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Forest of Dean Golf Club

Course Information

Forest of Dean Golf Club, Gloucester is an 18 hole, par 69 (5925 yard), private, parkland golf course established in 1973

18 holes | Par 69 | 5925 yards | Private | Parkland

Buggy HireGolf shop Changing roomsClubhouse BarFood Function Room Hire Accommodation


Tee Time Information

Midweek Guide: £18.00 per round *

Weekend Guide: £25.00 per round *

* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.


Visitor Information


Contact Information

Address: Lords Hill, Coleford, Gloucester, GL16 8BD United Kingdom

Tel: 01594 832583

Golf Pro: Stuart Jenkins | Tel: 01594 833689

Website: http://www.bells-hotel.co.uk/index.php?/Golf/golf.html

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Forest of Dean Golf Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  4.06

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 133
Average Ratings
3.87 ... Overall Rating
3.68 ... The Course
3.84 ... Course Cond.
3.74 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.13 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
3.55 ... Pace of play
4.26 ... Hospitality.
2.89 ... Prac. Facil.
3.90 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

133 ratings & 88 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 1215 out of 2170.

HIGHLY RATED - 98% would play again or recommend

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Highly Recommended 2020

What the club says: The Forest of Dean Golf Club was founded in 1973 and is situated in the beautiful and unspoilt Area of Outstanding Beauty that is the Forest of Dean.

With unique rolling parkland, lakes, streams, bunkers and woodland, this par 69 eighteen hole golf course provides a challenge to all categories of golfers and is a joy to play.



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Reviewed Jun 7 2021 by Ian H - rated 5 out of 5

Great course well worth a visit

Great course well worth a visit.
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Reviewed Jun 4 2021 by Terence D - rated 5 out of 5
Great course and very friendly members. Well worth a visit
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Reviewed Jun 1 2021 by Steven B - rated 4 out of 5

Great Course

Great course with plenty of character
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Reviewed Jun 1 2021 by Gary G - rated 4 out of 5

Joined as a member

Nice course really good condition considering the terrible may weather.

Although not my favourite course in Gloucester I have become a member due to the club offering the best deal.

Staff here are excellent and members and guests are friendly.

(Round played: Jun 2021 - Score: 88 Handicap: 16.2)
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Reviewed May 12 2021 by Gordon B - rated 3 out of 5

Worth a visit

Parland course that has some challenging holes, a couple of odd ball layouts but overall a good quality golfing challenge in a pleasant environment
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Reviewed May 8 2021 by Gary - rated 4 out of 5

Membership

Due to my limited availability(time not covid related) to play golf I was looking for flexi memberships at Thornbury, the Bristol, Llanwern. However just before committing to one of these flexi memberships I discovered the Bells Hotel Forest of Dean golf club.Where full membership is around the same price as other other clubs flexi membership.

Having never played the course before I decided to trial the course. I was pleasantly surprised off the yellows is 5690 yards with several blind tee shots in the rolling land. It is a pretty open course but a tree is likely to hinder your approach shot if you're wild off the tee but you're likely to find the ball, I personally think that taking driver off every tee is probably possible however you might be better taking a long iron or hybrid off multiple holes for a better approach shot, water does come into play on multiple holes near the green and the bunkers are in fairly good condition. It only has two par 5s which is probably it's only real negative. Unsurprisingly because it is such good value for money the course has been busy but I played slower rounds at other clubs. So if you're a golfer which gets frustrated with having to wait, this probably isn't the course for you. However I can say that the people I have met have been very friendly.

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Reviewed Apr 1 2021 by Nigel J - rated 3 out of 5
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Reviewed Oct 22 2020 by John O - rated 4 out of 5

Challenging course with something for everyone

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Reviewed Oct 18 2020 by Paul B - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Sep 28 2020 by James C - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Sep 28 2020 by Peter W - rated 3 out of 5

Great value for money

I would recommend that the Tee box for the 10th hole is moved as for medium to long handicappers the drive is too difficult (and blind) and led to a considerable log jam while groups were trying to find their shots had gone to.
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Reviewed Sep 7 2020 by Dave E - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Aug 27 2020 by Steven B - rated 4 out of 5

Great Course

Great course
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Reviewed Aug 9 2020 by Neil F D - rated 3 out of 5
A deceptively challenging course but in dry conditions the ball will follow the contours and can leave you in the rougher fairway edges which although cut back still leave some awkward shots to handle and many of the bunkers are well placed
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Reviewed Aug 9 2020 by Thomas M - rated 5 out of 5

Golf weekend

Chose this as it was only an hour and a half drive away. Glad we did the course was in great condition and the weather could not have been better. Hotel a bit dated but the staff were excellent. Recommended.

(Round played: Aug 2020 - Score: 98 Handicap: 21.6)
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Reviewed Aug 9 2020 by Neil F D - rated 3 out of 5
A deceptively challenging course but in dry conditions the ball will follow the contours and can leave you in the rougher fairway edges which although cut back still leave some awkward shots to handle and many of the bunkers are well placed
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Reviewed Jul 29 2020 by Clifford N - rated 4 out of 5

Curate's Egg

Very enjoyable, but you need to know your way around, as the layout can be confusing. In one or two places you have to cross other fairways to get to the next tee. We all felt the 10th hole was a bit of an unfair challenge off the tee, especially for seniors. One ball was lost, one nearly cleared the trees but was held up enough to drop into the ditch, and one went left, and was the only one that scored on that hole.
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Reviewed Jul 27 2020 by Ian P - rated 5 out of 5

Tidy, worth a visit

Really nice course in great shape, would recommend if you’ve not played before. Shame about some minor vandalism on a few greens but recovering nicely. Second visit in last two weeks.

(Round played: Jul 2020 - Score: 86 Handicap: 18.2)
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Reviewed Jul 27 2020 by Ian P - rated 5 out of 5

Tidy, worth a visit

Really nice course in great shape, would recommend if you’ve not played before. Shame about some minor vandalism on a few greens but recovering nicely. Second visit in last two weeks.

(Round played: Jul 2020 - Score: 86 Handicap: 18.2)
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Reviewed Jul 27 2020 by Ian P - rated 5 out of 5

Tidy, worth a visit

Really nice course in great shape, would recommend if you’ve not played before. Shame about some minor vandalism on a few greens but recovering nicely. Second visit in last two weeks.

(Round played: Jul 2020 - Score: 86 Handicap: 18.2)
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