TWO new lighthouses will be a beacon for a major new tourist attraction on Wirral’s waterfront.
Visitors to New Brighton will be able to enjoy ‘putting’ at the Championship Miniature Golf Course.
The 18-hole miniature course is based at the former council tennis courts on King's Parade.
Inspiration for the design came from famous holes from some of the world's top golf courses, and includes two new lighthouses which stand around 9ft tall and will light up at night.
Owner Nick Ashfield, who lives in Moreton, has invested £250,000 to bring the attraction to New Brighton.
He said: “Our lighthouses are replicas of two of the most iconic images in the world of golf – one at Turnberry, host to many Open Championships, and the other is Harbour Town Lighthouse on Hilton Island, Carolina.
“They will light up at night and be an important added attraction for New Brighton which is booming once more following the Marine Point development by Neptune.”
The course has been moved from its original site in Manchester, as Mr Ashfield wanted to find a suitable site in Wirral.
He added: “We see New Brighton as having far more potential and it will become our flagship site with a much improved design.
“We have reinvented the once proven and popular pastime of mini/crazy golf so people of all abilities can play miniature versions of the world's most famous and challenging holes in less than an hour.”
The course will also hold competitions and major tournaments – the first event will be held in April to coincide with the Masters.
Mr Ashfield also has plans to hold charity events at the site to raise funds for Wirral Autistic Society.
He said: “I am very impressed with the renaissance of New Brighton and creating this mini golf course will be a valuable added attraction to the resort.”
The course is due to open on Good Friday with a grand grand opening set for May.