Riverside Cottage Wye Valley – Nearby Golf Courses
Golf in Monmouthshire and Gloucestershire
There are some eleven Golf Clubs comprising a total of sixteen 18 hole courses within a twenty mile radius of Tintern offering a range of challenges for the amateur and professional golfer alike. All the clubs welcome visitors, but please phone ahead to book tee times and to check on local rules, e.g. handicap may need verification. The following list is arranged in strict alphabetical order, and does not in any way represent either favouritism or the degree of difficulty!
1. Alice Springs
Alice Springs Golf Club, Kerneys Commander, USK, Monmouthshire NP15 1PP
Tel: 01873-880 708 Pro Shop: 01873-880 914 www.alicespringsgolfclub.co.uk
The club offers two full eighteen hole courses both of which are claimed to be genuine all weather courses; the USK and the MONNOW. The 19th hole offers home cooked bar snacks, and Morgan’s Restaurant is open for dinner on Friday and Saturday evenings from 19.00 thru 22.00. Alice Springs is 26 miles from Riverside on the ‘A’ roads via Monmouth, but is much shorter on the country lanes to Usk.
The USK course: Men: 5,967 yards, par 70 Ladies: 5,165 yards, par 72
The MONNOW course: Men: 5,321 yards, par 69 Ladies: 4,755 yards, par 70
2. Celtic Manor
The Celtic Manor Resort, Coldra Woods, Newport, Monmouthshire NP18 1HF
Tel: 01633-413 000 Golf Reservations: 01633-410 263 www.celtic-manor.com
The Celtic Manor (best known for hosting the 2010 Ryder Cup) boasts three eighteen hole golf courses set within fourteen hundred acres; the TWENTY TEN, the ROMAN ROAD and the MONTGOMERIE. There is also a world-class golf academy featuring a floodlit driving range, practice range, indoor putting studio, golf shop and teaching bays, and two luxurious golf clubhouses; The Twenty Ten Clubhouse and The Lodge with its own bar, restaurant, health club and spa. Additionally, the complex comprises three hotels varying from The Resort Hotel (five star), The Manor House Hotel (four star), to The Newbridge on Usk (200 year old Inn). The Celtic Manor is 20 miles from Riverside via Chepstow, the M48 and M4 (heading West).
The TWENTY TEN course was purpose built for the 2010 Ryder Cup with appropriately priced green fees:
– Men: 7,008 yards, par 71 Ladies: 5,654 yards, par 71
The ROMAN ROAD course which is a championship venue designed by Robert Trent Jones Snr:
– Men: 6,515 yards, par 70 Ladies: 5,324 yards, par 72
The MONTGOMERIE course designed by Colin Montgomerie with dramatic tee shots over valleys, and breathtaking downhill shots; incidentally, the lowest priced green fees:
– Men: 6,294 yards, par 69 Ladies: 5,186 yards, par 69
3. Dewstow Golf Club & Driving Range
Dewstow Golf Club, CAERWENT, Monmouthshire NP26 5AH
Tel: 01291-430 444 www.dewstow.co.uk
The club offers two full eighteen hole courses; the VALLEY and the PARK. There is also a 26 bay floodlit driving range which is open from 09.00 thru 21.00 on weekdays, and from 08.00 thru 19.00 at weekends. The well appointed clubhouse offers bar snacks, and has the added attraction of an excellent restaurant serving lunch and dinner. Dewstow is 11 miles from Riverside – heading off in the direction of Chepstow.
The VALLEY course: Men: 6,091 yards, par 72 Ladies: Not Known
The PARK course: Men: 5,906 yards, par 69 Ladies: Not Known
4. Forest Hills
Forest Hills Golf Club, Mile End Road, Coleford, Gloucestershire GL16 7QD
Tel: 01594-810 620 Pro Shop: 01594-810 823 www.foresthillsgolfandleisure.co.uk
The club – situated in the Forest of Dean – offers one eighteen hole parkland course. The clubhouse offers bar snacks, and has an excellent restaurant serving lunch and dinner. Forest Hills is 16 miles from Riverside on the ‘A’ roads via Monmouth, but is much shorter using the country lanes from Bigsweir Bridge via Clearwell.
The parkland course: Men: 6,337 yards, par 72 Ladies: 5,612 yards, par 74
5. Forest of Dean Golf Club
Forest of Dean Golf Club, Bells Hotel, Lords Hill, Coleford, Gloucestershire GL16 8BE
Tel: 01594-832 583 www.bells-hotel.co.uk
The Forest of Dean Golf Club at Bells Hotel is set in the beauty of the Forest of Dean countryside and offers an eighteen hole parkland golf course. The Hotel also boasts a county standard bowling green along with a 4 rink Short Mat Bowls Centre. The Clubhouse is within the old Bells Grammar School building and bar snacks are available throughout the day. Potters Restaurant (named after the playwright Dennis Potter; a former pupil of the school) is open for breakfast and evening meals serving superb cuisine. Bells Hotel is 15 miles from Riverside on the ‘A’ roads via Monmouth, but is much shorter using the country lanes from Bigsweir Bridge via Clearwell.
