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Two courses for sale through Humberts Leisure

9.00am 28th February 2002 - Property

Humberts Leisure, the specialist chartered surveyors and leisure business consultants, is instructed to offer for sale on the open market Ballards Gore Golf & Country Club, near Southend on Sea, and Fareham Woods Golf Club in Hampshire.

Ballards Gore Golf & Country Club

Offers in the region of £1.75 million are invited for the property.

Ballards Gore Golf & Country Club is located at Canewdon, due north of Southend on Sea. The Club is positioned in open countryside but is within easy reach of a substantial catchment population (over 200,000 within a 20-minute drive time). The property extends to approximately 50 hectares (123 acres) and comprises an 18 hole 6,874 yard (par 73) golf course, practice ground, practice facilities, golf shop and a substantial clubhouse.

Ballards Gore Golf & Country Club was developed by the current proprietors in 1978 and is being offered to the market as a retirement sale. Although the Club is a proprietary golf business, it is effectively operated as a private members’ golf club with approximately 488 members at present.

Ben Allen, handling the sale from Humberts Leisure’s Winchester office, comments: “Ballards Gore Golf & Country Club is a fine facility, which offers great scope for commercialisation. Our clients have achieved a considerable amount during their time at Ballards Gore, having brought the club through from its inception to the present day, but they now wish to retire. I am confident that a change of ownership will be the catalyst that sparks renewed growth of the business over the coming years.”

Fareham Woods Golf Club, Hampshire

Offers are invited for the property – a guide price is available on request.

Fareham Woods Golf Club is located at Whiteley, between Fareham and Southampton. The Club enjoys a tranquil setting bordering Forestry Commission woodland and yet it is adjacent to the Arlington Whiteley & Solent Business Park at junction 9 of the M27 Motorway. CACI report a resident population in excess of 550,000 within a 20 minute drive time.

Fareham Woods Golf Club extends to approximately 45 hectares (110 acres) and comprises a 5,622 yard (par 70) golf course, a 512 sq m (5,500 sq ft) clubhouse, practice facilities and a Grade II listed greenkeepers’ barn. The golf course commenced trading in 1997 and was operated from temporary clubhouse accommodation until the new clubhouse was completed in Autumn 2000. Fareham Woods Golf Club is operated as a proprietary members club, with in excess of 600 members.

Ben Allen comments: “Fareham Woods Golf Club is very well located close to the M27 Motorway and to significant areas of new residential development. Seldom do we see golf clubs with such a substantial catchment population within easy reach. The opening of the new clubhouse is a major benefit for the Club and will undoubtedly help the business thrive this year”.

Humberts Leisure Tel: 01962 835960 E-mail: ben.allen@humberts-leisure.com

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