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The exciting mini golf and short game practice area in Burnley has been given the seal of approval by the Mayor of Burnley Cllr Jeff Sumner.

The £75,000 golfing adventure located at Prairie Sports Village officially teed off on Friday, 14th October 2016, after the Mayor cut the ribbon to mark the occasion.

Funded by Sport England, the beautifully landscaped course features a short game practice area and nine-hole mini golf course inspired by famous golf holes from around the world.

With twists and turns, slopes and bridges, the mini golf area will provide fun for the whole family and will help build interest in the game of golf.

The short game practice area complements the driving range allowing visitors to not only practice their full golf shots, but also work on the short game aspects of golf, such as putting, chipping and bunker shots.

Paul Foster, Burnley Leisure’s head of development, said: “The mini golf and short game practice areas are a great addition to the existing facilities at the Prairie. As the East Lancashire hub for golf, we wanted to extend our golfing offer, but do so in a way that is enjoyable and inclusive for everyone.

“Whether you are a keen golfer, wanting to refine your game on and around the green or a beginner just looking for a bit of fun, the new golf area offers something for everyone.

“It provides another activity that we can now offer to families with young children, women and young people who want to have a go at playing the sport. We want to encourage as many people as possible to come along and play mini golf.”

The area is the latest development at the Prairie which also features 16-bay driving range, golf coaching academy, spacious bar and bistro, 3G floodlit football pitch and modern changing rooms.

The Mayor said: “This new mini golf and short game area ties in superbly with Prairie Sports Village and will add to the town’s leisure facilities.

“They offer great fun for people of all ages and abilities including families who can all face the challenge of making it round the course together.”

Sport England’s grant to Burnley Leisure was one of 90 other local sports projects across England, which secured funding from the Inspired Facilities programme.

The funding is helping to upgrade facilities, club houses and changing rooms across the country and help inspire more people to get active.

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