Canford Golf Club

Canford Golf Club is a proprietary club owned by Canford School. The course is set within the school's 300 acres of mature parkland with many ancient trees and a rippling brook providing the context for some challenging holes of golf.  This course, with its EGU, LGU club affiliations looks benign but it provides a severe test for golfers of all abilities and handicaps.

There are 9 holes, but 18 different tees (the ladies have a total of 11 different tees). Some of the tees require long and accurate drives; like the 12th with its 195 yard carry over a brook; or the 13th with its 180 yard carry over a lake; or the 18th with a narrow pass between a bunker and a pond, at the point where the hole takes a dog-leg left. The SS of 68 for men and 71 for ladies is rarely achieved on this 6000 yard course (5,300 yards for the ladies). The course is well maintained by the school's ground staff, many of whom have gained a great deal of expertise in green-keeping skills over the past decade.


The Club has a limited membership and a healthy waiting list. Its popularity is no surprise given its delightful setting and relaxed atmosphere. Guests who wish to play on the course may only do so with a member and only after purchasing a guest ticket. Very few societies are admitted to the course, usually only those with which members are associated. Members who do not hold a current handicap certificate are encouraged to gain one through their participation in competitions.

When vacancies occur, new members are invited to be 'played-in' by a committee member or representative. This is to demonstrate an adequate degree of competence and familiarity with course etiquette and to support the player's handicap certificate, where they already hold one.

Current Fees

 Joining Fee  £300 (Registration Fee of £25 is deducted)
 Full Adult Membership (7 day)  £406
 Joint Full Adult Membership (7 day)  £772
 Junior (16-21)  £110
 Junior Membership (U16)  £50
 Guest Green Fees                     £12

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the latest bookings schedule, please click here

If you wish to make any enquiries about Canford School Golf Club please do so in writing to:

The Honorary Secretary / Manager

Canford School Golf Club

Canford Magna

Wimborne

Dorset BH21 3AD