14 great places to golf in the Isle of Wight

Want an exceptional golf in Isle of Wight experience for players of all skill levels? With its diverse range of parkland and downland courses, discover a challenging and rewarding experience that you definitely won’t forget!


If you're planning a holiday on the Isle of Wight, be sure to include a round of golf in your itinerary and discover the true golfing paradise this destination has to offer – whether that be crazy golf at Caddyshack or the more traditional Newport Golf Club. No matter how long you decide to visit, you'll never be far from an opportunity to tee off, plus it doesn’t matter whether you're a beginner looking to hone your swing or an experienced golfer aiming to impress friends and family. Many courses welcome visitors and offer hire facilities, ensuring you can enjoy the game even if you don't have your own equipment. Additionally, a floodlit driving range allows you to practice your swing well into the evening hours – maybe for a date night? Our list will help you find the perfect club to suit your preferences, plus they’re a short distance from our holiday parks

Start with crazy golf on the Isle of Wight

If you’re holidaying with family or friends, why not kick things off with a fun and quirky activity? The island is home to several delightful crazy golf courses, offering a perfect opportunity to introduce the little ones to the wonderful world of golf in a playful way.

With their whimsical obstacles, vibrant designs, and challenging yet light-hearted layouts, these crazy golf courses promise hours of laughter and good-natured competition. Before tackling the island's traditional golf courses, start your golfing adventure with a dose of silliness and create cherished memories at one of the Isle of Wight's crazy golf attractions…

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Caddyshack Indoor Crazy Golf

Caddyshack, the new vibrant indoor crazy golf attraction in Shanklin's Summer Arcade, is a whirlwind of fun for the whole family! Blending nostalgic fair attractions with mini golf challenges, each kaleidoscopic hole brings fresh adventure.

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Test your skills navigating bowling alleys or dodging big wheels, culminating in a grand finale putt for a free game prize. An unmissable thrill for families and friends on the Isle of Wight, and a perfect way to begin your holiday…

Location: Shanklin Esplanade, Isle of Wight, PO37 6BG

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The Lost World Adventure Golf

Dare to enter the Lost World Adventure Golf's Ancient Aztec ruins for a wild crazy golf experience. Challenge friends and family through 11 rainforest holes, encountering lightning, monkeys, and lions amidst mesmerising light, sound, and smoke, transporting you into a tropical thunderstorm.

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This 30-minute adventure is perfect for escaping a rainy day or summer heat – it’s perfect at any time - and the kids won’t get bored!

Plus, this mini golf in the Isle of Wight experience is just a 10-20 minute drive from St Helens Coastal Resort – result!

Location: Esplanade, Sandown, PO36 8JT

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Pirates Cove Crazy Golf

With this crazy golf in Isle of Wight experience, set sail for swashbuckling adventures at Pirate's Cove, where crazy golf meets the charm of the high seas. This immersive pirate-themed course invites buccaneers of all ages to navigate hidden coves, treacherous waters, and shipwrecks.

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As the sun sets, the mystical glow creates an enchanting evening atmosphere – perfect for a competitive game night. Check opening times and embark on an unforgettable family or group outing at this thrilling pirate-themed crazy golf destination. See you there mateys!

Location: Shanklin Esplanade, Isle of Wight, PO37 6BG

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Dino Islands: A Golf Adventure

If you (or especially your kids) love all things fossils, why not experience a prehistoric adventure at Dino Golf, where an action-packed 18-hole crazy golf course awaits?

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Navigate a multi-level terrain featuring life-size dinosaurs, volcanoes, waterfalls, and bridges for a fun family activity with even more excitement. Challenge yourself, your families, or your friends to this Jurassic journey for a roaringly good time!

Location: Sandham Gardens, Sandown Bay, Culver Parade, Sandown, Isle of Wight, PO36 8AT

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Adventure Golf - Calbourne Water Mill

At this 18-hole Adventure Golf, you'll embark on a whirlwind journey back to the olden days of King Arthur, under the watchful eye of the Lady of the Lake!

