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CCA makes first acquisition in Germany

12.01am 31st August 2000 - Corporate

Leading golf course owners and operators CCA, renowned in the industry for pioneering professional golf course management, has just boosted its European expansion programme by securing its first acquisition in Germany.

Dieter Klostermann, Chairman of CCA and the driving force behind the business, has acquired the prestigious Berlin Golf & Country Club in Motzen, Berlin from Philip Holzman, one of Germany’s leading construction companies.

The Club, which opened in 1993, has played host to the German Masters four times in the last decade producing such notable winners as Severiano Ballesteros, Darren Clark and Bernhard Langer. Designed by Kurt Rossknecht and built by British company Southern Golf, the course sits in a delightful pine woodland area 40 km from the centre of Berlin and embodies an 18 hole course, a nine hole par 3 course and a driving range incorporating 9 covered bays, grass tees and 3 target greens.

CCA will retain the existing management team at the club who will be brought to Brocket Hall to participate in the company’s management training programme.

Dieter Klostermann said: “I’m pleased to have been able to acquire such an important golf club in my home country and look forward to making it a real success under CCA’s management.”

Michael Longshaw, Managing Director of Brocket Hall who also heads up the new European operations department for CCA added: “CCA’s European portfolio is impressive. In three years we have both acquired and secured agreements to operate in no less than 8 countries including England, Scotland, Malta, Egypt, Italy, Moscow, France and of course Germany.”

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