Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club in Suffolk is hoping to safeguard its future with the sale of five luxury homes that it recently succeeded in gaining planning permission for.
The sale of the exclusive properties will fund a wide range of improvements at the 130-year-old club, including the construction of a new clubhouse and a café, a new putting green, toilets and a viewing platform open to the public.
Designed by award-winning local architects Wincer Kievenaar, each of the new houses on the four-acre site has been named after an important figure in the club’s history, including former British Prime Minister AJ Balfour, who served as club captain in 1889. The group of buildings has also been named Balfour Place.
Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and overlooking the Deben Estuary, each of the new homes will enjoy coastal views over the golf course and out to sea, while the new owners will be given two free golf club memberships for the first two years.
David Spencer, General Manager of Felixstowe Ferry, said: “The redevelopment seeks to safeguard the club’s medium and long-term future now that the current facilities are no longer fit for purpose and are at the end of their useful life. The proposed clubhouse is the way in which the future of the golf club can be secured, and the proposed five residential dwellings proposed alongside the clubhouse are essential in order to viably enable the clubhouse to be built.”
He added: “The current clubhouse is an original farmhouse building which does not best serve the needs of our members, or attract new players into the game, while the detached pro shop creates a separation between the club’s PGA Professionals and the rest of the club.”
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