The Vale Golf & Country Club




Here at The Vale we have a fantastic highly experienced team ready to help you improve your enjoyment of the game by working with you on your golf.

With our great facilities we can work with you on all elements from long game through pitching, chipping, bunkers and putting to psychology and course management. We use video and flight scopes in our studio to enhance the experience if requested.

We are all patient and empathetic and have a true team spirit – we have a variety of coaches to choose from and please don’t feel embarrassed if you wish to try a different coach as its important to us that you feel that you ‘gel’ with your golf pro.


Tuition prices are detailed below, the following packages are also available;

  • Gold - 8 x 30 minute lessons & free 9 hole playing lesson
  • Silver - 5 x 30 minute lessons & free 1 hour on course lesson
  • Bronze - 4 x 30 minute lessons for the price of  3

For more infomation on lessons and packages please click here.

Tim Shephard Harry Thompson Ruud Hercik
30 minutes £32.50 £30 £20
1 hour £55 £50 £35
9 hole playing lesson £65 £60 £45
Junior 30 minutes £25 £25 £15



HEAD PGA Professional

Tim is a fully qualified PGA Professional and has a passion for teaching as well as playing golf. With over 17 years of playing experiance and 5 years of teaching experiance Tim can offer a wide range of tuition to help improve your game. He is now offering custom fits in our teaching studio as well as on course lessons. 


PGA Professional

Harry has been part of the team at The Vale for over 12 years. He is popular, ever helpful and a fully qualified PGA Professional. He has a passion for teaching the game to all standards and ages, including junior coaching. With a strong following Harry gains great satisfaction from seeing his clients improve their game and he specialises in course lessons.

Golf lessons can take place on our covered floodlit driving range, swing studio, chipping/bunker area putting green or on either of the courses. We can help you with all aspects of your game from the basics in technique to subtle psychology and from how to gain length to what shot to play where.

As well as individual lessons you can share your lessons at a small extra cost. For a less intense feel why not try group lessons?

Tim and Harry are both keen to deliver a valuable custom fitting experience with a wide range of brands and products available.  Please call the pro shop to book your custom fitting experience.

Any enquiries please email them directly on or Alternatively you can call our pro shop team on 01386 462520

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