Parkstone Golf Club was originally designed by Willie Park but in 1937 James Braid revised the layout to produce one of the best courses in Southern england. Towering pines and gorgeous heather line the undulating fairways together with panoramic views of Poole Harbour and the Isle of Purbeck. Read more
My father submitted the first review of Meyrick Park when he played it with his golf society, last weekend I joined him for another visit and a night out in Bournemouth!
Your first thought when standing on the opening tee is, “what a tough opening hole”, if you are going to hit the green you need a clean strike. I got a bit too much draw with my lofty 5-wood and ended up by the path on the left, happy to walk off the green with a four though. Keep your tee shot right on the second and you should be on the green in two although I very nearly went too far right. The third is another tough one, aim just left of the clump of trees on the right and hope for distance otherwise you are not going to reach this green in two.
Meyrick Park was the first municipal course constructed in England and it looks like it has matured very well. The condition of the course was very good with quick, true greens, which is a credit to the green staff considering this is probably one of the most popular courses in the area.
A solid shot is required right from the start if you are playing the first as a par 3, otherwise play it as a par 4. On the second keep the ball right of the fairway and you should be left with a short pitch into the green. If you are not long off the tee then play the third one shot longer than the card suggests this goes for the fourth hole too.