Bag yourself a bargain – buy a golf course!

A beautiful golf course in North Wales is up for grabs, and it won’t break the bank as much as you might expect. The course, which prides itself as being ‘probably the most beautiful one in the world’, has gone on sale at a surprisingly discounted price tag. Dolgellau Golf Club was established in 1911 and is currently ran by members. The owner has dropped its price from £900,000 to £790,000 making it an absolute steal for potential buyers. It is essential that somebody comes forward for the club, as members fear the facility could be sold off for agriculture land or something similar. President David Clay said: ‘I have been speaking to community leaders in Dolgellau and losing the golf course would have detrimental effects on local facilities and the local economy’. This provides regular users or visitors of the area the perfect opportunity to collaborate with fellow enthusiasts and save the beloved course. Existing members could be the perfect saviour to the club, as the owner has given them until next March for someone to come forward. Members-run clubs avoid the rates and VAT charges, making it a lot more economical to run.  Those who use the course regularly are currently looking into raising loans and grants in order to recover the century-old course. The course location in the beautiful Snowdonia National Park is second to none and overlooked by Cader Idris, one of the highest mountains in Wales along with sensational views over the Mawddach estuary. Although it’s not a long course, the well protected greens offer a real challenge for all abilities. Suitable for non-golfers, tourists, walkers, children and professionals alike, the clubhouse is open to all providing a range of home-cooked delights, a fully licensed bar and outside decking for when the sun comes out. The club has impressive records, with previous years boasting a higher percentage of single figure golfers than most. The ladies and senior section at Dolgellau is particularly strong and there is a significant number of members from these categories who continue to play regularly. Perhaps this is the perfect opportunity for frequent visitors of our holiday parks in North Wales to pitch in and save a part of the cherished local history while ensuring continued use for breaks in the future. Collaborate with fellow holiday park mates or join forces with friends and family from home to save the club, the rich history and the fantastic memories shared by many that come with it. For those interested, there will be a meeting of past and present Dolgellau golfers on Tuesday 29 November at 7pm at the Dolgellau rugby club where club officials will give out the latest information on the matter. Image credit: Krzysztof Urbanowicz

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