Tunbridge Wells Golf Club on Langton Road sold to secret buyer to prevent development


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Tunbridge Wells Golf Club has been snapped up by a "well-meaning local" to prevent the course from being built on.

The course on Langton Road, set over 40 acres of land, had been the subject of speculation over its future.

Tunbridge Wells Golf Club has been sold in a bid to prevent it being built on. Picture: Stock image
Tunbridge Wells Golf Club has been sold in a bid to prevent it being built on. Picture: Stock image

Rumours had suggested the local council would acquire the site and turn it into an educational facility, while many feared it could be built on for housing.

But now a private buyer - who wants to remain anonymous - has snapped up the land and vowed to protect it.

The course, first established in 1889, has recently been home to 'Footgolf' - a version of the game where golf balls are swapped for footballs and booted towards the holes.

Club chairman Stephen Grogan said: "There has been much concern and expectation from members and locals alike that such a prime site of 40 acres close to the centre of Tunbridge Wells would be too tempting for a large developer to resist.

"However myself and the trustees are delighted that a private purchaser came forward with good intentions to protect the swathes of green land that makes up the golf course from an unsuitable development.”

An email has been sent to all club members confirming the purchase and asking that the buyer's wish to remain confidential at this time is respected.

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