Joint agents Shepherd and Strutt & Parker sell Spey Bay golf course

Joint agents Shepherd and Strutt & Parker sell Spey Bay golf course

Joint agents Shepherd Chartered Surveyors and Strutt & Parker have sold Spey Bay golf course, clubhouse, and caravan park to US-based online golf community Links Golf Club.

The spectacular 18-hole links style golf course, with club house premises together with a former driving range building and a camping/caravan site, is located on a stunning part of the Moray coastline at the mouth of the River Spey with easy access to Aberdeen, Inverness and onwards to centres in the south.

Designed by the legendary Ben Sayers, Spey Bay Golf Course was opened in 1907. The late Prime Minister Ramsay Macdonald was a member at Spey Bay and the magnificent club championship trophy which remains at the club, was presented by him.

Neil Calder, partner in the Inverness office of Shepherd Chartered Surveyors, said: “We are delighted to have secured a sale. There was an extremely competitive closing date and offers well over asking price were received. It is a rare opportunity to own a true links course in Scotland, the home of golf and we wish the new owners well in their venture.”

Euan MacCrimmon, Director at Strutt & Parker, added: “The volume of enquiries for Spey Bay golf course was incredible, and we received enquiries and offers from a wide range of UK and international interests. We are delighted to secure this deal with LinksDAO and wish them all the best with their exciting plans for the course.

Property owner Colin Murray of Colin Murray Development stated: “We were delighted to appoint both Strutt & Parker and Shepherd Chartered Surveyors to be the joint selling agents on our behalf.

“The professional approach by both Euan and Neil gave us complete confidence from the outset. Their marketing approach to the proposed sale was excellent, which captured a huge interest from far and wide.”

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For further information please contact Neil Calder at Shepherd on tel 01463 712239 or Euan MacCrimmon at Strutt & Parker on 01463 719171