New owners for East Yorkshire golf club

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An East Yorkshire golf club on a former airship manufacturing site has changed hands in a deal brokered by property consultancy Christie & Co.

Acting on behalf of Spaldington Golf Centre Ltd, Christie & Co has sold Boothferry Golf Club, together with the adjacent Howden Footgolf and golf centre, to Jonathan and Lynn Spencer.

Boothferry Golf Course was developed by the former Boothferry Borough Council on land that had, in the early 1920s, been the site of the development of the ill-fated R38 airship, and in the late 1920s the construction by Barnes Wallis of the R100 airship.

The 18-hole par 73 course extends to 6,651 yards and is located just outside the market town of Howden. The adjacent former ‘Eagles’ centre operation comprises a 20-bay driving range, nine-hole par 30 course and two footgolf courses.

The previous owners had acquired the business from East Riding of Yorkshire council in 2005, in order to complement their farming and agricultural business interests.

Jon Patrick, Christie & Co director and head of leisure and development, said: “Many of our business disposal assignments are conducted on a confidential basis, in fact it is very commonplace.

“Boothferry Golf club has a good reputation in the area and the various treatments and drainage facilities Chris, and the team have implemented over the years mean that temporary tees and winter greens rarely have to be used, something the membership appreciates.

“Since outdoor activities including golf were allowed to reopen in June last year, we have seen a surge in interest for outdoor businesses. The golfing sector has definitely benefitted from this and we envisage that golf will again be one of the first activities allowed to re-open following the easing of the current lockdown restrictions.”

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