Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Minigolfing in Bath, Wookey Hole, Cheddar and Brean (but not Bristol)

Visiting another thirteen courses on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour!

Between the 10th and 13th of November 2012 Emily and I were in Somerset and while there managed to find and play a few new courses as part of our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

When heading off on a trip to anywhere we’ll generally have an idea of where there may be a course to visit and play and we’d noted a few to have a look at while visiting Bath, Cheddar and Brean. On our trip we visited a total of 13 courses (five of which we’d been to previously) and managed to play four of them. This was a bonus as it is ‘out of season’ at the moment.

We have now visited a total of 520 Miniature Golf courses on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour since September 2006! Of these 520 we’ve been able to play 312 of them.

Minigolf Courses visited and revisited on our recent trip:
• #309 Bath (Victoria Park) – Victoria Falls Adventure Golf

Emily Gottfried playing the Victoria Falls Adventure Golf course in Bath
Emily playing the Victoria Falls Adventure Golf course in Bath

• #310 Wookey Hole – Pirate Island Adventure Golf

Richard Gottfried playing the 7th hole at Pirate Island Adventure Golf at Wookey Hole
Playing the 7th hole at Pirate Island Adventure Golf at Wookey Hole

• #311 Cheddar – Cheddar Crazy Golf

Richard Gottfried at the excellent Cheddar Crazy Golf course
At the excellent Cheddar Crazy Golf course

• Bath - (Combe Grove Manor, Brassknocker Hill, Monkton Combe) - Minigolf - Could not find it!

• #312 Brean (Leisure Dome Amusement Arcade) – Indoor Crazy Golf

Minigolfer Richard Gottfried at the Leisure Dome Amusement Arcade's indoor Crazy Golf course
At the Leisure Dome Amusement Arcade's indoor Crazy Golf course

• Brean (South Road) – Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf / Pirate Crazy Golf – Out of Season

The Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf course in Brean
The Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf in Brean

• Brean (Brean Leisure Park - Fun City) – Congo Adventure Golf – Out of Season

The Congo Adventure Golf course at Brean Leisure Park
The Congo Adventure Golf at Brean Leisure Park

Mini Golf Putting in Weston-Super-Mare
Revisit (#259) Weston-Super-Mare (Putting) - Putting

Crazy Hills Putting Crazy Golf in Weston-Super-Mare
Revisit (#261) Weston-Super-Mare (Crazy Hills Putting)


Fella's Crazy Golf in Weston-Super-Mare
Revisit (#260) Weston-Super-Mare (Fella's) - Crazy Golf

The courses we managed to play were all great in their own way. Victoria Falls Adventure Golf in Bath was a nicely laid out 18-hole course with some tricky obstacles and it was great to see it so busy on a not so nice November afternoon! The Wookey Hole Pirate Island Adventure Golf was a good little 9-hole course with some great theming and obstacles. The Cheddar Crazy Golf was a brilliant and unique 18-hole layout that was great fun to play. It’s a course I’d very happily play over and over again. Finding the indoor Crazy Golf at Brean’s Leisure Dome Amusement Arcade was a bonus and the course looked great and was fun to play. Some of the holes were very tough and nigh on impossible to score a hole-in-one on. As well as the large Congo Adventure Golf course in Brean there is also a tiny 9-hole Pirate Adventure Golf/Crazy Golf course on South Road.

While in Bath we had a look for the Minigolf course at the Combe Grove Manor on Brassknocker Hill, but after a drive around the grounds we couldn't see it. We did see a Golf Driving Range and a bit of a Putting green/course near one of the car parks, but not the Minigolf layout as can be viewed online.

Three of the course revisits we made were in Weston-Super-Mare where we found the Putting course at the Miniature Railway on the Beach Lawns to have closed down. This is to make way for a new Adventure Golf course that is planned for the site.

The new Pirate Bay Adventure Golf at Bristol Golf Centre was too tricky for us to find, it wasn’t signposted and after driving (queuing) around through the rush hour traffic we gave up our search and headed back to Luton. We will be back to give the new course a play in the future though.

Related Blog Post:
Crazy World of Minigolf Tour

3 comments:

Lemony said...

Some lovely courses on this weekend's trip!

Especially the Cheddar and Brean Leisure Dome Crazy Golf Courses!

Richard Gottfried said...

On our latest roadtrip we managed to play four Miniature Golf courses (from a total of thirteen visited courses). In our challenge competition I defeated Emily by 142(+34) to 163(+55). The round-by-round results of the 'Bath, Wookey Hole, Cheddar & Brean Miniature Golf Challenge' were as follows:

Bath - Victoria Falls Adventure Golf
Richard - 44(+8)
Emily - 49(+13)

Wookey Hole – Pirate Island Adventure Golf
Richard - 26(+8)
Emily - 26(+8)

Cheddar – Cheddar Crazy Golf
Richard - 47(+11)
Emily - 57(+21)

Brean (Leisure Dome Amusement Arcade) – Indoor Crazy Golf
Richard - 25(+7)
Emily - 31(+13)

Richard Gottfried said...

Following our latest roadtrip we've now visited 175 seasides, the latest being Brean. While at the seaside we've played 111 Miniature Golf courses and visited 38 piers. The latest was 'Britain's Shortest Pier' at Burnham-on-Sea.