Crazy golf cen­tre to open next month

Warwickshire Telegraph - - NEWS - By JOHN CARLON

THE name and open­ing date for a crazy golf cen­tre at a for­mer Coven­try night­club have been an­nounced.

Teez­ers Retro Golf and Cock­tails is open­ing in what used to be Club M in Spon End in “early No­vem­ber”.

An ex­act date will be an­nounced later.

The venue, which is cur­rently be­ing fit­ted out, will be run by new li­censee John Bar­rett, who is cur­rently the li­censee at Club Heat and Samoan Joe’s in Coven­try.

On his Face­book page, Mr Bar­rett said the venue would be a “retro-themed 18-hole mini golf course, served up with out­ra­geous cock­tails and de­li­cious street food, gar­nished with live the­atre and the best lo­cal DJs.”

He added the venue web­site would go live with book­ing sys­tem “later this week”.

The new busi­ness comes weeks af­ter Coven­try Coun­cil threat­ened to shut down Club M af­ter Fidel Glas­gow was stabbed to death out­side.

On Septem­ber 5, the coun­cil sus­pended Club M’s li­cence pend­ing its spe­cial hear­ing in front of the Li­cens­ing Com­mit­tee on Septem­ber 28.

At the hear­ing it was de­cided that the venue could re­tain a premises li­cense if it was “mod­i­fied” with a new premises su­per­vi­sor tak­ing over the li­cence with a “new busi­ness model” in place.

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives of West Mid­lands Po­lice and the land­lords of the venue - West­bourne Leisure Ltd - thrashed out an “11th hour” deal in pri­vate to avoid re­vok­ing the li­cence com­pletely.

Af­ter the meet­ing re­con­vened in pub­lic, Sarah Clover, rep­re­sent­ing West­bourne Leisure, said that the venue would be­come a “crazy golf in­door premises - a nov­elty con­cept”.

She added: “It couldn’t be more dif­fer­ent from what Club M has been.”

Last year, ‘Ghetto Golf’ opened in Birm­ing­ham Custard Fac­tory, from a sep­a­rate com­pany. Af­ter a launch in Liver­pool, its model of ‘af­ter dark’ golf games with scary themes has proved pop­u­lar.


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