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European Golf Wins Challenger Industries UK Sole Supplier

We are thrilled to announce that European Golf Ltd have become the UK sole supplier and distributor of Americas number one choice of artificial turf “Challenger turf” By Challenger Sports Solutions.

Challenger Sports Solutions was founded over 30 years ago as a family run business and has now grown to become USA’s leading brand of synthetic turf products. Their products can be found all across the USA ranging from sports pitches, golf greens to family gardens.

“We believe working closely with Challenger will allow us to bring high quality synthetic turf products here to the UK and give a wider selection of choice at affordable prices. As European Golf is leading the way in the UK market this is an exciting time for us all ” David Lowe director of European golf quoted.

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Famous Nine to open Cornwall’s Gwel an Mor resort

A new nine-hole golf course is to open for play this week at the Gwel an Mor resort in Cornwall, UK.

The course has been designed by David Cooper, the PGA professional at Remedy Oak Golf Club in Dorset.

The new course features all weather greens and tees, supplied by UK-based European Golf.

A number of the holes are inspired by iconic holes on other courses. These include homages to St Andrews, August, Royal Troon, Sawgrass and Carnoustie.

The course has been designed with the aim of attracting both experienced golfers and newcomers to the game.

The Gwel an Mor resort sits on Cornwall’s northern coastline, just south of the town of Portreath. The sea can be viewed throughout the Famous Nine.

More than 250,000 tons of earth was imported to create the course’s levels and undulations, while 20,000 tons were dug out from the site to complete the course’s water features.

The Famous Nine is to open on 27 September 2017.

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New Nottingham adventure golf course

A brand new 18 hole adventure golf course installed with artificial grass greens has recently opened at Highfields Park in Nottingham, where each hole reflects a local theme.

LazyLawn supplied over 1200 square metres of Grass Park, Nylon Pro and Wonder Yarn 26, which won the Which? Best Buy Award in 2016, at Highfields Park Adventure Golf.

Over 1000 people visited the golf course at the launch during the May Bank Holiday weekend.

The golf course has been installed as part of a multi-million pound project to restore Highfields Park. The project will also include a new boating house by Highfields Lake and new croquet lawns and bowling greens at the park.

The golf course has been designed with local Nottinghamshire themes in mind, including Robin Hood, Sherwood Forest, the City of Caves, Beeston Lake and the football and cricket sport teams.

Jordan Foster, Site Manager at Highfields Park Adventure Golf said: “Our first weekend was very successful, with people commenting on the local design of the golf course. Visitors also mentioned how good the quality of the LazyLawn surface is. The golf course will be popular with families for some summer fun.”

Josh Bartlett, Project Manager for Highfields Park, said: “I have worked on many golf courses with my team. This one in particular was fun to work on because of the local themes design. The location is also fantastic and the project to revamp Highfields Park will help to attract more people to the area.

“LazyLawn is ideal for golf courses because it is resilient and durable under all weather conditions. LazyLawn doesn’t become muddy or damaged in bad weather like natural grass does.”

(photo shoot 0517-043) LazyLawn artificial grass at the new Highfields Park Adventure Golf, Nottingham.

LazyLawn has also been installed in other local areas in Nottinghamshire including Center Parcs at Sherwood Forest where it has a new putting green area and Segway track!

(photo shoot 0517-043) LazyLawn artificial grass at the new Highfields Park Adventure Golf, Nottingham. Pictured the LazyLawn team.
(photo shoot 0517-043) LazyLawn artificial grass at the new Highfields Park Adventure Golf, Nottingham. Pictured the LazyLawn team.
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Nottingham’s Highfields Park welcomes pitch-and-putt golfers

Nottingham's Highfields Park
Nottingham’s Highfields Park

This weekend you can take a few practice swings then set your shoulders and eye the next pin at Nottingham’s biggest 18-hole opportunity outside the Wollaton Park and Bulwell golf clubs.

But you can leave your woods and irons at home. A supplied putter is all you will need at Highfields Park Adventure Golf, the newly-landscaped pitch-and-putt challenge whose opening this weekend marks the latest stage of the upgrade of the popular park.

Situated in Highfields Park off University Boulevard, alongside Highfields lake and Lakeside Arts complex, and overlooked by the imposing buildings of the University of Nottingham, the attraction is expected to pull in 1,500 players on busy summer weekends.

A crack at all 18 holes will cost £7 but if you can’t spare the hour or so needed to complete the course, £4.50 buys you nine holes. There are concessions for children and seniors. “It’s a competitive market but we’ve got a bit of experience,” says developer Dave Lowe of artificial grass specialists Showcase Greens. “We have set up courses in London and Warrington and their success has helped pay for this.”

