A new Viking themed ‘adventure golf’ attraction with its own pub could soon open in Southport.
Pleasureland owner Norman Wallis has submitted plans for the new venture to Sefton Council.
Documents on the council’s website say the plans are for a “leisure development owned and managed by Southport Pleasureland and comprises a Viking themed golf putting attraction together with a Viking themed public house and eatery.
“This is a small attraction as an addition to the overall Pleasureland experience.”
The course will be made up of 18 varied holes, and the pub and restaurant, which will take the form of a “Viking Longhouse”, will have a fire pit in the centre and an outdoor barbecue area.
The pub’s outdoor terrace area would overlook the golf adventure site.
Proposed opening hours would be 11am-midnight daily.
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Images show the golf attraction to be located opposite Dunes Splashworld, with the pub at the north corner of the site, and parking to the west.
Documents propose there would be 22 car parking spaces, with another four for motorcycles, and eight places for bikes.
Council documents go on to say: “The proposal is consistent with local plan policies providing a leisure use within the Southport Seafront Area
“It will enhance the visitor experience and provide an additional offer for the key leisure based activity for the town.”
In 2019, Mr Wallis told of his plans to invest massive sums into his Southport theme park, and on a number of sites across the promenade, after Sefton Council granted him a longer term lease.
The council said the long-term lease enables the owners of the family amusement park to invest in new facilities.
Plans for major new investment in the resort were first revealed back in April 2019 and Sefton Council said the new leases will ‘facilitate sizeable investment’, resulting in the transformation of the seafront and an extra £25m cash boost.
Over the next two years, a Dinosaur Park will start to take shape on what used to be the pitch and putt site.
This will feature animatronic dinosaurs and full-scale models.
This, the council said, will strengthen the town’s tourism offer and could lead to an increased visitor footfall.
As well as this, the miniature railway and land train will also both be invested in, to improve connectivity between Southport town centre and this area of the waterfront.
Mr Wallis’ plans tie in with the regeneration of the seaside reso rt as a whole.