Brockhole mini golf competition winners
Forget Rory Mcllroy and Tiger Woods, our brand new mini golf course is based on the Lake District and not the game’s legends.
Schools across Cumbria were called to come up with a blueprint for a nine-hole mini attraction at Brockhole, the Lake District Visitor Centre - right on the shores of beautiful Lake Windermere.
With over 50 entries by rookie creators, ideas from seven primaries have been incorporated into a new build, formally opened today by overall winners, Crosby Ravensworth Primary School.
When it was decided to replace our popular golf course it presented the perfect opportunity for pupils to pull ideas together in a county-wide competition.
We wanted designs to incorporate the national park’s stunning landscape, its special traditions and culture, even featuring our wildlife and famous writers.
These children are the Lake District’s future guardians and we want to encourage their interest. We got some fantastic designs including lakes, sheep, stepping stones, dry stone walls and even Ambleside’s iconic 17th century Bridge House.
They gave us exactly what we were looking for and hopefully the children will enjoy playing mini golf and spotting some of their original themes in the new course. It was hard finding an overall winner, as all the entries had great potential.
Fortunately, we have been able to include elements from different entries, but are delighted to see the Bridge House standing proud among the nine holes.
The aim was to make learning fun and we hope a round of mini golf will get young visitors thinking. Find out more about Brockhole's new mini golf course.