Torbay Civic Society has objected to the development of a crazy gold course, including potential Aztec and ancient history, holes in Abbey Park gardens.
Mini golf magnate Martin Devine, who runs the Pirate’s Bay course on Paignton Green and the golf course in Torbay Abbey Park gardens, has revealed plans for an 18-hole golf course next to the Hi-Flyer balloon in Abbey Park, which include a waterfall and replica ancient monuments brought in from America.
Ian Handford, chairman of Torbay Civic Society, told thisissouthdevon: “It is out of keeping with the lovely Italianate gardens where we used to display our Chelsea Flower Show gold medal winning creations.”
To prevent development the civic society is applying for the area to become a public green.
“If Mr Devine wants to expand his existing operation in its existing form we couldn’t argue with that, but we shouldn’t be bulldozing a piece of virgin green land for this,” said Mr Handford.