Thursday, January 16, 2014

Crazy World of Minigolf Tour - List and links for all Miniature Golf courses visited to date

Links and details of all the Adventure Golf, Crazy Golf, Minigolf/Mini-Golf/Miniature Golf & Golf Putting Green courses we've played on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour since September 2006.

At the Crazy Golf course in Prestatyn (photo by Seth Thomas)

Here is the Crazy World of Minigolf Tour "Courses Visited List" to date. The list shows the 719 Miniature Golf course location visits on our many roadtrips to date. Many of them have been played, however, others have been found to be closed, derelict or demolished. Some courses that were closed on our original visit have since been replayed.


On our travels we've seen the good, the bad and the ugly of Minigolf courses, but feel that each and every one of them is beautiful in its own right. The game of Minigolf is one of fun and frustration and mixes skill and luck to tackle the obstacles set-up to trip you up and trick you as you play. We'd like to thank course owners, operators & suppliers everywhere for building, running and maintaining Miniature Golf courses of all shapes, sizes and types and look forward to playing and revisiting courses for more Minigolfing fun in the future.

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You can now click through from the list below to the webpage on the Ham & Egger Files detailing our visit to the course. The list and links will be added to as our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour continues, and some courses have not had photos, videos or results etc. added to the website yet.

Some of the courses have had course reviews submitted by me to Miniaturegolfer.com and The Putting Penguin websites. Where available you can click through to the relevant link from the list below.

Arnold Palmer Mini Golf Putting course in Skegness

Please be aware that courses come and go and this list is not a 'live' list of Miniature Golf courses. On our travels we've found over 200 of the 650+ that we've visited to be closed, derelict or demolished. If you find that a course is no longer there, or has significantly changed, please leave a comment.

