Essex golf club to build a £700,000 adventure golf course

Alistair Dunsmuir
By Alistair Dunsmuir October 12, 2020 06:54

An Essex golf venue that already features a pitch and putt, a footgolf, a crazy golf and a discgolf course, is now building a £700,000 adventure golf course.

The new ‘Rascal Bay’ course, which will have rafts, tunnels and islands, is set to open at West Park Golf Centre early next year.

The company behind the venture, Golfwise Enterprise, has told Essex Live that the course will be “locally-unrivalled”.

It will become the third Rascal Bay adventure golf course in south-east England with courses already in operation in another part of Essex and in Kent.

West Park Golf Centre. Image from Facebook

‘From pirates to dinosaurs and from water features to a shop on an island, visitors of all ages will be in for an adventure in what has been described as a ‘universally Covid-compliant’ setting’, reports the website.

The existing 18-hole pitch and putt course is also being renovated alongside the mini-golf area. In total, the project in total is expected to cost in the region of £1 million.

West Park Golf Centre’s discgolf course. Image from Facebook

David Bugg PGA, director of Golfwise Enterprise, claims the new mini golf area will provide “the best adventure golf course for quite some distance”.

“It will be an asset to Chelmsford,” he added. “We’d been negotiating with the council for quite a few years.

“It’s going to be good quality, we’ve got to make it interesting to make people want to come back.

“On the first day of opening of the new adventure golf course in the new year, NHS workers and their families will be offered exclusive complimentary use of the course as a thank you for bravely caring for the nation, helping us through these troubled times.

West Park Golf Centre’s footgolf and pitch and putt course. Image from Facebook

“West Park Golf Centre will soon be an even better place to spend the day.”

Visitors will also be able to try out the nine-hole footgolf course along with the recently-installed disc golf course.


Alistair Dunsmuir
By Alistair Dunsmuir October 12, 2020 06:54
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  1. Gamston October 25, 20:33
    This one in Wolverhampton is really busy. It’s the future of golf courses. Utilising an area to increase busy totally separate to the golf course

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  2. Esch October 12, 18:11

    This is how you get more people interested in the game!!!!!!! Job well done

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