Woodham Golf Club has moved to reassure its members that it remains open – despite the pub and restaurant suddenly closing.
Woodham Country Club Ltd announced its shock closure with a social media post, announcing it had gone into liquidation.
The firm has placed its financial affairs in the hands of a Leeds-based insolvency business.
But the owners of Woodham Golf and Leisure – local firm Hall Construction – which owns but doesn’t run the pub, have reassured local golfers that the course continues to operate.
In a statement, Woodham Country Club Ltd said: “It is with regret that we announce the closure of the Company with effect from 30 December 2022.
“The closure means that no pre-booked events will be able to go ahead. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.
“Any customers who have paid deposits for events should, in the first instance, contact their card provider.
“We have instructed Leonard Curtis Business Solutions Group to assist us with the closure of the Company and the subsequent Liquidation. They can be contacted at https://lcbsg.co.uk/contact/
“Leonard Curtis will write to creditors in January with an update on the progress of the Liquidation process.
“Please note, the closure relates only to Woodham Country Club Limited and no other companies operating from the site.”
Woodham Golf and Leisure Ltd, owned by the Hall’s, subsequently issued a statement “for the avoidance of doubt”, insisting the two firms are separate.
“There is no business relationship between the two businesses other than that of landlord and tenant,” the statement said.
“We would confirm that Club memberships are unaffected by the suspension of trading by the restaurant tenant, with members able to continue to enjoy the use of the golf course and clubhouse.
“Restaurant facilities will be suspended until the current tenant’s future trading intentions are clear.
“Should the current tenants be unable to continue providing food and beverage facilities immediately following the Christmas break, it would be the intention of the club owners to take appropriate measures to reinstate the restaurant facilities as soon as possible.”
The club owners added that members with any concerns can email [email protected].