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Norfolk's newest crazy golf course opens - but will you be having a swing?

PUBLISHED: 10:59 08 May 2019 | UPDATED: 15:21 08 May 2019

The new Crabstix adventure golf course at Cromer's Evington Gardens. Picture: HUBBA ROBERTS

The new Crabstix adventure golf course at Cromer's Evington Gardens. Picture: HUBBA ROBERTS

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The clubs have started swinging at Norfolk's newest seaside attraction.

Crabstix adventure golf has opened on the site of a former boating lake at Cromer's Evnington Gardens.

Owner Victor Gray, who spent £250,000 on the project, said he was pleased with how the course looked and played and reported that early feedback had been positive.

Mr Gray said: "People have said how good it was and that they would come back.

"We've still got the planting to go in, and we're putting the seating in next week.

Victor Gray at the new Crabstix adventure golf course at Cromer's Evington Gardens. Picture: HUBBA ROBERTSVictor Gray at the new Crabstix adventure golf course at Cromer's Evington Gardens. Picture: HUBBA ROBERTS

"But overall we're very pleased with it."

Mr Gray said he hoped to open Crabstix every day through the summer period, weather permitting, and planned to have a grand opening in coming weeks.

The 18-hole course costs £5 for children up to 12, and £7.50 for those aged 13 and over.

The reaction from members of the Enjoy Cromer More Facebook group has been mixed, with some people saying the golf course seemed too expensive.

Leighanne Moseley said: "Far to expensive, it's not that big or impressive."

And Sika Rye said: "I thought it would be much bigger and more interesting. Frankly it doesn't look a patch on the one at Mundesley."

But others were more positive. Rachael Verlander said: "Very busy when I came past earlier, it looks fantastic. Nice treat for the kids."

The new Crabstix adventure golf course at Cromer's Evington Gardens. Picture: HUBBA ROBERTSThe new Crabstix adventure golf course at Cromer's Evington Gardens. Picture: HUBBA ROBERTS

Denver Garry added: "You're paying for quality - it's been built by the UK's best crazy golf company and the owners who also own Kiddieland and Beach Treats kiosk on the promenade."

Sally Ingold said: "In our opinion it was good and a much better use of the space than the boating lake - which I have to say we never used.

"We would use it again but maybe you could add a slope to the entrance as getting our pushchair up the steps was awkward and perhaps offer a family discount."

As reported earlier in the year, rival putting green owner Olly Deakin was teed off at North Norfolk District Council's decision

to allow the new course, saying: "I don't understand their mindset. We've already got a pitch and putt, we've got a putting green and a professional golf course.

The new Crabstix adventure golf course at Cromer's Evington Gardens. Picture: HUBBA ROBERTSThe new Crabstix adventure golf course at Cromer's Evington Gardens. Picture: HUBBA ROBERTS

"Why have we got a fourth golf attraction in the same town?"

But Mr Gray responded: "The boating lake has had a golf course on it for 27 years - I'm just updating it. It has been there an awfully long time."

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