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HMH Golf & Leisure in association with Ben Allen

The two independent market leaders in UK golf course sales and acquisitions - HMH Golf & Leisure and Ben Allen Golf – have teamed up to form an unrivalled service to the golf market – HMH Golf & Leisure in association with Ben Allen.
The Directors of the two companies are well known in the golf industry and have been involved in a large proportion of the UK’s most important golf property transactions over the last 25 years.

In the past 12 months alone the Directors of the new association have personally handled combined golf club / golf hotel sales of £46m (covering 12 transactions); currently have 6 properties under offer totalling £14m; have £15m of property currently on the market; and will shortly be bringing a further 6 businesses with a combined asking price of £20m to the market. £95 million in total.

Ben Allen, who until recently was a Director at GVA and formerly of Humberts Leisure said: "Tom and I have been competing against one another for over 20 years. Working together in this niche sector of the leisure market makes eminent sense for us and for our clients – our market contacts are second to none. We look forward to the future with great enthusiasm.”

Tom Marriott, Director of HMH Golf and Leisure for the last 23 years adds: "Ben brings an incredible amount of knowledge and expertise with him. He has been in the business for as long as I have and between us we have been involved in over 200 transactions. Together, under the Association’s new banner, the team will be able to offer an unrivalled service.”

Whatever your golf sector requirements call Ben or Tom for expert, confidential advice.

Tom Marriott MRICS | Director | HMH Golf and Leisure
t: +44 (0) 207 491 1555 | m: +44 (0) 7900 67 20 45
17 Clifford Street, LONDON W1S 3RQ
email: website:

Ben Allen BSc (Hons) MRICS | Consultant | HMH Golf and Leisure
t: +44 (0) 207 491 1555 | m: +44 (0) 7887 80 44 30
17 Clifford Street, LONDON W1S 3RQ
email: website:

9 Hole Golf Club for Sale

It's not often one gets the opportunity to purchase a nine hole course in 30 acres in a highly built-up areas such as Liverpool. Many maybe encouraged by the fact that this could be an ideal location for Urban Golf. There is a beautifully landscaped nine hole golf course and a purpose-built FootGolf course.

There is a decent Planning permission for a large support building which could be used for an array of different leisure facilities. At £500,000 it's priced to sell. Further details from the agent:

Andy Hall
Charlie Moffitt
M1 Agency LLP
020 3889 1010

HMH have been instructed sell Cold Ashby Golf Club

An attractive 27 hole golf club set in rolling Northamptonshire countryside.
The Property comprises 27 holes of golf set in about 200 acres. The site includes a purpose built clubhouse which caters for weddings and functions as well as the usual golfers and golfing societies.
The business has a full complement of machinery housed in a secure machinery store.
The sale also includes an extensive 4 bedroom owner’s house with 2 reception rooms and includes a lounge with fine views across the golf course.
There is also a lapsed consent for 6 lodges on the site.
The site is held part freehold with the majority on a long lease.
The guide price is £850,000 for the golf course and business.
Tom Marriott at HMH Golf & Leisure comments;
"This is a very attractive golf business. The club has staged several prestigious amateur and
professional events including the Northamptonshire County Championship and the Midland PGA Tour
Championship. It is well regarded as a wedding/party venue and a buyer has an opportunity improve
on this aspect of the business.
The course is in good condition. The leasehold aspect provides a rare opportunity for an investor to
come into the golf business at a low entry level.”

For further information please contact:
Tom Marriott | Director | HMH Golf and Leisure
t: +44 (0) 207 491 1555 | m: +44 (0) 79006 720 45; 17 Clifford Street, LONDON W1S 3RQ
email: website:

Portfolio Of Seven Golf And Holiday Resorts In Portugal For Sale

The Oceanico Group, represented by international real estate advisor Savills, has brought a portfolio of seven assets to the market. The portfolio includes two signature golf courses, over 300 holiday properties, leisure facilities and further development land.