All courses played 30th September 2006 - 5th December 2016
1 Southsea (Treasure Island) - Adventure Golf (Victory Trail) - RICHARD WINS A FREE GAME ON THE TOP HOLE - Revisited 30th September 2011 - RICHARD WINS ANOTHER FREE GAME ON THE TOP HOLE! - Revisited 7th August 2015 - RICHARD WINS ANOTHER FREE GAME ON THE TOP HOLE!! - Revisited 30th September 2016 - RICHARD WINS ANOTHER FREE GAME ON THE TOP HOLE!!!
2 Southsea (Treasure Island) - Adventure Golf (Warrior Trail) - Revisited 30th September 2011 - Revisited 7th August 2015 - Revisited 30th September 2016 - EMILY WINS A FREE GAME ON THE TOP HOLE!
3 Southsea (Golf Links) - 9 Hole Par-3/Pitch & Putt - According to the British Pitch & Putt Association the course was the first in England, if not the World, to be purpose built for use by members of the public - Revisited on 9th August 2015
4 Luton (Woodside Animal Farm) - Adventure Golf - Update: 1st January 2010 - now called Crazy Golf
6 Felixstowe (Sea Front - Sea Road) - Crazy Golf - Review at Miniaturegolfer.com here - Update April 2010. Now derelict - holes removed to make up a 'new' course further along the Sea Front - see also #166 & #6a
6a (see also #166) Felixstowe (Ocean Boulevard Golf/Hollywood Holes/Grand Canyon Golf - Sea Front) - Crazy Golf - the 8-holes were formerly at the Sea Road course
8a Watford (TopGolf) - Adventure Golf - Update: 23rd November 2011 - significant alterations made to course
9 Watford (TopGolf) - 9 Hole Putting Green - Update: 2nd February 2010 - now only a 5-hole Putting Area - see also 9b
20 Lowestoft - Adventure Golf - The easternmost minigolf course in the British Isles - Review at Miniaturegolfer.com here
21 Great Yarmouth (Pirates Cove) - Adventure Golf - Review at Miniaturegolfer.com here
22 Great Yarmouth (Arnold Palmer) - Minigolf 18-hole - Review at Miniaturegolfer.com here - Revisited in June 2010 - a view of the course (June 2010). Revisited in June 2011 - RICHARD WINS A FREE GAME ON THE TOP HOLE - a view of the course (5th June 2011)
23 Great Yarmouth (Arnold Palmer) - Minigolf 9-hole - Review at Miniaturegolfer.com here - Revisited in June 2011 - EMILY WINS A FREE GAME ON THE TOP HOLE
24 Great Yarmouth (Pleasure Beach) - Adventure Golf - Review at Miniaturegolfer.com here
25 Great Yarmouth (Jungle Golf at the Gardens) - Crazy Golf - Update: 10th May 2009 - no longer exists, a Segway Grand Prix track is in its place - Review at Miniaturegolfer.com here
26 Great Yarmouth (Hollywood Adventure Golf, Windmill Theatre) - Indoor Adventure Golf - Review at Miniaturegolfer.com here - Update: August 2011 - replayed, now 12-holes (was 9+1 in 2007) - EMILY AND RICHARD BOTH WIN FREE GAMES ON THE BONUS HOLE
28 Warwick (St Nicholas Park) - Derelict Crazy Golf
29 Milton Keynes (Willen Lake) - Adventure Golf
30 Luton (Stockwood Park) - Mini Golf/Pitch & Putt
31 Abingdon (Abbey Meadow) - Crazy Golf - Review at Miniaturegolfer.com here - Revisited April 2011 and June 2016
33 Stonham, Suffolk (Stonham Barns) - Crazy Golf - Review at Miniaturegolfer.com here
34 Margate (Strokes) - Adventure Golf
35 Broadstairs (Lillyputt Minigolf) - Lillyputt Minigolf (Arnold Palmer)
36 Margate (Palm Bay Café) Cliftonville - Crazy Golf on Grass
37 Margate (Little Oasis Crazy Golf) Cliftonville - Minigolf (Arnold Palmer) 1 of the 2 18-hole courses - 'North' Course (re-played on 9th April 2011, when we also finally managed to play the 'South' Course) - Update: May 2014
38 Letchworth Garden City - Putting Course on Grass - Update: 20th April 2010 - No longer there
40 Hastings (Seafront) - Minigolf - Update: May 2011 - Now a Pirate-themed Adventure Golf Course - See also #219 Hastings (Seafront) - Pirate Adventure Golf
43 Hastings (Planet Hastings) - Minigolf - Update: May 2011, now an Outdoor Laser Tag Arena!
50 Tampere, Finland - Beton (Concrete)
51 Tampere, Finland - Eternit (Miniaturegolf)
52 Tampere, Finland - Swedish Felt (Feltgolf)
53 Felixstowe (Sea Front) - Putting Green - Update April 2010. Now removed to make way for Donkey Rides!
54 Coalville - Adventure Golf - Review at Miniaturegolfer.com here
59 Harrow (Northwick Park) - ‘Mini Majors’ Adventure Golf
60 Eastbourne (Treasure Island) - Adventure Golf - Update: May 2011 - Now Closed Down - Site 'For Sale' - Update: Now re-open, renovated in May 2015
61 Southsea (Castle Mini Golf) - Crazy Golf - Revisited 1st October 2011 - Revisited 9th August 2015 - Revisited 30th September 2016
62 Southsea (Castle Mini Golf) - Putting Green - Revisited 1st October 2011- Revisited 9th August 2015 - Revisited 30th September 2016
63 Shanklin (Isle of Wight) - Beton Crazy Golf - Revisited 1st October 2016: now an 'Arnold Palmer' Crazy Golf course
64 Shanklin (Isle of Wight) - Adventure Golf - Revisited 1st October 2016
65 Shanklin Old Town, Rylstone Gardens (Isle of Wight) - Crazy Golf - Revisited 1st October 2016: course upgraded from wooden 'tables' to concrete base and borders
66 Sandown (Isle of Wight) - Indoor Adventure Golf
67 Sandown (Isle of Wight) - Beton Crazy Golf
68 Ryde (Isle of Wight) - Adventure Golf - Revisited 1st October 2016
69 Hayling Island - Adventure Golf
70 Hoveton/Wroxham (Wroxham Barns) - Adventure Golf
73 Coventry (Allesley Park) - Crazy Golf
75 Guildford (Stoke Park) - Swedish Felt - Update: May 2016, course changed to an 18-hole layout with new playing surface. See also 399
