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The course is expertly maintained by our highly motivated and enthusiastic team of greenkeepers. 

As such the course is always in superb condition, and boasts arguably some of the best greens in Dorset.

You will need to plot your way around the course which is heavily tree-lined with some narrow fairways. The greens are in superb condition and the course presents an excellent test of golf for players of all standards.

Our course manager and his team continually strive to improve the course, and recent changes have certainly enhanced the overall presentation.  


For men playing off the competition tees (White) the course measures 6,074 yards.

However despite its modest length by modern standards do not let this fool you into thinking it will be easy! With the Standard Scratch Score of 70 matching the par, you will understand that Knighton Heath is no pushover.

The course for ladies (Red tees) measures 5,474 yards. Although the ladies get an extra shot, with the 17th being played as a par 5, the par of 71 is actually two strokes fewer than the Standard Scratch Score.

From the Yellow tees the course measures 5,848 yards. These tees are allocated to members ‘general’ play and are also those used by any visiting societies. 

To assist you with yardages each fairway has 150 yard marker posts and 100 marker discs in the centre of the fairway ­ both to the centre of the green.

On the greens we use a colour convention to indicate front (red), centre (yellow) and white (rear) in rotation.    

Practice Facilities

Knighton Heath Golf Club is committed to offering its members all the facilities possible to enable members the chance to become as proficient at this great game of golf as their talent and application allows.

A large practice area adjacent to the course provides the opportunity to practise your full swing.

The short game is not overlooked, either, with a chipping practice area enabling the dedicated player the chance to work on those round-saving shots around the green.

The words “sand save” could quickly be added to your golfing vocabulary once you become proficient from our practice bunker.

Additionally, a very nice putting green mirrors the fine surfaces to be found out on the course.

For those where time is at a premium, there are driving nets not far from the first tee, affording the opportunity to loosen up before beginning a round.