It’s all happening in the Alfold/Cranleigh/Dunsfold Area!
Wildwood Golf Club is set to become one of the principle golfing destinations in England.
A new group of “high net worth individuals” is putting its weight behind the club to build a multi-million pound Hotel, improved golf course, 39 golf lodges and more.
The development plans for Wildwood Golf & Country Club on the Surrey/Sussex border come only days after plans for 1,800 homes in nearby Dunsfold Airfield were announced.
The Alfold scheme was granted planning permission five years ago and will now go ahead it has been announced to-day.
Wildwood has also agreed with The Professional Golfers Association (PGA) that it will locate its proposed Southern region HQ and training academy at Wildwood to complement its other UK regional head office at the Gleneagles Hotel and the Belfry.
An International Golf School will be launched bringing student golf pros from around the world to Wildwood on one and two year diploma courses. The club which presently has 20 employees is expected to bring a further 160 jobs into the area giving a total establishment of around 180.
The 27 hole golf course will be upgraded and a detailed masterplan is currently being developed by the world renowned golf course architects Dave Thomas Design. It will create a signature 18 holes course, to include the PGA Academy, world-class practice facilities and a nine hole loop attached to the Academy.
The new 84 bedroom hotel will include conference facilities, a health spa with 8 treatment rooms, a 4 metre length pool, gym and lodges.
The new backers, Socially Responsible Investments Ltd (SRI) is a property based company whose objective is to develop social and market housing in areas of need in the UK.
Said (SRI) spokesman Parris Menelaou, “we are delighted to confirm we have reached an agreement with Wildwood and that Managing Director Phil Harrison, along with myself, will lead the development project for us. Our investment in improved facilities and services at Wildwood will have a positive impact on Alfold and the surrounding villages and will bring jobs, new services and amenities to the area.”
The existing clubhouse at Wildwood golf Club