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Do you have the courage to take on this quest? The Holy Grail must be found and returned to its rightful owner. Armed with your golf club and golf ball, prepare to face the dragon and conquer the course!

Or, in other words, get ready to win this fun crazy golf in Isle of Wight game!

Location: Newport Road, Calbourne, Isle of Wight, PO30 4JN

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Jurassic Bay Adventure Golf

Welcome to Jurassic Bay, which will take you to the Jurassic era for one of the best golf in the Isle of Wight experiences where colossal dinosaurs once roamed, offering an 18-hole mini-golf adventure like no other.

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Immerse yourself in a lush, prehistoric landscape full of life-sized dinosaur replicas, from towering T-Rexes to rustling foliage echoing distant roars.

Each uniquely designed hole presents an action-packed challenge, perfect for family-friendly fun.

Get ready for an unforgettable experience suitable for all ages, from hatchlings to the most seasoned explorers venturing into the land lost to time!

Sounds great, doesn’t it?

Location: Shanklin Esplanade, Isle of Wight, PO37 6BG

Your more traditional Isle of Wight golf courses

Now that we’ve looked at crazy golf in the Isle of Wight, let’s take a look at some of the more traditional golfing greens where you can practice your skills.

Do you want to spend your time practicing your swing or do you want to impress friends and family? The Isle of Wight has plenty of courses that will suit your needs, from beginners to pros, you'll find a course to suit your ability…

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Newport Golf Club

Perched on the picturesque downs above Newport, Newport Golf Club offers breathtaking panoramas that will leave you awestruck.

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From one vantage point, marvel at the sprawling views of Portsmouth - from another, take in the sights of Southampton's skyline, seamlessly blending with the Isle's magnificent downland vistas. 

Beyond its idyllic setting, Newport Golf Club extends a warm welcome to visitors with its top-notch amenities, including an expansive driving range facility. For just £6, guests can practice their swing with a bucket of 50 balls, conveniently purchasing tokens at the bar. 

If you want to experience the full golf course, why not book a tee time and green fees ready for your holiday visit?

Location: St. Georges Lane, St. Georges Down, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 3BA

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Freshwater Bay Golf Club

Nestled on the Isle of Wight's scenic downlands overlooking the English Channel, Freshwater Bay Golf Course offers a breathtaking seaside links-style golfing experience.

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This par 69, 5,725-yard layout challenges players of all skill levels with its spectacular coastal setting – it’s one to visit! 

For those seeking a leisurely round amidst beautiful seaside scenery, Freshwater Bay's 18-hole course delivers an unforgettable experience.

As a private club, visitors are warmly welcomed and treated to great rates, a friendly clubhouse atmosphere, and seasoned members' advice on weather and course conditions. 

With a full bar and catering amenities, Freshwater Bay Golf Course combines exceptional golfing with the unparalleled Isle of Wight hospitality that’s only a 10-minute drive from The Bay Colwell Holiday Park.

Location: Afton Down, Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight, PO40 9TZ

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Osborne Golf Club

Osborne Golf Club is a golfing gem – a golfing legacy left by Queen Victoria. Nestled within the picturesque Osborne House Estate, this charming 9-hole layout is a sight to behold!

While cherished by its vibrant membership, Osborne Golf Club extends its offering to visitors as well.

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Conveniently situated near the Red Funnel ferry services to Southampton and a short 15-minute drive from the Portsmouth ferry terminals, the club's accessible location invites golfers to experience its historic allure.

Location: Osborne House Estate, East Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO32 6JX

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Ventnor Golf Club

Why not play golf on the Isle of Wight at Ventnor Golf Club, which invites you to immerse yourself in a golfing experience steeped in history and natural beauty?

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The course itself is a hidden gem, nestled amidst the island's picturesque downlands and perched atop cliffs that offer breathtaking panoramic vistas. 

