Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Arnold Palmer Putting Courses in Skegness

A revisit to the Arnold Palmer Putting courses on North Parade in Skegness.


Arnold Palmer Putting Course in Skegness
At the Arnold Palmer Putting Course on the seafront in Skegness

In May 2011 we visited Skegness as part of a road trip along the Lincolnshire coast. In May 2015 we returned for some more fun and games in the seaside resort.

Arnold Palmer Putting Course in Skegness
Playing the Arnold Palmer Putting Course in Skegness as part of our Minigolf Weekender

When we arrived on the Friday afternoon we had a wander along the seafront to see what had changed with the minigolf courses.

Arnold Palmer Putting Course in Skegness
There are three courses at the Arnold Palmer layout - a 9-hole and an 18-hole Crazy Golf, plus an 18-hole grass Putting course 

This time we played the two Crazy Golf courses as part of the Skegness Minigolf Championship that took place on National Miniature Golf Day! We returned on the Sunday to play the grass Putting course.

Arnold Palmer Putting Course in Skegness

Arnold Palmer Putting Course in Skegness

Arnold Palmer Putting Course in Skegness

Arnold Palmer Putting Course in Skegness

Arnold Palmer Putting Course in Skegness

Arnold Palmer Putting Course in Skegness

Arnold Palmer Putting Course in Skegness

Arnold Palmer Putting Course in Skegness
  
Arnold Palmer Putting Course in Skegness

Arnold Palmer Putting Course in Skegness

Arnold Palmer Putting Course in Skegness

Arnold Palmer Putting Course in Skegness

Arnold Palmer Putting Course in Skegness
Emily didn't manage to Ring the Bell

The courses were originally the 234th, 235th and 236th played on the Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

Arnold Palmer Putting Course in Skegness
About to score an ace

Arnold Palmer Putting Course in Skegness
The grass Putting course at the Arnold Palmer centre in Skegness

Arnold Palmer Putting Courses are my favourite type of Crazy Golf courses. There's a certain something about them that strikes a chord with me. I really enjoyed seeing the scorecards in use at the course too - they carry a lot of minigolf history!

Arnold Palmer Putting Course Scorecard from Skegness
Of the Arnold Palmer Putting courses listed on the reverse of the scorecard we've visited Camber Sands (now demolished), Mablethorpe (now Pirate themed), Southend (one of the two courses still exists and is in good condition), Tynemouth (demolished), Cleethorpes, Canvey Island (9 of the original 18-holes remain), Great Yarmouth (the courses have been amended since our last visit), Hastings (home of the World Crazy Golf Championships) and Margate (the two courses were in the Cliftonville area but were part demolished in 2014)

Related blog posts:
Minigolf, Crazy Golf and Adventure Golf Courses on the Lincolnshire Coast

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