76 Weymouth (Sea Life Centre) - Adventure Golf
77 Weymouth (Bowleaze Cove) - Crazy Golf
78 Herne Bay - Adventure Golf
80 Bluewater - Pro Tour Putting - Update: April 2011 - Course removed to make way for two new 18-hole Pirate Adventure Golf Courses - Played 2nd December 2011 - See also #278 & #279
82 Northglenn, Denver, Colorado, USA (Boondocks Fun Center) Caverns Mill Course - Miniature Golf - Review at The Putting Penguin here
83 Northglenn, Denver, Colorado, USA (Boondocks Fun Center) Hillbilly Hallow Course - Miniature Golf - Review at The Putting Penguin here
84 Manchester (Championship Miniature Golf at Playgolf Manchester) - Miniature Golf - Revisited 12th December 2011 - now 'Championship Miniature Golf at the Trafford Golf Centre'. Update: 2013, now closed
89 Glasgow (Victoria Park) - 9-hole Putting Green
91 Glasgow (Paradise Island Adventure Golf, Tiki Hut Trail) - Adventure Golf - EMILY WINS A FREE GAME ON THE TOP HOLE
92 Dovercourt - Swedish Felt
95 Blake End, near Braintree - Swedish Felt
106 Sandbanks - Crazy Golf
110 Fordingbridge (Tudor Rose Inn) - Miniature Golf - Update: October 2012 - the beer garden has had a makeover and the course is no longer there
111 Tea Green, Wandon End, Luton - Crazy Golf - Review at Miniaturegolfer.com here - Update: May 2015 - the course has been refurbished
112 Bexhill-on-Sea (Metropole) - Crazy Golf
113 Tea Green, Wandon End, Luton - Putting Green
115 Walton Hall Gardens (Warrington) - Miniature Golf
117 Staines (Lammas Park) - Adventure Golf
129 Pendine Bay - Crazy Golf
130 Saundersfoot - Crazy Golf
131 Heatherton Park, near Tenby - Adventure Golf
137 Aberdovey/Aberdyfi - Putting
138 Tywyn (Leisure Park) - Crazy Golf
143 Llandudno (Great Orme/Y Gogarth) - Rocky Pines Adventure Golf - The highest minigolf course in the British Isles
147 Prestatyn (Bastion Road, Central Beach) - Arnold Palmer Putting Course/Crazy Golf. Revisited in September 2014. Host venue for The Butler Cup and Holiday on the Buses Pro Tournament won by Emily. RICHARD WINS A FREE GAME ON THE TOP HOLE
149 Oswestry (Cae Glas Park) - Eternit Minigolf
150 Southport (The Masters Putting Course) - Arnold Palmer Putting Course - RICHARD WINS A FREE GAME ON THE TOP HOLE - Revisited in October 2016
151 Blackpool (Golden Isle) - Indoor Adventure Golf
153 Poole (Poole Park) - Crazy Golf - Course removed and replaced in Summer 2010. See also 203
154 Poole (Poole Park) - Putting Green
155 London (Devonshire Square) - Minigolf - See also #282
157 Chelmsford (West Park) - Crazy Golf
159 West Bromwich (Sandwell Valley Park) - Crazy Golf (Eternit) - Update: 19th April 2010 - The 18-hole Eternit course has been scrapped, with a new Swedish Felt course to take its place - Update: 23rd January 2011 - A new 9-hole Swedish Felt B-Run is there now.
190 East Finchley - Garden Minigolf - The course was also the 'Landmark' 250th course location visited on the Crazy World of Minigolf Tour (Private Course - no Public Access)
192 Newport (Tredegar Park) - Minigolf - Update: Revisited and played 25th August 2012 - now open with flags on the course and equipment to hire - Revisited in April 2015
214 Chiswick (Rocks Lane Multi Sports Centre) - Crazy Golf - Update: March 2015 - course closed, area undergoing renovation
215 Margate (Little Oasis Crazy Golf) Cliftonville - Minigolf (Arnold Palmer) - 'South' Course - Update: May 2014
221 Eastbourne (Princes Park) - Grass Putting (But more like Pitch & Putt)
222 Eastbourne (Fort Fun) - Adventure Golf - RICHARD WINS A FREE GAME ON THE TOP HOLE
223 Rottingdean (Miniature Golf) - Grass Putting
224 Brighton (Marina) - Adventure Golf
225 Skellingthorpe (Daisy Made Ice Cream Shop & Drive-Thru) - Crazy Daisy Golf (Swedish Felt B-Run)
226 Cleethorpes (Oddballs) - Crazy Golf
229 Mablethorpe (Sea Front) - Crazy Golf
239 Skegness (Bottons Pleasure Beach) - Gold Mine Adventure Golf (Adventure Putting) & Cactus Canyon River Ride - Revisited in May 2015
243 Spalding (Springfields) - Secret Garden Adventure Golf
258 Clevedon - Crazy Golf - 400th Minigolf Course Visited Overall
259 Weston-Super-Mare (Putting) - Putting - Update November 2012: Course and Miniature Railway Removed. New Adventure Golf course planned to be built on the site
264 Lowestoft (Kirkley Cliff) - Putting Green - The easternmost Putting course in the British Isles
267 Luton (Kent Athletic Club) - Crazy Golf
5-Year Anniversary Revisit - Portsmouth/Southsea (Treasure Island) - Adventure Golf (Victory Trail) - RICHARD WINS A FREE GAME ON THE TOP HOLE - First course played on the Crazy World of Minigolf Tour
269 Gosport (Stokes Bay) - Solent Springs Adventure Golf
272 Hunston (Chichester Golf Centre) - Swedish Felt B-Run Crazy Golf
273 Bognor Regis (Hotham Park) - Crazy Golf
275 Bognor Regis (Waterloo Place) - Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf
276 Felpham (Blakes Road) - Putting
278 Bluewater - Pirate Cove - Adventure Golf (Pirate Course) - Note: Built on the site of the Minigolf "Pro Tour Putting" course - see also #80
279 Bluewater - Pirate Cove - Adventure Golf (Smugglers Course) - Note: Built on the site of the Minigolf "Pro Tour Putting" course - see also #80
280 Manchester (Birdies Pop Up Golf) - New Business Launch Event - Pop Up Portable Minigolf Course
282 London (Alexandra Palace) - Crazy Golf - See also #155 & #155b
