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Essington golf course up for auction

11.36am 23rd April 2019 - Property

A recently-built nine-hole golf course at Essington, near Wolverhampton, is set to go under the hammer in Bond Wolfe Auctions’ May auction at Villa Park.

The 70-acre Wood Farm Golf Course, which also features a clubhouse under construction and three acres of potential development land, is listed with a guide price of £455,000 for the freehold.

Ron Darlington, consultant director at Bond Wolfe Auctions, which is handling the sale, said: “While the course itself is complete, only the footings have been laid for the clubhouse so far. That means a new owner would have some flexibility in being able to change the layout, or the size, of the building to their needs, subject to planning permission. That could involve its use as a function room or event venue. Potential new owners could range from those looking to run a public course as a business to companies or high-worth individuals wanting their own private course, possibly for use as corporate entertainment. Given the range of possibilities, we are expecting considerable interest in this property.”

Planning permission was granted for a clubhouse of around 3,621 sq ft, ancillary storage and 63 parking spaces at Wood Farm in 2015 by South Staffordshire Council. Although not finished, the construction of the clubhouse has started and therefore it is considered that planning permission is now live.

In addition to the nine-hole course, the additional three acres for sale front on to Broads Lane, Essington, and could be developed independently of the golf course. The current vendor is constructing a further nine holes on neighbouring land which may be available for purchase at a later date.

The auction takes place at 10.30am on May 9. The lots to go under the hammer can be viewed at


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