The operators have the 2,500 square metre site on a ten-year lease from Nottingham City Council and a £250,000 investment has seen the creation of a covered reception pavilion, serving drinks and snacks, the 18 holes – mainly par two and par three tests – and landscaping which reflects local themes. You will see a timber sculpture of a Wollaton Park stag, the cricket stumps and large football representing the Trent Bridge sporting neighbourhood and even a reference to the pool that was once a feature of Highfields. And, as a nod to the neighbours, sculptures of textbooks and mortar-board academic caps. There has been interest from the neighbouring university campus, and talk of a student pitch and putt league.

Dave and business partner Josh Bartlett bring to the party not only a lot of know-how with artificial grass, but also a love of the sport. Josh was a member of the Seacroft club at Skegness and Dave has rubbed shoulders with the greats of the game. He has crafted artificial greens for Darren Clarke and Nottinghamshire’s Lee Westwood, and for passionate amateur golfers like former England footballer Michael Owen and former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan.

Dave will be kept in day-to-day touch with the project by site manager Jordan Foster, who happens to be his stepson. Jordan’s girlfriend Laura Walton-Taylor is also part of the team and another recruit was due to join the staff this weekend.



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European Golf in Cottingham tees off with UK first…

Golf PuttingEuropean Golf in Cottingham is creating the country’s first full-sized golf course covered entirely with artificial grass.

Using specialist synthetic ‘grass’ handpicked and imported from Arizona, the nine-hole course is being painstakingly laid to ensure it offers the same consistent ball speed and ‘true roll’ expected of ‘real’ grass, as well as being able to withstand any conditions the British weather can throw at it.

Company founder David Lowe said though the deal was unique, he believed it could open the door for similar contracts at sites across the UK.Putting artificial golf course

Read more at Hull Daily Mail

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European Golf deliver at Burnley’s Prairie Sports Village

A Lancashire leisure complex (Burnley’s Prairie Sports Village) is the latest proud owner of European Golf’s premier artificial surfaces.

Prairie Sports Village in Burnley has had its bespoke golfing requirements met by the company’s dedicated team of professional installers.

The complex, which is owned by registered charity Burnley Leisure, placed an order which put them at the forefront of artificial golf turf provision in the East Lancashire area.

Following the completion of the works, they are now able to offer the following practice aids to the region’s golfers:

• A nine-hole mini-golf course which replicates nine famous holes from courses around the world
• A 100 m2 short game practice green, which can be used for either chip or bunker shots
• A 220m2 putting green

Each area of premium synthetic turf will offer golfers a near-realistic performance as it replicates the speed of the ball on natural grass – but without the costly and time-consuming maintenance.


Preparation for the golfing area firstly involved creating correct levels for the site, following on from its previous use as a tipping site for soil from a previous project.

After spending two weeks removing more than 600 tonnes of earth, the levelling was achieved and the building process could begin.

The short game practice green was the first facility to be built. Measuring seven metres wide by 12 metres long, the green has four different pin positions all with different contours.

It also features a deep face bunker, a pop bunker and a flat plateau which is used for the chipping area. This section of the green makes use of our Tee Line product which replicates a tight fairway lie.

The rest of the short game practice green was made using our Tour Pro Infill surface. A special form of silica sand used in the preparation of the green makes sure that balls react on it just as they would on natural turf.

Next to be manufactured was Prairie Sports Village’s order of a putting green, which consists of seven different pin positions. This section of the complex’s golf offering also features large contours but, because of its size, can also offer long and flat areas for precise putting.

The putting green uses European Golf’s Tour Putt Ultimate artificial surface, which stimps at a consistent 9.2.

Both the putting green and the short game practice green are surrounded by our Tour Pro Fringe product, which gives them a pleasing aesthetic and makes the whole area look as one.

However, the centrepiece of Prairie Sports Village’s new golf offering is undoubtedly the nine-hole mini-golf course.

Based around nine holes from famous golf clubs around the world, the course was designed to replicate the fun of playing some of the most recognisable challenges that the sport has to offer.

Each hole has realistic features consistent with their real-life inspiration. Bunkers, water hazards and boulders all feature – as does the famous bridge from the 18th hole at St Andrews.

European Golf has also included the same undulations and contours from the famous courses to give Lancashire’s golfers as realistic an experience as possible.


Different products have been used for each of the three separate areas, to represent the different usage for each facility.


Josh Bartlett, managing director of European Golf, said: “We’re thrilled with the finished product at Burnley’s Prairie Sports Village.

The order has enabled us to highlight our versatility in offering solutions for any scenario.

