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Wroxham Barns Adventure Golf

Turning a barren piece of land into a vibrant 18-hole adventure golf course, with integrated water features.

The mission

We were commissioned to design and then build a course at Wroxham Barns that would complement the other local attractions and boost interest in the area. The owners asked for rockeries and flowing water to be incorporated to create a tranquil environment, and for the course to be of BMGA competition standard.

The site at Wroxham Barns


Restricted by the size of the plot as we were, the challenge was to design the 18 holes, perimeter pathways and water courses so that they would fit into the site without being ‘shoehorned’. The stroke index layout was carefully considered to allow for a steady flow of customers when the site gets busy. Here are some images of our design work.

The layout designHoles 11 & 12Holes 15 & 16Holes 1 & 2

Our work

It was a relief to be working this unobstructed piece of greenfield land, minimising the initial groundworks. We applied all the usual processes to the build, and once the hole borders had been set in place, we laid Indian sandstone riven paving for the pathways and added bark chippings and attractive rocks to dress the site. Our final task was to re-turf to the extremities of the site.

Marking out the shapesBusy at workPreparing the aqua featureCascading timber featuresOur bespoke kerbsHole 12 coming alongBridging the gapsPouring and sculpting the concreteLaying the feltTimeline: hole 17

The results

This was another project achieved “on time and on budget”. The water feature and bridge worked better than we imagined and the site decoration blended nicely with the plants supplied by local supplier Bill LeGrice. We were even able to borrow a ‘cherry picker’ get capture some of the pictures you see here.

Welcome to Wroxham Barns Adventure GolfWhich pipe offers the best route?Happy customersKeith Kellard & Steve Gow from the British Minigolf Team'Aces Corner'UrbanCrazy's Jon Angel sneaks a goHole 2 and fountainLooking north across the courseA great day outHoles 10 & 4Through the gapHoles 14 & 15A tough tee shotThe launch event

And finally…

The final word should be left to Ian Russell MBE, director of Wroxham Barns, who described the course as “A superb addition to the Barns. It is visually exciting and proving to be a real hit with visitors of all ages – great fun but also very challenging.” High praise indeed!

Ian Russell and 2009 English Open victor, Michael Smith
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