Future Developments on the Codrington Course.
At the 5th and 12th holes we plan to fill in the pond that joins the 5th tee. The 5th tee can then be raised 1 metre higher to give better visibility and the path re-routed so it does not go as close to the 12th green and apron. A new bunker will take the place of the old pond. We also want to remove some of the area in front of the sleepered bunker at the 5th so it is no longer blind and fill the right hand part in. The following other works are planned for The Codrington course. Extensions to the 8th and 9th tees will be completed when we have a suitable space in our calendar. A new bunker is proposed 40 yards short of the 9th green. We also plan to create some more pin positions on the 3rd green in the front left.
The Stranahan course is still a work in progress and we hope to add bunkers at several holes as we monitor play, we intend to add a bunker 25 yards short of the green on the 8th, also bunkers at 13th that affect the tee shot and second shot, we are also considering a small pot bunker at the 3rd, in the right half of the fairway at 225 yards. We also want to create a new pin position on the front of the 2nd and open up the right side of the green,
We are moving the pro shop up to the main clubhouse, using the area of the current ladies changing room which will be relocated doubling the amount of toilets and showers. We hope to fully implement this by the end of the year. Also planned is a new bar above the current changing rooms, with a terrace over-looking the 18th green.
We recently purchased a property at Markinch 18 miles from St Andrews, in the kingdom of Fife (3000 sq feet) and intend to convert that into a number of double and single bedrooms (32 beds) with en-suites, suitable for stay and play packages, members of The Players Club will enjoy excellent rates. The property is next to a pub, so you can enjoy a few pints safely, a newsagents, coffee shop and several take away’s are within a 100 yards as is a high quality restaurant.
Markinch has its own train station, is just off the main road that goes to Dundee, so Carnoustie is within 45 minutes, great golf courses like Crail, Elie, Leven are to the south and there are many golf courses within 45 minutes that are top 100 standard. Gleneagles is also fairly close. Edinburgh is also about 45 minutes away.
Luckland have a 50% interest in L & N Golf Management Limited, which holds a 99 year lease over a 36 hole golf course just North of Reading, near Henley-on-Thames called Greys Green.
We obtained planning to upgrade this course to a high quality course and the work will be spread over 4 years working on nine holes each year. New greens and tees are being constructed. We are installing an automatic irrigation system on Greens, tees and fairways and re-shaping a number of fairways. We are close to completing the back nine of the red course and hope to seed in September. The subsoil is a mixture of free draining sand gravel and flint shingle.
Luckland have a 100% interest in the share capital of Portishead Golf For All Limited which owns the 25 year lease on the former golf course. The course is currently open for limited play though in poor condition. We have just received approval subject to conditions to produce a par 32 nine golf course, the course enjoys stunning views across the Bristol channel towards Wales and the bridges, with some really fun holes. The Windmill pub is next door which offers excellent food and drink. The golf course will be part of package available to Players Club members and free golf will be included for the categories Bronze upwards. We hope the Greys Green course at Reading will have similar arrangements for Players Club Members so to extend the amount of golf courses available under one membership to six. We are confident we can produce a very special nine hole golf course.
The Bulgarian projects are on hold due to the financial economy. Luckland our parent company, hold a 22% stake in the company that has two projects. Our 43 room apartment project is just two miles away as the crow flies from Thracian Cliffs and within 10 minutes of Blacksearama and Lighthouse. The other asset is 50 acres of land at Venchan, which is twenty minutes inland from Varna airport on the main Varna to Sofia motorway.
Luckland Limited is the parent company of The Players Club.
The Players Golf Club is operated as a members golf club.