THE new owners of a county golf club which was saved from closure have outlined the steps they are taking to enable its transformation.

Sapey Golf and County Club was bought by Wyldecrest Parks in July and the firm's chairman and CEO Alfie Best announced plans to inject half a million pounds into the site.

The previous owners of the club had put it up for sale last October for £1.25million but it was due to close in August before the buy-out took place.

But evidence of the investment can now be seen, with new golf buggies having arrived and work to restore the many ponds and water features on the course in full swing, with completion expected in October.

Alfie Best said: “One of our first tasks was to put the infrastructure in place to run the club profitably.

"We have installed new IT and security systems, taken delivery of brand new golf buggies and made a start on building the three golf lodges that had previously had planning granted.

"Sapey is beautiful and I plan to make it the best club in the area”.

The 27-hole course itself has undergone work to the irrigation system.

General manager and P.G.A. professional Chris Knowles said: "There are exciting times ahead with a new swing simulator being installed this winter and a leisure complex with swimming pool and gym planned for the end of 2018. We are looking to attract more families to Sapey and secure the club’s future for its members and the local community."

There is also a clubhouse which overlooks the 18th green, which welcomes visitors and societies every day of the week. The club can also be hired for private functions.