Dudsbury golf course to close next year

Alistair Dunsmuir
By Alistair Dunsmuir October 3, 2023 10:55

The golf course at Dudsbury Golf Club, Hotel & Spa in Dorset is to close next year, its owner has revealed.

Beate Robinson has written to members to explain that while the hotel and spa will continue to function, and will be invested in, the course will close in April amid “extremely unprecedented times”.

“It is with great sadness that I have to announce that the golf course only at Dudsbury Golf Club, Hotel & Spa will be closing from 1st April 2024,” writes Robinson.

“We were recently informed that the lease purchased on the golf course will expire on 31st March 2024 and will not be renewed.

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“I would like to confirm that the hotel and spa, bistro, events and the guesthouse will operate as normal but will undergo extensive refurbishments and investment and will continue to provide excellent facilities for the local community to use.

“Over the years Dave and I have always provided excellent value golf on an extremely challenging course. Dave Braban’s vision when purchasing the club back in 2006, was always “golf for all and not just the few”. I feel I have fulfilled his wishes over the past 18 years during some extremely unprecedented times.

“I would like to express my sincere gratitude to my team who have maintained the course and supported the club throughout our time here.

“I would like to also extend my thanks to our members and patrons who have enjoyed the course over the years.”


Alistair Dunsmuir
By Alistair Dunsmuir October 3, 2023 10:55
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  1. Barran October 4, 17:10

    This is an amazing course. Unfortunately it was ear marked for this storyline a long time ago and the members should feel blessed they have been able to play it as long as they have. Mrs B has kept a great course and done her husband proud but it is a sign of the times when this happens. Members will be scratching around because there is not a lot of space in the local membership zone, we only have a few places left at Christchurch Golf Centre but we will be reaching out to the club to see how we can help. The course sat in its own in Dorsey, not one of the big four but nestled above the other courses. The bits staying will do very well!! Sad but a sign of the times.

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  2. Dodd October 4, 15:33

    That’s a shame, a nice course.

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  3. Grim October 3, 15:40

    Very sad news.
    More green land to be sold and littered with new properties in an area which is already overly congested with traffic.

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    • Rob M October 5, 22:33

      Played this course last Friday (29th September) and have to say, the condition was awful. We walked off after playing just 12 holes and I’m still £300 lighter. I’m not at all surprised to see this news. Sad, we’ve had some great days there in the past but gone hugely downhill – made worse by the service and correspondence since.

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    • Sizzle January 17, 10:17

      Heard houses are being built on there.

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