Zip world launch world’s first underground golf site

Outdoor activity giant, Zip World, has launched a brand-new activity at its iconic Llechwedd site in North Wales.

The adventure company behind the world’s fastest zipline has broken yet another record and developed the world’s first cavern-style underground golf course.

Launching 29th July, the activity is set 500ft below the ground in a disused mining cavern, and only accessible by Europe’s steepest cable railway. Visitors to the park will be transported back in time and challenged to take on the 18-hole course.

Bright neon lights will guide players through the cave across the four levelled course, with each hole offering a new challenge and showcasing a distinctive theme of slate mining. The activity offers a unique sensory experience along with dramatic sound effects and interactive elements.

Underground Golf welcomes adults and children aged three and above and will be the 21st attraction at the resort. The addition of the attraction, which operates on a variable pricing ticketing system, ensures people of all ages can enjoy something they’ve never experienced before.

Other activities on offer at Zip World’s Llechwedd Slate Caverns site include an exhilarating four-person zip line, an enormous underground bouncy net playground, a daring high ropes obstacle course and an interesting deep mine tour.

Set in the mountains of Snowdonia, families or groups of friends visiting the park can also stay in Zip World’s hotel which is ideally located within easy access to all three North Wales sites.

Sean Taylor, Founder of Zip World, said: “It’s always a great feeling being able to announce a brand-new attraction and the launch of Underground Golf is no exception. We were keen to introduce an activity that was inclusive to families and groups of people of all ages without taking away the thrill and excitement factor.

“The setting is what makes Underground Golf so unique and it’s unlike any other adventure golf course. It’s a superstructure built to impress, and we weren’t afraid to push boundaries or incorporate a number of quirky ideas throughout, such as ending the course via a slide.

Andrew Hudson, Commercial Director at Zip World, said: “We’re always consciously trying to make use of the space we have, and we wanted to draw even more attention to this vast underground area and showcase the uniqueness of this historic location.

“The crazy golf market has been evolving for a while now and thanks to the introduction of new technology and innovative adventure course designs it’s come a long way from windmills and tacky-themed experiences! We wanted to create something that allowed our consumers to have fun and interact with each other all whilst in a breath-taking subterranean setting.”

To be one of the first to visit Underground Golf at Zip World Llechwedd, purchase your tickets now at:

Ticket prices start at £7 and discounted family rates are available.