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Construction firm Best to drive ‘Lost City' to life

Pictured at The Lost City Adventure Golf are (from left) Grenville Redmond (Best Constructors), Lane Scott (Lost City) and Bob Black (Castle Golf)

THE new £1.4 million Lost City Adventure Golf complex, the north's first indoor adventure golf course, is due to open at Belfast's Cityside Retail and Leisure Park in the week after Christmas.

The tropical rainforest-themed leisure attraction, the brainchild of local owner/operators Lane Scott and Barry Hobson, will house two 18-hole indoor adventure golf courses, complete with interactive obstacles and special effects.

Belfast will be the second location in the UK for The Lost City Adventure Golf, following on from its successful flagship venue in Nottingham.

Best Constructors, a Whitehead–based international themed-construction company, has been appointed to build the elaborate entrance and exterior façade of the new visitor attraction.

The Best team is working alongside Arizona-based Castle Golf, which is responsible for the interior design, build and special effects of the new themed indoor adventure golf course.

Having built for numerous international clients over the last 20 years such as Universal Studios, Disney, BBC, Nickelodeon and Legoland, Best Constructors will bring a premium-quality themed construction to Lost City Adventure Golf in Belfast.

Best's owner and founder Grenville Redmond said: “The entire design is of the highest standard. Details on both courses have been so well-considered by the owners, including the facades and entrance for which we are responsible.

"Using specially developed materials, our team have designed, sculpted, moulded, plastered and scenic-painted the façade and features to emulate the rich stone architecture synonymous with this ancient Lost City.”

Best Constructors is working alongside American company Castle Golf, which has been designing and building custom miniature golf courses and parks for nearly 50 years.

Tod Thornton of Castle Golf said: “We previously worked with Lost City Adventure Golf owner Lane Scott to develop his first site in Nottingham and were delighted to be asked to be support him as he brings this innovative entertainments concept home to Belfast.

“From player-triggered special effects to a captivating and unique theme, The Lost City Adventure Golf site in Belfast will engage the senses of players, young and old alike.

"For us, it's not just about the game, it's the whole experience delivered through our global knowledge and commitment to an innovative, high-quality build.”

Lane Scott said: “Together, Best Constructors and Castle Golf are responsible for creating the setting for two 18-hole indoor courses which will be a first for Northern Ireland.

"Our Nottingham venture has exceeded all expectations since opening five years ago and we are confident local visitors here will be treated to an unparalleled experience when we open our doors after Christmas.”

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