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Iford Golf Centre, Bournemouth – for sale

8.13am 10th June 2008 - Property

HLL Humberts Leisure, the property specialists to the golf and golf hotel industries, is instructed to market Iford Golf Centre, Bournemouth. Offers in the region of £1.75 – £2.0 million are invited for the property, which is one of the foremost golf centres on the South Coast.

Iford Golf Centre, which is located on the edge of the Bournemouth / Christchurch / Poole conurbation (population 343,100), comprises a magnificent 18 hole 6,313 yard (par 72) golf course adjoining the River Stour; a 9 hole par 3 course; a two tier 60 bay floodlit golf driving range and floodlit practice putting green; together with a well appointed, two storey clubhouse designed by acclaimed architect Charles Mador.

Iford Golf Centre has been operated under management since 2002 and has flourished during this period. The business achieved a turnover of £1,191,220 in the year to 31st October 2007; the fourth consecutive year of growth. The business mix is approximately 34% season ticket and daily fee income; 22% golf range income; 12% teaching & miscellaneous sales; 8% retail sales; and 24% food and beverage income. The property is held under the terms of a 99 year FRI lease from Christchurch Borough Council.

The sale is being handled by Ben Allen head of Humberts Leisure’s golf agency team. Ben Allen said, “Iford Golf Centre is a fine golf business that will be of interest to lifestyle purchasers and existing golf operators. The facility was developed to a very high standard in 2001 at a reported cost of £3.7 million. The Centre offers the full scope of facilities for the novice to the experienced golfer, which, combined with a welcoming atmosphere, make this an excellent venue for golf. We anticipate strong interest in the opportunity and hope to conclude the sale in a short timescale.”

For further information on Iford Golf Centre please contact Ben Allen BSc (Hons) MRICS or Paul Barnes BSc (Hons) MRICS on 01962 835 960

HLL Humberts Leisure
Iford Golf Centre

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