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Crown Golf, the UK’s largest golf course owner/operator has reached an agreement to transfer its lease on Trent Park Golf Centre located in Enfield, London, N14.
Trent Park Golf Centre, a popular 18-hole pay-and-play public golf course with
large club house and driving range is reputed to be the best conditioned
public golf course in London.
Crown Golf has traded the property since December 2004 following the acquisition of the former American Golf Corporation group of clubs. American Golf had taken the lease on Trent Park in 2000.
On 6th May 2010, following agreement, the property reverts back to the landlord, Jeremy Sturgess, who traded the business between 1992 and 2000.
Stephen Lewis, CEO of Crown Golf, said, “We are continuing to consolidate our estate, focussing on the clubs which the business wishes
to retain for the long term – either for operational reasons, or as a
result of their development potential.
Jeremy Sturgess said: “The ten years of leasing Trent Park to American Golf and then Crown Golf has seen an enormous improvement in
the condition of the Golf Course which we intend to continue. However,
as the recession bites, the Government’s scandalous refusal to deal with
the VAT, Rating and Corporation Tax distortions in the Golf Market
place commercial clubs at a huge disadvantage to, so called, Private and
“Not for Profit” Golf Clubs, most of which are in reality now operating
as commercial businesses with aggressive marketing campaigns for
Membership, Society and Green Fee business.”
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