WARRINGTON-based American Golf has bought High Legh Park Golf Club in a £2.7million deal.

The Westbrook firm has bought the club near Knutsford, the first time the retailer has owned an entire golf complex inclusive of courses, retail outlet, conference and event facilities and a food and beverage offering.

It is the latest investment in the past six months for the company which has invested £650,000 in its Trafford superstore and on new golf ranges in Rossendale, Lancashire and Hemingford Abbots in Cambridgeshire.

Gary Favell, CEO of American Golf, said: “High Legh Park Golf Club is a seamless addition to our site portfolio and being in such close proximity to our own Cheshire headquarters, it aligns perfectly with our growth strategy.

High Legh Golf Club

High Legh Golf Club

“We’re looking forward to investing in the site for the local community and to provide members with the very best facilities. The site appeals perfectly to both male and female players of all abilities – and we’re even more excited about the potential of the Junior Academy, which will inspire and develop future golfers. High Legh Park Golf Club is the perfect site for us to continue widening the sport’s appeal.”

High Legh Park Golf Club has two courses, a driving range, pitch and putt, practice facilities and 23 bays including ten Top Tracer Bays. The complex also boasts The View Bar and Restaurant which overlooks the Cheshire parkland course.

Tom Marriott, HMH Golf & Leisure which brokered the deal, said: “This is a fantastic new facility for American Golf to grow its brand and presence in the market. The sale generated a number of interested parties, however the existing on-site shop of American Golf made this sale a natural fit. The golf market generally is very strong with plenty of new buyers coming into a market with limited stock.”