Saturday, December 21, 2013

Indoor Minigolf, Crazy Golf and Adventure Golf courses

Details of indoor Miniature Golf courses we’ve found on the Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

Indoor Crazy Golf at the Quest for Golf Krazy Golf at Westfield Shopping Centre in Dudley
At Quest for Golf in Dudley

With the British weather getting rather wintry I thought it’d be good to put together a blog post about the indoor Miniature Golf courses Emily and I have found on our travels.

Brean's indoor Crazy Golf at the Leisure Dome Amusement Arcade
Richard at Brean's indoor Crazy Golf at the Leisure Dome Amusement Arcade

The great thing is most are open 364 days of the year whatever the weather.

Minigolfer Richard Gottfried playing in a League Match at Adventure Island Mini Golf at Star City, Birmingham
Richard playing in a League Match at Adventure Island Mini Golf at Star City, Birmingham

Putting in the Brewmaster's Open Tournament at the Camden Town Brewery in London
Putting in the Brewmaster's Open Tournament at the Camden Town Brewery in London

Richard Gottfried playing on the Search for Atlantis indoor Mini Golf course at Castleford's Xscape centre
Richard on the Search for Atlantis indoor Mini Golf course at Castleford's Xscape centre

Richard Gottfried plays the indoor Adventure Golf course at the Fairworld Amusement Arcade in Cleethorpes
Richard plays the indoor Adventure Golf course at the Fairworld Amusement Arcade in Cleethorpes

Richard Gottfried playing the Minigolf course at Alexandra Palace, London
Richard playing the Minigolf course at Alexandra Palace, London

Emily Gottfried putting at the King Putt indoor Mini Golf in Henderson Las Vegas
Emily putting at the King Putt indoor Mini Golf in Henderson Las Vegas

Here’s a list of those we’ve played on the Crazy World of Minigolf Tour:
317. Quest for Golf Krazy Golf at Quest Merry Hill
327 Whitby (Pleasure Island Amusement Arcade) - Indoor Pirate Adventure Golf course
330 Nottingham (The Cornerhouse) - The Lost City Adventure Golf - The Temple Trail
331 Nottingham (The Cornerhouse) - The Lost City Adventure Golf - Sacred Skull Pass
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
355 Swindon (The Golfing Hole) - Indoor Adventure Golf
359 Castleford (Volcano Falls Adventure Golf at Xscape) - T Rex Trail Adventure Golf course
360 London (Efes Snooker Club, Dalston) - Plonk Golf
384 (666) Bridlington (Esplanade) - Treasure Island Adventure Golf and Pirate Ghost Walk
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
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

Lining up a shot on the very tricky Lucky Last Hole at the Paradise Island Adventure Golf course in Sheffield

Emily Gottfried at the Golden Isle Indoor Adventure Golf course in Blackpool
Emily at the Golden Isle Indoor Adventure Golf course in Blackpool

There are also indoor Minigolf courses at The Corner House in Nottingham, the Paradise Island Adventure Golf courses at Valley Centertainment in Livingston and Cheshire Oaks that we hope to play in the future. And for Christmas 2013 the Mini Golf and Games course is set-up at Peterborough's Queensgate Shopping Centre.

Minigolfer Richard Gottfried - the 2012 Chrizy Golf Champion in Manchester
The 2012 Chrizy Golf Champion

Some of the indoor minigolf courses we've played were only temporary or pop-up courses, while sadly a few of the other indoor courses have closed. Check out the posts below for details:
- In November 2012 and November 2013 I played the UrbanCrazy Minigolf course layouts at the London Golf Show at Earl's Court.
- At the London Golf Show in 2013 I also played the new puttup indoor Golf Putting game and UrbanCrazy's PongCrazy gourmet Table Tennis game
- In December 2012 I won the Chrizy Golf Masters Minigolf tournament played on the temporary course layout in Manchester.
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!
London (London Golf Show at Earls Court) - puttup indoor putting game - 3-hole layout
Portaputt - Llanwrtyd Wells
Shoreditch, London (Swingers Crazy Golf by the Institute of Competitive Socialising) - indoor Crazy Golf
London - an UrbanCrazy minigolf hole at a wedding aboard the HMS President on the River Thames
- Skegness (Lost World Adventure Park) - Indoor Jungle 3D Mini Golf - Closed down and abandoned
- Hatfield (Galleria Outlet Shopping Centre) - Indoor Pirate Mini Golf - Course closed at 6pm (last ticket at 5.30pm)
Sheffield (Valley Centertainment) - Paradise Island Adventure Golf, Shell Bay course - didn't have time to play this time

Minigolfer Richard Gottfried playing the UrbanCrazy Minigolf course at the 2012 London Golf Show
Playing the UrbanCrazy Minigolf course at the 2012 London Golf Show

And for hardy types, many of the UK’s outdoor Minigolf courses are also open throughout the year.

Do let us know if you find any other indoor Minigolf courses!

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18 comments:

Richard Gottfried said...

My fellow Minigolfer, Midlands Minigolf Club member and mate Jam Trubridge tells me that there is an indoor glow in the dark Minigolf course in Paignton, Devon.

It's called Junior Browns UV Golf.

Check out a video of the course and the adjoining 'Balladium' on Vimeo.

Richard Gottfried said...

On our trip to Scotland last year we played the two 18-hole Adventure Golf courses at Fife Leisure Park.

