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Par: 70 Downland Course
Society Green Fees
Weekday rounds from £25
Weekend rounds from £25
Came Down has been a location for top quality golf for almost 125 years – but it hasn’t always been known as Came Down.
Founded in 1896 as the nine-hole Dorchester Golf Club, the course was extended to 18 holes in 1906 and became Weymouth, Dorchester and County Golf Club, before a final change of name in 1924 to Came Down.
There’s even a Ryder Cup connection to Came Down, a 6,255-yard par-70 downland course which boasts incredible views of the Dorset countryside.
Samuel Ryder, founder of the biennial event, holidayed in the area and eventually became a member, with his idea for the Ryder Cup coming after listening to local pros talking about the expense of having to leave jobs to take part in competitions.
As far as the course itself is concerned, there are a whole host of quirky holes, no better than the third and 17th – two short par-4s which constantly leave you with the decision of whether to play it safe or attempt to go for the green.
The ninth and 16th holes are arguably the toughest on the course and, if you manage to escape both of those holes in level par, you will have done an incredibly good job.
Came Down has several ready-made packages available and are happy to customise a day to your exact requirements.