A GOLF club in Monmouthshire which closed after nearly 30 years in business could be transformed into holiday let apartments.

Alice Springs Golf Club in Kemeys Commander, near Usk, shut its doors in 2015 after coming into financial difficulties due to falling membership numbers.

The 36-hole course was built in 1987 by Keith Morgan and was owned by various family members during its lifetime.

Alice Springs Golf Club, pictured in 1992

In 2005 it became the official golf club for players and officials from the then-Newport Gwent Dragons.

The clubhouse, which also doubled as a wedding and events venue, was once leased to a private company directed by South East Wales Ukip AM David Rowlands.

But in the wake of its decline, plans have now emerged to transform the vacant building into 16 holiday apartments.

Golfers take on one of the holes at Alice Springs Golf Club

Proposals submitted to Monmouthshire County Council include 15 two-bedroom flats and a one-bed unit, each with a lounge, kitchen and bathroom.

Plans to build extend the clubhouse to make way for 20 twin-bedroom suites were approved by the council in 2008.

Despite the original plans not being fully realised, the developers still have planning permission to finish the outlined works which started in 2013.

Elsewhere the existing carpark would be allowed to ‘naturalise’ to create an informal recreation area, with 31 new parking spaces proposed closer to the building.

Designs by local architects Buckle and Chamberlain also reveal plans to repurpose features linking to the site’s golfing past.

Designs for the refurbished clubhouse at Alice Springs Golf Club near Usk. Picture: Buckle Chamberlain

Part of the former golf buggy shelter would be reused as a storage shed for bicycles and leisure equipment.

The remainder of the shelter would be demolished alongside the driving range and bunker at the rear of the building, as well as the existing entrance lobby.

According to the planning application the holiday accommodation would create four full-time jobs.

The plans have already received the backing of Gwehelog Fawr Community Council but one objecting Kemeys Commander resident has described the number of homes as being “excessive” for the area.

Members of Monmouthshire County Council's planning committee are expected to discuss the application in the coming months.