Norfolk Golf Club bought by Formula 1 chief
Middleton Hall Golf Club near King’s Lynn has been acquired by a celebrity chef who worked with Formula 1, and he will rename every hole on the course after an F1 champion.
For years Dave Freeman would be the chef of every meal an 85-person F1 racing team had, including drivers, owners and sponsors, for up to seven days they were in the country where they were. run the race. Originally a chief in the British Army for 13 years, he left in 1997 and started in F1 with Tyrrell GP.
He has now purchased the Middleton Hall Golf Club, which is located on the former grounds of Middleton Hall, comprising an 18-hole, 5,904-yard (par 71) golf course, a floodlit nine-bay golf course, a clubhouse 573 square meter clubhouse style, golf shop and practice facilities. The club has over 500 members and a profitable business record.
Freeman says he and his wife Fatna were looking for a slightly less hectic lifestyle that they could enjoy and put their specialist skills to good use.
He said: “Fatna and I are very pleased to have acquired Middleton Hall Golf Club and look forward to growing the business over the next few years. We have had a great welcome from the members and know we can count on their continued support.Our plans include a clubhouse renovation and construction of a new reception hall, as well as improvements to the 18th hole which will include a new pond with a fountain and Sawgrass-style sleeper wall.
Sales agent, Ben Allen, added: “Dave has stated his desire to acquire a golf club. He felt that owning a golf business would provide the perfect platform to combine his specialist restaurant skills with his passion for golf. I’m so glad we were able to find the perfect company for him and Fatna. To tie the club to his F1 background, Dave renames every hole on the course after an F1 champion and buys an iron to make the greens as fast as an F1 car!
“The strength of the golf opportunity market is very encouraging, as is the wide diversity of buyers looking to invest in this niche area.”