A PICTURESQUE 18-hole golf course nestled high up in the Herefordshire countryside is for sale with an asking price of between £1milion and £1.25m.

Established in 1896, the Herefordshire Golf Club, in Wormsley, has been dubbed The Gleneagles of the Midlands and was proposed host for the 2020 Midlands Mid Amateur Championship.

The course, which occupies a site of c.51 hectares (126 acres), comprises the James Braid designed 6,055 yard (par 70) golf course, practice facilities, a substantial two-storey clubhouse (with two bedroom apartment), golf shop and ancillary facilities.

The business has been operated as a true private members’ club since its inception in 1896, with the membership approving the proposed sale/conversion to proprietary control at the club’s emergency general meeting in April 2020.

Clear objectives have been set for the disposal, which include: "Preserving the future of the club/the playing of golf at the property; securing capital investment in the facilities; and achieving a seamless transfer of the business."

Offers for the property will be considered in the round, and the preferred bidder will be the party deemed best placed to deliver these objectives.

HMH Golf & Leisure sold 10 golf courses in 2019 and are managing the sale.

They say that all options for the disposal of the property will be considered, including an outright sale, joint venture, sale and leaseback, etc.

However, a sale of the freehold, along with the promise of capital investment, is seen as the most likely scenario to secure the club’s long-term future.

Ben Allen at HMH Golf & Leisure said: "Through our sales of North Downs and Hazlemere Golf Clubs, Tom Marriott and I have proven our long held belief that there would be a strong market for private members’ golf clubs.

"The Herefordshire Golf Club is an exceptional golf course, and based on our previous experiences, we expect strong interest in the opportunity."