Kinloch Golf Course has been sold to The Southpark Corporation, with the take over expected to come into effect in December this year.
Southpark specialises in commercial, industrial and residential property development and management, as well as utilities distribution.
Southpark Executive Director John Sax founded the Southpark Group of Companies some 25 years ago, and has acted as CEO or Executive Director of all companies since. Southpark has been a leader in the re-development of much of the former "smoke stack industries" within Auckland such as Southdown Freezing Works
John is the founder and Chairman of the For the Sake of Our Children Trust and is the creator of Treetops Lodge & Wilderness Park in Rotorua, an internationally acclaimed wilderness retreat.
Rumored future plans for Kinloch include a lodge complex to be built on the main hill over looking views of the course and lake Kinloch.
Kinloch G.C has had a chequred past with numerous owners since its famed opening in 2007. The Jack Nicklaus signature club was rated on opening in 2007 as the top new golf course outside North America by the prestigious US Travel and Leisure Golf Magazine. Kinloch was also a recent inclusion in the Top 100 in the World for 2011 by www.top100golfcourses.co.uk