283 Basingstoke (Basingstoke Golf Centre) - Minigolf
284 Basingstoke (Basingstoke Golf Centre) - Putting Course
285 Forton, near Garstang (Zumo Cafe) - Crazy Golf
286 Brockhole - Crazy Golf
287 Ambleside (White Platts Recreation Ground) - Crazy Golf
288 Keswick (Hope Park) - Putting
289 Carlisle (Bitts Park) - Eternit Crazy Golf
290 Perth (Noahs Ark Golf Centre) - Adventure Golf Putting
291 Broughty Ferry, Dundee (Castle Green) - Eternit Crazy Golf
292 St Andrews (The Himalayas - St Andrews Ladies' Putting Club) - Miniature Golf - The world's first Minigolf Course
293 St Andrews (The Himalayas - St Andrews Ladies' Putting Club) - Miniature Golf
294 Dunfermline - Fife Leisure Park - Adventure Golf Island - Adventure Golf (Pirates Cove Course)
295 Dunfermline - Fife Leisure Park - Adventure Golf Island - Adventure Golf (Treasure Island Course)
296 North Berwick (East Links) - Putting Course
297 Seahouses (The Bunker) - Crazy Golf
298 London (Selfridges) - Bompas & Parr Rooftop Crazy Golf
299 West Horndon, near Brentwood (Dunton Hills Golf Course) - Miniature Golf - Revisited December 2014
300 Telford (Wonderland at Telford Town Park) - Crazy Golf - Also the 500th Minigolf Course Visited Overall!
301 Oswestry (Oswestry Games at Oswestry Leisure Centre) - Putterfingers Portable Mini Golf
302 London (Camden Town Brewery - The Brewmaster's Open) - 5-hole Temporary Mini-Golf course
303 London (Clarence Way, Camden) - Crazy Golf
304 London (Golf Apocalypse) - Crazy Golf - Update: September 2012 - course has moved to Bristol
305 Dunstable (The Disability Resource Centre) - Mini golf - supplied by the Dunstable and District Disabled Sports (D.A.D.D.S.) Group
306 London (Tintype Gallery) - Crazee Golf Art Exhibition (and playable hole!)
307 London (Covent Garden) - Lyle & Scott Woolly Golf / Wooly Golf - 3-hole Temporary Mini-Golf course - In April 2014 Lyle & Scott hosted a special Minigolf Hole-in-One Challenge at the Carnaby Street shop in London
308 London (London Golf Show at Earls Court) - UrbanCrazy "Signature Course" - Portable Minigolf
309 Bath (Victoria Park) - Victoria Falls Adventure Golf
310 Wookey Hole - Pirate Island Adventure Golf
311 Cheddar - Cheddar Crazy Golf
312 Brean (Leisure Dome Amusement Arcade) - Indoor Crazy Golf
313 Manchester (Piccadilly) - Chrizy Golf - Indoor Christmas-themed Crazy Golf
314 Wimbledon (Wimbledon Park) - Crazy Golf
315 Beckenham, Kent (Kelsey Park) - Kelsey Park Championship Minigolf
316 Croydon, Surrey (World of Golf) - Dragon Quest Adventure Golf
317 Dudley (Westfield Merry Hill Shopping Centre) - Krazy Golf at Quest Merry Hill
318 Milton Keynes (Centre: MK) - Jurassic Golf (Felted Eternit)
319 Barnard Castle (Scar Top) - A Journey Through Teesdale Mini Golf
320 Bedford (Midland Road) - M!MS Empire Sunset Nine Hole Mini Golf - One Day Only Installation
321 Letchworth Garden City (Garden Square Shopping Centre's 'Letchworth Beside The Seaside' event) - Swedish Felt Mini Golf course - temporary course layout
322 London (Regent's Place) - UrbanCrazy 9-hole Signature Course - one-day only layout
323 London (Putt in the Park at Wandsworth Park) - Mini Golf - revisited in March 2015
324 London (London Golf Show at Earls Court) - UrbanCrazy "Signature Course" - 6-hole Portable Crazy Golf. Also played the new PongCrazy table tennis mini-golf game!
325 London (London Golf Show at Earls Court) - puttup indoor putting game - 3-hole layout
326 Burton Upon Trent (Shobnall Leisure Complex) - Crazy Golf
327 Whitby (Pleasure Island Amusement Arcade) - Indoor Pirate Adventure Golf course - revisited in August 2015, the course has changed significantly, including new holes and a reversal of the layout
328 Harrogate (Valley Gardens) - Crazy Golf
329 Blaby (Blaby Golf Centre) - Congo River Adventure Golf
330 Nottingham (The Cornerhouse) - The Lost City Adventure Golf - The Temple Trail
331 Nottingham (The Cornerhouse) - The Lost City Adventure Golf - Sacred Skull Pass
332 Long Eaton (Trent Lock Golf Centre) - 6-hole Putting Green
333 Long Eaton (Trent Lock Golf Centre) - Pirate's Landing Adventure Golf
334 Littlehampton (Harbour Park) - Sharksville Adventure Golf
335 Gillingham (Strand Leisure Park) - Wild Frontier Crazy Golf
336 Milton Keynes (thecentre:MK) - Pirate Adventure Golf
337 Romford / Chadwell Heath (Golf Kingdom) - Moby Golf adventure golf
338 Windsor (Alexandra Gardens) - Adventure Golf - a replacement for the old concrete miniature golf course (visited in May 2009) - Revisited in May 2015
339 Millport, Isle of Cumbrae, Scotland - Crazy Golf
340 Largs - Mackerston Putting Green
341 Ayr (Pirate Pete's) - Mini Championship Golf
342 Ayr (Seafront) - Crazy Golf
343 Ayr (Seafront) - Putting Green
344 Portaputt - Llanwrtyd Wells
345 Croydon (Platform Ruskin Square) - Putt Putt #2 Crazy Golf Art Installation by TURF Projects
346 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - KISS by Monster Mini Golf
347 Shoreditch, London (Swingers Crazy Golf by the Institute of Competitive Socialising) - indoor Crazy Golf
348 Prestatyn (Pontin's Prestatyn Sands Holiday Village) - Crazy Golf
349 Rhyl (East Parade Bowling Club at the Wales National Crown Green Bowling Centre) - Mini Golf Grass Putting
350 Billington, near Leighton Buzzard (Mead Open Farm) - Swedish Felt B-run Crazy Golf
351 Camber Sands (Pontins Camber Sands Holiday Park) - Crazy Golf
