Mini golf course open at Sunderland seafront

Ian and Kieran Scott with their mini golf course at Marine Walk, Roker
Ian and Kieran Scott with their mini golf course at Marine Walk, Roker
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A ‘hole’ load of fun has been lined up by a dad and son as they tee-up a venture of their own.

Ian and Kieran Scott have launched Scotty’s Mini Golf, on the seafront at Roker, until the end of this month.

Ian and Kieran Scott with their mini golf course at Marine Walk, Roker

Ian and Kieran Scott with their mini golf course at Marine Walk, Roker

The game was designed by Ian and created with the help of County Durham firm Marmax, which uses recycled plastic milk containers.

It splits into three sections which can be transported to different sites.

The nine-hole challenge features a host of obstacles, with Ian planning to put together a variety of themes, from superheroes to dinosaurs, with photo boards to be used so that winners can take a snap to celebrate their top round.

He also hopes to attract customers who want to hire it out for parties.

We’ve had an amazing reaction to it so far, people have been taking photos and putting them up on Facebook.

Ian Scott

The course has already welcomed hundreds of people since launching, with Ian keen to develop the idea of visiting different places around Wearside and beyond.

The 58-year-old, who is originally from Ryhope, said: “I want to get kids’ imaginations going.

“We want to do weddings, conferences, all sorts of events, and because of the plastic it’s made out of, 
the surface changes with 
the temperature as it rises during the day, so the contours change and bumps appear.

“We’ve had an amazing reaction to it so far, people have been taking photos and putting them up on Facebook.

“We’ve had people say they want to go back round and play again, it’s been fab.

“We thought Sunderland was crying out for something like this.

“We wanted to come here first.”

Ian says he is in discussions with the council about other locations it could visit around the city.

He has a contract to run it on the seafront until August 31, the bank holiday weekend.

The course is open every day, unless it is raining.