Viking Quest Adventure Golf course opens at Moreton Hills Golf Centre on the Wirral
The Vikings have landed big time at Moreton Hills on the Wirral peninsula, Merseyside, UK. This time it’s not the golf pros from the Nordic countries playing at the nearby Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake, host to previous Open Championships.
The magnificent 18-hole Viking Quest Adventure Golf course at Moreton Hills Golf Centre opened in the spring of 2019 after 4 months of construction. The course was designed and built City Golf Europe.
John Andrew, owner of the golf centre, chose a mix of Viking mythology and culture as the central theme for his new adventure golf course after reading about the Wirral area’s fascinating Viking past, which goes back over a thousand years to when the Nordic seafaring pioneers first set foot in the region.
Every hole has its own Viking-inspired feature or obstacle, for example, hole 1 is played through the gaping jaws of Fenrir the monstrous wolf, hole 12 is played past a huge battle axe near a waterfall gushing out of a gigantic Viking helmet, and hole 16 takes you into a Viking longship. Where ponds separate two holes, the water crossing is made on a self-propelled ride-on/ride-off Viking raft.
Playing surfaces are made of high-quality synthetic putting grasses, which are resistant to UV colour degradation and very easy to maintain. A paved walkway surrounds the entire course. The facility is completely barrier free offering full access to guests with mobility disabilities. The layout of each hole offers two ways to reach the pin - an easier route for putting beginners and small children, and a more challenging route for aspiring mini golf champions! Great fun is guaranteed for players of all ages irrespective of putting skills or experience.
The course is attracting entirely new customer groups and is in high demand for parties and events. And, it contributes to increased earnings from food and beverages, as well as having a positive effect on golf-related sales.
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