Wednesday 23rd October - SUMMER COURSE OPEN (from 7:30am) 

Buggies and ROV's are allowed but must be kept away from greens, tees, slopes and fairways only crossed at 90°.

Golf at Saltford

Golf Lessons & Tuition

Our floodlit driving range is now open 365 days of the year.  Open till 8.45pm daily, perfect for those evening lessons. 



  • Level 3 PGA Coach 
  • Years of experience coaching all levels of players from Juniors and Ladies to National Golfers and European Tour Professionals 
  • Over 50 Professional Tournament Wins
  • Gloucester and Somerset Champion (3 Times)
  • Winner of the Cornish Festival
  • West of England Assistants Champion
  • West Region Order of Merit Tournament Winner
  • Welsh Open Champion
  • Achieved 10 Course Records

Darren's Prices and Contact Details

30 Minute Lesson - £30.00 Adult Lesson | £15 Junior Lesson

8 Hole Playing Lesson - £50.00 Adult | £35 Junior 

6 Lessons For The Price Of 5 - £125.00 Adult | £75.00 Junior 

Contact Darren on 01225872043 or Email 


CHRIS COLES - Head PGA Assistant Professional

Chris has been at Saltford for over 5 years, and during this time has completed his PGA Degree to become a fully qualified PGA Coach. He has coached a wide variety of golfers, of all ages and abilities, ranging from complete beginners to Somerset County Representatives. Alongside his coaching Chris has developed his own playing ability, progressing from being a Somerset Junior County player, to regularly competing in PGA West Region events, and achieving highly on the Gloucester and Somerset circuit. By gaining both coaching and playing experience, Chris has been able to build his own coaching beliefs.

During the past year Chris has become involved with coaching the Somerset Girls Future Squads and is starting coaching with the Somerset Boys Futures too. In addition to this, he has been working closely with the local community, including the Stroke Association Group, whereby he has provided people with the opportunity to try golf for the first time and be involved in fun activities whilst working together in a group.

Chris' Coaching Philosophy: - "I believe every golfer is different, from different swing patterns and techniques to different thought processes and strategic thinking. This means individual coaching styles must be used for each player. I do not believe that 'one model fits all' and take pride in my ability to assess and adapt my coaching for each player I meet and to work within the means of the person in front of me. This means that I am constantly learning and therefore constantly bring new ideas and thoughts to lessons"


  • Head Junior Coach
  • Level 1 and Level 2 Coach
  • Golf Foundation and Tri Golf Qualified
  • Qualified Mind Factor Coach
  • Somerset Future Boys & Girls Coach
  • Flightscope Owner

Chris's Prices and Contact Details

30 Minute Lesson - Adult £20.00 | Junior £12.50

60 Minute Lesson - Adult £40.00 | Junior £25.00

45 Minute Lesson with Flightscope - Adult £40.00 | Junior £25.00

8 Hole Playing Lesson - Adult £50.00 | Junior £30.00

Lesson Offers

 5 x 30 minute lessons for the price of 4 

3 x 45 minute lessons with flightscope for the price of 2

Contact Chris on 07814406274 or Email


Joseph Bray - PGA Assistant Training Professional 

Joe has been a member of Saltford Golf Club for the last 12 years. Starting golf at the age of 11, joining the junior section and then progressing into Men's golf. Within this time, Joe has won multiple club competitions and represented Somerset County in U16's & 18's. He was also Saltford's youngest ever 1st Team Captain in 2016/17 before turning Professional in June 2017 to start his 3 year PGA Traning in October 2017.

Joe has been working in The Darren Read Golf Shop for the last 5 years and has extensive knowledge of equipment technology, new product lines & short game. Joe is also a regular player on the PGA South West Region & The PGA in  Gloustershire & Somerset Winter Series; playing several events & Pro Am's every year. If you would like to join Joe in a PGA Pro-Am, please get in touch using the contact details below. 

Joes' Coaching Philosophy: Keep it simple. Every golfer tries to look for the extra edge and this can sometimes fill the mind with many unnecessary technical thoughts. Trust what you have been taught and work hard on the process. 


  • Currently undertaking 3 years of training in Professional Golf Studies linked with the PGA and Birmingham University 
  • Fully Qualified Level 1 & Level 2 Coach
  • Fully Qualified Level 2 Putter Fitter
  • TOMI Putting Software Qualified
  • Keen Interest In Putting, Custom Fitting & Club Repairs

Joseph's Prices and Contact Details

30 Minute Golf Lesson (Excl. Putting) - £18.00

30 Minute Putting Assesment- £20.00

8 Hole Playing Lesson - £45.00

Tailored Packages - Price On Request

Lesson Offer - 6 x 30 minute golf lessons for the price of 5 - £90.00 

Contact Joe on 01225872043 or Email


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