City’s pirate golfers arrrrre getting into the swing

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SWASHBUCKLING golfers have already taken a shine to the new Pirate Island Adventure Golf course which opened last Friday.

The course, which is based at the Abbey Hill Golf Centre in Two Mile Ash, offers an 18-hole course of adventure with fun features including waterfalls, lakes, streams and islands, with rafts, treasure chests, cannons and fantastic landscaping.

New pirate crazy golf at Abbey Mill golf course

New pirate crazy golf at Abbey Mill golf course

The project cost £750,000 to construct and represents the biggest investment in the golf centre’s 39-year-history.

Gordon Forster, general manager of Abbey Hill Golf Complex, said: “The opening went very well, probably beyond all expectations and it probably helped that the sun came out.

“The feedback we have had so far has been amazing and people have said they can’t believe how good it is. There are not many attractions like this in the whole of Britain and the biggest thing is, it is not just for kids.”

Around 300 people enjoyed a round of golf on the opening three days – from Friday onwards – and for not many dubloons as well.

Gordon added: “Because of the astroturf surface it should be open all year round, hopefully we can find a way to stay open through the snow as well.”

The golf centre hosts a grand launch day on Sunday. For more details visit www.pirateislandgolf.co.uk or call 01908 563845