Designing the Adventure – Lucy Barton

Designing the Adventure – Lucy Barton

Greenspan’s Concept Designer

One of Greenspan’s greatest strengths as a company is our ability to produce highly inspirational playscape designs for our clients. These designs stem from our talented Concept Designers within our Design Team, who provide highly imaginative concepts, which are provided to our Architects and Project Managers so they can turn them into reality.


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Today we want to introduce one of our Design team’s gifted Concept Designer: Lucy Barton.

Lucy has come from a creative background and previously worked mainly in the hospitality and leisure sectors. She is a keen team player who is passionate about her work with enthusiasm to develop and expand her knowledge and expertise. She is a very gifted and creative individual and is a valued addition to the team.

We asked her what her favourite project was since starting with Greenspan:
“I would say the Adventure Golf Course at Planters Garden Centre (Tamworth). It was interesting to learn about the mountains and to have such a different geographical concept to research. It is so rewarding to see it built by our talented contractors, who bring our ideas to life”

Click here to find out more about Planters Garden Centre’s Mountains of the World Adventure Golf course. Click here to see our project page detailing our work for Planters.

Planters Garden Centre Mountains of the World Adventure Golf Course Tamworth
Planters Garden Centre ‘Mountains of the World’ Adventure Golf Course

What makes a project one of her favourites?
“My favourite projects are always ones I can really sink my teeth in to creatively, think outside the box and come up with unique angles that get a ‘Wow’ response. It’s not always about reinventing the wheel, but instead considering how we can improve it, change it and create a memorably unique experience.”

Why does she enjoy what she does?
“No day is the same; I love starting each day knowing I get to do the things I enjoy the most. Whether that be coming up with an explosive new golf design, sketching out an adventure play park, spatially planning layouts or a site visit. It is also a bonus how many random facts you acquire over the years with researching all the various concepts. It’s a great party trick – especially at a pub quiz! ”


Planters Garden Centre Mountains of the World Adventure Golf CourseConcept Design

What are you working on at the moment?
“I am currently working on something very exciting which is still under wraps, but it has allowed me and the team to really push the boundaries of golf design and explore creative avenues we never have before! Think neon, suspension, hair-raising holes – I think this one will be an all-time favourite… watch this space!”

We are grateful to have Lucy Barton as part of the Greenspan team, and we will wait to see her next design with great anticipation.

Click here to get inspired and take a look at the amazing concept designs we produce.

Please contact us today to find out how we can design and build an inspirational Adventure Golf Course and/or Adventure Play area for you, via:

Phone: +44 (0) 2380 476 737

Latest Project

Clayton Caravan Park, St. Andrew’s, Scotland

Adventure arrives in St. Andrew’s – the “home of golf”

Greenspan Projects were instructed by Clayton Caravan Park to build a brand-new themed attraction, paying homage to historical and iconic surroundings…

Clayton Caravan Park is nestled in the beautiful area of Fife – with the wonderful advantage of such proximity to St. Andrew’s; the iconic “home of golf”. This five-star holiday park already has plenty to shout about in terms of leisure offerings for guests, yet the park owners identified an opportunity to enhance the space for families enjoying their time away, to help create memories that will last a lifetime.

This exciting 18-hole course was designed to transport visitors on a journey through the history of St. Andrews, where many say the sport of golf first started. Featuring grassy dunes and winding berms that mirror the look and feel of the ancient golf course, visitors can also enjoy playable props that reflect the iconic features of the local town. With a tranquil winding stream, stone bridge, famous buildings, and impressive archways and walkways, the course provides excellent playability against the backdrop of the historic St. Andrews… providing picture perfect photo opportunities at every turn.

Avid fans of the St. Andrew’s course will instantly recognise the famous landmarks featured throughout, such as the Swilken Bridge, Road Hole Bunker, St Andrews Castle, and Martyrs’ Monument… but in miniature!

From the initial design stages, each hole was carefully considered to ensure the construction of the course would be provide stunning landscapes at every turn – yet retain the spacious feel of the great outdoors. The hard and soft landscaping provides more immersive elements for a truly authentic feel of manoeuvring across a championship course, where avoiding the dreaded bunker is an absolute must!

Once visitors have completed their St. Andrew’s adventure, there is ample opportunity to enjoy a well-deserved snack and drink at the park’s Water’s Edge Café, or the Clayton Restaurant, AND the chance to enjoy a 10% discount on food and drink on the presentation of the adventure golf ticket. What better way to end a memorable round?!

To find out more about Clayton Caravan Park, please click here.

Check out more of our adventure golf projects, and more, by clicking here.


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