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Pay-as-you-play County Meath golf club goes up for sale

By Rachel Martin

Published 22/09/2015

Moor Park GC in Meath is up for sale
Moor Park GC in Meath is up for sale

A Co Meath golf course up for public auction next month is expected to fetch at least €750,000 (£545,000).

The privately owned ‘pay as you play’ golf course which was designed by former professional Eddie Hackett is situated just three miles from Navan town.

Moor Park Golf Course boasts a four-bedroom dwelling, which is currently used as a clubhouse, as well as a car park, 70ft by 60ft storage shed, and a practice area and wash bay.

The property, which is set on circa 112.5 acres and is expected to be of interest to investors, golf enthusiasts, leisure operators and farmers, has come on to the market due to the planned retirement of its current owner.

Chris Smith of Quillsen, who is handling the sale, said: “I suppose what makes the sale of Moor Park different from most other recent course sales, is that it’s a freehold ‘pay as you play’ debt-free course, not a distressed sale.

“The new owners will buy an extensive landed property and it’ll be up to them as to what direction they prefer to take it, be it to maximise its full potential through golf or to diversify to agricultural use.”

Established in the early nineties, Moor Park was designed by Eddie Hackett, the distinguished golf course architect. Since then it has matured and provides for 18 holes of varying challenges, created by the combination of water hazards, trees and raised greens.

Moor Park is said to be a challenging round of golf for most players. The course features elevated all-weather greens and several man-made lakes.

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