The portfolio is comprised of; The Amendoeiro Golf and Leisure Resort, Belmar Spa and Beach Resort, Baia da Luz Residential Resort, Estrela da Luz Leisure Facilities, Jardim da Meia Praia Leisure Facilities, Flor do Mar Holiday Resort development site and Royal Obidos Holiday Villa development site.

Six out of the seven sites are in the Algarve region of Portugal, with the exception of the Royal Obidos Holiday Villa Development Site which is located on the west coast of the country, by the well known Royal Obidos Spa and Golf Resort. The portfolio offers the opportunity to acquire the existing trading businesses together with capital receipts generated through the ongoing sales of the holiday units.

The largest asset of the portfolio is the Amendoeira Golf and Leisure Resort which is located near Alcantarilha. The complex, which extends to over 630 acres, comprises 241 holiday homes, two 18 hole golf courses, additional sporting facilities including a 9 hole floodlit par 3 golf course, an outstanding golf clubhouse and further land for development.

Ian Simpson, director in the leisure and trade related team at Savills, comments: "We are delighted to bring this diverse portfolio to the market on behalf of our client. The mixture of assets including leisure facilities, holiday accommodation, golf courses and development land makes this a unique opportunity for an investor. Not only will they be purchasing an established trading business with further growth potential but also a substantial stock of built residential and holiday accommodation together with additional hotel and holiday development plots which provide opportunities to expand the business over time.”

Chris Howell, Chairman of Oceanico Group, comments: "In the last three years we have seen a surge in our golf course and holiday business performance driven by the quality of our resorts and the enduring appeal of the Algarve as a European and International holiday destination. Sale of the Oceanico Portfolio will offer developers, operators and investors a rare opportunity to immediately capitalise on the strength of this market through holiday property sales and further growth in long term trading performance.”

Savills Oxford
Justine Morris
+44 (0)1865 269024
Savills London
Melissa Elibol
+44 (0) 20 7016 3814

Golf de Barth for Sale
Golf de Barthe is a par 36 - 9 hole golf course covering an area of 55 acres in the Lot Garonne, South West France.
The course is a parkland like golf course, with many trees and lakes and water hazards and there is a semi-automatic watering system with pop ups on every green. There is also a covered and uncovered practice range with putting green.
The licenced clubhouse, with good food and beverage opportunities, consists of a very nice and friendly bar sitting area overlooking the golf course, a large kitchen, a large room currently being used as an office, with a further room that can
be used as bedroom with shower, along with a store room for all drinks, etc.
There are terraces outside of the clubhouse on two sides: one is covered, with the other being a decked area, which together can seat 70-80 people. The clubhouse itself can seat around 50. Above the clubhouse is a 3 bed, 2 bathroom luxury apartment overlooking the golf course.
Additional buildings comprise of a 70 m2 refurbished building, which has been used as a pro shop and could easily be used as a rental cottage; a large brick barn, which used to house all the golf machinery and golf buggies (included in the sale); an additional building, which is partly open, which is currently being used for storage.
The club has a good membership supporting competitions and social events. There are also a good number of green fee paying customers, particularly in the summer as it is a very popular region.
Golf de Barthe is just outside the village of Tombebeouf in the Lot Garonne, which is 35 minutes from Bergerac airport, 1hr 15 mins from Bordeaux airport and only 3 hours from Spain.
The current owners are planning to retire after 12 years and are looking for a buyer for a great business with strong cash flow that would suit a pro looking to run their own business. Included in the sale are two plots of land overlooking the 8th tee, which have outline planning permission.
Next to the golf course, a new property development is underway with the show home just finished. The developers have planning consent for over 40 properties, and if completed will add value to the golf course.
Freehold for sale £850,000

Contact Brian Gower:

Peterstone Lakes Golf Club for Sale
HMH have been instructed sell Peterstone Lakes Golf Club, an attractive 18 hole golf club situated between Newport and Cardiff. The Property comprises an 18 hole Bob Sandow designed course set in about 103 acres. The site includes a purpose built clubhouse which caters for weddings and functions as well as the usual golfers and golfing societies. The business has a very full complement of machinery housed in a large secure machinery store.

