TEESSIDE-based urban regeneration and property specialist, Jomast Developments, has big plans after acquiring Wynyard Golf Club. The Stockton-based company is planning on becoming a major force in the region's leisure and hospitality industry having also been named as the preferred developer for Trincomalee Wharf, an ambitious, multimillion pound, mixed-use scheme at Jackson Dock, Hartlepool Marina.
Jomast has just completed £100,000 worth of clubhouse improvements, including the full refurbishment of the bar, members' lounge and meeting rooms for corporate use, the creation of new conference and banqueting facilities catering for up to 120 guests, and a new entrance and reception area.
Stuart Monk, Director of Jomast Developments, said: "Wynyard Golf Club is one of the North East's most prestigious sporting establishments, having attracted many international players to its course. Its high status amongst golfing, business and the local community was one of the many reasons why the venue was an attractive proposition.
"The vision is to create a landmark destination for the North East that successfully combines world class golfing activities with superior standards of hospitality, accommodation and corporate business facilities.
"Planning permission has already been granted for the development of a luxury five star, 150 bedroom hotel and this will transform Wynyard into a truly exclusive leisure facility attracting visitors on a local, national and international basis."
Wynyard is one of the most prestigious sporting venues in the region, having staged the highly successful Seve Trophy in 2005.
Set in 270 acres of rolling parkland, The Wellington Course is rated as one of the North's finest lay-outs.
The club is also home to the David Leadbetter Academy, one of the most influential sports academies to promote golfing excellence on a global scale. One of only 20 coaching facilities worldwide, fully qualified, PGA instructors provide one-to-one tuition to members from complete beginners to touring professionals.
The newly refurbished clubhouse bar and members' lounge offers a relaxing social environment and serves a wide range of meals and refreshments.
There's also been a significant investment in new green keeping machinery.
Golf manager Chris Mounter said: "The future is looking very bright for the club. We have spent a lot on the facilities and the course and really want to push forward now."