On behalf of Mr J.D Morrella, Savills has been appointed to bring to the market Waldringfield Golf Course on the edge of the picturesque village of Waldringfield, Ipswich. The freehold interest is offered with vacant possession at a guide price of £ 1.25 million.
Located on the west bank of the river Deben, the golf course lies within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to the south of the popular market town of Woodbridge, and close to the outskirts of Ipswich, the county town. The course occupies an attractive area of well drained former heathland characterised by areas of gorse but also populated with mature trees. It was first opened as a 9 hole course in 1983, and was extended to the current 18-hole 6,046 yard, par 71 layout in 1987. It includes an 11,378 sq ft (1,057 sq m) purpose-built clubhouse with extensive function rooms and separate 848 sq ft (79 sq m) golf professional’s shop. A modern greenkeeper’s building completes the package.
The A12 dual carriageway lies just 2.5 miles to the west, providing Waldringfield with access to a substantial population catchment beyond Ipswich, and this particularly attracts golfers from less well drained courses some distance away.
Mr Morrella commented “I purchased Waldringfield as a retirement project in 2003, and have spent the last 10 years improving the course, buildings, irrigation and machinery. I am proud that the 2014 Suffolk Open Championship will be held here, which is testament to the quality of our work. It is however time to pass on the baton to a new owner who I hope will enjoy the experience as much as I have.”
Ian Simpson, director at Savills Oxford, comments: “The Sale of Waldringfield Golf Course offers the opportunity to own a mature heath land course in an attractive and accessible location, with modern, well equipped buildings. These are key features for any golf business in today’s market and Waldringfield has them all.”
Sales Particulars from Savills