In addition to the above is a block of 28 acres situated across the road and which is available as a separate lot.
The guide price is £1.5m for the golf course and business and £200,000 for the block of land.
Tom Marriott at HMH Golf & Leisure comments:

"This is a very attractive and profitable golf business. The club is well regarded as a wedding/party venue and a buyer has an opportunity improve on this aspect of the business.
"The course is in good condition, is only about 10 minutes from the M4 and is recognised as being a well run family business”

For further information please contact:
Tom Marriott | Director | HMH Golf and Leisure
t: +44 (0) 207 491 1555 | m: +44 (0) 79006 720 45


Savills, on behalf of a private client, has sold Huntswood Golf Club on Taplow Common Road, Buckinghamshire, to a private leisure operator from a guide price of £1.75 million.
The property is located between Marlow, Beaconsfield and Maidenhead, benefiting from easy access to the M4 and M40. Occupying a site of approximately 102 acres (41 hectares), the 18 hole golf course features a putting green, practice hole for teaching purposes and greenkeeper’s building. There is also a spacious modern clubhouse which features a shop and recently refurbished bar and restaurant area that opens onto an outdoor terrace with views over the golf course.

Originally Huntswood opened as a nine hole course in 1996 and was later extended in 2002. The freehold interest that was acquired includes the original golf course, clubhouse, car park and woodland areas. The area comprising the additional nine holes is held under a 21-year ground lease expiring in 2024.

Huntswood currently operates as a proprietary members’ club, with a core group of members and further income is generated from green fee usage, and use as a venue for weddings and other functions.

Ian Simpson, director of leisure and trading at Savills, comments: "The sale of Huntswood Golf Club close to its guide price demonstrates the continued demand for well located golf course assets, especially in the Home Counties.”

Savills Swings Into Action With Sale Of Golf Course Portfolio In The Algarve, Portugal

International real estate advisor Savills has been appointed by Oceanico Golf to sell the Vilamoura Golf Course portfolio in Portugal.

The portfolio comprises five championship courses, including the Oceânico Victoria (host to the World Cup of Golf in 2005 and the Portugal Masters since 2007), Oceânico Old Course (awarded number one course in Portugal by Today´s Golfer Travel Awards 2012 & 2014), Oceânico Pinhal, Oceânico Laguna and Oceânico Millennium.
Each one has its own unique characteristics, ranging from the mature tree lined fairways of the Old Course to the open, coastal features of the Arnold Palmer designed Victoria.
All of the courses have been designed by internationally recognised golf architects, constructed and maintained to a high standard, and benefit from clubhouse facilities of commensurate quality. The five 18 hole courses range in length from 6,121 metres, par 72 to 6,251 metres par 72, occupying an overall area extending to approximately 850 acres (344 hectares).
On the Old Course the existing clubhouse and adjoining office have permission for redevelopment to provide a new building of 13,020 sq m (140,147 sq ft) which would accommodate new clubhouse facilities together with 126 holiday apartments.
In addition to the golf portfolio, there is a further beachfront development site on the edge of Vilamoura, close to the golf courses, which is available as a separate lot, or for development in conjunction with the golf courses. This 34,158 sq m (367,677 sq ft) site has permission for development of 166 apartments with central leisure facilities overlooking the beach.

Ian Simpson, director of leisure at Savills, comments: "This is one of the largest and most prestigious golf course portfolios in Europe. It is a highly profitable business, and offers further potential through the Old Course and Beachfront development sites, which will enable a purchaser to exploit the synergy between the golf courses and holiday apartment sales or lettings.”

Chris Howell, Oceanico Group Chairman, adds: "The Vilamoura golf portfolio continues to deliver year on year growth. The Oceanico Board have decided to sell the portfolio, as they consider that the strengthening economy will enable the value of this exceptional business and the associated development opportunities it offers to be properly recognised. Our objective is to achieve an orderly sale by the end of 2015.”

For further information, please contact:
Ian Simpson, Savills Tel: +44 (0) 186 65 269 022

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