The first SplashGolf retrofit to existing splash pad has been installed in early October on Norwegian Epic during her drydock at Damen.
SplashGolf takes the players and game itself into an interactive water environment, according to a company release by Adventure Golf Services.
“We’re thrilled to install the first SplashGolf onboard Norwegian Epic. This exciting and interactive water activity is more inclusive of all family members, and not just toddlers, as the space was originally used,” states Scott Lundmark President, Adventure Golf Services.
The new SplashGolf is part of the ship’s Aqua Park, which features two pools, five hot tubs, a kid's pool and three multi-story water slides including the the 200-foot Epic Plunge, the only bowl slide at sea.
"One major issue was to create a new miniature golf ball that would respond to impact with water so the water can deflect it in other directions such as towards or away from the golf hole cup. This is not as easy as it seems. Tradional miniature golf balls are basically solid objects, which easily pass through a water splash zone," said Arne Lundmark, CEO and chief designer.
“The winner for SplalshGolf is a larger ball that is filled but floats. It is light weight and comes in four vibrant colors. To accommodate the larger ball our company has fabricated larger hole cups to make the game even more fun,” commented Lundmark.