Monday, December 03, 2018

Indoor minigolf course at Funspot New Hampshire, USA

A look at the indoor minigolf course at Funspot New Hampshire.


Indoor minigolf at Funspot New Hampshire. Photo by Adam Lueb, November 2018
The New Hampshire Landmarks indoor minigolf course at Funspot New Hampshire. Photo by Adam Lueb

Many thanks to Adam Lueb, aka Retro Adam on Instagram, for sending me more photos of the indoor miniature golf course at Funspot in Laconia, New Hampshire. The snaps come a year after his last visit to the course.

Indoor minigolf at Funspot New Hampshire. Photo by Adam Lueb, November 2018
Self-Service Mini-Golf - what a wonderful looking token dispensing machine. Photo by Adam Lueb

Funspot New Hampshire has been open since 1952 and is home to 'The Largest Arcade in the World'!

Indoor minigolf at Funspot New Hampshire. Photo by Adam Lueb, November 2018
Minigolf at Funspot New Hampshire. Photo by Adam Lueb

Indoor minigolf at Funspot New Hampshire. Photo by Adam Lueb, November 2018
Minigolf at Funspot New Hampshire. Photo by Adam Lueb

The leisure destination also boast's Central New Hampshire's only 18-hole indoor mini-golf course.

Indoor minigolf at Funspot New Hampshire. Photo by Adam Lueb, November 2018
Minigolf at Funspot New Hampshire. Photo by Adam Lueb

The obstacles and features on the course come from Funspot's previous Landmarks of New Hampshire course which was open from 1964 to 2014. You can see a photo of that on Funspot's Facebook Page and YouTube Channel.

Indoor minigolf at Funspot New Hampshire. Photo by Adam Lueb, November 2018
Minigolf at Funspot New Hampshire. Photo by Adam Lueb

Minigolf at Funspot New Hampshire. Photo by Adam Lueb

Indoor minigolf at Funspot New Hampshire. Photo by Adam Lueb, November 2018
Minigolf at Funspot New Hampshire. Photo by Adam Lueb

Check out the Funspot website for more info about the arcade and minigolf.

Indoor minigolf at Funspot New Hampshire. Photo by Adam Lueb, November 2018
Minigolf at Funspot New Hampshire. Photo by Adam Lueb

It certainly looks like my sort of place to visit as it's packed full of fun activities - the location is also home to the American Classic Arcade Museum! As the Curator of the Crazy Golf Museum I enjoy following ACAM on social media and especially like the #TokenTuesday posts on Instagram.

On our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour we've played indoor minigolf at Amusement Arcades in FelixstoweCleethorpesHunstantonBrean, and Whitby. Our minigolf travels actually began in 'old' Hampshire!

Since his first visit to Funspot New Hampshire Adam has been kind enough to send over photos of his minigolf course visits to Bermuda Fun Golf and Dragon's Lair Mini Golf in North Wildwood, New Jersey. It's always brilliant to see different minigolf courses around the world.

Links:
Funspot New Hampshire's website
Retro Adam on Instagram
NeonCade website

Related blog posts:
- Adam Lueb
Guest blogs
Indoor minigolf
Amusement Arcades
- Indoor Minigolf at Funspot in Laconia, New Hampshire

Sunday, December 02, 2018

UV Crazy Golf at One Adventure in Droylsden

A visit to the new indoor Crazy Golf course at One Adventure in Droylsden.


UV Crazy Golf at One Adventure in Droylsden

We visited the new indoor glow-in-the-dark Crazy Golf course at One Adventure in Droylsden, Greater Manchester on Saturday 1st December. It's just up the road from us!

UV Crazy Golf at One Adventure in Droylsden

The UV Crazy Golf course is a 12-hole layout with a Rock-theme. It's the first full glow-in-the-dark course we've played in the UK.

UV Crazy Golf at One Adventure in Droylsden

Rock N Golf at One Adventure became the 855th course we've visited on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour and the 503rd course we've played.

UV Crazy Golf at One Adventure in Droylsden

In our minigolf match-up I managed to sneak a win 39 to 41. Neither of us hit a hole-in-one although Emily came the closest on hole 10.

