After strong competition a new tenant has been found for the picturesque Axe Cliff Golf Club in Devon, a well-established 18-hole golf course located on a cliff top overlooking Lyme Bay.
Charles Greville-Heygate, partner in the Leisure and Hotels Department of Strutt & Parker, who handled the letting said, “We were not surprised that this lovely course created such interest. The owner was keen to find someone who would work with the members to develop the undoubted potential of the course. We are very pleased the David Quinn has been successful in the bidding process.”
David, who has a background in the pub and hospitality business, said, “I plan to make major changes to the clubhouse before the start of the new season and subtle changes/improvements to an already fantastic course. To create immediate interest I have lowered all visiting golfers fees and dropped the joining fee for any golfers interested in joining the club and sharing in the future success of Axe Club.”
Axe Cliff Golf Club is operated as a proprietary members‘ club with green fee players and societies welcome. The land extends to 33.4 hectares (82.5 acres). The original 9-hole course was constructed in 1894. James Braid advised on the course extension in 1929. Various alterations have been carried out over the years. The present 18-hole course has a length of 5,969 yards, par 70 from the white tees.
The nearby town of Seaton is a traditional seaside resort. Seven miles to the east is Lyme Regis which has World Heritage Site status. The area is popular for long and short break holidays. The Club was offered with a new lease on tenant’s standard full-repairing and insuring terms for 15 years with an annual rent reviewed at 5-yearly intervals. The initial rental is believed to be in excess of £35,000.
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