Golf’s most famous 18th hole has been sold, with The Dunvegan Hotel in St Andrews being purchased by Forth Bridge Capital – who are described as a group of golf loving Americans and Canadians.
After being owned and managed for more than 20 years by Jack and Sheena Willoughby, it was put up for sale last year for around £3 million, attracting interest from around the globe.
“We are a delighted to have concluded a deal with the principals at Forth Bridge Capital,” said the Willoughbys. “Having been owners for the past 23 years, it’s obviously a bittersweet time for us hence we were always hoping to find buyers of a like-minded nature to ourselves to take the Dunvegan into its next era. There is no doubt we have accomplished this goal as the new owners are all golfers and are well known to us and to the Dunvegan.”
Under the new owners, it is expected to be business as usual in the pub that sits on the corner of Golf Place, the road that leads down to the world-famous Old Course.
“We are very happy to be involved with Jack and Sheena who have been a pleasure to deal with and we are committed to ensuring The Dunvegan remains one of golf’s best experiences,” said a spokesperson for Forth Bridge Capital LLP. “We look forward to a long and exciting future for our long-standing patrons, our new friends and golfers from around the world.”