Wildwood golf club swings back into action as new owners unveil new plans

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Jamie Jubert

By Jamie Jubert


Golfers may be swinging at Wildwood Golf Club in Alfold again soon as its new owners press ahead with plans to rejuvenate the site after three years of being out of action.

The course near Cranleigh in Surrey has been given permission for an 84-bed hotel, 40 lodges and the PGA regional headquarters, but it closed in 2017.

However, new owners, Peker Holding Limited, have taken over and are planning to plans to bring the site back to life.

Options are still being assessed by the development firm, but proposals include reducing the course from 27 holes to nine.

It is not yet known what the rest of the land will contain, although the idea of a self-sustaining and carbon zero settlement has been considered.

Wildwood was first opened in 1992 and Waverley Borough Council classified it as ‘countryside beyond the Green Belt’ in their Local Plan.

Turkish businesswoman Aysegul Peker runs Peker Holding and intends to donate some of the 230 acres back to the community, so will consult residents to find out what they would like to see that land used for.

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A spokesman for Mrs Peker said: “She wants to give back some of the land for a school, community centre, playground or something that the residents here currently need.

“Whether that be 10, 20 or 30 acres. Whatever the residents want she will try to deliver.”

Groundwork construction on the hotel has already begun on the site.

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