The designer and operator of the leased operations of Lochranza Golf Course and Lochranza Caravan and Camping Park on the Isle of Arran is seeking to retire and invites an offer from someone who, possibly with a partner, has the ability to see the real potential of this location, take on its challenges and enjoy a life changing opportunity.
New 20 year leases will commence from November 2006.
The setting of Lochranza village and the golf course within it is idyllic. Steep mountain slopes surround three sides with the fourth opening to the Kilbrannen Sound. Playing golf in these surroundings with a spectacular view in every direction and the relaxing company of the multitude of wildlife is surely the nearest thing to Heaven.
Iain Robertson, the proprietor, urges all interested oarties to visit the web site www.lochranzagolf.com and then make an appointment to view the property in person.
“I am reluctant to put figures on the Internet,” he says. “the key being that it is a ‘Heaven on Earth’ location with so much interest and pleasure to enjoy. On top of that, the point that I have brought it to means that it is ripe for a younger management/operator to immediately achieve a period of growth in the business. It needs to be seen before discussion on price. Someone with the desire to find such a change will instantly recognize what is here and will easily find the money that it needs.
“There is a whole story behind the evolution of Lochranza Golf Course but we’ll leave that for another time. Suffice to say that something radical was needed and something special has been created. Here is a golf course which has been developed within the existing landscape in much the same way as the original Scottish seaside courses were created over 100 years ago but with the benefit of hindsight and a fertile imagination. The result is something quite unique, different from probably any other golf course in the world and in this setting it is really quite spectacular.
“Our research indicated the need for an 18 hole course with longer holes and higher par, preferably 70+, lots of interest and testing for any regular golfer of whatever handicap, yet be equally attractive, interesting, and not too difficult for the many inexperienced golfers, including young golfers, seeking to play. Located as it is Lochranza Golf Course had to be special if golfers were to be persuaded to travel to it.”
The caravan and camping site is located in a quiet corner away from the road with the capacity for sixty pitches in three areas, one for caravans and motor homes, one for tents of all descriptions, and a hard standing for those motor homes that cannot travel on wet grass.
Lochranza Golf Club www.lochranzagolf.com