SINCE lockdown was introduced there has been a blanket ban on outdoor sports.

Sports venues, such as golf courses and gyms, were forced to close their doors.

However, England’s golf courses (along with other outdoor sports and leisure facilities) are currently set to open on March 29, subject to coronavirus infection rates.

On this date, the Government is also set to drop its ‘stay at home’ message with ‘stay local’, meaning people will no longer be expected to only leave their home under the current list of exceptional circumstances.

If you are eager to get out on the green and want to start planning your next golf date, here are six of Dorset's best-rated golf courses according to

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Broadstone Golf Club, BH18 8DQ

If you are an avid golfer from Poole, you will have undoubtedly visited this golf course.

Originally known as Dorset Golf Club, Broadstone Golf Club was founded in 1898. 

The course is laid out on gorgeous rolling terrain with panoramic views of the Purbeck Hills and Poole Harbour. 

Reviewers on have said: "One of the prettiest golf courses I have played, Every hole was a visual delight."

Another review said: "An unbelievable golf course for many reasons... layout, views, playability and the challenge each hole brings." 

Green fees:

Summer midweek (April 1 to October 31) - 

18 holes for £105 or 36 holes for £140. 

After 2pm on a Sunday 18 holes costs £105. 

Parkstone Golf Club, BH14 9QS

This golf course is ranked second in Dorset on the Top 100 Golf Courses Website.

The seaside heathland course is described as untraditional compared to the usual links. 

Boasting jaw-dropping views across Poole Bay and Poole Harbour the pine and heather-lined course is a delight all-year-round. 

It measures roughly 6,300 yards and is challenging for golfers of all ability.   

One happy reviewer wrote: “The biggest compliment I can give Parkstone is that I cannot think of many inland golf courses in the British Isles that are superior."

Once we are allowed, you can book your game through the Parkstone Golf Club website.

Prices range from £65-125 depending on what time of year you decide to play. 

Remedy Oak Golf Club, BH21 8ND

Remedy Oak first opened in November 2005 and it is rumoured that former Ryder Cup captain John Jacobs designed the course or at least made a few visits during its construction. 

Described as perhaps one of the most exclusive clubs south of the M25 the course is perfectly groomed and manicured. 

The expensive green fee is apparently worth the money according to rave reviewers of the course. 

One said: "What a course! Each hole is different with lots of risk and reward opportunities."

Set among 265 acres, the visitors package costs £130 per person or £150 at the weekend.

This includes tea or coffee on arrival, a give-away, 18 holes of golf and more.  

Ferndown Golf Club, BH22 8BU

According to the Top 100 Golf Courses website, this is the fourth-rated golf course in Dorset and the 51st in England.

It was founded in 1912 and opened in 1914 - it's the course on which Peter Aliss learnt his trade from his father Percy. 

In 1989 Ferndown hosted the Women's British Open which Jane Geddes iconically dominated.

Described as one of the prettiest and best-conditioned courses in the South. 

Green fees: 

18 holes championship course - £60 in the winter or £120 in the summer.

Find out more on their website.

Isle of Purbeck Golf Club, BH19 3AB

People have high praise for the Isle of Purbeck golf course. 

The golf club was founded in 1892 and was modernised at the turn of the 20th century by Harry Colt - Enid Blyton and her husband even owned the club at one point. 

Boasting incredible 360-degree panoramic views of Poole Harbour, the Purbeck Hills and Brownsea Island the course has one of the best views in the country. 

Summer day tickets cost £80 mid week, £100 on Saturdays and £90 on Friday and Sunday.