Saturday, April 18, 2015

Pirate Island Adventure Golf in Castleford

Playing the Pirate Island Adventure Golf course in Castleford.

Pirate Island Adventure Golf in Castleford

On Sunday 12 April we were heading back from a trip in York and Knaresborough and decided to swing into Castleford for some minigolf action.

Pirate Island Adventure Mini Golf in Castleford
A view of the Smugglers Bay course in Castleford

We didn't know it when we arrived, but Pirate Island Adventure Golf at the Junction 32 Outlet Shopping Village was celebrating its first birthday, with lots of people out on the two 18-hole courses, despite the chilly weather.

Pirate Island Adventure Golf in Castleford
Pirate Island Adventure Golf has two 18-hole courses

With 36-holes of minigolf available we decided to play the slightly less busy Smugglers Bay course and great fun it was too. There were plenty of hole layouts and obstacles we hadn't seen before.

Pirate Island Adventure Golf in Castleford
This was a particularly nice looking hole involving a tunnel and plateau

The Smugglers Bay course became the 358th played on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour and the 592nd visited overall. The Skull Cove course was the 593rd visited.

Pirate Island Adventure Golf in Castleford
Watch out for the BIG octopus on this minigolf course

Pirate Island Adventure Golf in Castleford
Emily lining up a putt

Pirate Island Adventure Golf in Castleford
I almost aced this hole. Almost

Pirate Island Adventure Golf in Castleford
Emily about to play through a castle ruin

Pirate Island Adventure Golf in Castleford
Firing a shot at the hole

Pirate Island Adventure Golf in Castleford
Close, but no cigar. At least it stayed up on the plateau

Pirate Island Adventure Golf in Castleford
The giant snake was an interesting obstacle

Pirate Island Adventure Golf in Castleford
You can play through the snake, or around it

Pirate Island Adventure Golf in Castleford
A tap in for Emily

In our match-up on the Smugglers Bay course I beat Emily with a score of 38 to 44.

Pirate Island Adventure Golf in Castleford
I won the gold medal this time (available at the kiosk for only 30p)

For further information, opening times and prices visit the Pirate Island Adventure Golf website.

Before we played the course we bumped into Pirate Island Adventure Golf's minigolf mascot, Stow-Away Sam!
Before we played the course we bumped into Pirate Island Adventure Golf's minigolf mascot, Stow-Away Sam!

Pirate Island Adventure Golf in Castleford
Stow-Away Sam on the course

We're looking forward to returning to play the Skull Cove course at Pirate Island Adventure Golf in the future.

Pirate Island Adventure Golf in Castleford
We'll take on Skull Cove next time we're in Castleford

Our tour has also taken us to the Pirate Island courses at the Abbey Hill Golf Centre in Milton Keynes and Hoebridge Golf Centre in Woking. We've yet to play the Pirate Island course at Ramsdale Park Golf Centre in Nottingham.

Pirate Island Adventure Golf in Castleford
One of the crocodiles (or is it an alligator?) lurking on the course

Links:
Pirate Island Adventure Golf website
Pirate Island Adventure Golf on Twitter
Pirate Island Adventure Golf on Facebook
Junction 32 Outlet Shopping Village website

Related blog posts:
Crazy World of Minigolf Tour
Castleford
- Crazy Golf Crocodiles and Adventure Golf Alligators
Mini Golf in Castleford

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