The UK’s largest supplier of artificial grass has achieved a hole-in-one after winning a £300,000 contract to install an adventure course at a brand new Center Parcs complex in Woburn.
Center Parcs has selected LazyLawn to add the fake touch to its greens, transforming 1,500 square metres of artificial turf into a nine-hole golf course at the Woburn Forest holiday village, which is due to open in March 2014.
Showcase Greens, LazyLawn licensee and golf course specialists, won the contract after refurbishing other golf courses for Center Parcs.
David Lowe, of Showcase Greens, comments: “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.
“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.
“As a result, the grass looks a lush green colour all year round and does not suffer from unsightly divot marks or dry patches.”
LazyLawn, which is the flagship brand for Evergreens UK, has recommended its top of the range turf for the project.
The firm’s Grass Park Junior will be installed to create the course’s fairways, alongside Wonder Yarn in 26mm and 36mm pile heights, which will be used to create semi and deep rough areas.
Meadow Twist, which is available in alternative colours including brown and blue, will create mess free alternatives to bunkers and water, while four-metre circles of Nylon Pro will create high quality putting greens.
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 2014.
The adventure golf course is part of a £200 million project to create a fifth Center Parcs complex in the heart of Bedfordshire.
David adds: “We have also worked on other projects for Center Parcs previously, completing refurbishment work on adventure golf courses at a number of other sites.
“Artificial golf courses are growing in popularity as more clubs become aware of the major benefits they offer; we are currently installing around 35 artificial golf greens every year and are confident the trend will continue to grow.”
LazyLawn has completed a number of high profile projects, including supplying £250,000 of artificial turf for the London 2012 Olympic Village, creating a temporary installation at Wimbledon for the Lawn Tennis Association and installing the Big Brother garden.
For more information on installing a LazyLawn call David on 01482 423261. Alternatively, go to www.showcasegreens.co.uk or follow @lazylawn to find out more.