Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Minigolf at the Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge

A visit to the miniature golf course at the Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge, West Midlands.

Minigolf course at the Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge
Hole 1 at Dorridge

We recently visited the Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge, Solihull for what would be the last minigolf tournament to be held on the 12-hole course - the 2015 MMGC Midlands Open. Over the years the venue has hosted many British Minigolf Association tournaments and we've competed in quite a few of them. The course has always been a pleasure to play (even when it's been punishing) and is far more difficult to master than it first appears.

Minigolf course at the Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge
The tricky second hole

Back in September 2008 the course became the 72nd played on the Crazy World of Minigolf Tour. I visited the layout while en route to the Monday night league at Adventure Island Mini Golf at Star City, Birmingham.

Minigolf course at the Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge
Hole 3

There are plans to create a new adventure golf course at the Four Ashes Golf Centre. The existing course will be removed. It will certainly be missed.

Minigolf course at the Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge
Hole 4

Minigolf course at the Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge
Hole 5

Minigolf course at the Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge
Hole 5's obstacle

Minigolf course at the Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge
An even closer look inside the castle on hole 5

Minigolf course at the Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge
And hole 5's green

Minigolf course at the Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge
Hole 6

Minigolf course at the Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge
Hole 7 - the scene of many a minigolfing nightmare!

Minigolf course at the Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge
Hole 8

Minigolf course at the Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge
Hole 9

Minigolf course at the Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge
Hole 10

Minigolf course at the Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge
Hole 11

Minigolf course at the Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge
Hole 12

Minigolf course at the Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge
Hole 2 from another angle

Minigolf course at the Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge
Playing hole 5

Minigolf course at the Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge
Having a shot on hole 9

Minigolf course at the Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge
Over the humps on hole 10

Minigolf course at the Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge
Emily playing the first

For more information check out the Four Ashes Golf Centre website.

Links:
- Four Ashes Golf Centre
- British Minigolf Association

Related blog posts:
- Crazy World of Minigolf Tour
- Dorridge

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