HLL Humberts Leisure, the property specialists to the golf and golf hotel industries, reports the sale of The Ridge Golf Club, Kent. The property has been sold by Pentland Golf to a private family company. Pentland Golf will continue to operate and grow from its four remaining golf courses in Kent.
The Ridge Golf Club was advertised for sale in January with a guide price of £1.75 million. It is located close to Maidstone (population 138,950) and comprises a mature 18 hole 6,242 yard (par 71) Patrick Dawson designed golf course; a golf driving range and golf practice facilities; and a purpose built greenkeepers complex; together with a well appointed, two storey clubhouse that includes function and leisure club facilities, plus a 2 bedroom apartment with private entrance and enclosed garden.
The Ridge Golf Club is a successful proprietary golf business focussing on annual golf and leisure memberships, green fees, food and beverage / function trade. The business commenced trading in 1993 and has a current golf / leisure membership in excess of 950 members. The club enjoys a good reputation in the area not only as a golf venue, but particularly as a venue for societies, functions & weddings.
The sale was handled by Ben Allen and Paul Barnes at HLL Humberts Leisure. Ben Allen said, “The Ridge Golf Club is a fine golf business that proved of interest to a wide range of purchasers. The Club offers the full scope of facilities for the novice to the experienced golfer, which, combined with a welcoming atmosphere, make this an excellent venue for golf. We wish the new owners every success with the business.”