North East Wales

Chirk golf club and marina put into administration

Chirk Marina
Image caption Chirk Marina and the neighbouring golf club have been put into administration

A golf club and canal marina near Wrexham have gone into administration.

Efforts are being made to find a buyer for Chirk Golf Club, near Wrexham, but the adjoining Chirk Marina is not being offered for sale.

Both are continuing to operate under the management of insolvency specialists.

The businesses are part of Myddleton Leisure, run by the Myddleton family of nearby Chirk Castle which has been the family seat since 1595.

The castle became a National Trust property in 1978.

The poor summer weather has been blamed for difficult trading conditions affecting the golf club and marina.

Seven staff

Guy Myddleton, 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."

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 club employs seven staff and has a membership of nearly 300.

The marina provides services for narrowboat users among others and sits on part of the stretch of Langollen Canal which has been made a world heritage site.

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