The Oaks Golf Club in Mollington will close its doors on May 31 – three years after being rescued from receivers.

While the Townfield Lane club is midway through rebuilding its membership and function trade, its owners have decided to sell for ‘business reasons’, a statement revealed.

A ‘local’ investor is behind the offer.

A spokesperson for The Oaks told the Chronicle: “The club has made good progress in re-establishing itself in the Chester market over the last three years but there is still some way to go in securing the long-term future of the club and reduce its reliance upon function business.

“In light of the approach, we believe this is the right move for all concerned and take comfort in the fact that our existing members will be able to find alternative places at other local clubs.

“The day the club closes will be a sad one, but we hope it will help rebalance the local market and assist other golf clubs in the area to thrive.”

A letter sent to members from general manager Brian Dique states that all pre-booked functions and golf events will be ‘honoured in full’ up until the end of May.

Members will be reimbursed for any unexpired portion of their annual membership which falls between the club’s final operating date and their rolling renewal date.