RUTLAND WATER

REFURBISHMENT OF 12-HOLE COURSE HIGHLIGHTING WILDLIFE AND ACTIVITIES OF THE NATURE RESERVE

THE BRIEF

With the aim to increase activity footfall, Anglia Water commissioned UrbanCrazy to revamp their ailing 12-hole mini golf course on the banks of the Rutland Water reservoir. The brief was to make the course attractive whilst still blending in with the picturesque natural surroundings. We designed the holes to highlight not only the activities on offer in the park, but the local wildlife that lived there.

Plans

To keep within the budget and to cause as little disturbance as possible, it was agreed that the hardstanding areas and pathways around the holes would remain in place and the new course would fit within the existing footprint.

Our work

In order to maintain the natural theme, we commissioned our sculptor who with the help of his trusty chainsaw shaped the reclaimed timber into features such as: ospreys; hiking boots; and rabbits. To highlight that the reservoir belongs to Anglian Water, a giant tap play-feature was added as a focal point.

The results

With the new course in place, we were delighted to receive the enthusiastic feedback from Anglian Water telling us that in its first season, the new course had seen people 'flooding' in. They reported an increase in annual footfall from 9,000 to over 14,000 with several months still to go.

And finally…

It was fantastic to hear that the course had impressed the management so much that they commissioned us to work on another one of their sites at Alton Water in Suffolk.

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