Sperone Golf Course in South Corsica listed for sale
The history of the Sperone Golf Course is quite interesting, as the father of Dewez, Jacques, has bought the terrain sometime in the 1960s for 1 franc / square meter, before it got converted into a golf field, to the grief of the Corsican nationalists and environmentalists.
Jacques Dewez was the real creator of the golf course, pointing it towards the Mediterranean Sea and endowing it with state of the art golf equipments and settings. Apart from the large, 18-hole golf course itself, the property, covering around 80 hectares, also includes a restaurant and a clubhouse.
It is the only large golf course in Corsica, measuring 6,106 meters. It is quite a popular place for French celebrities and alike, visited by around 20,000 fans around the world yearly and being virtually surrounded by luxury villas with wood beams and rustic stone structures. It was opened back in 1991 and faces Sardinia, set upon a superbly parceled terrain with impressive surfaces.
There’s an offer from the owners of the villas Sperone, but their price is a lot lower than the asking price of the golf course. The mayor of the nearby Bonifacio, Jean-Charles Orsucci, expressed his opinion that the course would better remain in the hands of the locals, with hopes towards an agreement between Dewez and the owners.
He declared: “The golf course plays an important economic role in the life of the commune and we’ll follow the sale with a particular interest. Our preference would be for the current co-owners to reach an agreement. We don’t want Sperone to fall into the hands of a foreign group which would be difficult to identify.”