Golf Business News – Stellar Assest Management buys Bramshaw Golf Club
The sale, which was for an undisclosed sum, includes the New Forest venue’s two 18-hole courses and The Bell Inn, a boutique pub with 28 bedrooms.
Stellar Asset Management already boasts a strong portfolio of hotels and golf clubs in the UK, including near-neighbour Paultons Golf Centre in Romsey and Murrayshall Country House Hotel & Golf Club in Perthshire, as well as numerous hotels around the country.
Working in partnership with Ben Blackburn Golf, both the golf club and the inn will undergo a number of considered refurbishments, with the aim of elevating all areas to the same high standard of other Stellar properties.
Jonathan Gain, Chief Executive of Stellar Asset Management, commented: “We are incredibly excited to welcome Bramshaw Golf Club and The Bell Inn into our portfolio of leisure properties and we are looking forward to enhancing the potential of the golf course, clubhouse facilities and the inn for the benefit of members and visitors.
This is an exciting space for us, and the popularity of both courses to members and visitors offers great potential for our investors.”
Located in the heart of the New Forest, Bramshaw Golf Club boasts a thriving membership and two beautiful 18-hole courses, the Manor, which opened in 1971 and the Forest, which was built in 1865 and lays claim to being the oldest golf course in Hampshire. Situated on open “common” land, golfers playing the Forest course often have to contend with New Forest ponies, donkeys, cows and pigs roaming the fairways, although the greens are all fenced off to protect the putting surfaces.
The 28-bedroom The Bell Inn is a charming 18th Century coaching inn located alongside the golf club, surrounded by ancient woodland yet only five minutes away from Junction 1 of the M27.
Inside, The Bell Inn features flagstone floors and large open fires, complemented by stylish furnishings, comfortable lounge areas and light, spacious dining rooms. In addition, there are well-equipped meeting rooms to accommodate weddings, corporate events and functions. At the heart of the inn is the large, welcoming bar where guests, locals, golfers, walkers and dogs convene for a drink and delicious, locally sourced cuisine.
“We are delighted to have completed the purchase of these two highly regarded properties which exude character and are brimming with potential, thanks to their fantastic location in one of the most beautiful parts of the country,” commented Ben Blackburn. “We are also extremely fortunate to be taking over a business that has been well managed by the previous owners and I’d like to thank them for everything they have done and wish them the very best for the future.”