A newly opened adventure putting course at Trent Lock Golf Centre in Sawley has created five new jobs.
The 12-hole course, called Pirates Landing, cost more than £250,000 and took almost seven weeks to construct, with work starting at the centre started immediately after planning permission was granted by Erewash Borough Council.
Built by Swedish firm City Golf, the leading constructor of adventure golf projects in Europe, it is a state-of the-art version of traditional crazy golf and is the first of its kind to open in the East Midlands.
The investment in the project has led to the company employing five new staff – three more in the Locks Restaurant, bar and banqueting suite, one on reception, and one greenkeeper – to take the number to 35.
The course is designed so that players of all ages and abilities can have fun in addition to practising their putting skills. The course can also be used for corporate team-building exercises.
Pirates Landing is festooned with water features, rafts, pirate figures waving swords and muskets, canons, barrels and treasure chests.
It comes complete with a ‘pirates den’ - a 20-seat log cabin which is ideal for private parties. There are also plans to convert unused space to create a pirate-themed room for larger parties, as well as an extra putting area where children can practise before going on the adventure course.
The floodlit course is open all year and can be played any time day or evening until close. It is open to the general public as well as member and is accessible by people with disabilities.