A new adventure golf course for families and groups of all ages is under construction and opening this summer.
This summer Congo Rapids Lost World Adventure Golf Course will open at Ufford Park Woodbridge. Following approval of the planning application earlier this year construction has begun and the new attraction is starting to take shape in the beautiful Ufford Park grounds.
The course is being built on an 1800m² rectangular site, near the golf driving range at Ufford Park Hotel, Golf and Spa allowing easy access to all its drinking and dining facilities, and with ample free parking onsite. Construction is being managed by Adventure Golf experts Moore Adventure Ltd, which already operates a successful Adventure Golf course in Norwich, Norfolk called Congo Rapids, but this is the first of its kind to be built in Suffolk. Adventure Golf is different from mini golf or crazy golf as it offers more physical interaction at some of the course holes, and it also offers a more dramatic setting for the players to enjoy.
The course will offer an outdoor, fun experience featuring tropical jungle greenery, an animal-themed section, waterways to cross on self-propelled rafts and even the company of life-size dinosaurs! Other features include a giant dinosaur claw which will stand at over 3m tall and the shell of a ‘crashed’ plane. Alongside the visual elements, jungle beat music and other sound effects will create an atmosphere to ‘transport’ players to a far-away, mystical world.
The construction is being undertaken by a team of seven, who have excavated a huge 600 tons of soil to prepare the site, with forty lorries delivering aggregates and rocks to construct the course. It won’t be long before the dinosaurs and animals arrive. There are already some giant dinosaur eggs in place.
Tarnia Robertson of Ufford Park Hotel said: “Now that construction is under way we are getting a better sense of the scale of the course and we’re even more excited about having this onsite. We believe it will be enjoyed by young and old, both children and adults will be welcome, and all players are free to come into the hotel before or after they play to enjoy some refreshments.”
David Moore of Moore Adventure said: “The construction is going according to plan and we’re looking forward to sharing news of the official opening in a few weeks’ time.”
Congo Rapids Lost World will be open before children break up for their school summer holiday this year. For regular updates and news, follow on social media: Facebook: “Congo Rapids Lost World Adventure Golf” Twitter: @CongoRapids_LW or visit the Congo Rapids website