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Golf courses an attractive business to buy

Golf continues to be one of the most popular leisure pastimes in the UK. There are approximately 2,800 golf courses across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, with over five million people playing at least once a year. Following a dip at the onslaught of the recession, we are now beginning to see a noticeable pick-up in the number of people willing to spend money on pleasure pursuits like golfing.

As well as providing a unique leisure experience to players of all ages, golf courses have obvious property and land investment benefits, often proving themselves as secure long term investment opportunities. Golf course businesses can often generate multiple income streams from sources that include club membership fees, private and corporate function hire, regular admissions fees, sale of golf accessories and equipment and hotel accommodation charges.

And of course, golf clubs are one of the world’s most attractive ‘lifestyle’ business investment opportunities. What keen golfer wouldn’t want to own his or her own club?

Buy a golf course out of administration

Distressed golf courses and other golf related businesses are a great investment opportunity for anyone who is interested in pursuing a lifestyle change by purchasing a golf course, golf centre or driving range. Take a look at our administrations list for details on failing golf courses and related businesses that may be on the market. (These are sometimes sold at below market-valued prices and offer a great opportunity to buy licensed own premises.)

Our subscribers are using the distressed business alerts to:

  • Buy businesses out of administration for lower than market-valued prices
  • Ensure that they are the first to know about all businesses that go into administration in the UK (we publish our administrations list daily, well before even Companies House)  
  • Enquire about assets that may be up for sale as a result of a firm falling into administration
  • Monitor the distressed market for competitors who have been placed into administration and capitalise on their failings - bid for client banks, equipment or win over the endangered contracts of failing competitors


Below is a list of golf course businesses for sale

1 - 20 of 282 businesses for sale

Guest House - Leisure and Lifestyle - Culgaith

Asking Price: £575,000
Location: North West

Operated on a part-time basis to suit owner's family commitments. 18th Century sandstone farmhouse, with three en-suite letting rooms, and in a stunning Eden Valley location. Huge growth potential. Ideal lifestyle acquisition. Award-winning: Visit Britain Breakfast Award 2010, 5* Visit Britain Gold ...

Guest House - Leisure and Lifestyle - Newcastle Upon Tyne

Asking Price: £800,000
Location: North East

Well-established guest house, in the same family ownership for over 30 years but has now been placed on the market as they wish to retire. The business is strong with an increasing turnover and excellent profits and is located in the heart of the sought-after suburb of Jesmond, close to the main sh...

Gym & Investment Property - Leisure and Lifestyle - UK

Asking Price: £1,600,000
Location: UK Wide

Established bodybuilding and fitness gym with substantial freehold property. Highly confidential sale....

Fishing Lakes - Leisure and Lifestyle - Birtley

Asking Price: £695,000
Location: North East

Freehold site area of 1.37 acres with three separate fishing ponds and desgnated car parking. To the rear there are additional workshops and stores which could be suitable for other uses including possibly catteries and/or kennels. The living accommodation comprises an immaculate five-bedroom detach...

Pub Opportunity - Leisure and Lifestyle - Sunderland

Asking Price: 
Location: North East

Self-contained ground floor unit which formally traded as a public house and a full late license is still in place. The premises currently operate as an Indian restaurant but the layout and décor mean it could easily be adapted for a different cuisine. The premises were refurbished and equipped to ...

Guest House - Leisure and Lifestyle - Cautley

Asking Price: £615,000
Location: Yorkshire and the Humber

Built in 1872 as a Vicarage for the nearby church, set in mature grounds. It is ideal for use as a country house B&B or would be perfect for a number of businesses such as a residential centre for bespoke craft or cookery courses. Original character features. Three reception rooms. Kitchen with AGA....

Country Inn - Leisure and Lifestyle - Garsdale

Asking Price: £400,000
Turnover:  £170,000
Location: Yorkshire and the Humber

Thriving country inn situated at the gateway to both the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District. Superb trading position. Six en-suite letting bedrooms. Character bar area and restaurant with 40 covers. Guest lounge. Excellent catering kitchen. New two-bedroom owners cottage. Large parking area and b...