UV Crazy Golf at One Adventure in Droylsden

UV Crazy Golf at One Adventure in Droylsden

UV Crazy Golf at One Adventure in Droylsden

UV Crazy Golf at One Adventure in Droylsden

UV Crazy Golf at One Adventure in Droylsden

UV Crazy Golf at One Adventure in Droylsden

UV Crazy Golf at One Adventure in Droylsden

UV Crazy Golf at One Adventure in Droylsden

In addition to the Crazy Golf course you can also do axe throwing, laser tag and a lot more at One Adventure! You can find One Adventure on Floor 2 of Greenside Mill in Droylsden, Manchester M43 7AJ.

UV Crazy Golf at One Adventure in Droylsden
I'm a big fan of UV Minigolf so was really pleased to visit, play and win at the One Adventure course

Related blog posts:
- One Adventure
- Droylsden
- Indoor Crazy Golf
- Crazy World of Minigolf Tour

Link:
- One Adventure

New indoor Crazy Golf course opening in Derby

A new adults-only indoor Crazy Golf course will be opening soon in Derby.


The House of Holes indoor Crazy Golf course will be opening at the Grand Theatre in Derby in 2019

The House of Holes indoor minigolf course will be located in the former Grand Theatre building in the city centre.

The 18-hole course will be priced at £10 per person and will open in early 2019.

Link:
- House of Holes

Friday, November 30, 2018

The Chrizy Golf Masters in Manchester

A look back at the Chrizy Golf Masters minigolf competition in Manchester.


Chrizy Golf - Christmas-themed Crazy Golf in Manchester
The Chrizy Golf course was nicely decked out in Christmas-theming

Six years ago today I headed up to Manchester while my friend and minigolf rival John Moore travelled down from Newcastle to compete in the first - and to-date only - Chrizy Golf Masters tournament.

The pop-up Crazy Golf course was the 313th played on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

Check out the retrospective blog post from last year for more details about my BIG Christmas minigolf win.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Mr Mulligans Adventure Golf to open in Birmingham

New Mr Mulligans Adventure Golf course opening in Birmingham.

The new Mr Mulligans Adventure Golf venue opening in Birmingham will welcome its first customers before Christmas.

Mr Mulligans Space Golf
Mr Mulligans Birmingham course will follow in the footsteps of the Newcastle Space Golf venue

Work is nearing completion on the new indoor Adventure Golf centre at Broadway Plaza in Birmingham. Mr Mulligans Space Golf will feature three nine-hole courses with a Martian theme, as well as a bar and restaurant.

Mr Mulligans Space Golf
Newcastle's Space Golf course had a lunar theme

Mr Mulligans Space Golf in Birmingham will be the 12th venue from the team at Mr Mulligans. The 11th course in Bournemouth and more are to follow!

Mr Mulligans Space Golf
About to land an ace

We've played a number of the Mr Mulligans Adventure Golf courses, most recently at the Space Golf course in Newcastle. Those three layouts were the 841st, 842nd and 843rd visited on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

Related blog posts:
- Mr Mulligans
- Crazy World of Minigolf Tour
- Birmingham

Link:
- Mr Mulligans

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Crazy Golf at Ancaster Karting in Grantham

A look at the Crazy Golf course at Ancaster Karting in Grantham, Lincolnshire.


Crazy Golf at Ancaster Karting in Grantham

As if more proof were needed that we can find a Crazy Golf course in most places we visit, Emily has stumbled upon a Crazy Golf course while on a weekend away in Grantham, Lincolnshire.


Crazy Golf at Ancaster Karting in Grantham

The 9-hole Crazy Golf course is at the Ancaster Karting centre, next to the hotel Emily was staying at. She only spotted it while driving past on her way home!

Crazy Golf at Ancaster Karting in Grantham

The course became the 854th visited on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

Check out the Ancaster Karting website for more info.

Crazy Golf at Ancaster Karting in Grantham

The Crazy Golf layout is one of the Crazy Golf sets manufactured by DK Fibreglass.

Related blog posts:
- Crazy World of Minigolf Tour
- Lincolnshire
- DK Fibreglass

A Gluten Free Buffet

A sorry sight indeed.

A Gluten Free Buffet
Yum

I suppose it's better than nothing. Good to see the rolls in separate packaging.

