Land at Ripon City Golf Club up for sale at £375,000
Oct 10, 2023
An aerial view of land for sale at the golf course. Pic: Savills

The board of Ripon City Golf Club is looking into the possibility of buying land it currently leases at the Palace Road course, after half of the site was put up for sale.

The land, where nine of the holes at the 18-hole course are located, is owned by the Church Commissioners.

It is being marketed by property agents Savills, which described the land as:

“Part of the Ripon City Golf Club course, strategically positioned on the northern fringe of Ripon and adjacent to Palace Road, sold subject to lease expiring in 2048.”

A guide price of £375,000 has been given for those interested in purchasing the freehold and in response to this, the club board has issued a brief statement, which said:

“The board are actively investigating the possibilities of purchasing the land, further details will be made available to the press in due course.”

Ripon City Golf Club, was founded in 1908, when it had a nine-hole course on the 53.7 acres owned by the Church Commissioners.

The club celebrated its centenary in 2008, 10 years after signing a new 50-year lease for the land, which restricts its use to ‘golf course and ancillary uses associated thereof’.

In the late 1980s, the club purchased adjacent farmland, which enabled the creation of the additional nine holes that made it an 18-hole course.

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