In sports where the objective is to hit a shot with the lowest possible score, golf Venues in North Wales are photographed lower than anywhere else on Earth.
Strap on your mining helmet and dive into a disused cavern 152 meters (498 feet) underground at the Reshved Slate Mine, home to the world’s deepest underground mine. mini golf course.
Opened in 1846, the quarry boomed during the Industrial Revolution, when a workforce of 17,000 people extracted 500,000 tonnes of gray rock annually and exported it around the world.
Nowadays, only surface quarrying takes place, but the site is still very active. Operated by outdoor adventure activities company Zip World, the quarry has been transformed into a thrill-seeker’s paradise.
Forget about golf buggies, players must ride the steepest cable railway in Europe to reach the first hole. just shy Pebble Beach 17th par 3 (160 meters) deep.
Cable railroads transport players to and from the surface.
However, you don’t need a flashlight. Neon lights flood the cave walls, bathing the four-story course in an iridescent glow. Lack of warmth is more of a consideration than lack of vision, as underground temperatures can drop to as low as 7 degrees Celsius (45 degrees Fahrenheit).
Golfers must overcome various old mining tools and equipment scattered throughout the 18 holes as obstacles before reaching an explosive finish. After making the final putt into the miniature mineshaft, the golfer presses the detonation lever, which releases a burst of pulsed light that mimics the controlled explosions miners once used to blast through rock to find slate. A show is triggered.
The facility, which opened in July 2022, is not the only underground golf experience in the world, but it is comfortably the deepest. Ahlgrim Acres in Illinois boasts a nine-hole course about 20 feet underground, a relatively modest depth offset by the uniqueness of what lies above it. A fully operational funeral home.
Even closer to Lesved’s record is Romania’s Turda Salt Mine, a six-hole mini-golf venue located 120 meters (394 feet) deep in Transylvanian soil. There’s also a 180-seat amphitheater, two bowling lanes, a sports field, and even boat rides on Mine Lake.
At Lesved, golfers must wear protective headgear during their round.
But mini golf isn’t the only thing you can enjoy at Llechwedd Mine.
Those looking to bounce back from a bad round can do so decisively at Bounce Below, a 930m long trampoline complex suspended from a net 55m above the floor of a cave twice the size of St Paul’s Cathedral. Masu.
Slides and ramps connect the three layers of netting, creating a bouncy snakes and ladders experience. Additionally, mesh walls have been installed to prevent unstable bodyguards from falling into the abyss.
Bounce Below offers an underground trampoline experience.
An underground crossing course with 13 ziplines, rope bridges and tightrope walkers provides an even more nerve-wracking experience for thrill-seekers. Meanwhile, those who want to learn more about the history of the mine can take a guided tour.
This tour highlights slate production and another unlikely export: cheese. Developed by Welsh co-operative South Caernarfon Creameries, the cheddar cheese is sent 152 meters (500 feet) to a mine where it is aged for three months before being packaged and sold.
Back on land, adventurers can take on Titan, Europe’s first multi-zip line. Titan allows up to four racers to fly above the quarry and surrounding mountains, reaching heights of 746 meters (2,450 feet) and speeds up to 114 mph. kilometers (70 miles per hour)/hour.