Crazy golf fans are preparing to swing into action as Newcastle's newest attraction gets ready to welcome first visitors to a weird and wonderful world.

The phenomenon that is Ghetto Golf will be making its debut on July 5 at newly kitted-out premises in the city where customers - over-18s only - will be introduced to a game billed as 'crazier-than crazy golf'.

On Thursday The Chronicle was invited for a peek behind the scenes  - and it was like stepping into a film set. Or several.

Once through doors covered in black and white murals at an industrial-looking unit in Hoults Yard, Byker , the street art-inspired Ghetto Golf concept explodes with colour, with graffiti everywhere - even into the furthest reaches of the arched roof.

Danny Bolger and Kip Piper, creators of this unique leisure attraction which they've brought to Newcastle following the success of ventures in Liverpool and Birmingham, hired 40 local artists to conjure up the world of their imagination.

Danny Bolger and Kip Piper from Ghetto golf thats opening next month at Hoults yard, Newcastle
Danny Bolger and Kip Piper from Ghetto Golf that is opening in July at Hoults Yard in Newcastle

And the artists had plenty of their own input too in the scenes which make up a theatrical backdrop to what will be an 18-hole crazy golf course unlike any you've seen before.

While welders and designers are currently putting finishing touches to the venue, ahead of the laying of the 'turf' course which will be the last job, the stage is already set - quite literally - for the eagerly-awaited launch.

And what customers will find on arrival is a twisting two-level course where the holes - and there are some fiendishly clever and complicated ones to complete - take players through different-theme areas that range from UV-lit club-like rooms to a playpark that is the stuff of childhood nightmares.

There are apocalypse scenes, created with scrapyard items; a creepy graveyard and settings for a cheery teddy bear arcade game; pinball machine and retro Gameboy and Sonic games.

The experience is at turns eerily spooky and fairy-light pretty, and just about everywhere there is a perfect Instagram opportunity - just as Danny and Kip intended.

Ghetto Golf in Newcastle
Ghetto Golf in Newcastle

While they've translated the concept from Liverpool and Birmingham, where their venues are currently attracting 4,000 people a week, they have added new ideas to make Newcastle's their most ambitious Ghetto Golf to date.

Locals will find an authentic recreation of Dean Street's Crown Posada pub; its look created with the help of a designer who previously worked on film and TV sets including Peaky Blinders.

The upper level of the course takes players inside the pub whose dark wood and quiet atmosphere actually create a feel of the original.

It is in stark contrast to, for instance, the Tunnel of Love set, just as a sixties-style sitting room, furnished in cosy oranges and complete with period TV, is a change of mood from the filthy-looking truckers' toilet stop - actually new and clean, of course - which will have players retrieving their golf ball from a Trainspotting-style toilet.

And they then will have to prepare themselves for a graveyard-theme hole and the sight of the scary doll inspired by 2014 supernatural chiller Annabelle.

It's all a mish-mash of the nostalgic and the sinister, with plenty of humour, and it makes for a constantly-changing atmosphere as the game progresses.

Danny Bolger and Kip Piper from Ghetto golf thats opening next month at Hoults yard, Newcastle
Ghetto Golf in Newcastle

"It's whatever you want," says Kip. "It's all about creating a feeling; whatever that feeling might be."

On the ground floor - which includes an attractive bar, dining area run by BBQ street food company Apocalypse Cow and spectator seating - the crazy golf course circuits a run-down ice cream van - actually an old campervan brought back into use - and a derelict-looking play area where familiar toys including Winnie the Pooh are half immersed in the earth.

There's a barber's shop front that looks like something from Harry Potter; a skate park and run-down fairground cars and carnival toys, while another locally-inspired touch, yet to be completed, will be a corridor made to look like a Metro link.

And there's the rude and risque too in the red-lit Amsterdam-style brothel window filled with sex aids.

A 'Jesmond Kyle Show' area might raise an eyebrow too; an addition made on the back of the axing of the Jeremy Kyle show which is intended to get people thinking and talking.

Music - a range including hip hop and soul - will play a big part in the night too.

Danny, Kip and team have been working flat-out inside The Clay Shed premises, where they started with a blank canvas in what was previously a pottery unit, and they now can't wait to unveil their best venue yet.

Following its launch on July 5, Ghetto Golf will be open nightly from 5pm (midday at weekends) until 1am. To book see here .