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Popular Lincolnshire golf club for sale

12.15am 12th January 2007 - Property

A new owner is being sought for a successful Lincolnshire golf course which has been developed and operated for the last 14 years by a local farming family.

Laceby Manor Golf Club, just under five miles inland from Grimsby, is on the market at a guide price of £775,000 through Savills Regional Leisure Team in Oxford. The golf course, designed by Dewar Wishart of the Sports Turf Research Institute, was expanded from nine holes to eighteen in 1996 and, in 2000, a second floor was added to the original single storey clubhouse. The club currently has over 450 members.

Practice facilities, adjoining the centrally-sited clubhouse, include a putting green, chipping area and a 25-metre driving net. Occupying the ground floor of the clubhouse is a golf professional’s shop with adjoining office and workshop, along with changing rooms, a coffee/snack bar area and administrative offices. The first floor, offering excellent views over the course, has a bar and dining area catering for up to 80 guests and an external balcony which can cater for a further 50 people. there is also a second bar with a pool table, a conference room for 30 people, kitchens, office and store room.

Laceby Manor has been designed to provide a good range of golf hazards, using streams, ponds and drainage ditches to complement the bunkering. Although the landscape is fairly level, extensive tree planting has given a maturing parkland feel, in particular to the northern part of the course.

Kay Smith of Savills in Oxford, says: “Laceby Manor has come onto the market because the current owners want to free up funds for other business interests. We are expecting a lot of interest from both existing golf course operators and private entrepreneurs looking for a new challenge.”

The par 72 golf course is reached via a private road leading off the A18 Louth to Hull road and has parking for 120 cars.

A supplementary information pack is available to seriously interested parties by calling Kay Smith or Ian Simpson at Savills Oxford, 01865 269000.


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