Indoor golf attraction prepares to tee off

A 36-hole indoor golf complex will be opening to the public for the first time at Stoke-on-Trent’s Waterworld leisure resort this weekend.

It is the latest part of a multimillion-pound expansion of the Festival Park site.

The Adventure Mini Golf attraction opens on Saturday October 17, on the top floor of a 70,000 sq ft extension at the Waterworld complex.

It has two 18-hole courses – a Jungle Falls challenge and a Temple Ruins trail.

The courses include a waterfall, a range of unique hand-pained murals, and a chance to win prizes with a hole in one on the 18th.

There is also a tiki bar which can be hired for parties or corporate events, and a jungle themed children’s party room.

Entrepreneur Mo Chaudry, owner of the resort, said: “The Covid-19 lockdown has delayed our original timescales, but we are excited to be finally ready to open our doors.

“It’s great to be able to bring something positive to Stoke-on-Trent in these difficult times – this is what entrepreneurship is all about.”

He added: “Anyone who has been to our existing Adventure Mini Golf site at Star City in Birmingham will know exactly what sort of colourful fun is in store at the centre here.”

Adventure Mini Golf is the first in a series of new attractions due to open at Waterworld in the coming weeks.

A new three-storey M Club gym will also be opening soon, with three fitness studios, a dedicated ladies-only gym, 50-metre sprint track, extensive free-weights area, and functional training zone.

There is also a swimming pool and spa, with hydrotherapy and plunge pools, steam, sauna and heated loungers.

These additions to the Waterworld leisure resort come hot on the heels of the launch of some of the world’s tallest and fastest rides, and new wave-making machines, at the water park.