FUN AND facts will join together when a golf course opens in Bognor Regis.
Golfers will be able to test their skills and their knowledge when the Wildforest Falls 18-hole adventure course opens next week.
The attraction takes its inspiration from the beautiful and historic Hotham Park in which it sits and the surrounding area.
The course has a number of life-size props which include bears, wolves, stags and wild boars. They are complete with information boards to enable young and old to learn about each species as they play.
A beaver dam, complete with waterfall and fallen log putt-through and a tree stump vortex, are joined by a Hotham Clock Tower as some of the obstacles that players will have to negotiate at the themed attraction.
They will be officially opened by Arun District Council chairman Jacky Pendleton and Phil Jones, managing director of ISS Lifestyle, at 11am on Tuesday.
Children under 12 who attend dressed as an animal will receive a free game of golf from 11am-1pm.
They will also have the chance to meet, hold and have their photograph taken with some of the owls from Owls About Town, as well as have their face painted.
ISS Lifestyle has spent hundreds of thousands of pounds creating the golf course on the site of the park’s former pitch and putt course. The company has worked with the district council for more than two decades. It is investing heavily in key parks and outdoor recreation facilities.
Mr Jones said: “ISS has made the commitment to work together with Arun identifying further opportunities for investment and Wildforest Falls is another example of just that.
“Wildforest Falls is something new and exciting which the whole family can get involved in. It is a great development for the whole community and visitors to the town and a real asset to Hotham Park.
“This is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and partake in some friendly competition with family and friends.”
Cllr Paul Wotherspoon, Arun’s cabinet member for neighbourhood services, said: “This new adventure golf course is great news for Bognor Regis, especially in the unique setting of Hotham Park.
“It will add to the host of the activities the park already has to offer and we’re confident it will be a real hit with families and get their competitive spirits going.”