A successful golf club, 12 miles south of Bath and at the edge of the expanding town of Frome, has just come onto the market through FPDSavills‘ regional leisure team in Oxford.
Orchardleigh Golf Club is a proprietary members‘ golf club. A purpose-built clubhouse, 30-bay driving range and practice area, chipping and practice greens and greenkeeper’s building complement the 18-hole, golf course, which was designed by Brian Huggett and measures 6,810 yards with par 72.
The course is laid out on parkland originally belonging to the Orchardleigh Estate, which dates from the thirteenth century. The landscape was re-modelled in the nineteenth century when a new mansion (not part of the sale) was built.
The golf course opened as a members‘ club and pay-and-play golf business in 1995 and now has a membership of over 600. Income was in excess of £650,000 for the year ending 30th April 2003; the management estimates that this rose to approaching £750,000 for the trading year just ended.
The freehold of the property is for sale, including fixtures, fittings, plant, machinery and equipment, at a guide price in the region of £1.35m.
Sarah Payne from FPDSavills‘ leisure department says, “Orchardleigh is a particularly attractive golf course, situated in a parkland setting, and is a well established and profitable business. We anticipate interest from lifestyle buyers, local entrepreneurs and regional chain operators.”
For further information, please contact Sarah Payne, FPDSavills Leisure, Oxford, 01865 269023