Solihull’s 18 hole Adventure Golf course plays host to some of the country’s most enthusiastic mini-golf lovers this weekend, when it hosts the annual Midlands Open for the first time.

Organisers expect up to 50 competitors, with players coming from as far as Leeds and Hastings to take part. They will all play three rounds of the popular Adventure Golf, with the winner being the player declaring the lowest accumulative score after 54 holes.

“It’s going to be great fun, and we’re really looking forward to hosting our event at Four Ashes,” said, Brenda Smith, of Midlands Mini Golf Club. “Mini-golf can be very addictive, though, and it will be very competitive.

A fantastic facility


“Most importantly, the bi-product of this event is that we want to promote the joys of mini-golf, and the enjoyment you can have by playing it, not just on holiday, as many people do, but all year round,” said Brenda, whose son, Michael, will be among the competitors, and whose husband, Chris, is secretary of the Midlands Mini-Golf Club.

“The people of Solihull and surrounding areas are so lucky to have such a fantastic facility as Four Ashes on their doorsteps; it’s a terrific golf centre, with a lovely café/restaurant, and everyone has been so helpful to us, and everyone is looking forward to their visit.”

Anyone can take part in the Midlands Open, but entries close at 6pm on Thursday, July 26. The entry fee is £15, payable by cash on the day, and if you are interested email before the deadline.

Second tournament on Sunday

Said Brenda: “It’s for 16 years and over, but going forward, a junior event is very much a possibility.”

Adventure Golf will be closed to the public from 4pm on Saturday, with the Midlands Open getting underway at 4.30pm.

Many of those taking no part on Saturday are then staying over in Solihull and returning to Four Ashes on Sunday to play a tournament on the old course, situated in front of the cafe.

The course, known as one of the best traditional mini golf courses in the country, has just had a facelift, and will soon be open to the general public as another great Four Ashes facility.