Related blog posts:
- Coeliac Disease
- Gluten Free
- Funny things about being a coeliac

Monday, November 12, 2018

Gravitee Adventure Golf in Oxford

A visit to Gravitee Adventure Golf at the Ozone Leisure Park in Oxford.


Gravitee Adventure Golf in Oxford
Gravitee Adventure Golf in Oxford

We were recently back in my home town of Abingdon-on-Thames for a special Bun Throwing event and while down south took the opportunity to swing by the new Gravitee Adventure Golf courses at the Ozone Leisure Park next to the Kassam Stadium in Oxford.

Gravitee Adventure Golf in Oxford

Gravitee Adventure Golf in Oxford

Gravitee Adventure Golf is home to two 18-hole courses - the Space Odyssey and the Galactic Explorers - and they became the 852nd and 853rd visited on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

Gravitee Adventure Golf in Oxford

Gravitee Adventure Golf is the sister course of The Golfing Hole in Swindon. We had a brilliant time playing that layout back in January 2015.

Gravitee Adventure Golf in Oxford

The new Gravitee Adventure Golf layouts are superb and we had two fun rounds there.

Gravitee Adventure Golf in Oxford
A very smaller crater to putt through

It was the first time in over twenty years that I had a game of minigolf with my parents! It's amazing to think that Emily and I have visited so many courses in the last twelve years, but not had a game during our travels.

Gravitee Adventure Golf in Oxford
A pair of Galactic Explorers on the course

The matches were very close, with my dad Chris taking an early lead on the Space Odyssey course, before a disastrous seven on the tenth hole put a dent in his hopes of winning.

Gravitee Adventure Golf in Oxford

Emily took the victory on the Space Odyssey layout with a round of 47. I shot a 49, Chris a 53 and my mum Mary carded a 56. Emily and my dad were the only players to hit a hole-in-one, both acing the 18th.

Gravitee Adventure Golf in Oxford

Moving on to the Galactic Explorers course and Emily took a fine win with a score of 42. I was second again with a round of 46, while my mum and dad both shot rounds of 50.

Gravitee Adventure Golf in Oxford
Almost a hole-in-one by what looks like Zaphod Beeblebrox!

Gravitee Adventure Golf in Oxford
The stargate

Gravitee Adventure Golf in Oxford
Putting on the Galactic Explorers course at Gravitee Golf

We really enjoyed our competitive and fun rounds on the Gravitee Golf courses and had a drink in the bar area to cool off after the games. I also had a game of Air Hockey against my dad, which I won 7-4.

Gravitee Adventure Golf in Oxford

The theming at the indoor Adventure Golf venue is fantastic. The courses were built by the team at HM Adventure Golf. The Martian landscape on the Galactic Explorers course is incredibly well done, while the UV glow-in-the-dark section of the Space Odyssey course is the best I've seen on my travels.

UV glow-in-the-dark minigolf at Gravitee Adventure Golf in Oxford

UV glow-in-the-dark minigolf at Gravitee Adventure Golf in Oxford

UV glow-in-the-dark minigolf at Gravitee Adventure Golf in Oxford

UV glow-in-the-dark minigolf at Gravitee Adventure Golf in Oxford

UV glow-in-the-dark minigolf at Gravitee Adventure Golf in Oxford
 
UV glow-in-the-dark minigolf at Gravitee Adventure Golf in Oxford

UV glow-in-the-dark minigolf at Gravitee Adventure Golf in Oxford

UV glow-in-the-dark minigolf at Gravitee Adventure Golf in Oxford

UV glow-in-the-dark minigolf at Gravitee Adventure Golf in Oxford

Gravitee Adventure Golf in Oxford

Gravitee Adventure Golf in Oxford
Hole 12 starts inside the spaceship

Gravitee Adventure Golf in Oxford
The 'green' of hole 12

Check out the Gravitee Adventure Golf website for more details, opening times and prices.

Gravitee Adventure Golf in Oxford
There are three holes to play inside the crashed spaceship on the Galactic Explorers course

Gravitee Adventure Golf in Oxford
Playing on the alien planet

Gravitee Adventure Golf in Oxford
Inside the ship

Gravitee Adventure Golf in Oxford
At the controls of the crashed ship

Related blog posts:
- Oxford
- The Golfing Hole, Swindon
Crazy World of Minigolf Tour

Links:
- Gravitee Adventure Golf
- HM Adventure Golf