Monday, December 29, 2014

Mini Golf courses visited in 2014

A look at the miniature golf courses visited and played this year.

Richard Gottfried at the Pirate Island Adventure Golf course at Hoebridge Golf Centre in Old Woking, Surrey - the 352nd course played on our tour
At the Pirate Island Adventure Golf course at Hoebridge Golf Centre in Old Woking, Surrey - the 352nd course played on our tour

Since September 2006 we've visited 588 courses on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour. During 2014 we visited 46 courses that added to our tally.

Richard Gottfried playing Moby Adventure Golf in Romford, Essex in June. The course was the 337th played
Playing Moby Adventure Golf in Romford, Essex in June. The course was the 337th played

The first new course of the 28 we played in 2014 was the Indoor Pirate Adventure Golf course at the Pleasure Island Amusement Arcade in Whitby, Yorkshire.

Richard Gottfried at the indoor Pirate Adventure Golf course in Whitby in March. The layout was the 544th visited and 327th played
At the indoor Pirate Adventure Golf course in Whitby in March. The layout was the 544th visited and 327th played

During the summer we visited and played fourteen courses in Scotland.

One of the most picturesque views in Minigolf. Playing the Crazy Golf course in Millport on the Isle of Cumbrae in July
One of the most picturesque views in Minigolf. Playing the Crazy Golf course in Millport on the Isle of Cumbrae in July

The final new course of the year played was the Jungle Island Adventure Golf at Horton Park Golf Club in Epsom, Surrey, while the last new Crazy Golf layout putted on was the UrbanCrazy minigolf hole at a wedding aboard the HMS President on the River Thames!

Emily Gottfried playing minigolf at Swingers Crazy Golf in Shoreditch, London on the launch night in September
Emily playing minigolf at Swingers Crazy Golf in Shoreditch, London on the launch night in September

Courses played 20th March 2014 - 27th November 2014
327 Whitby (Pleasure Island Amusement Arcade) - Indoor Pirate Adventure Golf course
328 Harrogate (Valley Gardens) - Crazy Golf
338 Windsor (Alexandra Gardens) - Adventure Golf - a replacement for the old concrete miniature golf course (visited in May 2009)

The Crazy World of Minigolf Tour wouldn't be the same if we hadn't been to a number of closed or derelict courses. This year we arrived at 18 courses to find them in an unplayable condition.

Richard Gottfried at the derelict Eternit Miniature Golf course on Ayr seafront in July. It was the 230th unplayable course on our tour and 572nd visited overall
At the derelict Eternit Miniature Golf course on Ayr seafront in July. It was the 230th unplayable course on our tour and 572nd visited overall

The first was the Arnold Palmer Putting Course on North Terrace in Whitby, with the last unplayable course being Ohana Mini Golf in Las Vegas which was closed when Emily passed by at 6am.

Richard Gottfried at the Arnold Palmer Putting Course in Whitby in March. The course was the 545th visited and 218th unplayable one on our tour
At the Arnold Palmer Putting Course in Whitby in March. The course was the 545th visited and 218th unplayable one on our tour

Courses visited but not played 20th March 2014 - 14th September 2014
Whitby (North Terrace) - Arnold Palmer Putting Course
Whitby (North Terrace) - Pitch & Putt Mini Golf
Harrogate (Valley Gardens) - Pitch & Putt Mini Golf
Derby (Mundy Play Centre at Markeaton Park) - Crazy Golf
Gillingham (Strand Leisure Park)
Barton's Point Coastal Park, Sheerness (Isle of Sheppey)
Margate (Temporary mobile theme park)
- London (Clerkenwell Design Week 2014)
Ardrossan (Seafront) - Crazy Golf - derelict course.
Largs (Putting on the Ritz) - 18-hole Putting course
Largs (Putting on the Ritz) - 18-hole Putting course #2
Largs (Mackerston Putting Green) - 18-hole Putting course
Largs (Aubrey Park) - Crazy Golf
Ayr (Seafront) - Derelict Minigolf
Troon (Seafront) - Crazy Golf
Prestwick (Seafront) - Putting course
Falkirk (Callendar Park) - Crazy Golf
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - Ohana Mini Golf

We've revisited a number of courses this year, notably in Prestatyn, West HorndonAbingdon-on-Thames, and quite a few during the 2014 tournament season.

Emily Gottfried putting her way to victory in the Holiday on the Buses Pro Minigolf Championship at the Central Beach Crazy Golf course in Prestatyn in September
Emily putting her way to victory in the Holiday on the Buses Pro Minigolf Championship at the Central Beach Crazy Golf course in Prestatyn in September

Check out the Crazy World of Minigolf Tour list for links to all of the courses we've visited and played to date.

1 comment:

Shelley Barrett said...

It looks as though it has been a busy year! Great mini golfing! All the best, Shelley