Taunton Vale Golf Club, Creech Heathfield, Taunton. (1991 - 2014)

Founded in 1991.

Taunton Vale had two courses, the eighteen-hole Charlton measuring 6,234 yards, and a nine-hole academy course called the Durston which measured 2,004 yards. The club professional was Martin Keitch.

Taunton Vale Golf Club was stated as being the most accessible club in Somerset. It was situated about five-minute drive from either junctions 24 or 25 of the M5. The Vale provided all the facilities expected of the modern golf club, including a practice chipping area, putting green and a 14-bay driving range. The club comprised of 27 holes of parkland, set amid 156 acres of gently rolling countryside. The clubhouse had two bars and an attractive dining room. 

The club and course closed on Sunday 30th November 2014.

The following notice appeared on the club website. 

SAD NEWS FOR TAUNTON VALE GOLF CLUB.

The Owners have announced this morning that the Golf Club has been sold - its been confirmed that the new owners will be converting the land back to agricultural.

It is with regret therefore, that we have to inform you all that the Club will be closing its doors for the last time on SUNDAY 30th NOVEMBER 2014.

The Club wishes to thank the Members for their support over the years and again to the staff for their loyalty.

The end of an era for one of Taunton's finest Golf Clubs!

 

Taunton Vale Golf Club, Creech Heathfield, Taunton. Scorecard and course planner.

 

Holes named as follows; One – Blackdown View; Two – Charlton Descent; Three – Ronald’s Way; Four – Lashpool; Five – The Canal Turn; Six – Friar’s Drive; Seven – Sunset Rise; Eight – Deer’s Leap; Nine- Foxhole; Ten Woodcote Turn; Eleven – The Arches; Twelve – Dingle Bell; Thirteen – The Willows; Fourteen – Coombe’s Approach; Fifteen – Greenacres; Sixteen – Crash Corner; Seventeen – Strawberry Fields; Eighteen – Heathfield.

Taunton Vale Golf Club, Creech Heathfield, Taunton. Scorecard and course planner.

Scorecard and course planner.

 

Taunton Vale Golf Club, Creech Heathfield, Taunton. The clubhouse.

The Clubhouse.

 

Taunton Vale Golf Club, Somerset, View of the course.

 

Taunton Vale Golf Club, Somerset, View of the course.

Views of the former Taunton Vale golf course.