352 Old Woking (Hoebridge Golf Centre) - Pirate Island Adventure Golf
353 Epsom (Horton Park Golf Club) - Jungle Island Adventure Golf
354 London - an UrbanCrazy minigolf hole at a wedding aboard the HMS President on the River Thames
355 Swindon (The Golfing Hole) - Indoor Adventure Golf
356 Tamworth (Castle Grounds) - Crazy Golf
357 Knaresborough (Castle Yard) - Putting
358 Castleford (Pirate Island Adventure Golf at Junction 32 Outlet Village) - Smugglers Bay Adventure Golf course
359 Castleford (Volcano Falls Adventure Golf at Xscape) - T Rex Trail Adventure Golf course
360 London (Efes Snooker Club, Dalston) - Plonk Golf
361 Rutland (Rutland Water Visitor Centre, Sykes Lane, near Empingham) - Mini Golf
362 Skegness (Pleasure Beach Amusements) - Pebble Beach Adventure Golf - Previously visited, but not played, in May 2011
363 Skegness (South Parade) - The Original Crazy Golf course - Previously visited, but not played, in May 2011. The location is the site of England's first-ever Crazy Golf course. Established in 1926
Extra Bonus Course Played - Luton (Tea Green Golf Club at Wandon End) - Mini Golf (refurbished) see also #111
364 (course visit 600 overall) Swanage (Santa Fe Fun Park) - Jurassic Adventure Golf
365 Lyme Regis (Lister Gardens) - Crazy Golf
366 Salcombe Regis, near Sidmouth (Thorne Park Golf Centre) - Crazy Golf
367 Dawlish Warren (Funderland) - Adventure Golf
368 Teignmouth (Sea Front) - Jurassic Adventure Golf
369 Torquay (The Imperial Hotel) - Crazy Golf
370 (600th course visit in the UK) Goodrington Sands, Paignton - Beton Mini Golf
371 Looe (Looe Bowling Club, Marine Drive) - Upper Grass Putting course
372 Looe (Looe Bowling Club, Marine Drive) - Lower Grass Putting course
373 Swanpool, Falmouth (Swanpool Park) - Crazy Golf
374 Penzance (The Alexandra Inn) - pub beer garden Crazy Golf
375 St Erth (Penwith Pitch and Putt) - Crazy Golf
376 Newquay (Gilmores Golf) - Beton Crazy Mini Golf
377 Porth Island, Newquay (Krazy Golf at Newquay Football Golf) - Crazy Golf
378 (650th course visit overall) Padstow (Greens Cafe) - Crazy Golf
379 Bude (Bude Haven Recreation Ground) - Crazy Golf
380 Taunton (Vivary Park) - Mini Golf
381 Littlehampton (Norfolk Gardens) - Adventure Golf - previously visited, but not played
382 (662) Peterborough (Peterborough Minigolf at Dobbies Garden Centre) - Minigolf
383 (663) Bridlington (North Marine Putting Greens) - Crazy Golf
384 (666) Bridlington (Esplanade) - Treasure Island Adventure Golf and Pirate Ghost Walk
385 (545) Whitby (North Terrace) - Arnold Palmer Putting Course - first visited in March 2014
386 (668) Whitby (Pleasure Island Amusement Arcade) - Indoor Pirate Adventure Golf course - first visited in March 2014 (see 327). Since then the layout has changed significantly and now includes new holes and a reversal of many of the holes
387 (669) Southsea (Canoe Lake) - Mini Golf
Not a course visit - Luton Mini Golf Meadows - the replacement for the Crazy & Mini Golf courses in Wardown Park
388 (670) Loughborough (Charnwood Golf Complex) - Minigolf
389 (671 overall and 650th course visit in the UK) London (Battersea Park) - Putt in the Park Mini Golf
390 (672) London (Waterloo) - Birdies Crazy Golf Club
391 (674) Sheffield (Valley Centertainment) - Paradise Island Adventure Golf, Cinnamon Cove course
392 (676) Brixton, London (Plonk Golf) - Crazy Golf at the Duke of Edinburgh pub beer garden
393 (677) Singapore (LilliPutt) - Indoor Mini Golf
394 (667) Bridlington (Foreshore Sands) - Crazy Golf
396 (665) Bridlington (North Marine Putting Greens) - Putting Green #2
397 (678) Doncaster (Lakeside Shopping Village) - Crazy Golf Adventure
398 Woking (Woking Park) - Eternit Crazy Golf
399 Guildford (Stoke Park) - Swedish Felt
400 (679) Les Mielles, Jersey - Breakers Realistic Miniature Golf - further course photos
401 (682) Nottingham (New Art Exchange) - Doug Fishbone's Leisure Land Golf
402 (683) Southend on Sea (Southend Pier) - Crazy Golf
402.1 Manchester - Trade On Tap (Plumb Center and Parts Center) Hole-in-One challenge at CIH Housing 2016 Exhibition
403 (685) Stevenage (Leisure Park) - Mr Mulligan's Lost World Golf - Jungle Explorers course
404 (686) Stevenage (Leisure Park) - Mr Mulligan's Lost World Golf - Ocean Adventurers course
405 (689) Cromer (Cromer Putting) - Putting Green
406 (692) Mundesley (Adventure Island Golf) - Adventure Golf
407 (696) Stockport (National Hereditary Breast Cancer Helpline charity shop) - Mini Golf
408 (697) Liverpool (Liverpool Golf Centre) - Short Game Putting Green
409 (698) Liverpool (Liverpool Golf Centre) - Mini Golf
410 (699) Liverpool (Pier Head) - Crazy Golf
411 (700 overall and 678th in the UK) Northwich (Vickersway Park) - Crazy Golf
412 (701) Northwich (Vickersway Park) - Putting Course
413 (702) Warrington (Walton Hall Gardens) - Adventure Golf - built on the site of a miniature golf course that dated back to 1973. That course was the 115th played
414 (695) Cheadle (Bruntwood Park) - Pitch and Putt
415 (705) Ryde (Isle of Wight), Puckpool Park - Mini-Golf Garden
416 (709) Shanklin (Isle of Wight), Seafront - 'Arnold Palmer' Crazy Golf course - see also 63
417 (714) Formby (Formby Golf Centre) - Adventure Putting Green
418 Southport (Hesketh Park) - Crazy Golf - RICHARD WINS A FREE GAME ON THE LUCKY LAST HOLE
419 (673) Leeds (Roxy Ball Room) - Indoor Mini Golf

