Haverhill axe throwing range Wild Blades to open an adventure golf course this weekend
A new adventure golf course in Haverhill is opening to the public for the first time tomorrow.
The 12-hole course is to be up and running from 10am and is adjacent to the Wild Blades axe throwing site at the New Croft, the community amenity in Chalkstone Way that is also home to Haverhill Rovers and Haverhill Borough football clubs.
The new venture is the brainchild of Wild Blades creator and owner Dan Heath, who lives in Haverhill.
With Wild Blades, which also has a second site in Suffolk, at Barrow, near Bury St Edmunds, coming up to its first anniversary in Haverhill in July, Dan said he was keen to offer something new to his home town.
He said: “We’ve called it adventure golf because our company is all about adventure.
“It is a bit of a craze at the moment. There is a lot of them popping up.
“It seems to be quite an in-thing to do and we wanted to add something so that we can extend the age range on the site.
“We have added in the golf so that parents and people in Haverhill have something extra to do, so that we have got something new in town and so that we can get people out doing activities.”
Described as a ‘lumberjack inspired adventure golf course’, wood plays a central theme in the design of the holes.
There are wood chimes, a maze, a Viking ship with flags, and more, to be found among the holes, which each have a different shape or layout and are securely separated from the axe throwing range - but still clearly visible.
The golf course also provides 12 inch long clubs that are suitable for children aged three and over.
Although the course is not open to the general public until Saturday, Dan said a party of 60 Year 6 children from Coupals Primary Academy, in Haverhill, would be the first group booking to use it when they had a go yesterday.
Tomorrow’s opening day will see hundreds of balloons put up and pre-recorded music will be played to add to the party atmosphere.
In the evening there is an official opening, by invitation, where food will be provided, the bar will be open and music will be played by DJs from Haverhill’s Disco Kitchen.
To find out more or to book a place click here.
Although the golf is a new addition for Wild Blades in Haverhill, said Dan, the company has ambitions to open ten axe throwing sites over the next three years and discussion are underway over other potential locations for the ranges.