ONE of the Isle of Wight's most cherished entertainment venues will close its doors at the end of this month.

A statement on the Browns Golf Course and Cafe Facebook page has confirmed the Sandown based attraction will close its doors for the final time on September 27.

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The statement, posted on behalf of the family team at the helm, Clare, John and Cherry, reads: "Just seven seasons ago we were given the wonderful opportunity to take on Browns from a recommendation of a friend.

"We gingerly served people knowing the course was not where it needed to be, but knowing its great potential to give Island folk a facility back that had been lost.

Isle of Wight County Press: Browns Golf Course has been a popular Sandown attraction since 1932Browns Golf Course has been a popular Sandown attraction since 1932

"Sadly with the future of Browns in jeopardy and no real security to be able to project the business forward for the future, the time has come for us to hang up our aprons and retire our mowers.

"We close our doors for the last time on September 27 with sad hearts but incredible memories.

"It’s been a journey we would never have changed and one we are glad we started and finished together side by side."

Browns was officially opened in 1932 by the famous golfers Henry Cotton and Joe Kirkwood, and in recent years has boasted two nine-hole pitch and putt courses and two 18-hole full courses, as well as hosting a range of events in the cafe.