A planning application has been submitted to Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council for a medieval upgrade to the mini golf facility at Basingstoke Golf Centre.
The proposed £370,000 investment for the family attraction which is managed by the Basingstoke & Deane Community Leisure Trust and their agent Serco on behalf of the council, will see the course’s nine holes plus a putting green upgraded to a new Adventure Golf course. The medieval-themed activity would include an educational element as well as being fully accessible for disabled users.
These plans form part of an investment of more than £1.3 million into new features in 2018 at the Aquadrome, the Basingstoke Golf Centre and Tadley Swimming Pool by Serco Leisure Ltd and Basingstoke & Deane Community Leisure Trust.
If the planning application is given the go-ahead then improvement work would begin in the Spring and the new golf attraction would be open in time for Summer 2018.
The council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Community Safety Cllr Simon Bound said: “The activities at the Golf Centre are ideal for families but these investments to council-owned leisure facilities are necessary to ensure they remain high quality for our residents. The new medieval theme brings the fun element that will be sure to attract families of all ages.”
Chair of the Basingstoke and Deane Community Leisure Trust Hazel Tilbury said: "The Adventure golf brings together a fun, educational and competitive experience in one exciting new facility. The medieval theme links to the market town heritage of Basingstoke, which will allow local school children to learn more about the history of the town in a fun enjoyable manner. Being fully accessible and family friendly we are hoping to attract customers from all around the local area giving Basingstoke residents a facility they can be proud of."