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Cliff-top golf course comes to market

1.00pm 6th August 2003 - Property

FPDSavills, jointly with West Country agents, Miller Commercial, has been instructed to sell the historic Falmouth Golf Club, which is superbly located on the cliff-tops to the west of the Cornish seaside town.

The Club, which started life in 1894 as a 9-hole golf course, moved to its current location, overlooking the sea from St Mawes to the Lizard Point, following the First World War.

In recent years, the existing 18-hole course, driving range and clubhouse have been substantially upgraded to the benefit of the 500+ members by the current owners, the well known golf teaching professional Bryan Patterson and the Monaco based Michael Moseley. Having revitalized the Club and in particular transformed the golf course, both owners now wish to move on to other business interests in Europe.

Plans have been discussed to extend the golf course further along the cliff-tops to enable Falmouth to become a true championship golf course capable of hosting international events.

The owners have had strong support from local businesses, hotel groups and regional tourist organisations keen to enhance the growing reputation of Falmouth and Cornwall as a burgeoning holiday/lifestyle destination.

Gary Witham of FPDSavills said, “The sale of Falmouth Golf Club represents a fantastic opportunity for an enterprising golf operator to acquire an historic golf course that is superbly located and which, with the right inputs, could become a major attraction for the south west.”

The agents are seeking of offers in excess of £1.5 million for the club.

For more information please contact Gary Witham, FPDSavills, Leisure & C2, Tel:020 7409-9942

Terry Trevarthen, Miller Commercial, Truro, Tel: 01872 247 004

FPDSavills www.fpdsavills.co.uk/golf

       

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