New £56k mini golf course ‘designed with family in mind’

The Carrickfergus Castle section of the mini golf course.  INCT 04-729-CON
The Carrickfergus Castle section of the mini golf course. INCT 04-729-CON

The newly-installed mini golf facility at Bentra golf course will be officially opened to the public this weekend.

The fun course features 18 holes highlighting key points of interest throughout the borough, from Carrickfergus Castle and the railway line to the Knockagh War Memorial and Diamond Jubilee Wood.

The facility was created with the help of a £50,000 funding boost from GROW South Antrim, with a further £16,000 investment from Carrickfergus Borough Council.

The Mayoress Patricia Johnston will unveil a commemorative plaque on behalf of the Mayor, Alderman Charles Johnston, at the site on Friday morning.

She will be joined by council members and funders along with Whitehead Primary School primary seven pupils, who will be testing the course out.

Councillor Terry Clements, chairman of the Bentra sub-committee said: “This mini golf facility is a great addition to the Bentra golf course and complements the regeneration projects completed in Whitehead.

“This has been built and designed with all the family in mind; I would encourage families with children of all ages to come along to try out this new addition to the borough for a fun day out.”

The mini golf course will be open to the public from Saturday (January 31).

For further information on opening hours and prices, contact Bentra clubhouse on 028 9337 8996 or e-mail mail@bentragolf.co.uk