Richard & Emily Gottfried on the Minigolf course at Clacton Pier

Courses visited but not played* 30th September 2006 - 24th November 2016


Derelict Miniature Golf course on Ayr seafront in Scotland

1 Southend-on-Sea (Arnold Palmer Minigolf, West Course) - Derelict Minigolf - Update: 25th April 2009 - now demolished
3 Lowestoft - Kirkley Cliff Putting Green - Now played, see #264 - The easternmost Putting course in the British Isles
--- Brighton (Pier) - Crazy Golf - 2008 Closed for two years and now a Coconut Shy!
--- Coalville - Putting Course
--- Shanklin (Isle of Wight) - Putting Course - Revisited 1st October 2016: now a Pirate Adventure Golf course
4 Lytham St Anne’s - Crazy Golf #2 (Link to the one we did play)
---5 Weymouth - Putting Green - Now played, see #204
6 Guildford Lido - Minigolf
--- Abingdon (Abbey Meadow) - Putting Course - Played in the 1980's, but not since the CWofMGT began in 2006
7 Margate (Little Oasis Crazy Golf) Cliftonville - Minigolf (Arnold Palmer) the 2nd 18-hole course - Update: May 2014
---8 Hemsby (Stonehenge) - BIG Mini Golf - Now played, see #174
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Gorleston-on-Sea (Pop's Meadow Putting Green) - Minigolf (Arnold Palmer) - Now played, see #173 - 100th Minigolf Course Visited Overall
10 Gorleston-on-Sea (Bure Park) - Pitch & Putt/Minigolf
---12 Bedford - Putting Green - Now played, see #184
13 Dovercourt - Putting Green
14 Southwold - Putting Green
--- Bexhill-on-Sea (Metropole) - Putting Course
20 Warrington (Orford Park) - Now flower beds!?
21 Barry Island/Ynys y Barri - Crazy Golf - Played in the late 1980's/early 1990's - Demolished for new Smuggler's Cove Adventure Golf
34 Abergwyngregyn (Aber Falls Tavern) - course unplayable, Tavern under redevelopment
35 Llanfairfechan - Crazy Golf - only holes 13, 14, 15, 16 & 17 remain - no kiosk
39 Blackpool (Gynn Gardens) - Crazy Golf - Closed for the season
--- Blackpool (Gynn Gardens) - Putting Course - Closed for the season
40 Blackpool (Metropole) - Crazy Golf - Closed for the season
41 Leyland (Worden Park) - Mini Golf - Open weekends at 11am but was closed when we visited on a Sunday!?
42 Sandbanks - Putting Green
44 London (Clarence Way, Camden) - Crazy Golf - Residents-only course, no clubs or balls for hire - now #303 played
48 Felixstowe (Sea Front - Sea Road) - Crazy Golf - Update April 2010. Now derelict - holes removed to make up a 'new' course further along the Sea Front - see also #166 & #6a
49 Felixstowe (Sea Front) - Putting Green - Update April 2010. Now removed to make way for Donkey Rides! - See also Actual Course Visited and Played #53
50 Dunstable (Party in the Park Event) - Mini Golf Range - was advertised for the event, but not actually at the event!?
53 Brentwood (Brentwood Golf Centre/King George Playing Field) - Crazy Golf - Course only open 11am-3pm each day. Update August 2014: Course removed and replaced with a new Adventure Golf course.
62 Wendens Ambo (The Bell Pub) - Mini Golf - Did not exist despite web listing!?
65 Newport (Big Splash) - We were a week too early to play the portable course!
66 Smeeth (The Woolpack Inn) - Crazy Golf - We arrived at the pub at 11am, but it didn't open until 12pm!
67 Folkestone (The Rotunda) - Arnold Palmer Putting Course - Demolished
68 Folkestone (Seafront) - 18-holes Art Installation - three beach huts made from the old Rotunda Arnold Palmer Putting Course!!!
86 Auckland, New Zealand (Tee-Rex Alley Course) - Lilliputt Mini Golf - course 'Under Construction' on Emily's visit in November 2010
91 Basingstoke (Eastrop Park) - The Crazy Golf has been replaced by an Adventure Playground
92 Southsea (Pier) - No kiosk to pay to play!? - Revisited 1st October 2011 - Pier closed on a revisit on 9th August 2015
93 West Bromwich (Sandwell Valley Park) - Mini Golf (Swedish Felt - B-Type) - Out of Season
94 West Bromwich (Sandwell Valley Park) - Mini Golf - Believed to be a Pitch & Putt. There was a sign on a gate, but no sign of the course!?
- Luton (Old Bedford Road) - Feature Golf Lawn - £625,000 to play it!
- Aintree (Harrow Drive Playing Fields) - Crazy Golf - Dug Up!
- New Brighton (Marine Promenade) - Crazy Golf - Summer Only
- New Brighton (Kings Parade Gardens) - Mini Golf (Pitch & Putt) - Out of Season
- Wallasey (Wallasey Beach) - Miniature Golf (Pitch & Putt)
- Kowloon (Hong Kong) - Minigolf at the YMCA
- Rottingdean (Miniature Golf) - Miniature Golf
- Rodean (Mini Golf) - Mini Golf
- Not Shoreham by Sea, but Kingsway, Hove - Pitch Putt
- Mablethorpe (Queen's Park/Linda's Pavilion) - Putting - No Flags Out - Not Fully Open
- Sutton on Sea - Crazy Golf - Demolished
- Skegness (North Shore Caravan Park) - Mini Golf - Pitch & Putt - Also home to "The Pitch And Putt Inn"
- Skegness (Pebble Adventure Golf) - Adventure Golf - Closed on Visit - Revisited in May 2015
- Skegness (South Parade) - Crazy Golf - Closed on Visit - Revisited in May 2015
- Fritton (Caldecott Hall Leisure Complex) - Crazy Golf - Removed as land needed to extend Golf Course
- Fritton (Fritton Lake) - Putting (although it looks like Astroturf surface in the leaflet) - Park too busy to make a stop en route to Great Yarmouth
- Southsea (Castle Mini Golf) - Mini-Golf/Pitch & Putt - Revisited on 9th August 2015
- Bognor Regis (Marine Park Gardens) - Putting - Closed for the season
- London (Portobello Gold Hotel) - Mini Golf on Roof Terrace - You must be a Hotel Guest booked in that room
- Erskine, Scotland (Erskine Bridge Hotel) - Mini Golf (Pitch & Putt) - Overgrown, not in use
- Loch Lomond, Scotland (Can You Experience) - Crazy Golf - Not available on day of visit as it had been removed to have a Twister fairground ride put up in its place
- Loch Lomond, Scotland (Muddy Good Fun) - Crazy Golf - Didn't realise there was a course there until I read the leaflet when I got home!
- London (Alexandra Palace) - Pitch & Putt - Closed for the Season
- London (Alexandra Palace) - Putting Course - Closed for the Season
- Bispham (Queens Road Promenade) - Crazy Golf - Demolished
- Bispham (Near Norbreck Station) - Putting Course - No longer there
- Bispham (Anchorsolme Park) - Putting Course
- Bispham (Anchorsolme Park) - Mini Golf / Pitch & Putt - Not yet open for season
- Fleetwood - Crazy Golf - Not yet open for season
