THE GROUP of schools, KINGS SCHOOLS UK, dates back to 1957 when Mr. Frederick King opened his school of English in Bournemouth. The Kings School Oxford was formed in 1980 and is located at Oxford, England. The School conducts a wide range of courses from short term courses to specialized long term academic programs. It is accredited by the British Accreditation Council for further and higher education. In addition, it is also a member of British Council for offering Language programs. The College offers intensive English language and examination courses, GCE A-level and University Foundation courses, and summer vacation courses.
Situated 8kms north of Bournemouth city centre, Bournemouth Airport handles 500,000 passengers per year. The recently renovated terminal serves scheduled flights to France, Netherlands, Spain, Portugal and Italy, as well as to Ireland and the Channel Islands. Holiday charter destinations include Austria, Croatia, Greece, Turkey, Sardinia, Majorca, Menorca and the Canary Islands, plus Barbados and New York in the Americas. It is anticipated that passenger traffic will double due to the recent arrival of low-cost carrier Thomsonfly.com. Three car parks at the airport can accommodate 1,500 vehicles. Car park 3 is nearest the terminal, and is used primarily for short stays and collecting arriving passengers.
The standard is set for others to follow and, because of our superb location and our extensive range of facilities, you will find Dudsbury difficult to equal. The magnificent Clubhouse with its elevated position, affording superb views of the picturesque Stour Valley, incorporates the Spikes Bar and Terrace, where you can enjoy a select menu of snacks and daily specials, the Clocktower Restaurant and the Fairway Suite, offering facilities for corporate golf and societies large and small. Corporate days are a feature at Dudsbury because we recognise the value received by companies who entertain their clients in our ideal surroundings.
The Broadstone Golf Club is a private Members' Club, originally founded in 1898 by Lord Wimborne. The original course - known as the Dorset Golf Club - was laid out by Tom Dunn and was played to the east of the now disused Somerset and Dorset railway line and was part heathland and part parkland. In 1914, H S Colt was commissioned to redesign the course. Holes 6, 7 and 8 were incorporated in existing land and holes 10 to 16 were laid out to the west of the railway line, thus changing the full 18 holes to heathland. The course has remained largely unaltered to this day, apart from modifying the 9th hole from a par 4 to a par 5.
Only two miles from Christchurch, Mudeford is a charming fishing village lying at the entrance to Christchurch Harbour, a mecca for water-sports enthusiasts and fishermen. The picturesque quay with its lobster pots, old fishermen's' cottages and Haven House Inn has been traditionally linked with smuggling over the centuries. Nowadays it is not only the centre of the local fishing industry, where fresh fish can be bought from the fish stall, but also a beautiful spot to sit and watch the world go by. Here you can catch the ferry to Mudeford Sandbank, a unique spit of land, which adjoins Hengistbury Head, forming a natural barrier between the harbour and the open sea. It is an ideal spot for a relaxing walk and is easily reached by ferry. Stanpit Marsh is a site of Special Scientific Interest and remains an amazingly unspoilt area of harbour wetlands, which is exceptionally good for the observation and study of winter visiting birds.
Welcome to Parkstone, one of the best known and finest courses on the South Coast and ranked 87th in the British Isles by Golf Monthly magazine. A beautiful and mature heathland course with lakes, standings of mature pines and a wide variety of wildlife together with panoramic views over Poole Harbour to Brownsea Island and the coastal downs of the Isle of Purbeck. Set within a few minutes drive of Poole and Bournemouth town centres and beaches, Parkstone offers the best in both golf and hospitality. You will find the course a challenge that will test your course management and judgement as well as your striking ability.
A visit here is a must for all golfers;the beginner is catered for on the 9 hole Dene course and the Purbeck Championship Course proves an exciting test for even the most accomplished golfer.The courses are built on heathland and set in a Nature Reserve where many rare plants can be seen as well as rare birds - including the Dartford Warbler. The Purbeck course is well manicured and abounds with heather and gorse - with incredible views at every hole - looking out over Poole Harbour, Bournemouth, the Solent and the Isle of Wight. The gentler Dene has views of Poole but also the 9th overlooks a wonderful valley with Swanage nestling at the bottom.
The 18-hole course extends along the valley of the Moors River, it covers a total of 6337 yards and includes four par 5s, ten par 4s and four par 3s. As well as the 18-hole course there is a four-hole pitch and putt course with holes ranging from 35 to 70 yards. Other practice facilities include practice nets, chipping and putting greens. Everyone is welcome to play on the Moors Valley golf course and to join the Moors Valley Golf Club.
Welcome to Ferndown Forest Golf Club. Here at our club we want to make your visit a fun and enjoyable experience. We have a wide range of facilities on site including a superb 18-hole golf course set in magnificent Dorset woodland. The golf facilities include a 20-bay covered & floodlit driving range, putting green, practice bunker and superb team of golf professionals, headed by Mike Dodd. Also on the site there is a fully licensed bar, golf shop stocking a range of clubs and a new conference centre. The course is open to both members and pay & play golfers, and we also cater extensively for golf societies.
The Castle was built on the site previously occupied by High Cliff, a Georgian mansion designed for the 3rd Earl of Bute (a founder of Kew Gardens), with grounds laid out by Capability Brown. The Earl's fourth son, General Sir Charles Stuart who sold the estate apart from Bure Homage, a small house on its outskirts, inherited High Cliff. All that remains of High Cliff today are the two entrance lodges, presently being used as a restaurant and some of the garden walls and features on the present estate.