Adventure Golf with witch theme
In mid-July 2016, the new Hexengolf Adventure Golf course, themed with 21 carved wooden statues of witches and an enchanting witch’s cottage opened in the wildlife park at the Hexentanzplatz near Thale in Germany. The Hexentanzplatz or the "witches’ dance floor" is said to have been an ancient pagan site where forest and mountain goddesses were celebrated. Today it has evolved into a recreational area for families with hotels, activities, shops and even a summer toboggan run.
The 18-hole Hexengolf course was built inside the wildlife park as a special attraction and enhancement. It is sited on a light slope, and offers holes with various degrees of difficulty and challenge. Holes can be played in many different ways, which adds to the overall enjoyment. It appeals to both novices and more experienced players, of all ages, and is an ideal family recreation activity.
The facility covers an area of 4,000 m² and comprises two Adventure Golf courses, each with 9 holes. The entire course was designed around the theme of witches, from the shape of the holes to the large wooden witch-like figures (up to 2m in height), each carved from single tree trunks. The inspiration for the course was drawn from a series of crime and fantasy books by best selling German author Kathrin R. Hotowetz.
Visitors have been extremely positive to the new Hexengolf course. Owner René Hölke says: "Players are very enthusiastic. Five weeks after opening, we have already had large numbers of visitors, some of whom have played the course three or four times.”
The Adventure Golf course is idyllically located in a leafy glade of beech trees, and winds its way under a canopy of green beside a winding stream and a lake with a raft between two holes. Besides playing mini golf, players and guests can relax on the terrace of the witch's cottage and enjoy refreshments and snacks, coffee and cake, as well as ice cream.