Models of a 30-foot T-rex and a pterosaur that were delayed in the Suez Canal on their way over from China have finally arrived at Jurassic Links Adventure Golf.
The T-rex reached its new home at Kingsway Golf Centre near Melbourn last Wednesday and was installed on site the following day. The gargantuan T-rex, alongside its pterosaur container mate, had been trapped on the Ever Given, which was grounded and blocked in the Suez Canal earlier this year, with ongoing legal disputes delaying their journey.
Fred Dell, marketing manager at Kingsway Golf Centre, said: “The team and I are really proud of what we have achieved at the course, not least with having to deal with the effects of the pandemic, but it always felt like something was missing. Well, the forced isolation for these two spectacular dinosaurs is over.”
Jurassic Links Adventure Golf opened in time for the Easter holidays in March. The course boasts a cascading waterfall, over which the T-rex watches players as they navigate underneath. An abandoned Jeep and empty cage also don the path through the course, overseen by dinosaurs of various kinds.
Fred continued: “We have seen many families, of course, but also groups of teenagers, birthday parties and even work groups doing competitive rounds on the course.”