An unbylined Scotsman report says the famed St. Andrews pub and hotel has been sold by the retiring Jack and Sheena Willoughby to Forth Bridge Capital LLP.
The new owners are described as golf enthusiasts.
“We are very happy to be involved with Jack and Sheena who have been a pleasure to deal with and we are committed to ensuring The Dunvegan remains one of golf’s best experiences,” said a spokesperson for Forth Bridge Capital LLP. “We look forward to a long and exciting future for our long-standing patrons, our new friends and golfers from around the world.”
Forth Bridge Capital LLP is a UK-based investment company specialising in sports-related businesses and properties. It is owned and managed by golf enthusiasts, industry executives and tour professionals. During the six months marketing period, property company Pagan Osborne managed an unprecedented volume of enquiries from around the globe for the Dunveygan.
**Alistair Tait posts a lovely tribute to the Dunvegan and its hosts.
I had the pleasure of staying at the Dunvegan for four British Opens, from 2000 to 2015. Tour caddies on a first-name basis with Jack and Sheena would stop in for breakfast. Major winners would eat in the Claret Jug Restaurant. It was impossible not to bump into them.
And it wasn’t just the men. Lorena Ochoa and Stacy Lewis won the 2007 and 2013 Ricoh Women’s British Open while staying in the Dunvegan. Both celebrated their victories with drinks in the bar afterwards.
For ordinary golf fans, a drink inside or outside the hotel is mandatory during British Open week. While anyone in the business of golf can usually bump into clients and talk over a pint.