The Lakeland, Parkland and Woodland Courses we’re designed by the prolific course designer Martin Hawtree who recently received international acclaim for his excellent work re-designing Royal Birkdale for the British Open. His more recent design of the 5 Star Trump International Links in Aberdeen for Donald Trump in Scotland has received more great press, rating Martin Hawtree as the best course designer in the world today. Martin Hawtree has also redesigned St Andrews on behalf of the Royal and Ancient, so in design terms the courses here at The Dorset have a pedigree that is undeniable.
Hawtree is renowned for his tricky clover shaped bunkers and large and deceptive undulating greens which is what you will find here at The Dorset. The Lakeland & Parkland are the longest of the three courses with Lakes coming into play on over half of the holes.
The Woodland Course is a little shorter and carved through a Rhododendron Forest. This unique Course offers a tough positional Challenge and looks Stunning in May & June with wall to wall flowers lining the fairway on every hole!
The courses are all renowned for playing very differently in the summer and winter. In the winter the courses play very American with almost target like golf conditions. The greens have fantastic drainage and the course never closes due to wet weather. Selecting your Club becomes very important as most greens are up to 40 yards from front to back.
In the summer the course dry’s out and plays very much like links golf. Hawtree purposely designed the greens to have run ins and run offs so that the summer requires a different tact and approach to play successfully.
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