A Hitler statue on the course raises its right arm in a Nazi salute and shouts “Nein, nein, nein” when a golf ball is hit through its tunnel by players. Another hole depicts an animated statue of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.
Michael Samuels, of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, told the Derby Telegraph the Hitler figure is “tasteless” and said it has “absolutely no artistic value whatsoever”.
The course is part of an art installation, called Doug Fishbone And Friends: Adventureland Golf, and has been designed by some of the UK’s most celebrated contemporary artists, including Jake and Dinos Chapman, David Shrigley, Gary Webb and Doug Fishbone himself.
Peter Bonnell, exhibition curator, said the aim was to “ridicule” the two dictators, spark debate and to educate youngsters.
He said: “Of course, Hitler and Saddam Hussein are controversial figures, no matter what you do with them.
“But this is not about glorifying them or saying they are good. Instead it is about that typical British way of ridiculing these things. It is a fun activity while raising some very serious issues.
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