- Fleetwood - Mini Golf / Pitch & Putt - Not yet open for season
- Morecambe (Happy Mount Park) - Miniature Golf - No longer there
- Morecambe (Happy Mount Park) - Crazy Golf - Not yet open for season - Update: January 2013: Now a 16-hole Pirate Adventure Golf course
- Morecambe (Happy Mount Park) - Puttting - Not yet open for season
- Morecambe (Morecambe Golf Club) - Putting Green - Members only club
- Bowness-on-Windermere (The Glebe) - Crazy Golf - Not yet open for season
- Bowness-on-Windermere (The Glebe) - Putting Course - Not yet open for season
- Bowness-on-Windermere (The Glebe) - Mini Golf / Pitch & Putt - Not yet open for season
- Brockhole - Putting - Not yet open for season
- Ambleside (White Platts Recreation Ground) - Putting
- Ambleside (White Platts Recreation Ground) - Mini Golf / Pitch & Putt
- Keswick (Hope Park) - Obstacle Golf
- Keswick (Hope Park) - Mini Golf / Pitch & Putt
- Maryport (The Lake District Coast Aquarium) - Swedish Felt Crazy Golf - Open Daily 10am-5pm, but we arrived at 5.10pm
- Silloth-on-Solway (The Green) - Crazy Golf - Demolished
- Helensburgh - Putting - Not yet open for season
- Bannockburn, Stirling (Brucefields Family Golf Centre) - Putting Green
- Perth (South Inch Park) - Crazy Golf - Semi-Derelict
- Perth (South Inch Park) - Putting Course - Not yet open for season
- St Andrews (St Andrews Links - Old Course) - Putting Green - Practice Putting for 'Old Course' Players Only
- St Andrews (St Andrews Links - Bruce Embankment) - Putting Green - Putting Kiosk Closed
- Kirkaldy (Jumpin Jacks Children's Adventure Play and Crazy Golf) - Adventure Golf - Open until 6pm, we arrived after 6pm
- Kirkaldy (Beveridge Park) - Putting - Not yet open for season
- Kirkaldy (Beveridge Park) - Crazy Golf - Not yet open for season
- North Berwick (The Lodge) - Crazy Golf - No longer there
- North Berwick (West Links) - Putting Course
- Gullane - Childrens Golf Course / Mini Golf / Pitch & Putt
- Dunbar (Lauderdale Park) - Crazy Golf - No longer there
- Berwick-upon-Tweed (Magdalene Fields Golf Club) - Putting Course
- Spittal (near Berwick-upon-Tweed) - The Pavilion - Crazy Golf - Not yet open for season
- Sunderland (St Marks Activity Garden, St Marks Community Association, Millfield) - Crazy Golf - Could not find staff to hire equipment from
- Woking (Woking Park) - Eternit Crazy Golf - Not yet open for season - Update: May 2016, now played - see 398
- Woking (Woking Park) - Putting Course - Not yet open for season  - Update: May 2016, area now no longer used for a Putting Course
- Guildford (Allen House Grounds / Allen House Pavilion) - Putting Green - Not yet open for season
- Worthing (Brooklands Pleasure Park) - Krazy Golf - Visited after closing time
- Littlehampton (Maltravers Park) - Putting - Followed a Brown Tourist sign there, but couldn't see the course - may have been too early in the season for the course to have been set out
- Littlehampton (Norfolk Gardens) - Pitch & Putt - Open all year round, but visited after closing time
- Littlehampton (Norfolk Gardens) - Adventure Golf - Open all year round, but visited after closing time - Played in July 2015 (course #381)
- Littlehampton (Mewsbrook Park) - Minigolf - No course found - Note: The Miniature Railway does pass through the Pitch & Putt course that sits between Norfolk Gardens & Mewsbrook Park
- Yattendon (Yattendon & Frilsham Fete) - Crazy Golf - Course advertised, but no course at the event. There was however a Christmas Tree Throwing Competition!
- Upminster (Hall Lane Miniature Golf Complex) - Miniature Golf - Course re-opened, but closed on day of visit (Open Weekends and School Holidays)
- Llandrindod Wells (Princes Avenue near Llandrindod Lake) - Crazy Golf - not open on our visit
- Llandrindod Wells (Princes Avenue near Llandrindod Lake) - Putting Course - not open on our visit
- Wigan (Haigh Country Park) - Himalayan Putting Green - Too snowy and icy to play
- Carshalton, Sutton (The Grove Park) - Crazy Golf - not yet open for the season
- Southbourne/Fisherman's Walk (Cafe Riva) - Putting
- Southbourne/Fisherman's Walk (Cafe Riva) - Pitch & Putt
- Walton on the Naze (Coronation Gardens) - Putting - closed due to rain
- Walton on the Naze (Coronation Gardens) - Crazy Golf (Swedish Felt Minigolf) - closed due to rain
- Burton Upon Trent (Shobnall Leisure Complex) - Pitch & Putt
St Albans, Hertfordshire (Verulamium Park) - Crazy Golf (new layout) - visited in December in very wet weather
- Whitby (North Terrace) - Arnold Palmer Putting Course - Out of Season
- Whitby (North Terrace) - Pitch & Putt Mini Golf - Out of Season
- Harrogate (Valley Gardens) - Pitch & Putt Mini Golf - Out of Season
Derby (Mundy Play Centre at Markeaton Park) - Crazy Golf - Only open at weekends out of season
- Gillingham (Strand Leisure Park) - Par 3 Miniature Golf
- Barton's Point Coastal Park, Sheerness (Isle of Sheppey) - Pitch & Putt Mini Golf
- Margate (Temporary mobile theme park) - Charged for entry to whole park and no time to visit all the attractions
- London (Clerkenwell Design Week 2014) - Course had closed early on the day we visited
- Ardrossan (Seafront) - Crazy Golf - derelict course. Although we did see people playing it with their own equipment
- Largs (Putting on the Ritz) - 18-hole Putting course - no time to play there
- Largs (Putting on the Ritz) - 18-hole Putting course #2 - no time to play there
- Largs (Mackerston Putting Green) - 18-hole Putting course - only had time to play one of the two courses. See course played #340
- Largs (Aubrey Park) - Crazy Golf - walked in the wrong direction and then ran out of time to find and play it
- Ayr (Seafront) - Derelict Minigolf
- Troon (Seafront) - Crazy Golf - closed on day of visit. It was very rainy
- Prestwick (Seafront) - Putting course - closed on day of visit. It was very rainy
- Falkirk (Callendar Park) - Crazy Golf - closed on day of visit
- Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - Ohana Mini Golf - closed when Emily passed by at 6am
- Castleford (Pirate Island Adventure Golf at Junction 32 Outlet Village) - Skull Cove Adventure Golf course - we only had time to play one of the two courses on the site this time
- Castleford (Volcano Falls Adventure Golf at Xscape) - Volcano Valley Adventure Golf course - we only had time to play one of the two courses on the site this time
