York’s brand new £2.5 million family attraction reveals its opening date

Photograph: Puttstars / YouTube
29 Jul 2020 @ 7.14 pm
| Entertainment

Budding Rory McIlroys are in for a treat next month when York’s latest attraction opens its doors.

Indoor mini golf experience Puttstars will open at the LNER Community Stadium on Monday 17 August, it was revealed today – and you can book your slot now.

With three interactive and nine-hole courses, they call it the ‘ultimate mini golf experience’, offering a fun challenge for sports fans of all ages.

The £2.5 million venue also serves up a range of food and drink from the bar and diner, including pizzas, hotdogs and shakes. 

Puttstars includes an amusement area with lots of favourite games to keep the competitive spirit alive.

The launch also creates 25 new jobs, ranging from bar and kitchen team members through to managerial positions.

Unique experience

You don’t need a paper and pencil to calculate your golf score – it’s all done digitally using high-tech screens at each hole. 

Scores are totted up as players make their way around the course, and at the end of the game everyone is in with a chance of making it onto the top putters leader board.

Centre manager at Puttstars York Nathan Barwick said: “We’re thrilled to be opening the UK’s third Puttstars venue at the new York Stadium development.

“Puttstars will bring a unique mini golf gaming experience for families and groups of friends to enjoy and we can’t wait to welcome them through our doors.

“We are now taking bookings for York customers to come and enjoy Puttstars and have a hole-lot of fun for themselves.”

Safety first

Puttstars York. Photograph: YorkMix

With regards to safety, the centre has put new cleaning and social distancing measures in place. Game booking slots will be appropriately limited to control capacity, and amusement machines as well as bar and dining seating will be spaced out, with signage visible throughout the venue.

Guests are encouraged to pre-book their mini golf slot, and groups will be restricted to a maximum of six people. Customers will also be given the option of wearing disposable gloves.

Upon entering the centre, customers will be expected to use hand sanitiser, which will be readily available at dispensers.

Enhanced cleaning will take place throughout the day, including the cleaning of putters, balls, and touch screens in between games.

Find out more about the measures and guidance here.