Adventure golf fans in Manchester are some of the first in the UK to use augmented reality (AR) in their game, as Paradise Island Adventure Golf has launched an app to give players a whole new dimension.

By simply scanning your phone over triggers positioned around the venue’s 36 holes, you will now be transported to a new world with talking Easter Island heads and Aztec Warrior putting tips.

Special hazard effects include treacherous lava pits, snakes and scorpions to make the experience even more exciting.

Players can also enlist the support of a crew of four AR characters to help distract their fellow golfing opponents. They can choose from Cheeky Monkey, Holey Moley, Poopy Parrot and Funky Frog who each have their own methods of distraction, from banana throwing to disco dancing.

It’s the first time AR has been used in an adventure golf setting.

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Everything has been designed to be snapped and filmed and easily shared on social media via the in-app function. Selfie-loving golfers have the chance to receive an AR makeover and transform into a cheeky chimp using the app.

“We are one of Manchester’s most popular family locations, but we know it is always about pushing the boundaries and bringing something new,” says marketing manager Craig Nichol.

“As well as all the fun animal and special effect features, the app includes an interactive scorecard, a winner’s podium which transports players through an active volcano, a booking function and a loyalty card.

“It should really appeal to the young digital-savvy audience and we can’t wait to see everyone enjoying this groundbreaking new way of playing the game.”

The app is free to download on Apple and Android. To download it, click here.

Paradise Island Adventure Golf offers a great day out for families, friends, couples and groups. Adventure golfers can choose from one two 18-hole courses, each of which are compatible with the new AR technology. For further information or booking enquiries, click here.

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