Mar 2020

Hollywood Bowl Group launches new leisure brand as Puttstars opens its first mini golf venue in Leeds

  • New £2.5 million family entertainment centre opens its doors at Thorpe Park Leeds
  • Further Puttstars mini golf centre openings planned at York and Rochdale


Puttstars opens its first centre this Friday 6th March 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, 2 storey 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 30 new jobs, ranging from bar and reception team members through to managerial positions.


We are thrilled to be launching a new leisure brand into the market and opening the UK’s first Puttstars venue in Thorpe Park. Puttstars is a unique mini golf gaming experience for families and groups of friends to enjoy and we can’t wait to welcome the first new customers to our Leeds venue and then to our York and Rochdale centres which will open in the coming months

Stephen Burns

CEO of Hollywood Bowl Group



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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 across the UK 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 and perfect for corporate parties and events.

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