Jungle-themed adventure golf course opens4th February, 2014 by Tania Longmire
A jungle-themed adventure golf course has opened at a golf venue in Norfolk – the latest adventure golf course to be built to attract more children to the game.
Congo Rapids Adventure Golf, which features self-propelled rafts that take golfers across water between holes, a waterfall and a smoking volcano, has opened at Norwich Family Golf Centre, a facility that offers fun golf activities for the family, and has links with Bawburgh Golf Club. Both are owned by Robert Barnard.
Barnard has let the land out to David Moore, who decided to build Congo Rapids Adventure Golf when he saw the attraction of adventure golf courses while on holiday recently in Florida.
He worked with a Swedish company responsible for the construction of more than 200 adventure golf courses throughout Europe in order to perfect the design.
He said: “The 18-hole course features a range of main features including a customised plane and jeep, self-propelled rafts to travel across water between holes, a smoking volcano, a cave with a cascading waterfall, lots of animals and lots of water.
“For a city the size of Norwich there are not that many easily accessible, activities-based centres such as this.
“What is happening across the UK is that more adventure golf courses are coming to cities, rather than being mainly based on the coast.”
Robert Barnard added: “It’s a benefit to us as hopefully it will get children playing crazy golf and then coming to us for golf lessons. They can also use our café / sports bar, which will be used to cater for adventure golf parties.”