American Golf Buys High Legh Park Golf Club

The company is now the ownder of High Legh Park Golf Club after a £2.7m deal

American Golf Buys High Legh Park Golf Club
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The company is now the owner of High Legh Park Golf Club after a £2.7m deal

American Golf Buys High Legh Park Golf Club

American Golf has purchased High Legh Park Golf Club in Knutsford, Cheshire in a £2.7m deal, marking the first time the retailer has owned an entire golf complex inclusive of courses, retail outlet, conference and event facilities and a food and beverage offering.

The High Legh Park Golf Club investment, facilitated by specialist golf and leisure brokerage, HMH Golf & Leisure, supports the fast-expanding company’s strategy for growth.

The latest of many significant site investments for American Golf in the last six months, the business recently invested £650k in its Trafford ‘superstore’ in Greater Manchester and overhauled its stores in Milton Keynes and Hull, as well as creating a new flagship store in New Malden, Surrey, with its revamped Netherley, Liverpool store scheduled to open on May 8th.

High Legh Park

The retailer has also put significant investment into new golf ranges in Rossendale, Lancashire and Hemingford Abbots in Cambridgeshire.

Developing golf ranges is a key part of American Golf’s growth strategy, with the increased facilities offering more of a leisure destination and widening the audience appeal.

Gary Favell, CEO, American Golf says: “High Legh Park Golf Club is a seamless addition to our site portfolio and being in such close proximity to our own Cheshire headquarters, it aligns perfectly with our growth strategy.

“We’re looking forward to investing in the site for the local community and to provide members with the very best facilities. The site appeals perfectly to both male and female players of all abilities – and we’re even more excited about the potential of the Junior Academy, which will inspire and develop future golfers. High Legh Park Golf Club is the perfect site for us to continue widening the sport’s appeal.”

High Legh Park Golf Club is perfectly equipped for all levels of golfer, with two courses, a driving range, pitch and putt, practice facilities and 23 bays including ten Top Tracer Bays.

The complex also boasts The View Bar and Restaurant which overlooks the Cheshire parkland course.

Tom Marriott, HMH Golf & Leisure, says: “This is a fantastic new facility for American Golf to grow its brand and presence in the market. The sale generated a number of interested parties, however the existing on-site shop of American Golf made this sale a natural fit. The golf market generally is very strong with plenty of new buyers coming into a market with limited stock.”

Elliott Heath
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Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news team as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as five Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays off of a six handicap. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: Titleist TSi2

Hybrids: Titleist 816 H1

Irons: Mizuno MP5 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Srixon Z Star XV