From the rolling countryside to the shimmering English Channel and distant mainland, each hole provides a scenic backdrop that will leave you in awe. Step onto these hallowed grounds and let the rich history and views of Ventnor Golf Club etch an unforgettable memory.

What makes this course even better is that it’s about a 20-minute drive from The Lakes Rookley Holiday Park!

Location: Steephill Down Rd, Isle of Wight PO38 1BP

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Ryde Golf Club

Ryde Golf Club welcomes golfers of all ages and skill levels, welcoming members and visitors throughout the year.

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This inviting haven offers a genuinely friendly atmosphere, complemented by a well-appointed clubhouse featuring a cosy bar and excellent dining options. It’s the perfect setting to unwind after a round – maybe even as a date? 

The true jewel lies in the impeccably maintained 9-hole course layout, which ingeniously incorporates alternate tees and an additional green, transforming the experience into a challenging 18-hole, par 70 test of golf. 

Whether you arrive as an individual or part of a group, you’ll have a memorable day on the links, nestled in a tranquil, beautiful setting.

Location: Binstead Rd, Ryde PO33 3NF

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Westridge Golf Centre

For another great golf on the Isle of Wight experience, why not visit Westridge Golf Centre?

It’s a premier golfing mecca for those seeking to embark on their golfing journey or elevate their skills.

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This state-of-the-art facility boasts a fully covered, floodlit driving range powered by Toptracer and Power Tee technologies, complemented by a spacious putting green and practice bunker area. 

Westridge's team of highly qualified PGA professionals are available 363 days a year, offering expert tuition tailored to players of all abilities. 

Elevating the experience further, Westridge houses the island's largest pro shop, stocked with plenty of equipment and apparel from all the major brands. 

Whether you're a seasoned player seeking to fine-tune your game or a newcomer eager to unleash your golfing potential, this is the place to be to golf on the Isle of Wight!

Location: Brading Road, Ryde, PO33 1QS

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Shanklin and Sandown Golf Club

Shanklin & Sandown Golf Club is just a 20-minute drive from Red Funnel's East Cowes and Wightlink's Fishbourne ferry terminals, making it easily accessible for visitors.

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For those preferring a more scenic commute, Wightlink's Fastcat service offers the option to disembark and catch a train to Sandown, leaving just a 10-minute stroll to the clubhouse. 

Or, if you’re staying at the Whitecliff Bay Holiday Park, it’s only a 15-minute drive away!

Once there, golfers are greeted by a friendly, welcoming atmosphere and an enticing array of great-value membership packages tailored to suit every preference and budget. 

Whether you're a local seeking a golfing haven or a visitor eager to experience the island's renowned courses, Shanklin & Sandown Golf Club promises an unforgettable experience steeped in traditional Isle of Wight charm!

Location: The Fairway, Lake, Sandown, Isle of Wight, PO36 9PR

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Cowes Golf Club

Established in 1909, Cowes Golf Club is an Isle of Wight gem that seamlessly blends tradition with gorgeous views.

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How many golf courses are on the Isle of Wight?

Now you’re set for your golf on the Isle of Wight adventure, you must be ready to get putting!

Luckily, there are eight golf courses on the Isle of Wight, which doesn’t even include other types of golf, like crazy golf.

Use this list to pick some hotspots to get competitive and challenge your friends and family on holiday:

  1. Newport Golf Club

  2. Freshwater Bay Golf Club

  3. Osborne Golf Club

  4. Ventnor Golf Club

  5. Ryde Golf Club 

  6. Westridge Golf Centre

  7. Shanklin and Sandown Golf Club

  8. Cowes Golf Club

But don’t forget crazy golf, especially for any kids you’re holidaying with – they’ll love it!

  • Dino Islands: A Golf Adventure

  • Adventure Golf - Calbourne Water Mill

  • Jurassic Adventure Golf

And with much more to discover on your golfing journey, why not book your next Isle of Wight holiday, so you can become the next Tiger Woods!

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