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Pirate golf coming to Abbey Hill Golf Centre
August 17, 2011

Pirate Island Adventure Golf, an innovative and fun concept designed to encourage families to enjoy the sport, is coming shortly to Milton Keynes.

Abbey Hill Golf Centre ( www.abbeyhillgc.co.uk ), based in Two Mile Ash, will be unveiling the exciting new activity this autumn after plans were given the green light unanimously by Milton Keynes planning authority.

Pirate Island Adventure Golf - designed to appeal to all age groups - is based around mini golf with players requiring only a putter to navigate their ball around an 18-hole theme-park course festooned with obstacles.

Located in a dedicated section of the public pay-and-play facility, Pirate Island Adventure Golf boasts an array of fun features, including huge signature ship and waterfalls, lakes, streams and islands, with rafts, treasure chests, cannons and decorative crocodiles and swords adding to the pirate-themed landscape. It will also be wheelchair-friendly.

The attraction has been developed at a cost of £775,000 - the largest investment in the 39-year history of Abbey Hill Golf Centre - and will provide the community of Milton Keynes with the ideal introduction to golf, and encourage an active and healthy lifestyle, as well as benefit from the creation of five new jobs.

Colin Mayes, Chief Executive of Burhill Golf & Leisure which owns Abbey Hill, said: "Pirate Island Adventure Golf will provide guests, including families, with an ideal introduction to the sport - and we would like to extend our appreciation to Milton Keynes Council for recognising our attempts to provide the local community with a healthy and fun way of enjoying golf."

Paul Sanders, Assistant Director, Leisure, of Milton Keynes Council, said: "I am delighted to see that the golf complex at Abbey Hill has attracted such a large investment and that the new leisure facility for Milton Keynes has created extra jobs.

"The added benefit is that this new facility will help bring more families to the complex, and show that taking part in sport can be a great way to relax and spend your leisure time."

Gordon Forster, General Manager of Abbey Hill Golf Centre, commented: "We are keen to encourage more people to enjoy the healthy benefits of the sport and our exciting Pirate Island Adventure Golf attraction offers the perfect opportunity in a fun and safe environment.

"We want to introduce more young people to golf although Pirate Island Adventure Golf is an activity that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, including work colleagues looking to arrange a spot of team-building.

"Pirate Island Adventure Golf really is swashbuckling fun for everyone!"

It is expected that the new jobs will be created within the theme park in the Food & Beverage team and service kiosks.

To add to the welcoming environment of the golf centre, and to cater for the additional visitors, the facility's spike bar and patio will be upgraded.

For further details on Abbey Hill Golf Centre and Pirate Island Adventure Golf visit  www.abbeyhillgc.co.uk







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