The UK’s first indoor mini-golf course has opened in Lewisham.
“The Green” is located on the site of former hospital in Hither Green, between the station and Mountsfield park.
The owner, Nick Sandqvist, 41, brought the idea to Lewisham from his native Sweden. He said the course was modeled on championship courses in the Nordic countries, where it is a popular sport. He even imported genuine Swedish felt to make the green.
Mr Sandqvist spent five years and just over £700,000 on the project. He toiled for 18 months building and designing the course in a workshop in Wembley.
Mr Sandqvist said he decided to make the green when he noticed that UK golfers were missing out on the joys of an indoor course. He recommends the sport saying: “It’s easy to teach beginners and it’s exciting.”
The course is now open to the public on Mondays to Fridays between 1pm and 9pm and 11am-9pm at weekends. It costs £5 for adults and £3 for children.
The Green, Indoor Mini-Golf Course
Unit B, Cherrywood Lodge, Birdwood Avenue, London SE13 6UR
07946 352 923
You can watch people playing the course on you tube.