Golf in the trees is not something you would usually enjoy! But, located on level P3 of Cardiff's St David's Shopping Centre you will find exactly that - Treetop Adventure Golf, Wales' first mini indoor golf attraction.
Officially opening its doors on Tuesday the 14th of April, enjoy two rainforest themed 18-hole courses across the 15,000 sq ft unit.
Designed by leading American mini golf course designers, Castle Golf, the courses consist of many interactive features including singing frogs, a 60ft long mystic river and hidden interactive drop holes where the ball will disappear from view. In addition, more than 550 metres of vines and 5,600 trees and plants have been used to help create a complete rainforest theme.
Co-founder and CEO of Treetop Adventure Golf, Elizabeth Perrin, said: “We believe Treetop will offer something for everyone. Players are able to just turn up and tee off with no need to book and we can also cater for everything from kids parties and school trips to corporate events, stag dos and birthday celebrations. We’ll have an in-house party planner on hand to organise the perfect event. In addition to the two courses our clubhouse café and bar can cater for up to 80 people where bespoke menus can be created for individual events.”
The Tropical Trail course will give visitors the chance to experience walking through rainforest trees, with the resident Chattering Toucans in the canopy area, followed by the murky swamp which is complete with misting effects. And those playing the Ancient Explorer will encounter the Sacred Mask and his wise words before putting through grumpy Chief Slumber’s hut.
Both courses will play under two 20ft Towering Trees, where players will putt through hanging leaves and foliage and experience a colour changing river and an indoor thunderstorm.
To help create the overall rainforest theme Treetop Adventure Golf has worked alongside many local businesses including local designers Cardiff Theatrical Services. The company, which was responsible for creating much of the scenery for the Dr Who Experience in Cardiff Bay, has designed and built several themed areas from the tropical Clubhouse café and bar to the furniture and the rainforest shack toilets.
The course will be open daily from 10am to 11pm and tickets will be priced at £7.50 for adults and £3.75 for children under five to play one course. There will be family tickets available together with Student Putter prices from Monday to Wednesday.
Treetop Adventure Golf is located on level P3 of the St David’s Centre 2, at the John Lewis end of the shopping centre. The attraction can be accessed via the Treetop lift lobbies on the ground floor by Costa, or opposite the Apple store on level one. For those not entering the shopping centre, it is also possible to reach the entrance from level P3 of the St David’s Centre 2 car park.