We have extensive knowledge in base construction, groundwork’s and laying key surfaces in the right areas. As well as this, our creativity in designing and delivering the project shows how European Golf is the premier choice for your synthetic turf needs,” he added.

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Burnley’s Prairie Sports Village the latest venture for synthetic…

A Lancashire leisure complex is to be the latest proud owner of European Golf’s premier artificial surfaces.

Prairie Sports Village in Burnley is currently having its bespoke golfing requirements met by the company’s dedicated team of professional installers.

The complex, which is owned by registered charity Burnley Leisure, has placed an order which will put them at the forefront of artificial golf turf provision in the East Lancashire area.

Once the works are completed, they will be able to offer the following to the region’s golfers:

  •  An 18m x 15m synthetic putting green with a minimum of six different pin positions
  • A chipping green with a minimum of four different pin positions and a minimum of four chipping mat positions
  • Two 4m-long bunkers adjacent to the chipping green
  • Nine 2m wide mini-golf holes, of between 7m and 12m in length

Each area will offer golfers a near-realistic performance as European Golf’s artificial turf replicates the speed of the ball on natural grass – but without the costly and time-consuming maintenance.


Preparation for the golfing area has involved completely levelling the existing surface. The proposed bunkers have also been excavated.

A geo-tex membrane was then laid across the entire area and any props and features, such as bridges on the holes, were been installed.

The contours of the greens have been formed using stone sized between 20mm-40mm, to an average depth of eight inches.

Dust material will also be added. This will help compact the base and give a smooth surface that is tamped by hand to finish.

Any low spots have been identified using laser levels before being treated.

The holes will then be located and cut into the base before European Golf’s premier turf is laid and cut into shape.

Seams will then be glued as the synthetic grass is fitted and fixed into place and silica spread is distributed evenly across the green.

Finally, the site is cleaned before being considered complete – and what’s more, it will be in an instantly useable condition!


The overhaul of the entire golfing area at Prairie Sports Village will make use of an estimated 160 tonnes of Type 1 aggregate.

Granite stone and 4mm dust weighing in at 40 tonnes will also be used.

Combined, they’ll be covered with 476m2 of European Golf’s finest synthetic turf.

Edging the greens and holes will be stones, timber sleepers and 40 tonnes of bark and gravel.


Josh Bartlett, managing director of European Golf, said: “We’re thrilled to be given the opportunity to provide this facility.

“Burnley Leisure is a tremendous venture and we’re proud that its golfing area will be a European Golf project,” he added.

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European Golf offer perfect pitch for Scottsdale putters

European Golf has been selected by club manufacturer Scottsdale Golf to provide a putting green. It will be used for prospective buyers to ‘try before they buy’.

The 6m x 6m synthetic green will be located in the heart of Canary Wharf in London.

A road has been closed off and will remain closed while the show site’s turf is in place, to ensure maximum realism for the practising putters.

The base for the square green will be made from timber pre-made before the installation begins on 11 July. The ultra-realistic contours and undulations – which allow club buyers to test their potential purchases in a realistic environment – have been created using rubber underlay.

The green will therefore benefit from a variation of putts, giving the best possible customer experience.

European Golf managing director Josh Bartlett said: “We’re using our premium synthetic turf, the Nylon Tour Putt Ultimate, on this green.

“It will be surrounded by a 50cm border fringe to give it a ‘first cut’ look that adds an extremely realistic effect to the green.

“We’re delighted to be working with Scottsdale to offer the perfect testing ground for their putters,” he added.

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Sky TV choose European Golf to endorse British Open…

Sky-logoEuropean Golf has joined forces with Sky Television to celebrate the broadcaster securing the rights to this year’s British Open.

The company’s artificial grass and hole design expertise have been put to good use in the creation of two bespoke putting greens at Sky’s headquarters in Isleworth, Middlesex.

The greens have been produced following a close collaboration between the two market leaders and built to a bespoke design on timber frames using European Golf’s revolutionary Nylon Tour Ultimate and fringe turfs.

They even include realistic-looking bunkers that use rubber crumb for the all-important texture.

Nylon Tour Ultimate is a revelation in synthetic golfing green technology, as the contours built into the artificial putting greens give exactly the same kinds of rolling speeds that would be found on a traditional golf course in the great outdoors.

Each green took just ten days to build and install at Sky’s nerve-centre.

We were able to work with Sky on a very detailed brief about just what it was that they required,” said European Golf’s managing director David Lowe.

There was a real understanding from both sides about how the greens could look which helped us complete the job so quickly.

It’s been a real honour to work with Sky and help them celebrate their acquisition of the rights and the magnificent presentation that they will bring to the Open,” he added.