Defunct golf club on the market
A defunct nine hole golf course in Kilcoole has been put on the market with a guide price of €1.15m.
Kilcoole Golf Club has been brought to the market by selling agents Savills.
Acting on the instructions of Kilcoole Golf Cloub Plc, the agents are marketing the 53acre parkland course, which includes a nine-hole golf course and 4,491 sq ft modern, purpose-built clubhouse to both golf course operators and investors.
The golf club, which has been closed since August 2016, was founded in 1992 and designed by Brian Williams, a prominent member of the Grange Golf Club.
The signature hole is found on the 3rd and features an island green similar to TPC Sawgrass’s famed 17th hole. Water plays a major part in navigating the nine-hole parkland course of 5,594 yards length with a par 70.
There is a convenant registered relating to the use and enjoyment of the property. The land cannot be used for any purpose other than as a golf course and any use ancillary thereto.
Pat O’Hagan of Savills said: ‘We are delighted to bring Kilcoole Golf Club to the market. There is a scarcity of open parkland similar to this in County Wicklow at the moment. It was previously used as a golf course, but could have other uses subject to the necessary planning permissions being obtained. The lands, which have excellent drainage, are close to the village of Kilcoole and will generate serious interest from a range of investors in the market.’
The clubhouse itself is a pur- pose built two storey building.
The ground floor accommodation includes an office, reception area, ladies and gents locker rooms and showers. The first floor has a bar area with timber floors and windows overlooking the former course. There is a commercial stainless steel fitted kitchen with sink unit and piped for gas. Door to back hall with wash room and door to inside the bar.
The bar area is large and spacious and bright and enjoys views over the course. There is a large function room off the bar area with timber floor and attractive beamed ceiling and large fire place. Doors open out to balcony outside.
The golf club is sheltered from the west by the Wicklow Mountains. Dublin city centre is a 35km drive via the M11 and N11 from the golf course, while Dublin Airport is a 60km drive via the M11 and m50.
Kilcoole Golf Club is also well located in terms of amenities, with many shops in the area and with coastal towns of Bray and Greystones just a short distance away there is plenty to see and do. The neighbouring Druid’s Glen Golf Course attracts many international tourists to the area, as do the Sugarloaf mountain and the historic monastic site of Glendalough.
An aerial shot of Kilcoole Golf Club.
The clubhouse at Kilcoole Golf Club.