AN ARTIFICIAL grass supplier in Cottingham is celebrating after winning a £300,000 contract with Center Parcs.
Showcase Greens secured the work to install an adventure course at a new £200m Center Parcs complex in Woburn, Bedfordshire, after refurbishing other golf courses for the group.
The works include transforming 1,500sq metres of artificial turf into a nine-hole golf course at the Woburn Forest holiday village, which is due to open in March next year.
David Lowe, owner of Showcase Greens, said: “This is an exciting project to be involved with and we are delighted to have been selected by Center Parcs to install their latest adventure golf course.
“We specialise in installing artificial golf greens and have extensive experience in combining artificial turf types to create courses that are realistic in appearance.
“In order to emulate the different textures of grass a golf course requires, we are using five types of artificial grass with varying pile heights and colouring.
“The result will be a low- maintenance adventure golf course that looks authentic and delivers the same golfing experience as a course covered in natural turf.
A ten-man team will work on the project from September, with work expected to be completed in December.
A second nine-hole golf course will be installed during autumn next year.
Mr Lowe said Showcase Greens won the contract on the back of its good reputation with Center Parcs.
He said: “We have also worked on other projects for Center Parcs previously, completing refurbishment work on adventure golf courses at a number of other sites.”
“Our hard-wearing turf is ideal for the large numbers that are expected to use the golf course and provides numerous benefits for greenkeepers, as it requires no watering, no mowing and it’s impossible to create divots in the turf.
“Artificial golf courses are growing in popularity as more clubs become aware of the major benefits they offer.
“We are currently installing about 35 artificial golf greens every year and are confident the trend will continue to grow.”
Showcase has completed a number of high-profile projects in the past, including supplying artificial turf for the London 2012 Olympic Village, creating a temporary installation at Wimbledon for the Lawn Tennis Association and installing the garden on Channel 4?s Big Brother.
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