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Thursday 22 March 2018

A whole new ball game in Meath

Keenly priced golf course sale will draw strong interest from farmers

The 112ac property near Navan is guided at €800,000.
The 112ac property near Navan is guided at €800,000.
Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

Golf courses are a common sight on the land market of late and among them is Moor Park Golf Course near Navan in Co Meath.

This privately-owned course will be sold at auction tomorrow (October 14) by its owner who is retiring from the business. Set on 112ac the 18-hole playground is guided at between €750,000 and €800,000 or just over €6,500/ac.

The 5,607m (par 72) course facility continues to be used as a golf course and comes with a four-bedroom bungalow used as a clubhouse while a separate building is used to house machinery.

Moor Park is located at Follistown and Morrell, is 5km from Navan, 21km from Ashbourne and 23km from Drogheda with extensive road frontage on to the Navan/Kentstown Road.

Established in the early 1990s by its current owner, the 'pay as you play' course was designed by former professional Eddie Hackett.

Set on elevated ground, the course features all-weather greens and several man-made lakes.

The current clubhouse could be converted to use as a domestic dwelling with relative ease, says Chris Smith of selling agents Quillsen.

He expects the holding to be of interest to progressive farmers given its potential for tillage and dairying. 'The land is tip top and could be used for anything," said Mr Smith.

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Set in the Boyne Valley, an area is renowned for its excellent land quality the property is surrounded by productive and well-managed farms.

The range of enquiries and viewings is coming from the farming sector and from customers with a view to maintaining the property as a golf course.

He expects a lively sale at the auction at the Ardboyne Hotel, Navan at 3pm on Wednesday, October 14

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