Everyone loves the seaside, don’t they? No wonder the Victorians would remove themselves to the coast when in need of restoration; it’s a real mood-lifter. Dorset has miles of sandy beaches and, providing you pack the right clothes, you can enjoy them all year round. Bournemouth has an enviable location, sandwiched between the bucolic New Forest and the epic Jurassic Coast.
And although it is maybe less well known as a golfing destination, there are some wonderful courses here, ranging from classic heathland tracks and wooded parklands to unique seaside courses. With six courses in England’s Top 100 rankings, you are spoilt for choice.