On a beautiful May morning 8 members of Bognor Regis WI met at Hotham Park to have their first go on the Wildforest Falls Adventure Golf. This new venture had recently opened in the park, replacing an older version.
Having chosen our clubs, a coloured ball, and armed with score cards, we split into 2 groups of four. Amid much laughter and cheers as well as groans, we tackled all 18 holes. Some were very straight forward, others not so. We encountered hollow tree trunks laying horizontally through which the ball had to travel, water jumps, narrow entrances to tunnels and interesting zigzags. Each hole seemed to be perched on a little mound causing the ball to roll back to the start. It was amazing how our golf balls seemed to be attracted to the rocks surrounding each hole bouncing here, there and everywhere, including into the water features. This must happen quite often as fishing nets were provided for players to use to retrieve their golf balls from the water (and we did, several times.)
The star of the day was Debbie, who achieved a hole in one on hole number 11. The attendants presented her with a small certificate to celebrate her amazing feat. The last hole, number 18, presented its own challenges to everyone amid much bewilderment. You need to go and play the Wildforest Falls Adventure Golf yourself to find out why.
When we had completed the course, we all agreed that we had had a great morning and decided that we would play again later in the year and encourage more members to join us.