Completed one by one: The courses are being created with great attention to detail. Photo: Falk-Martin Drescher.
It was opened at Bernsteinsee on June 17th: The first Adventure Golf course of its kind within a 300 kilometre radius. A trend is spreading from the USA to Germany.
The first question to be answered is: What actually is Adventure Golf? To put it briefly: The modern form of mini golf, yet "higher, faster, further". The game is played on courses covered with artificial grass - the rules of classic golf apply. The challenge:
Obstacles in landscaped surroundings need to be mastered, creative solutions found and water features crossed. In the USA, one of these trendy courses can be found next to the other - about 15 on a stretch of 1.5 miles in Florida, for instance - in Germany the trend is spreading rapidly. Now also at Bernsteinsee.
The prestigious NVG Innovation Award 2016 was presented to Michel de Meijer, owner of IJsselweide Golf Club and Jurassic Golf Adventure Park, Gouda, on 17th February at the 21st National Golf Congress & Exhibition 2016 in Amersfoort, Holland. The event run by the NVG - the industry and employers' organization for golf course operators - was attended by 300 delegates from the Dutch golf industry including operators, owners, managers, golf professionals, golf contractors, suppliers, and other entrepreneurs.
The jury awarded the NVG Innovation Award 2016 to Jurassic Golf Adventure Park Gouda partly due to the courage Michel showed in accomplishing his Adventure Golf project in Gouda with the goal of making golf more accessible to young people and families.
The 6th World Adventure Golf Masters (WAGM) is due to be held in Prishtina, Kosovo, on the 25th and 26th June 2016. It will be the first major international miniature golf tournament to take place in the country.
The Prishtina minigolf course is an MOS (minigolf open standard) course approved for competition play by the World Minigolf Sport Federation. It is the first and only professional minigolf course in Kosovo. The course was designed and built to the MOS standard by City Golf Europe and opened in the summer of 2010.
A “Golf Actives” survey - carried out recently by Sports Marketing Surveys (SMS) on behalf of the European Tour – produced some very interesting findings. In particular, the study demonstrated that Adventure Golf is not only top of the non-traditional forms of golf being played in the UK, but it is now challenging traditional 9-hole golf courses for numbers of players.
The Adventure Golf facility in the world's largest O'Learys Sportsbar is now opened. The Sportsbar is located in the Mall of Scandinavia close to Friends Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. Of course the 14 Adventure Golf courses have a sports and Boston theme. That's pure O'Learys style!
Visit City Golf Europe’s stand at the HORECA & FREIZEIT trade fair in Bad Sazuflen, Germany on 16th - 18th November, where many companies from the fields of hotel, gastronomy, catering and leisure will be presenting the latest trends from their respective branches.
For the first time, the HORECA & FREIZEIT fair (exclusively for trade visitors), which has been held in Germany since 2013, combines the hospitality and recreational branches under the slogan "Hospitality Meets Leisure - Your Business Platform". The venue is the exhibition center in Bad Salzuflen.
Find out more about how you can profit substantially by integrating an Adventure Golf, City Smart Golf or Mini Golf course into your golf, sports, hotel or recreational facility. We would be delighted to meet you and discuss your ideas and projects on our stand from 16th - 18th November at the HORECA & FREIZEIT fair in Bad Salzuflen. Please request your premium ticket with free parking, full-service catering and cloakroom service. You are also welcome to attend our presentation in the supporting program.
The Jurassic Golf Adventure Park is located at IJsselweide Golf Club close to the city of Gouda, Holland. This sensational 18-hole Adventure Golf course, designed by City Golf Europe, is currently under construction on a 2,500 sqm site next to the golf club’s modern bistro, shop and other facilities.
Svenska Mässan, Mässans Gata/Korsvägen, 412 94 Gothenburg, Sweden
Alton Towers in England is ranked 7th in a list of the top 25 amusement parks in Europe according to a study by Tripadvisor, published recently in the German online magazine TRAVELBOOK.de.
The two themed 9-hole Adventure Golf courses at Alton Towers - Extraordinary Golf - were built by City Golf Europe. We have designed and constructed over 200 such Adventure Golf courses across Europe.
To see the Tripadvisor rankings list click here. (in German)
You can also find out more about the courses at Alton Towers here…
Article about our new Adventure Golf at Gut Wissmannshof has been published recently in the magazine HNA Mündener Allgemeine in Germany.
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Staufenberg - 28th May 2015: The new 18-hole adventure golf course at Gut Wissmannshof is almost ready. The course is due to open early in June as a fun family recreation, accessible for everyone.
A luxury hotel opens this summer at Château Le Stelsia, near the town of Villeneuve-sur-Lot in southern France, complete with gourmet restaurant, French gardens, a driving range, spa, helipad and an 18-hole adventure golf course from City Golf Europe.
The total area is 19 hectares, of which the adventure golf covers 4,000 m2.
The owner is Philippe Ginestet - founder of the GIFI business chain with over 400 shops.
Mini Golf for pirates of all ages
Article about our Adventure Golf course at Hälla Golf Club in "Dagens Nyheter" - a Swedish daily newspaper - published 30th April 2015.
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We are currently building our first City Smart golf course in Croatia, in the city of Čakovec. The ceremony to celebrate the start of construction was held in March. Mayor Stjepan Kovač noted that the 18-hole City Smart mini golf course is the first of its kind in Croatia. It will be part of a new sports and leisure facility for the city 's residents. It will extend the range of sporting activities on offer, and will hopefully attract visitors to the city. The investment is co-financed by "The Croatian Ministry of Tourism".
The owners of Trosa Parkgolf have been awarded the title Entrepreneur of the Year 2015
Trosa Parkgolf, a facility with an Adventure Golf course from City Golf Europe, has won the award Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 in the small town Trosa. City Golf Europe sends its warmest congratulations to Monica Olsson and Tommy Andersson. We are delighted at our customers’ success. Trosa Parkgolf won first place out of 90 new companies that were started in 2014.
The facility opened in the last weekend of May 2014 and attracted 13,500 visitors during its first season. The exceptionally warm summer in 2014 caused many tourist destinations to lose customers. In light of this, part owner Monica Olsson expects Trosa Parkgolf to attract even more Adventure Golf players in summer 2015. Moreover, the facility will open a month earlier this year than last year.
Construction of two 9-hole Adventure golf courses at the Sport & Golf Resort Gut Wissmannshof, north of Kassel, Germany. Here you will soon be able to play 9 holes of Adventure golf inspired by famous golf courses around the world, as well as a 9-hole course with a jungle adventure theme. The two courses are planned to open at the end of May 2015.