A single parcel of land extending to 102 acres and currently in use as Dublin Mountain Golf Course. The golf course was converted from agricultural lands in 1993 with minimal disturbance to the extant natural contours and drainage systems. Despite being situated at an elevation of approximately 300 metres the land only undulates gently towards its southern boundary and the majority of the lands are of a relatively flat topography.
Established in 1993, it is a mature 18-hole 6,163-yard (par 71) golf course and has been designed to minimise running costs. The course has stunning panoramic views and major amenity appeal with attractive mature beech trees and incorporating meadow grass greens. At its height, the club boasted a membership in excess of 700 people due to its proximity to the city, suburbs and well populated hinterland. The course itself is contained on approximately 98 acres with the clubhouse, car parking and other facilities situated on approximately 4 acres.
Versatile Opportunity – The sale represents an extremely versatile opportunity to increase the commercialisation of the asset or change the use entirely:
If the property was to continue to operate as a golf course there is obvious latent potential to improve the income generating capacity of facilities. In particular the food, beverage, function and accommodation side of the business has not been maximised and could have significant potential with some investment.
The lands are well maintained and free draining and could easily be converted back to agricultural use. There is no underground irrigation system or piping and no chemicals have been applied to the lands in the past 18 years with the exception of the greens.
Potential Alternative Uses
The property is contained in the South Dublin County Council Development Plan 2016 – 2022. Under this Development Plan the property has the following zoning designation: Zoning Objective ‘HA – DM’: ‘To protect and enhance the outstanding natural character of the Dublin Mountains area’. The following uses would be open for consideration in a planning application:
- Restaurant / Cafe
- Sports club facility
- Garden centre
- Equine Facilities
- Recreational facility
- Rural housing (if associated with agricultural or employment need on the lands)