Set in 61.34 hectares (151.57 acres), Mid Sussex Golf & Country Club is an attractive proprietary members’ golf club situated in the heart of Sussex, with access to a population catchment of 654,449 within a 30 minute drive.
The property was developed in the early 1990s, and opened for trading in 1995. Since then the clubhouse has been extended twice, in late 2002 and again in 2004, the latter extension completed by the current vendors following their acquisition in May 2004.
The property is well located between the towns of Hassocks and Burgess Hill, approximately 10 miles north of Brighton and the Sussex Coast. Road access to the property is good, via the A27 trunk road to the south and the A23 trunk road to the west, which leads to the M23 and M25 to the north of the property. Gatwick is approximately 29 miles to the north of the property.
The surrounding area is easily accessible from London and also from prominent towns on the South Coast, which provides an extensive and wealthy population catchment. The South Downs National Park is an established tourist destination bringing further visitors into the catchment.
The golf course was designed to a high specification by renowned architect David Williams (responsible for Archerfield Links in Scotland and PGA Golf De Catalunya in Spain) and former winner of the European Open, Andrew Murray. It has a reputation as an enjoyable course to play for all standards of golfer off the yellow and red tees, yet can provide a tougher test off the white tees.
The course is laid out to provide two loops of 9 holes, which start and finish near the clubhouse. It combines four par 3, eleven par 4 and three par 5 holes, to provide 6,462 yards from the white tees and 6,045 yards, par 71 SSS 69 from the yellow tees.
The course is set in a mature landscape divided by trees and hedgerows, yet is fairly open and gently undulating, with attractive views towards the Ditchling Beacon, a prominent landmark on the South Downs. It has well designed contoured greens, interesting water hazards and a number of strategically placed bunkers.
The business operates as a proprietary members’ club and at the beginning of March 2010 there were 628 members within all categories. The food and beverage element of the business is currently operated by the vendors.
The golf professional’s shop staff are employed by Mid Sussex Golf & Country Club, with the exception of the head golf professional who is self employed and runs the teaching school.
There is planning permission to extend the clubhouse which offers further potential to grow the food and beverage/function side of the business.
Mid Sussex Golf & Country Club is being jointly marketed with a guide price of through Savills and HMH Golf & Leisure.
Mid Sussex Golf & Country Club www.midsussexgolfclub.co.uk