Sunday, September 18, 2016

Crazy Golf at Vickersway Park in Northwich, Cheshire

Visiting the 700th course on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.


On Saturday 17th September 2016 we reached another BIG milestone on the Crazy World of Minigolf Tour as we played the 9-hole Crazy Golf course at Vickersway Park in Northwich, Cheshire - it was the 700th miniature golf course we've visited since our quest began back in September 2006.

Richard and Emily Gottfried at the Crazy Golf course in Vickersway Park in Northwich, Cheshire
At our 700th course

Crazy Golf course at Vickersway Park in Northwich, Cheshire
One of the nicest looking courses we've ever seen

Vickersway Park is a perfect setting for a sunny afternoon's minigolfing and is one of the nicest parks we've been to on our travels.

Vickersway Park in Northwich, Cheshire

The Crazy Golf course was the 411th we've managed to play and it was very pleasing to see the layout offering up obstacles we'd not seen before.

Crazy Golf course at Vickersway Park in Northwich, Cheshire
Emily teeing off on hole 1 of our 700th course visit

Crazy Golf course at Vickersway Park in Northwich, Cheshire
On hole 2

Crazy Golf course at Vickersway Park in Northwich, Cheshire
Hole 4 was the longest

Crazy Golf course at Vickersway Park in Northwich, Cheshire
The hilly 5th hole

Crazy Golf course at Vickersway Park in Northwich, Cheshire
The tough uphill 6th hole

Crazy Golf course at Vickersway Park in Northwich, Cheshire
Hole 8

Crazy Golf course at Vickersway Park in Northwich, Cheshire
The incredibly tough 9th hole

In our match-up on the course Emily picked up the win 30-31 - but if it were not for the incredibly tricky pipe obstacle on the last hole it would've been by a lot more.

When we arrived at the park we were surprised to find there's not one minigolf course there, but two! So, we also managed to play the 412th course on our tour!

Mini Golf Putting course at Vickersway Park in Northwich, Cheshire
Hole 1 of the Putting Green

The looping Putting Green was a nice course, with some difficult routes to the cups.

Mini Golf Putting course at Vickersway Park in Northwich, Cheshire
A view of the Putting course

There were also some chicken coops and hen houses and bird cages next to the course which was interesting to see and hear. I got a small measure of revenge for my earlier defeat on the Crazy Golf course by winning our round on the Putting course 23-26.

Mini Golf Putting course at Vickersway Park in Northwich, Cheshire
Emily putting

The park games are nicely priced and we received brilliant service from the lady in the kiosk. The park and its team are certainly an asset to the town.

Games at Vickersway Park in Northwich, Cheshire
The menu board

The first game we spotted at the park looked like a minigolf course, but was actually a pair of skittle alleys.

Skittles at Vickersway Park in Northwich, Cheshire
The Skittle alleys

We'd definitely return to Vickersway Park for some more minigolf, a game of skittles, a nice wander and a sit down in the pleasant surroundings. Visit the GoNorthwich website for more information.

Emily enjoying a nice sit down at the Putting course in Vickersway Park in Northwich
Emily enjoying a nice sit down at the Putting course

This year we're celebrating ten years of our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour. It all began down in Sothsea, Hampshire on the 30th September 2006. We can't believe we've managed to visit 700 courses in that time. When we began there were around 600 courses in the UK! There are now 50 or so more for us to visit, but with new courses opening all the time who knows when, or if, we'll ever complete the set...

Vickersway Park Crazy Golf course scorecard
We added another brilliant minigolf scorecard to our collection

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

Videos:
- Vickersway Park Crazy Golf Hole 1
- Vickersway Park Crazy Golf Hole 2 - hole-in-one
- Vickersway Park Crazy Golf Hole 3
- Vickersway Park Crazy Golf Hole 4
- Vickersway Park Crazy Golf Hole 5
- Vickersway Park Crazy Golf Hole 6 - hole-in-one
- Vickersway Park Crazy Golf Hole 7 - hole-in-one
- Vickersway Park Crazy Golf Hole 8
- Vickersway Park Crazy Golf Hole 9
- Putting Green at Vickersway Park Hole 1 and chickens
- Putting Green at Vickersway Park Hole 5
- Crazy Golf and a Northern train at Vickersway Park in Northwich

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