History & Background An exciting opportunity to acquire a beautiful 9 hole pay & play Golf Course, 5 Acre Fishing Lake, Licensed Club House & Manager's apartment with the added benefit of having the River Stour forming extensive riverbank boundaries with riparian fishing rights. The golf course was professionally designed some 60 years ago, offering wonderfully established grounds, and featuring many mature trees, including beautiful Weeping Willows along the banks of the river.
The Club House was developed approximately 20 years ago and about five years ago, planning was further obtained, subject to a section 106 for a first floor manager's apartment. The apartment is well appointed with two balconies from which to sit and enjoy the lake view. The restaurant facilities could be further developed, currently arranged to accommodate 30 covers internally and 20 al-fresco covers beneath the New England style sunset veranda, whilst also overlooking the lake and course.
Setting & Location The site extends in total to 15.82 acres incorporating a centrally positioned five-acre lake. The lake itself has a myriad of fish species, including a good head of Pike (to 28lbs). The lake has been underfished and more used for its technical difficulty for playing the course and aesthetic beauty and abundance of Pink, Yellow and White Lilies.
The course itself is well reputed, scenically pretty and that of a technically tricky mix of par 3 and 4 holes, including a dog leg, which wrap around the lake and features one hole over water. The river, being the county border, makes up the extensive western boundary.
The main entrance offers good car parking facilities with overflow parking on the grass.
Clare market town is a highly popular and sought-after destination location in the 'heart of Suffolk', popular for both national and international tourists. Located in the Stour Valley, Clare is 14 miles from Bury St Edmunds and 9 miles from Sudbury. The Cities of London and Cambridge are also within daily commute.