Who be the team behind Captain’s Bay Adventure Golf?
Captain’s Bay Adventure Golf is the brainchild of Josh Bartlett and David Lowe, the owners of artificial grass specialists Showcase Greens Adventure Golf Limited.
After working for the majority of their careers on conventional 18-hole golf courses, sports pitches and the gardens of domestic and public properties, Josh and David came up with the idea of Captain’s Bay Adventure Golf in 2014.
The concept arose from work that Showcase Greens completed on the driving range at the Metro Golf Centre.
Josh saw that the centre benefited from an extremely busy driving range, with more than 6,000,000 balls hit per year, and that it was also a very community- and family-orientated hub.
The seeds of the idea had been sown, so Josh and David set to work on designing the course with the same flair that they gave to the courses they designed for Center Parcs.
The Showcase team had recognised that other adventure golf courses had great themes but poor quality turf and holes which lacked imagination, which is why they set out to do something different.
Water-based holes and Showcase Greens’ bespoke Tour Putt Ultimate putting green grass, which was personally designed by David and Showcase Greens’ preferred supplier LazyLawn, all combined to bring the course to life.
Following their collaboration with landscape architects the Andrew Davies Partnership, Josh and David then took their plans to Barnet Council for seven months’ consultation.
Construction began in Winter 2016 and took three months.
The result is a nine-hole course that is fun for all the family and will give every type of golfer an enjoyable and amazing experience.
And that, me hearties, is the story of Captain’s Bay Adventure Golf!