Guest House & Tea Room - Leisure and Lifestyle - West Witton, Wensleydale

Asking Price: £650,000
Location: Yorkshire and the Humber

Quality detached guest house and tea room. Grade II-listed. Perfect trading location. Five excellent letting bedrooms with ensuites. Great owners accommodation. Flexible layout. Original character features. Further development options. Oil central heating. Ample private parking. Views from every win...

Tour Operator - Leisure and Lifestyle - Dewsbury

Asking Price: £200,000
Turnover:  £385,000
Location: Yorkshire and the Humber

Established over 31 years ago this is an independently owned, family, licensed tour operator of excellent standing and reputation. It has earned plaudits both locally, nationally and internationally for honesty, integrity and reliability in providing travel services specialising in long haul destina...

Crafts Gallery - Leisure and Lifestyle - South East

Asking Price: 
Turnover:  £150,000
Location: South East

The owners of this well-established gallery are looking for a buyer to facilitate their retirement plans. Their gallery specialises in exclusive, striking items of ceramics, studio glass, metal, jewellery, textiles, paintings, prints and functional design items from a stable of British artists. They...

Interior Design - Leisure and Lifestyle - Northumberland

Asking Price: £1,400,000
Location: North East

A unique blend of a high class interior design consultancy linked to a holiday cottage complex. Reluctant retirement sale. Over 700 clients and with excellent flow of quality commissions. Two valuable holiday cottages plus extensive showroom property. Each property is self-contained, spacious and al...

City Hotel - Leisure and Lifestyle - Birmingham

Asking Price: £7,000,000
Location: West Midlands

Popular city centre three-star hotel with 140 bedrooms. Prominent city centre trading location with excellent transport links. Currently let to Thistle UK (Guoman Hotels). Former snooker hall which qualifies for the BPRA Scheme....

Hotel - Leisure and Lifestyle - Staffordshire

Asking Price: £695,000
Location: West Midlands

Substantial Grade II-listed Georgian former farmhouse with outbuildings. Closed 20-bedroom hotel. Site of approx. three acres - suitable for variety of uses - subject to planning consent. Rare opportunity....

Country House Hotel - Leisure and Lifestyle - Keswick

Asking Price: £1,190,000
Turnover:  £200,469
Location: North West

Seven spacious en-suite letting bedrooms. Set in glorious landscaped gardens and grounds. Net turnover £200k+ year ended April 2014....

Wedding Venue - Leisure and Lifestyle - Nr Preston

Asking Price: £765,000
Turnover:  £275,000
Location: North West

Fine Georgian country house, an established wedding venue with seven en-suite letting bedrooms. Dining room/function room (100) lounge bar, and orangery. EBITDA around £68k on a turnover of £275k for the 2013 period....

Hotel & Restaurant - Leisure and Lifestyle - Ambleside

Asking Price: £2,350,000
Turnover:  £1,000,000
Location: North West

Iconic 19-bedroom country hotel for sale in Ambleside, Lake District National Park. Regency property in glorious location. Delightful landscaped gardens and grounds. Turnover £1m (ex VAT), with solid profits....

Country Hotel - Leisure and Lifestyle - Ross-shire

Asking Price: £585,000
Location: Scotland

Immaculate 28-bedroom country hotel on the Road to the Isles for sale. Roadside location, with stunning views to Skye. Excellent and flexible range of public rooms. Busy seven-month season trading....

Leisure & Tourism - Leisure and Lifestyle - West Highlands

Asking Price: 
Turnover:  £8,413,060
Location: Scotland

Established leisure and tourist business, comprising four hotels (over 400 bedrooms) in Tyndrum, 16 coaches, historic Kilchurn Castle. Offers invited....

Country Inn - Leisure and Lifestyle - Lancashire

Asking Price: £850,000
Location: North West

Thirty-five en-suite bedroom country inn with views to Forest of Boland. Bar/restaurant (70), conference room (110) and meeting room (20). Gardens and restaurant terrace. Parking for around 80 vehicles....

Cottage Complex - Leisure and Lifestyle - Cropton

Asking Price: £1,950,000
Location: Yorkshire and the Humber

Large and attractive self-catering complex in five acres. Beautiful setting in the North York Moors National Park. Superb base for exploring this popular tourist region. Six-bedroom farmhouse and 12 self-catering cottages. Freehold....

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