Creditors of Letham Grange Management Company Ltd have approved the appointment of Melissa Jackson of The MacDonald Partnership plc as liquidator while the members are backing a plan to re-open the golf courses and provide basic clubhouse facilities.
Last month saw the sudden closure of Letham Grange Hotel and Golf Courses but this week has brought two significant developments in the complicated history of the development which is located near Arbroath, Scotland.
Local press reports that late last month Letham Grange directors Neil Rimmer and Paul Rodgers posted a notice on the front door of the Victorian mansion indicating legal difficulties over its future operation. The property was at the centre of a complicated ownership wrangle involving Taiwanese businessman Dong Guang (Peter) Liu and this is believed to have resurfaced.
Meanwhile it is understood that the club committee hopes to gain acceptance for a plan which would see the two 18-hole courses — the 6,632-yard par-73 Old and the par-65 Glens — quickly re-opened for play.
The liquidator is quoted to have said, “Whilst we are making every effort to contact those who have pre-booked events and even paid deposits to Letham Grange Golf Hotel, we are keen to hear from anyone who believes they may be a creditor or unable to hold any events planned to be held at the hotel. Letham Grange is clearly an important local facility and its closure at this stage will have unavoidable consequences for the local communities.”
“The golf club committee submitted a proposal to the previous operators of Letham Grange to enable the golf club to run the golf courses and provide some basic clubhouse facilities,” said club captain Nick Jackson. “The proposal was well received and the committee and investors are working together to explore opportunities to get golfers back on the course as soon as possible.”
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