Historic Welsh club up for sale14th January, 2013 by Emma Williams
One of the oldest golf clubs in Wales has agreed to hand its ownership over from its members to a commercial entity.
Prestatyn Golf Club, a private members’ club which was established in 1905, has been put up for sale with a guide price of £1 million to £1.25 million. It is hoped that a buyer will take over the club and commercialise it so that it makes a profit, while existing members generate income from the sale.
The club, which runs alongside the dunes of Barkby Beach, is regarded as one of the finest championship links golf courses in north Wales, and regularly hosts the Welsh Open Strokeplay Championship, the Welsh Amateur Championship, the Welsh Ladies Championship and regional professional events.
Ben Allen, director at GVA, which is handling the sale, said: “Prestatyn Golf Club provides the market with a great opportunity to commercialise this private members’ golf club and to build on the established reputation of this true championship links golf course. The temperate seaside climate and freely draining links land ensure that golfers can play the greens all year round, which offer added attraction following the wet weather experienced in 2012.
“Championship links golf courses of this type are rarely available to the market. The property is being offered for sale at a very realistic price and we expect strong interest in this unique opportunity. The members will give their full support to the new owner and are looking forward to a bright future.’’
He added that he felt there was very little chance the course would ever be developed for an alternative use, and would remain as a golf facility.