a special place. A warm welcome awaits from staff and members all of whom want to ensure you enjoy your day with us and to come back again and again.