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Dockyard ‘Fun Golf’ course set for March opening

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A new golf course attraction is set to open in Dockyard, featuring 18 holes over an acre, plus a waterfall, lush vegetation and saltwater fish ponds.

Bermuda Fun Golf is located in the former Sallyport landfill site, next to the Snorkel Park. It will be accessed from the Snorkel Park tunnel.

While considered mini golf, it is a larger course, caters to all ages, and is much more challenging and will test everyone’s ability to get a hole-in-one, its developers say. Its 18 holes represent challenging holes from golf courses in Bermuda, Scotland and the US. The putting greens are all made of synthetic turf.

Jill Kowalchuk, a partner in the venture with John Burcher and Hakan Lindgren, said the turf was laid down and the landscaping almost complete. She said they hoped to open in early March pending approvals.

They will operate a small concession at the course and have sought a liquor licence.

She said the family and visitor attraction had done its best to be environmentally friendly, installing solar lights and power, and pumping up salt water for the ponds from the sea below.

Ms Kowalchuk’s background is in construction and administration and one of the partners in the venture is behind a similar mini-golf course in Europe.

Bermuda Fun Golf will host private parties, children’s parties, corporate and special events.

Ms Kowalchuk added it’s hoped the course will prove a great way for people to try golf, get their confidence up, and go on to play at Port Royal and the Island’s other golf courses.

An application for the golf course was originally submitted to Planning back in 2011.

Useful website: www.fungolf.bm

Going green: The turf and lush landscaping at Bermuda Fun Golf, a new challenging mini-golf course in Dockyard set to open in March.
Ready to tee off: Dockyard’s Bermuda Fun Golf is set to open in March. This photo shows the turf and landscaping being installed a few months ago.
New in Dockyard: The Bermuda Fun Golf course will feature 18 holes, and the landscaping includes a waterfall feature and saltwater ponds as seen here.
Putt around Dockyard: One of the holes at the new Bermuda Fun Golf course in Dockyard.

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Published January 29, 2013 at 8:00 am (Updated January 28, 2013 at 7:13 pm)

Dockyard ‘Fun Golf’ course set for March opening

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