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£455,000 sale teed up for new Essington golf course

By Megan Archer | Staffordshire | Property | Published:

A recently-built nine-hole golf course in Essington is set to go under the hammer - and could fetch up to £500,000.

Aerial view of the golf course

The 70-acre course, with a clubhouse under construction, is listed with a guide price of £455,000. It will go up for auction at Bond Wolfe Auctions’ May event at Villa Park.

Wood Farm Golf Course, on Bursnips Road, comes with another three acres of potential development land.

Ron Darlington, consultant director at Bond Wolfe Auctions, said: “While the course itself is complete, only the footings have been laid for the clubhouse so far.

"That means a new owner would have some flexibility in being able to change the layout, or the size, of the building to their needs, subject to planning permission.

Aerial view of the golf course

“That could involve its use as a function room or event venue.

“Potential new owners could range from those looking to run a public course as a business to companies or high-worth individuals wanting their own private course, possibly for use as corporate entertainment.

“Given the range of possibilities, we are expecting considerable interest in this property.”

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Permission

Planning permission was granted for a clubhouse of around 3,621 sq ft, ancillary storage and 63 parking spaces at Wood Farm on February 5, 2015, by South Staffordshire Council. Although not finished, the construction of the clubhouse has started and therefore it is considered that planning permission is now live.

In addition to the nine-hole course, the additional three acres for sale front onto Broads Lane, Essington, and could be developed independently of the golf course.

Wood Farm Golf Course is for sale on a freehold basis.

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The current vendor is constructing a further nine holes on neighbouring land which may be available for purchase at a later date.

It is one of 111 lots up for auction at Villa Park in May.

The next auction takes place at 10.30am on May 9.

The lots to go under the hammer can be viewed at www.bondwolfeauctions.com

Megan Archer

By Megan Archer
Chief Reporter - @MeganA_Star

Chief Reporter with the Express & Star. Give me a call on 01902 319363 or email megan.archer@expressandstar.co.uk.

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