A new 18-hole adventure golf course which has been built on the former putting green at Nottingham’s Highfields Park opens today.

The course was officially opened at 12 noon by Cllr Dave Trimble from Nottingham City Council and by David Lowe from Showcase Greens – the company that constructed the £250,000 course.

The course is part of the £5million restoration of Highfields Park to restore the Grade II* Listed park to the grandeur of its heyday as well as adding new attractions for visitors.

Nottingham City Council and other partners have worked to make the refurbishment possible thanks to grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Big Lottery Fund’s Parks for People programme.

There will also be new croquet lawns and improvements to the waterside boating lake.

The new adventure golf course is in a great setting near the lake, the Lakeside Arts Centre and Pavilion Café and close to the University tram stop. It will be open at the following times:

Friday: 10am-9pm
Saturday: 10am-6pm
Sunday: 10am-6pm
Monday: 10am-9pm

Cllr Dave Trimble – Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture said: “Everybody loves a good game of adventure golf. What a great way to enjoy the outdoors and have a fun time with friends as well as encouraging a bit of friendly competition! We’re really pleased that the transformation of Highfields Park is progressing so well and the adventure golf course will be a real asset for this beautiful park.”

David Lowe from Showcase Greens said: “We are so pleased to have been chosen by Nottingham City Council to work on this wonderful project and to have the opportunity to develop something in a Grade II Park which is a real privilege. I look forward to seeing may people come and enjoy the course over the summer and for many years to follow.”