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Local family owned business granted multi-million pound planning permission

Investment shapes the future for Slinfold Golf & Country Club, with larger premises, expanded services and a bright future.

Horsham based Slinfold Golf & Country Club is pleased to announce that planning permission was granted (in January) for expansion of its existing facilities. This will include investing several million pounds in building a 70 bedroom Lodge, alongside expanding the events and functions space, to allow for golf and spa breaks, parties, weddings and conferences.  The Retreat spa will grow from four to seven luxury treatment rooms, and the Driving Range area will be transformed to become a premier golf coaching venue.

The exciting developments, due to go out to tender during 2016, is expected to take 3 to 5 years to complete, and will generate new jobs for the local Horsham area in the fields of food and beverage, banqueting and hospitality management in particular.

General Manager, Luke Blacker commented: “We are proud of being a family owned and run Club. We believe this makes us special, helping to maintain a welcoming family feel to the Club.  With Peter and I working at the Club on a daily basis, we are in a great position to watch the Club evolve and to be a part of its development.”

Owner, Peter Blacker, added: “Our members and staff are behind us on this new venture, and we look forward to them being by our side every step of the journey. Whilst change can be unsettling, we can only see positives for the local area and our members during these exciting times.”

The developments will see expansion to the already existing golf course and Club House that had a significant refurbishment in 2009.  With the state of the art gym, pool, three studios, locker rooms, luxury treatment rooms, crèche, driving range and Club Lounge area already a huge success, the new development will help to secure the Clubs future as one of the premiere Country Club facilities in West Sussex and over the Surrey border.

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