VISITORS hoping to swing by Europe’s only mini golf course under a dome will have to wait a little bit longer.

The owner of Adventure Golf Island at Fife Leisure Park in Dunfermline was hoping to open the indoor course two weeks ago but Scottish Government guidelines state that it is too soon to do so.

Matthew Corrie, who runs the attraction, has questioned why pubs, restaurants and cinemas were able to re-open, as well as other indoor courses, but his spacious venue is unable to.

Their outdoor course opened on May 29.

Mr Corrie told the Press: “On Wednesday, July 15, we believed that our indoor course in Dunfermline should be allowed to open.

“The other indoor adventure golf themed complexes in Scotland re-opened on that date.

“Our business rates classification is as a visitor attraction. On VisitScotland’s website we’re also listed as a visitor attraction.

“We don’t really understand why Fife Council deems it for us to remain closed.

"We’re also looking for clarification from the Scottish Government.

“We feel that we should be able to re-open."

Mr Corrie continued: “It’s causing us great strain because the weather can be unpredictable and we don’t want to disappoint customers and for children to get wet in the rain.

“We just want to put smiles on faces.

“It doesn’t seem sensible to restrict visitors to just one course when it would be more sensible to spread it out over two courses.

“Pubs, cinemas and visitor attractions opened up on the 15th but there’s no category for indoor adventure golf as a sector, so I think that’s been confusing.

“It seems clear that if other indoor golf course venues are able to re-open then we should be able to as well.

"It should be consistent across Scotland.

“We were ready on the 15th to allow customers to use the dome and we already had all of our extra safety procedures in place.

“We put in place an online ticketing system on our website so people could purchase their tickets in advance as well.

“It shouldn’t be the case that one indoor adventure golf course has to stay closed while others are able to re-open.”

The Press asked the Scottish Government why Adventure Golf Island wasn’t able to open while others, in the likes of Glasgow and Livingston, were.

A spokesperson said: “An indoor golf course would be within the category of business currently required to stay closed to help suppress the virus.

“These businesses include indoor fitness studios, gyms, swimming pools, bowling alleys, amusement arcades or soft play areas or other indoor leisure centres or facilities.

“We don’t want any business to stay closed for a day longer than is necessary for the protection of public health.

"Our next review point for these restrictions is July 30.”

Fife Council have also told the Press that the indoor venue at Fife Leisure Park cannot open their indoor course until current lockdown restrictions are reviewed by the government.