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Clubhaus steps up spending

7.55pm 1st September 1999 - Course Development

Leading golf-course operator Clubhaus has begun a major investment programme at The Warwickshire over the next 12 months. Plans include the development of a new 75-room luxury accommodation wing in conjunction with a 34,000 square-foot health, fitness and spa centre.

In addition to the new facility, which is due to open in July 2000, Clubhaus plan to spend £400,000 over the next three months on improvements such as extended buggy paths and all-year-round drainage to The Warwickshire’s four nine-hole loops designed by Karl Litten.

Paul McCullough, general manager at The Warwickshire, said: “We will go into the millennium with fantastic new facilities for both golf and leisure club members.”

Clubhaus is also interested in expanding its European operations, especially in the UK, Spain and Portugal, whilst acquiring more German facilities “remains a priority”.

Meanwhile, Clubhaus has announced a 4.7 per cent rise in six-month profits to £2.69 million due to a 17 per cent boost in the sale of golf-course memberships.

PGA European Tour Courses has rejected a recent take-over inquiry from Clubhaus.

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