GVA’s Hotels and Leisure team is instructed by Crown Golf to offer Eccleston Park Golf Club, Merseyside to the market. Eccleston Park is an established and highly profitable golf business situated in an urban trading location between Liverpool and St Helens. The guide price for the freehold property is £1.725 million.
Eccleston Park Golf Club opened in 1999 and has been part of the Crown Golf portfolio since that date. The Club is being offered to the market as it is remote from the remainder of Crown Golf’s portfolio, which is principally in the South East of England.
The Club enjoys a commercial trading location in Merseyside, with 851,750 resident population within a 20 minute drive time. The freehold property comprises a high quality 18 hole 6,477 yard (par 71) golf course, a recently refurbished 633 sq m (6,800 sq ft) clubhouse with conference / function facilities, practice facilities and a modern greenkeeping complex, all set in a site of approximately 51 hectares (125 acres).
Eccleston Park Golf Club is one of only a handful of proprietary golf businesses in the area. The business has enjoyed significant annual growth over the last four years, culminating in a turnover of £825,000 in the year to 31st December 2011. The Club has approximately 690 members. 27,600 rounds of golf were played atEcclestonParkduring 2011, including 160 golf societies.
Stephen Lewis, CEO of Crown Golf commented: “Eccleston Park is a well invested and successful business. The Club benefits from a strong and committed management team together with a loyal and vibrant membership. It has an established function business and retail operation. The golf course is in excellent condition.”
Ben Allen from GVA’s Hotels and Leisure team commented: “EcclestonParkis a very well presented golf business that has benefited from significant investment over the last few years. This represents a fine opportunity to acquire a successful golf business in the North West of England. We have a good level of early interest in the Club and it will be fascinating to see who acquires this exceptional business.”
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Ecclestone Park GC www.ecclestonparkgolf.co.uk