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A golf club and marina in Chirk are up for sale after going into administration.

Chirk Golf Club and the adjoining Chirk Marina on Llangollen Canal are both looking for buyers with bad weather being blamed for difficult trading conditions.

Both are part of Myddelton Leisure Limited run by the Myddelton family who formerly owned Chirk Castle.

Nigel Price and John Kelly, partners in the Birmingham office of insolvency specialist Begbies Traynor, have been appointed joint administrators of the company.

The golf club comprises of an 18 hole championship course, a nine hole par three course and clubhouse. It opened in 1992 and offers membership as well as daily green fees.

Chirk Marina provides canal boatyard services including moorings and canal boat brokerage

Both insolvency specialists have been tasked with operating the businesses of the club and marina whilst a buyer is sought.

Mr Price said that whilst the club had been hit by reduced bookings due to the summer weather, they were hopeful of finding a buyer.

Guy Myddelton, the sole director of Myddelton Leisure Limited, said: “Trading conditions for Chirk Golf Club had been made more difficult this year by the terrible summer weather, which has affected the number of visiting golfers. However, we have a dedicated and growing membership and I hope that we can find a buyer to take the club forward following my investment in it over the last few years.”

Mr Price added: “The club will be offered for sale on a freehold basis, and we believe that this represents a unique opportunity to acquire an established golf club business and its assets, two golf courses and clubhouse – all set within a perimeter of 160 acres of its own land.”

Picture by Dagfinn Ilmari Mannsåker