Aug 2020

The Hollywood Bowl Group expands new leisure brand as Puttstars opens its third mini golf venue in York

  • New £2.5 million family entertainment centre opens its doors at York Stadium
  • Latest Puttstars opening follows centres in Leeds and Rochdale

Puttstars opens its third centre mid-August offering mini golf with a unique and modern twist, thanks to three interactive and fun filled 9-hole courses for what will be the ultimate mini golf experience.  

Gone are the days of pencil and paper scoring – at Puttstars, scores are digitally calculated using high-tech screens at each hole. Scores are totted up as players make their way around the course and at the end of the game everyone is in with a chance of making it onto the daily leader board.

The £2.5 million venue will offer a complete entertainment experience that is perfect for all ages and abilities. As well as mini golf, customers can also refuel by enjoying a great range of food and drinks, including pizzas, hotdogs, and tasty shakes, all available from the bar and diner. The centre also includes an impressive amusement area. 

This exciting new venue has created 25 new jobs, ranging from bar and reception team members through to managerial positions.


We are thrilled to be expanding our Puttstars brand by opening the third venue at the new York Stadium development. Puttstars is a unique mini golf gaming experience for families and groups of friends to enjoy and we can’t wait to welcome the new customers to our York centre.

Stephen Burns

CEO of Hollywood Bowl Group


With regards to safety, the centre has extensive cleaning and social distancing measures in place. Game booking slots will be appropriately limited to control capacity, and amusement machines as well as bar and dining seating will be spaced out, with signage visible throughout the venue.

Guests are encouraged to pre-book their mini golf slot, and groups will be restricted to a maximum of six people. Customers will also be given the option of wearing disposable gloves. 

Upon entering the centre, customers will be expected to use hand sanitiser, which will be readily available at dispensers. Enhanced cleaning will take place throughout the day, including the cleaning of putters, balls, and touch screens in between games. 

Find out more about the measures and guidance to ensure customers can “Have Fun and Play Safe” here:

Customers are now able to make bookings via, with mini golf slots being available from 17th August. 


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Notes to Editors

About Puttstars

Puttstars is part of the Hollywood Bowl Group, the UK’s leading ten-pin bowling business with more than 60 centres operating under the Hollywood Bowl, AMF Bowling and Puttstars brands.

Puttstars is the Group’s new mini golf concept, which is launching at three new, exciting locations in 2020, in Leeds, York and Rochdale. It will further enhance Hollywood Bowl Group’s reputation of delivering outstanding family entertainment in venues that, due to their unique nature, are also aspirational leisure destinations for young adults.

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