Spofforth Golf Course re-opens after lengthy closure
Last updated Mar 19, 2024
Aerial photo of Spofforth Golf Course.
Spofforth Golf Course. Pic: Lister Haigh.

Spofforth Golf Course has re-opened following months of uncertainty over its future.

The course, which provided its first update on operations since September last Thursday, was listed for sale for £2 million last summer.

It appeared to be under new ownership in October after Lister Haigh, which marketed the course, changed the listing to sold subject to contract.

But there were no announcements until last week when the golf course took to social media to announce the course would “finally” re-open on Friday, March 15.

The post said the course was “still very wet” but added the team “are eager to get back to golf”.

People can now book tee times for the 18-hole pay-and-play course, which costs £18 for a single player.

The Stray Ferret reported on the uncertainty of the site’s future this month after the apparent new owners remained silent on the situation.

We contacted the club again today; a person who answered the phone said the course had remained closed since November “due to the weather”.

However, when asked about the long-term future of the course and for an update on its ownership situation, the person said it was “a private family matter” and declined to say more.

Spofforth Parish Council previously told the Stray Ferret it understood “the sale has been concluded”.

The parish clerk also said at the time the family that owned the club was “still in residence at the house” but did not provide any further details.

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