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Forest of Dean Golf and Bowls Club

Forest of Dean Golf and Bowls make up the largest leisure complex in the Forest of Dean. It is a place to relax and unwind, visit the local area or simply play golf and bowls, both lawn and short mat.

Attraction in or near Coleford


Bells Hotel and the Forest of Dean Golf and Bowls make up the largest leisure complex in the Forest of Dean. Bells is a place to relax and unwind, visit the local area or simply play golf and bowls.


The Forest of Dean Golf Club at Bells is set in the beauty of the Forest of Dean countryside. The Golf Club was founded in 1973. 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. The golf course is well-maintained and mature with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.

Those who like an easy start will be pleased to know that the hotel is adjacent to the first tee, allowing you to start your game straightaway. The Forest of Dean Golf Club complex also incorporates a large practice ground, chipping green and a putting green.

At the Forest of Dean Golf Club we always welcome new players to our course. We currently have packages available for Junior, full and corporate membership. We are also eager to welcome all non-members and societies alike to experience what we have to offer.

Our resident professional Stuart Jenkins is available for tuition and tips throughout the year. Stuart can be found in our Golf Shop which is fully stocked with top brands and is also the place to book your tee times, golf buggies and trolleys.

We have been catering for groups of golfers for almost 40 years and in that time have gained a reputation as a great destination. We gain the majority of our bookings from guests that have stayed at the hotel before which we feel speaks volumes.  The most popular of our breaks is our Weekend Break deal. This is a Friday and Saturday night break available throughout the summer including 3 rounds of golf a 3 course evening meal each night, bed, breakfast and a 3 course Sunday lunch before you depar


Bells Hotel boasts a county standard bowling green which has its own patio seating area and a brand new south facing balcony overlooking it. The well maintained green has 6 rinks. The Hotel is a great base to play a variety of local teams and we have recently hosted many county touring teams from all over the country. Outdoor Bowls breaks are available throughout the summer.  Four night Short Mat breaks are available throughout the winter and include bed, breakfast a three course evening meal and entertainment every evening.  A guided tour of the Forest of Dean also proves popular with our visitors.

As well as hosting set holidays we are also more than happy to tailor make a holiday for you and your group ensuring that your bowls tour will be one to remember.


Our footgolf course is a fusion of crazy golf and football as well as a lot of fun!

Opening Times

  • Golf available all year
  • Lawn bowls throughout the summer months
  • Short Mat bowls - all year
  • Club house and hotel open all year
  • The Serenity Beauty Suite - By appointment
  • Creations Hair Salon - Monday 9.30am -3.30pm (alternate Mondays), Tuesday 10am - 8pm, Wednesday 9.30am - 5pm, Thursday 10am-8pm, Friday 9.30am - 5.00pm, Saturday 8.30am - 2pm


  • Attraction
  • Booking Recommended
  • Bowls
  • Facilities for groups
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Golf
  • Group Activities
  • Off-Road Parking
  • On-site catering or Cafe
  • Outdoor Activity
  • Sport


Lords Hill
GL16 8BE
O/S Ref: SO 579105

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  • Coleford

Associated Businesses

Bells Hotel

Situated on its own golf course Bells Hotel offers 53 bedrooms and a bowling green. The Clubhouse is open all day for refreshments and also caters for weddings, conferences and charity events.

Hotel in or near Coleford
53 rooms plus a 1 bed, 2 be...

Bells Clubhouse

The Clubhouse is part of large leisure complex. Bar open all day for and bar snacks. The restaurant, open for breakfast and evening meals, serves superb cuisine.

Pub / Restaurant in or near Coleford