Course Closed. Reopening on Wednesday December 2nd. We will be members only until Monday 14th December. Visitors MUST read the guidelines, found under the COVID-19 tab on our website, before booking.

(updated 24 November at 07:28)
The Academy


Learn to play golf at one of Dorset’s finest courses

Q.   What is the Came Down Academy?

A.   The Academy is a stepping stone for people to make a smooth transition from beginners in to full club members.

 Q.   Why have you created an Academy?

A.    Starting out in golf can be a very daunting experience. We wanted to create a fun, relaxed way for people to get started.

 Q.   Who can join the Academy?

A.   Anyone who is new, relatively new or returning to the game after a long lay off. It is not intended as an avenue to low cost golf.

 Q.   How does Academy membership work?

A.   Membership runs for a year from your joining date. You can remain in the Academy for a max of 2 years. When a suitable standard is achieved we will recommend transference to full club membership

 Q.    I’ve never played golf before, does that matter?

A.    No, you are perfect. Our PGA Professional will guide you through every step of your journey to becoming a golfer.

 Q.   I don’t have any equipment. Can I still join?

A.   Absolutely. We have equipment you can borrow and when you feel the time is right our Professional will advise as to what you may require

Q.   I don’t know any one, can I join on my own?

A.   Of course. We hope Academy members will be open to sharing their contact details. Our Professional will act as a liason to help members meet each other

Some of the benefits of becoming an Academy Member are:

  • 12 golf lessons per annum with one of our PGA Professionals (worth £240)
  • 24 x 10 hole rounds of golf per annum (worth £420)
  • Extra rounds may be purchased at the member's guest rate
  • Group etiquette and rules session
  • Full use of the clubs extensive practise facilities
  • Full use of the clubhouse facilities
  • A discount card for the bar / catering (currently 5%)
  • Welcome to attend all the club's social functions
  • Public liability insurance
  • Fortnightly roll up competitions organised by the Professional
  • 10% discount on purchases in the Pro Shop
  • A 25% discount on your 1st year's subscription when transferring to full club membership 

Q.    What is the cost of becoming an Academy member?

A.    A year's membership is £350.00

If you are completely new to golf why not sign up for an hour long induction with one of our PGA Professionals. This is a great way of learning a few basics and discovering if golf is a sport you are going to enjoy. We discount the cost of this induction so you pay just £30. If you decide to join the Academy the fee is waived and the induction simply counts as 2 of your lessons.    

To apply for membership to the Academy please complete the Academy Membership Form or contact the Manager on 01305 813494 or email