Styrrup Hall Golf & Country Club in South Yorkshire has been sold to new owners.
The freehold property, which was offered to the market as a retirement sale, comprises an 18-hole 6,745-yard course, 15-bay floodlit driving range, practice facilities and a two-storey clubhouse, all set in 150 acres.
Marketed at a guide price of £1.7 million, the club was acquired by Sheffield-based transport and property company BHI Group Ltd for ongoing golf use.
Phil Ramsey, who developed the club with his late son, said: “Selling the Club after so many years ownership was always going to be difficult for our family. Finding the right buyer was a key priority for us and, after much searching, we are confident that we have sold to a buyer that not only has the club’s best interests at heart, but also the financial backing to take the club into the future. I wish David Simpson and his team every success, and I am confident that they will deliver on our expectations for the benefit of all.”
David Simpson of BHI Group said: “I am delighted with the recent acquisition of Styrrup Hall Golf & Country Club and would like to thank Phil Ramsey for his hard work and dedication to build such a successful club. It is my intention to continue to build upon that success and keep members, as well as the local community, at the heart of anything we do. Our plan is to develop and enhance the facilities to make it a sustainable business for the future, whilst ensuring it is the destination of choice for many.”
Ben Allen of HMH Golf & Leisure, which handled the sale, commented: “The sale of Styrrup Hall Golf & Country Club follows on closely from our sale of High Legh Park Golf Club in Cheshire, which completed last month. These two sales, along with the further £50 million of golf assets that we currently have under offer, clearly demonstrate the market’s strong ongoing demand for golf businesses.”
Tom Marriott of HMH added: “Ben and I sold 20 golf clubs in 24 months over the 2019 and 2020 calendar years. Our two most recent sales, and the six properties that we currently have under offer, seem to suggest that this run of unrivalled success is set to continue.”
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