Monday, April 15, 2024

Derbyshire golf club and country hotel sold

Horsley Lodge Golf Club, one of Derbyshire’s best known golf courses, country hotels and wedding venues, has been sold after 34 years in private family ownership.

The club opened in 1990 and the 160-acre site has earned a reputation as one of the region’s leading golf courses.

Richard and Malcolm Salt, who created the 18-hole course and restored the range of character buildings that now comprise the club house and a wedding and hospitality venue, made the decision to sell in September 2023.

The sale was brokered by HMH Golf, who acted for the Salt family, with Russell Rigby of Rigby & Co representing a local private investor – Staton Young, who have bought the site.

Richard Salt said: “My brother and I have really poured the last 34 years of our life into Horsley Lodge, and when we made the decision to sell, we were particularly keen to explore whether it could remain in local ownership.

“We are delighted we have been able to sell this to a local family investor, who have deep roots in the immediate area.”

Russell Rigby added: “Having previously worked with Richard and Malcolm we were able to strike a deal very quickly to acquire what I think is a tremendous course, within a stunning setting, which in some areas remains a bit of an untapped gem.

“The purchasers are really excited about owning this much-loved course and club, and this opportunity fits perfectly with Staton Young’s forward looking investment plans.”

Browne Jacobson and Cortus acted for the purchasers, with Geldards LLP representing the Vendor.

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