Hill Barn Golf Course in Worthing and Maylands Golf Course, near Romford, both historic courses, have recently been sold though Strutt & Parker’s specialist Leisure & Hotels Department.
Charles Greville-Heygate, the partner handling the sales, said that both courses have strong connections with past great golfers. Harry Colt, possibly one of the most influential golf course architects, designed Maylands Golf Course in 1936. He designed some of the greatest courses in the world, including Wentworth, Sunningdale and Royal Portrush.
The course has maintained much of the original design and character and was sold in the region of the guide price of £2.5 million to a local buyer.
Hill Barn Golf Course was built one year earlier, in 1935, and designed by another internationally renowned golf course architect – Fred Hawtree. Hill Barn has been known for being one of the best public courses in Britain and has hosted many professional tournaments over the years. Great golfers who played tournaments on the course include Bernard Hunt, Tony Jacklin, Bernard Gallagher and Brian Barnes.
The course has been sold for £2 million by Worthing Borough Council to the owners of Chichester Golf Centre who have plans for major investment in the course and clubhouse.
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