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Golf News: - Posted 8th May 1998

American Golf buys St Mellion golf complex

St Mellion, Cornwall - American Golf, the largest operator of private golf courses in the world, has purchased the St Mellion International complex in Cornwall for a price of between 13 million -14 million.

The sale was completed by golf property experts, Chesterton HMH within a four month period via a private placement.

The St Mellion golf complex was created during the 1970s when  Hermon and Martin Bond, two farming brothers, built an 18-hole golf course on their potato farm. It was later developed into 36-holes when Jack Nicklaus was commissioned to build a championship standard course.It has been the host to numerous professional events including the Benson & Hedges International.

The sale this week included the 36 holes of golf (it is the first Nicklaus course to be offered for sale in Europe), the clubhouse with health and fitness club, hotel block, timeshare, residential properties, development land and various consents.