NEWENT Golf Club and Lodges is a thriving club with huge local support.

It is owned and run by Susan Brown, son Ian Brown and daughter Maggie Keatley.

It is celebrating its 30th birthday this year.

Its address and contact details are: Newent Golf Club and Lodges, Coldharbour Lane, Newent

01531 820478

Maggie said: "Newent Golf Club is a picturesque and friendly, family and PGA Professional owned and run 9 hole pay and play course with guest accommodation located 1 mile from Newent.

" It is known for it’s great condition and was opened in 1994, so this year is celebrating its 30th anniversary.

"The course consists of 6 par 4's, 3 par 3's, 23 bunkers, mature trees and water on the 3rd, all of this makes for a challenging round for every level of golfer."

Prices are very competitive at Newent Golf Club:

9 holes is £12.00 or 18 holes is £19.00 and they are very rarely closed due to rain.

Please call to book a tee time.

Inside the clubhouse there is a small pro shop where they offer drinks and bacon rolls and a soon to be opened golf simulator.

Please note you cannot just turn up to play.

Everyone must book a tee time.

Everyone must have their own set of clubs. Sorry no beginners.

If you’re playing 18 holes, you will still need to pop in after 9 holes and be slotted back in for the second 9 and you may have to wait a few minutes.

The Lodges The lodges are grouped around a private

courtyard and the en-suite accommodation consists

of 8 doubles and 2 twin bedded rooms.

All rooms are en-suite, have heated towel rails, free wi-fi and ample free parking is located 50 yards away.

There are tea/coffee making facilities in your room and a silent chiller in case you want to bring anything with you.