Leeds on course to get a ‘Game of Thrones’ style mini golf and bar spot

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An “Adventure golf course” with props made by set artists from hit show Game of Thrones could open in Leeds.

Jungle Rumble has applied to create a branch at The Cube building on Albion Street.

Leeds City Council will decide over the coming weeks whether to allow the change of use by the Scottish company.

Company owner Angus Wright said: “There will be a jungle-themed 36 poles.

“It will feature Tiki huts and Mayan-themed rock work done by the people who do the Game of Thrones set.

“It looks like an Indiana Jones film set.”

If approved by council planners, the course would add to the company’s three current sites in Bristol, Liverpool and Brighton and it is hoped to be open by December.

Lighting and smoke effects would be included as punters make their way through the course.

It would cater for families but also sell alcohol, aimed at pulling in the city’s large student population.

Ten pin bowling and an air hockey table would also be on offer at the site.

Mr Wright said: “We’ve been looking for a good site in Leeds for years.

“We’ve finally found what we think is an excellent site.”

He added: “The aim is that it’s a place where families can go, then at night time it’s full of young groups of friends.

“The thing about mini golf is it’s totally universal.”

Mr Wright said that while in the UK businesses stopped building “crazy golf” courses as much some years ago, in the USA the trend increased with themed sites.

Information on the company’s website reads: “Our courses will amaze you with their live volcano and special effects.

“Enjoy the magic of our jungle settings with all the fun of the best mini golf courses anywhere. Test your putting skills while marvelling at the sights and sounds of the Jungle.”

Public comments about the application can be submitted until Friday, June 30. Visit http://www.leeds.gov.uk/council/Pages/Public-Access.aspx

Gareth Harris of RSM Restructuring Advisory LLP

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