Richmond mini golf course reopens after improvements

The Metcalf family, Cllrs Delf, Thurbron & Pattinson  from St Martins Parish Council and Austin Gordon, the Leisure Trust's general manager.

Richmond’s only mini golf course has reopened after improvement work.

Richmondshire Leisure Trust, the charity which operates Richmond Swimming Pool & Liberty Health Club, has announced the reopening of the facility.

The eight-hole course is based on a journey through Richmondshire, with the new obstacles being moulded out of steel and built as replicas

When built, the course was designed to provide another attraction to the town as well as support the work of the Leisure Trust as it created a new income stream that enabled the surpluses to be used on reinvesting into the swimming pool.

A number of businesses and individuals have helped with the improvements.

These include (B4G) Build 4 Growth, the company which carried out the swimming pool upgrades, which provided the features. while Geoff Cowton, from Darlington Carpet Centre, provided and laid the new putting green, Jackie Stubbs, a trustee and avid aquafitter, painted the obstacles and fellow trustee and chair of the Richmond Triathlon Club, Jan Francis painted the fencing.

Austin Gordon, leisure trust manager, said: “As a charitable organisation we rely increasingly on the support and efforts of our local community.

“The creation of this mini golf facility epitomises this local buy in. If this facility had been purchased it would have costs tens of thousands of pounds. In fact it has been fully refurbished at no cost to the charity whilst offering a great quality attraction for locals and visitors”

The facility was officially reopened at the weekend by a contingent from St Martin’s Parish Council along with the Metcalf family, who are regular visitors to the mini golf course.

The trust is looking for local businesses and individuals to sponsor a hole for £20 for 3 years.

For more information contact Austin on 01748 824581 or enquiries@rltrust.org.uk