One of the last golf business news of 2019 was the acquisition of Chart Hills Golf Club by the Ramac Holdings Ltd.
If I tell you that Ramac Holdings is the owner and operator of Prince’s Golf Club, in Sandwich Bay, Kent then their name might sound familiar to you.
Chart Hills Golf Club, in Biddenden, Kent, sits in the county’s High Weald area and has been lauded nationwide as one of Sir Nick Faldo’s finest designs since opening in 1993:
- Par 72
- 7119 yards / 6510 metres
- mixes a parkland design with elements of links
- 27,889 sq ft clubhouse (2,591 sq m)
- 743 sq ft of office space (69 sq m)
- 150-space car park
Sir Nick Faldo said
Chart Hills enjoys a beautiful and very English country setting. There are 18 very distinctive holes which, collectively, demand a great variety of shot-making skills, making this a very strategic test and a real thinking man’s golf course.
A spokesperson for Ramac Holdings Ltd said:
It’s a club and course that holds a fine modern history and upholds a strong reputation – not just in Kent, but nationally. It’s a long-term project that we’re all thoroughly excited to commence.
Chart Hills Golf Club – history
- It was sold by the Leaderboard Group in 2016, to Kings Resorts (owners of The Buckinghamshire and Old Thorns). The price was around £2.75m.
- Between 2016-17 their 90 bunkers were renovated.
- Kings Resorts has invested over £1.5million in golf course renovation.
- It has been a European Tour Qualifying school and also hosted the Ladies European Tour and the Ladies English Open Championship.