World first projection mapped mini golf experience now open at Merry Hill

13 August 2022

Putt Above, a world first ‘projection mapped’ mini golf experience, is now open on the Waterfront at Merry Hill.

Putt Above offers visitors a new and unique mini golf experience, where all games are played on the same ‘hole’ with technology adapting the experience for players.

Visuals for each game are projected onto the lanes, with players going head-to-head in a variety of entertaining arcade style mini games, including Hook a Duck, Hot Potato and of course, a good old-fashioned Shoot Out.   

With ‘lane service’ and digital scoring there’s no need to carry around a pencil, drinks, or a manual scorecard – and refreshments and snacks, including nachos, ‘puttcorn’ and cocktails can be ordered straight to the lane, allowing players to enjoy the fun at hand.

The world first concept has been developed by creative duo, Stuart Rowlands and Luke Beddall, who also run popular escape rooms in Birmingham and Warrington. The opening creates eight new jobs at Merry Hill.

Luke Beddall, Project Manager at Putt Above said: “We came up with the idea for a projection mapped mini golf experience during lockdown. With the entire country doing so much online, including working, attending school, and importantly socialising, we knew that when the time came people would be itching to get out and enjoy themselves again. Mini golf has proven to be incredibly popular in the last few years, but we wanted to bring something brand new to the experience – with an added 1920’s themed twist.

“For 15 months, we’ve been developing our technology and looking for the perfect space to debut it to the public and we can’t think of anywhere better than Merry Hill and its visitors to try it out first!”

Jonathan Poole, Centre Manager at Merry Hill said: “We’re thrilled to welcome Putt Above to the Waterfront, offering our visitors another great entertainment option.

“Putt Above is an innovative mini golf concept that is sure to be a hit with our visitors and it’s great to see exclusive experiences arriving here for our visitors to enjoy.”

Each lane can accommodate groups of up to eight and all ages are welcome. Prices vary from £10 per person for Monday-Thursday, and £12 per person for Friday-Sunday. Putt Above is located at Waterfront East, near to The Indian Tavern, Red by Night, Dr Eamers’ Distillery Bar and the Garrison Micro Pub.

To find out more about the game and book a lane, visit the Putt Above website: www.puttabove.co.uk