- Skegness (Lost World Adventure Park) - Indoor Jungle 3D Mini Golf - Closed down and abandoned
599 Hatfield (Galleria Outlet Shopping Centre) - Indoor Pirate Mini Golf - Course closed at 6pm (last ticket at 5.30pm)
602 Seaton - Grass Putting Green
603 Oak Mead Family Golf Centre - Grass Putting Green
604 Oak Mead Family Golf Centre - Pitch and Putt
606 Salcombe Regis, near Sidmouth (Thorne Park Golf Centre) - Grass Putting Green
607 Salcombe Regis, near Sidmouth (Thorne Park Golf Centre) - Pitch and Putt
608 Sidmouth (The Victoria Hotel) - Grass Putting Green
609 Sidmouth (The Belmont Hotel) - Grass Putting Green
610 Sidmouth (The Triangle / Coburg Fields) - Grass Putting Green
611 Exmouth (Seafront) - Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf
612 Exmouth (Seafront) - Grass Putting Green
613 Exmouth (The Imperial Hotel) - Grass Putting Green
615 Dawlish (Station Road) - Swedish Felt B-Run Mini Golf
618 Torquay (Torre Abbey Gardens) - Jungle Journey Adventure Golf
619 Paignton (Sea Front) - Pirates Bay Adventure Golf
620 Paignton (Junior Browns) - UV Indoor Crazy Golf - removed
622 Roundham Head, Goodrington Sands, Paignton - Pitch and Putt
623 Torquay (Torre Abbey Gardens) - Pitch and Putt
624 Dartmouth (near Higher Ferry) - Grass Putting course
625 Plymouth (The Hoe) - Grass Putting course
626 Plymouth (West Hoe Park) - Treasure Island Adventure Golf
627 St Martins (Parkdean Looe Bay Holiday Park) - Crazy Golf
630 St Austell (Kidzworld Cornwall, Stadium Retail Park) - Mini Golf
632 Falmouth (Gyllyngvase Beach) - Crazy Golf - now part of a garden
634 St Ives (Porthminster Beach) - Grass Putting course
635 St Ives (Porthmeor Beach) - Grass Putting course
637 St Erth (Penwith Pitch and Putt) - Pitch and Putt
638 Perranporth (Boating Lake) - Grass Putting course
640 Newquay (Trenance Gardens) - Crazy Golf
641 Newquay (Trenance Gardens) - Pitch and Putt
642 Newquay (Killacourt) - Grass Putting course - out of season
643 Newquay (Tolcarne Beach) - Crazy Golf - the course on the cliff has been removed
644 Newquay (Narrowcliff, near Tolcarne Beach) - Crazy Golf - the hut remains, no course evident
645 Newquay (The Headland Hotel, near Fistral Beach) - Grass Putting course
647 Mawgan Porth - Crazy Golf
648 Mawgan Porth - Pitch and Putt
649 Berryfields Holiday Park, Porthcothan Bay - Crazy Golf
651 Padstow (Green Cafe) - Grass Putting / Pitch and Putt
653 Bude (Bude Haven Recreation Ground) - Grass Putting Green 1
654 Bude (Bude Haven Recreation Ground) - Grass Putting Green 2
655 Bude (Crooklets Beach) - Pitch and Putt
656 Westward Ho! - Putting course on a signpost - not found
657 Westward Ho! (Pebble Ridge) - Pirate Adventure Golf
658 Woolacombe (The Bay Hotel) - Mini Golf (Pitch and Putt)
659 Woolacombe (Funderland) - 15-hole Adventure Golf
660 Ilfracombe (The Promenade) - Crazy Golf
664 Bridlington (North Marine Putting Greens) - Putting Green #1 - now played, see #395
665 Bridlington (North Marine Putting Greens) - Putting Green #2 - now played, see #396
667 Bridlington (Foreshore Sands) - Crazy Golf - now played, see #394
673 Leeds (Roxy Ball Room) - Mini Golf - venue opened at 12pm, we arrived at 12pm. Mini Golf wasn't open until 4pm. See also 419 played
675 Sheffield (Valley Centertainment) - Paradise Island Adventure Golf, Shell Bay course
680 Grève d'Azette, Jersey (St. Clements Golf & Sports Centre) - Crazy Golf - no longer there
681 Grève d'Azette, Jersey (St. Clements Golf & Sports Centre) - Putting Green - closed on visit
684 Manchester (Spinningfields) - Tea Party Mini Golf - closed the day before I visited
687 Cromer (Boating Lake) - Crazy Mini Golf on Grass Putting Green
688 Sheringham - Putting Green
689 Cromer (Cromer Putting) - Putting Green
690 Cromer (The Meadow) - Pitch & Putt
691 Cromer (North Lodge Park) - Putting - course not set up
693 Great Yarmouth (Castaway Island Mini Golf) - Adventure Golf - formerly two Arnold Palmer Putting courses
694 Cheadle Hulme (Park Square office on Bird Hall Lane) - 9-hole Grass Putting course
695 Cheadle (Bruntwood Park) - Pitch and Putt
703 Warrington (Walton Hall Gardens) - Pitch and Putt
704 Ryde (Isle of Wight), Appley Park - Pitch & Putt
706 Ryde (Isle of Wight), Puckpool Park - Putting - on the sign at the park, but no sign of the course
707 Shanklin Old Town, Rylstone Gardens (Isle of Wight) - Crazy Golf - see also 65
708 Shanklin (Isle of Wight), Seafront - Pirates Cove Adventure Golf - arrived just before the last round and had to choose between playing this course, or the 'Arnold Palmer' style Crazy Golf course. We opted for the the other one. See 416
710 Blankenberge, Belgium (Leopoldpark) - Minigolf
711 Blankenberge, Belgium (Leopoldpark) - Crazy Golf
712 Blankenberge, Belgium (Leopoldpark) - Snookergolf
713 Blankenberge, Belgium - Goolfy Blacklight Minigolf
715 Southport (The Southport Seafront Golf Classic) - Pitch and Putt
716 Telford (Telford Town Park) - Adventure Golf
717 Southport (Botanic Gardens) - Crazy Golf - closed for the winter
718 Manchester (Junkyard Golf) - Freida Crazy Golf course
719 Manchester (Junkyard Golf) - Pablo Crazy Golf course

* Due to closure, flooding, dereliction, or other reasons
The Minigolf course at Vista Alegre in Porto Cristo, Majorca by Nina Dukes 120415

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4 comments:

Lemony said...

Can't believe we've visited so many.. can't wait to see what comes up in 2012! :)

Lemony said...

The Anticipation of the next course... its hard to bear :)

Richard Gottfried said...

Today marks the sixth year of me and Emily's Crazy World of Minigolf Tour! We've visited 509 courses in a variety of types since the 30th September 2006!

Many thanks to everyone for the tips of where to play and for Tim 'Ace Man' Davies for creating MiniatureGolfer.com. It's been brilliant visiting so many different places in the UK (and a few overseas) and meeting some great people, many of whom have become good friends.

If you have any suggestions on what we could do with the next six years of our lives we'd welcome your comments...

Richard Gottfried said...

The 600th miniature golf course visited on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour was the Jurassic Adventure Golf course at the Santa-Fe Fun Park in Swanage, Dorset on Sunday 31st May!