The course: Men: 5,813 yards par 69 Ladies: Not Known
6. Monmouth Golf Club
Monmouth Golf Club, Leasbrook Lane, Monmouth, Monmouthshire NP25 3SN
Tel: 01600-712 212 www.monmouthgolfclub.co.uk
The club offers one eighteen hole course. The clubhouse offers bar snacks, and has a restaurant serving lunch and dinner. Monmouth Golf Club is 11 miles from Riverside.
The course: Men: 5,698 yards, par 69 Ladies: 5,118 yards, par 70
7. Monmouthshire Golf Club
Monmouthshire Golf Club, Llanfoist, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire NP7 9HE
Tel: 01873-852 606 Pro Shop: 01873-852 532 www.monmouthshiregolfclub.co.uk
The club has an eighteen hole course situated in mature parkland and is considered to be the oldest in the County. The club also hosted the 2011 Welsh Team Championships. Meals are served in the clubhouse from 11.30 thru 17.00 every day. Monmouthshire Golf Club is 27 miles from Riverside on the ‘A’ roads via Monmouth, but is much shorter using the country lanes to Raglan., and then on to Abergavenny using the ‘A’ road.
The course: Men: 5,976 yards, par 70 Ladies: Not Known
8. Raglan Parc Golf Club
Raglan Parc Golf Club, Parc Lodge, Station Road, Raglan, Monmouthshire NP15 2ER
Tel: 01291-690 077 www.raglanparc.co.uk
Raglan Parc Golf Club offers an eighteen hole parkland course. Bar snacks are available in the clubhouse. Raglan Parc is 17 miles from Riverside using the ‘A’ roads via Monmouth, but is much shorter using the country lanes to Raglan.
The course: Men: 6,604 yards, par 73 Ladies: 6,147 yards, par 73
9. Rolls of Monmouth Golf Club
The Rolls of Monmouth Golf Club, The Hendre, Monmouth, Monmouthshire NP25 5HG
Tel: 01600-715 353 www.therollsgolfclub.co.uk
The Rolls Golf Club is set in the beautiful grounds of the former long-term residence of the Rolls family (1767 to 1987). Charles Stewart Rolls (co-founder of Rolls-Royce) was probably the most famous son of the family; a statue commemorating him stands in Agincourt Square, Monmouth below the memorial to Henry V. Visitors are always welcome, but are requested to book tee times in advance, and breakfast, lunch and dinner are available. Please note that the club operates a strict dress code on the course, in the clubhouse, and in the restaurant for dinner. The Rolls Golf Club is 15 miles from Riverside using the ‘A’ roads via Monmouth.
The course: Men: 6,733 yards, par 72 Ladies: 5,730 yards, par 73
10. St Pierre Golf Course
Marriott St Pierre Hotel & Country Club, St Pierre Park, Chepstow, Monmouthshire NP16 6YA
Tel: 01291-625 261 Pro Shop: 01291-635 205 www.club-noticeboard.com/chepstow
St Pierre is set in 400 acres of picturesque parkland with a stunning 14th century manor. In addition to the facilities offered by Marriott (fitness club, swimming pool, sauna, tennis courts, etc and a choice of restaurants), it is the site of two eighteen hole championship golf courses; the OLD course and the MATHERN course. The Old course has played host to many prestigious golf tournaments, and the Mathern has hosted the PGA Welsh Masters. All queries should be directed to the club secretary (01291-635 261), but tee times should be booked directly with the golf shop (01291-635 205). St Pierre is only eight miles from Riverside via Chepstow.
The OLD course: Men: 6,487 yards, par 71 Ladies: Not Known
The MATHERN course: Men: 5,569 yards, par 68 Ladies: Not Known
11. Woodlake Park Golf Club
Woodlake Park Golf & Country Club, Glascoed, Usk, Monmouthshire NP4 0TE
Tel: 01291-673 933 Pro Shop: 01291-673 933 www.woodlake.co.uk
Woodlake Park Golf Club offers an eighteen hole course set in 140 acres overlooking the spectacular Llandegfedd reservoir, the Brecon Beacons, Black Mountains and the Vale of Usk. Fresh home made food is available in Spikes Bar, and the two clubhouse balconies afford outstanding views across the reservoir. Woodland Park is 26 miles from Riverside using the ‘A’ roads via Monmouth, but is much shorter using the country lanes to Usk.
The HOME course: Men: 6,309 yards, par 72 Ladies: 5,500 yards, par 73