Puttshack the UK’s leading indoor mini golf experience, has officially opened its second venue at intu Lakeside, after a successful first launch in Westfield, White City. Co-created by the brains behind Bounce and Topgolf, Puttshack puts an innovative technological spin on the traditional game of golf.
The 600-capacity venue has a four mini golf courses of nine holes, a beautiful balcony overlooking Lakeside, and a private room for those wanting to a little bit more exclusivity.
Puttshack has patented its sophisticated ball tracking and scoring technology, unlocking a whole new level of gameplay – from prize holes to Super Tubes. The world-leading technology means that scorecards are a thing of the past, with all points tracked through the golf ball. A high powered mini-computer inside the ball also monitors and shares video highlights from each round, allowing players to compares their own scores and techniques with those they are playing with. The intuitive new scoring method allows you to accumulate points, bonuses and hazards showing your score on the screens and adding you automatically to the leaderboard. The leaderboard shows players exactly how they fare against them, the day, weekly, monthly and all-time leaders, but most importantly against friends, playing into the ever-popular trend of competitive socialising.
The featured holes are something consumers are unlikely to have seen before on a mini golf course, including beer pong and half pipe, as well as some of the other holes taking inspiration from traditional arcade and fairground games. The prize wheel in particular is going to be a popular one if White City is anything to go by, as you can win a free round of golf or drinks, and is definitely one people will keep an eye out for. The intuitive designs truly give the feeling of being immersed in a fully-fledged adult’s playground, with the colourful neon signs, and innovative bar design working to enhance the overall experience.
Boasting a beautiful bar and dining area overlooking the Lakeside, Puttshack offers a refined menu designed for sharing. All of the menus are independently curated in-house by Executive Chef Richard Edney, and have plenty of indulgent ‘guilty pleasures’ and beautifully crafted healthy meals, including a number of vegetarian and vegan dishes. The bar menu boasts an extensive drinks and cocktail menu - the design of which reflecting Puttshack’s iconic brand identity.
Puttshack CEO Joe Vrankin said “We are incredibly excited to announce the opening of Puttshack in Lakeside, which form the first of many in our national expansion plan.
“Puttshack is changing the competitive socializing landscape by combining mini golf with cutting edge technology and a first-class food and drink offering to deliver a high quality, immersive experience that appeals to a broad customer demographic.
“We want to bring that enhanced leisure experience to customers at all parts of the day; from encouraging families to join for a unique daytime activity to providing a party venue with DJs for an alternative late-night experience.”