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Coalville Minigolf

A modest 9-hole minigolf course with added site contouring, rocks and planting in north west Leicestershire.

The mission

The local authority was seeking to provide a new leisure facility for the community and turned to us for the design and build of this minigolf course. We were asked to keep the layout fairly simple and neutral, and for it to sympathise with the facilities around it which include a fishing lake and a golf course.

Hermitage Recreation Ground

Plans

We visited the site to map and plan out the course. Using the existing topography, we produced a layout that would incorporate slopes and banks on all but 3 of the holes. Due to the existence of sub-surface rubble a decision was made to use shuttering ply to create the borders instead of kerbstones.

Hole 2Hole 5Hole 4Hole 8Our vision

Our work

After commencing site works the course began to take shape quite quickly. Earth mounds were created around the tracks; hillocks and depressions were formed; limestone rocks and attractive planting were used to create the course features. Then after a break over the winter we returned to prime the bases and fit our exclusive UV-stable felt.

Creating the shapesForming the bordersNearly ready for concretingGetting the bases readyTomorrow we lay the minigolf carpetWe installed a ball collection box on the final holeDown goes the carpet

The results

We put the finishing touches to the course in Spring 2008. Take a look at the photos in the gallery to the right. Unfortunately, due to limited marketing by the council as many geese now visit the course as do humans. Nevertheless, it is a nice tranquil site in a picturesque corner of the midlands.

Gateway to the courseOne happy customerHole 7 at Coalville Minigolf CourseThe vistaHole 4, the longest on the course

And finally…

This is how the course looks from space, courtesy of Google Earth. Modern technology is great!

Satellite view
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