The new tenant of iconic Isle of Wight attraction Browns Golf Course has been revealed.

Paul Saville will tee-off a new chapter in the long history of the attraction when it reopens.

As the County Press reported, the council hopes it will be back open in time for the school summer holidays.

He said he felt privileged to be a part of the unique venue after securing a five-year lease from the Isle of Wight Council.

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Work has started in the front part of the building. Snacks will be available but the cafe won't open fully before 2025.

Paul has set up a new Browns Golf Facebook page for updates.

Paul said: “I have been visiting Browns with friends for almost 20 years and fell in love with it particularly the previous welcoming atmosphere, which is something I am dedicated to continuing.

“I look forward to working with the council to ensure Browns has a very bright future and is a place for all to enjoy.”

Councillor Jonathan Bacon, Cabinet member for environment and heritage, said he looked forward to a great partnership for many years to come.

"We very much welcome Paul to Browns — this is a positive step forward for restoring this historic attraction as part of Sandown sea front and the plans we seek to develop for the future of the area," he said.

Councillor Julie Jones Evans, Cabinet member for regeneration, added: "Getting the facility open again for golf and takeaway refreshments is brilliant news for the summer season and I thank the new occupants for wanting to move forward with such a positive attitude.

"There's a great appetite in the area for long term improved facilities for Browns which the Isle of Wight Council will work with the community to bring forward."

The future of Browns Golf Course on Culver Parade, has been up in the air for months after its previous managers left earlier this year.

Previous managers, Kate and Geoff Scandrett, took on the attraction in 2021 but handed back the keys in April after they turned down a five-year lease option.

Paul will be offering a ten per cent discount on a round of golf for Dinosaur Isle customers.