The Pirates Cove and Treasure Island courses at Adventure Golf Island are normally out in the open - see Emily playing one of the holes there - however I spotted a tweet from the team at UrbanCrazy pointing out that the course is now covered by a dome for the winter season!

More details of the Dome can be found here.

The Pirate-themed indoor and outdoor Adventure Golf course is open 7 days a week, 364 days a year.

Link:
- Adventure Golf Island

Richard Gottfried said...

Over in the Republic of Ireland you can play indoor Minigolf at Indoor Mini Golf in Naas, Co. Kildare. The venue was Ireland's first 18-hole indoor Crazy Golf course. For more information visit the Indoor Mini Golf website.

In Dundrum, south of Dublin, the Rainforest Adventure Golf offers South-American themed mini-golf on the Awesome Aztec and Mysterious Mayan courses. More information can be found on the Rainforest Adventure Golf website.

Richard Gottfried said...

In Seaton Carew, Hartlepool there is a Sports Dome that is home to an indoor 9-hole Golf Trail Minigolf course. Check out the Sports Domes website.

Richard Gottfried said...

I heard via my brother that Lane7 in Newcastle upon Tyne has got a new indoor Mini Golf course called "Big Swing Mini Golf"!

It opened on April 10th and will be available to play until June 11th 2014.

Check out the Lane7 website for more details.

Richard Gottfried said...

A new indoor Crazy Golf course will be opening in Shoreditch, London in September 2014!

More info in my blog post "Swingers Crazy Golf to open in Shoreditch, East London" and on the Swingers Crazy Golf website.

Richard Gottfried said...

A #MinigolfMonday tweet from the team at Putterfingers Crazy Golf alerted me to the existence of a new indoor Adventure Golf course in Swindon, Wiltshire!

The Golfing Hole Adventure Golf course is located at Mead Way in Swindon and is an 18-hole minigolf layout.

The course is industrial-themed and one of the holes includes a conveyer belt!

I look forward to visiting and playing the course as part of the Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

Check out The Golfing Hole website, Twitter and Facebook for more details and photos of the course.

Links:
- The Golfing Hole Adventure Golf website
- The Golfing Hole Adventure Golf on Twitter
- The Golfing Hole Adventure Golf on Facebook

Related blog posts:
- #MinigolfMonday
- Indoor Minigolf, Crazy Golf and Adventure Golf courses
- Crazy World of Minigolf Tour - Courses Visited List

Richard Gottfried said...

On Emily's recent trip to Las Vegas she spotted one new indoor minigolf course - Ohana Mini-Golf - and played another - KISS Monster Mini Golf.

Richard Gottfried said...

The latest indoor miniature golf course played on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour was the 9-hole Swingers Crazy Golf course in Shoreditch, London.

Richard Gottfried said...

While on our Holiday on the Buses Weekender one of our fellow attendees told us that there's an indoor Crazy Golf course at the Lucky Strike Amusement Arcade on the Grand Parade in Skegness!

Check out the Lucky Strike website for more information and photos of the course.

Richard Gottfried said...

While in Felixstowe, Suffolk we replayed the indoor Magical Adventure Golf course at Manning's Amusements on Sea Road. Check out the blog about our visit.

Richard Gottfried said...

The outdoor Pirate Adventure Golf course at Hoebridge Golf Centre has one indoor glow-in-the-dark hole!

It's aboard the pirate ship and is a pretty good hole-in-one opportunity.

Blog - A little bit of indoor minigolf in Woking.

Richard Gottfried said...

The Galleria outlet shopping centre in Hatfield, Hertfordshire is home to an indoor Jurassic Golf course.

The 9-hole layout is open seven days a week. More information on entry times and prices can be found on the Galleria's website.

The course is the Jurassic Adventure Golf course that was previously in Reading's Oracle Shopping Centre, and the minigolf course we played at thecentre:MK on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

I heard about the course from fellow Crazy Golf enthusiast Jon 'The Stance' Angel from UrbanCrazy.

Link:
- Indoor Minigolf, Crazy Golf and Adventure Golf courses

Richard Gottfried said...

On Sunday 11 January 2015 Emily and I played The Golfing Hole indoor Adventure Golf course in Swindon, Wiltshire. Check out the blog post for photos and details of our visit.

"Indoor Adventure Mini Golf in Swindon"

Richard Gottfried said...

A brand new indoor minigolf course is opening in Cardiff, Wales in Spring 2015 - Treetop Adventure Golf!

Link:
- Treetop Adventure Golf course website

Related blog post:
- New indoor adventure golf course in Cardiff, Wales

Richard Gottfried said...

There's a new indoor mini-golf course opening in Dalston, East London this month called 'Plonk Golf'.

Richard Gottfried said...

There's a new indoor Adventure Golf course opening in Cheshire Oaks!

The site will include two 18-hole minigolf courses at the Coliseum Leisure Park in Cheshire Oaks, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire. For more info check out the Paradise Island Adventure Golf website. You can sign-up to the various course newsletters on the site too.

We've played the Paradise Island Adventure Golf courses in Manchester (#85 & #86) and Glasgow (#90 & #91), but have yet to get to the courses in Sheffield or Livingston.

Link:
- Paradise Island Adventure Golf website

Richard Gottfried said...

The team at Plonk! Golf have opened another new indoor minigolf course in London. This new Crazy Golf course is located at The Four Thieves pub in Clapham.

Check out the Plonk! Golf and The Four Thieves websites for more information.