Saturday, August 13, 2022

Dino Mini Golf at Swinton Square in Salford

We played the Dino Adventure Mini Golf course at Swinton Square in Swinton, Salford this morning.


The 9-hole pop-up course was the 997th visited on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

Dino Mini Golf at Swinton Square in Salford
We had brilliant fun playing the Jurassic miniature golf course

The course is there until the 21st August. And it's free to play!

 

Visit the Swinton Square, Salford website for more details of the Dinosaur Mini Golf course and event.

Putt Above at Brierley Hill in Dudley

There's a new high-tech mini golf venue in Dudley, West Midlands.


Putt Above high-tech indoor mini golf has opened in Dudley
Putt Above high-tech indoor mini golf has opened in Dudley

It sounds like they've got an interesting twist on the minigolf experience. Rather than moving from hole to hole as you play the course, games at Putt Above are played out on the same 'hole', but with different interactive elements shown on the digital 'lane'!

Check out the Putt Above website for more information on the indoor mini golf location.


We're looking forward to visiting the course on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

Friday, August 12, 2022

One Under Mini Golf in Glasgow

A new mini golf course has opened in Glasgow, Scotland.


One Under Mini Golf has opened on Albion Street in Glasgow

One Under Mini Golf has opened on Albion Street in Glasgow.

The indoor minigolf venue is also home to car racing and a bar.

Visit the One Under website for more information.


It's another new course for us to visit on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

Crazy Golf at Ipswich Cornhill

There will be a pop-up 9-hole crazy golf course on the Cornhill in Ipswich, Suffolk from Monday 15th August to Thursday 18th August.


There will be a pop-up 9-hole crazy golf course on the Cornhill in Ipswich, Suffolk from Monday 15th August to Thursday 18th August

Sunday, August 07, 2022

Adventure Golf at Rochester Cathedral

There's an Adventure Golf course in the gardens at Rochester Cathedral as part of the All About Bridges exhibition this summer.


There's an Adventure Golf course in the gardens at Rochester Cathedral as part of the All About Bridges exhibition this summer

The course is part of the All About Bridges event that includes the World’s longest interlocking brick bridge - made of more than 200,000 bricks!

Visit the Rochester Cathedral website for more information.

Secret Garden Adventure Golf at National Forest Adventure Farm

There's a new Secret Garden Adventure Golf course at National Forest Adventure Farm in Burton upon Trent.


There's a new Secret Garden Adventure Golf course at National Forest Adventure Farm in Burton upon Trent

Visit the National Forest Adventure Farm website for more information.


It's another new course for us to visit on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

Wednesday, August 03, 2022

Crazy Golf at The Tivoli in Cambridge

Two 9-hole indoor Crazy Golf courses have opened at The Tivoli in Cambridge.


Two 9-hole indoor Crazy Golf courses have opened at The Tivoli in Cambridge

We first heard about the plans back in 2019 and it's good to hear the venue has opened.

The Tivoli building looks wonderful. It's a former cinema. We're big fans of Art Deco and look forward to visiting on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

Check out The Tivoli website for more information.

Tuesday, August 02, 2022

Mini-Golf at Clippesby Hall

A view of the Mini-Golf course at Clippesby Hall in Norfolk.


Mini-Golf at Clippesby Hall
Mini-Golf at Clippesby Hall


Monday, August 01, 2022

Lost World Adventure Golf in Hemsby, Great Yarmouth

A visit to the Lost World Adventure Golf course in Hemsby, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.


Lost World Adventure Golf in Hemsby, Norfolk
Lost World Adventure Golf in Hemsby, Norfolk


Check out my blog post about all of the minigolf courses in the Greater Yarmouth area.

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Mini Golf at Swinton Square, Salford

There will be a pop-up Dinosaur Mini Golf course at Swinton Square in Salford this summer.

There will be a pop-up Dinosaur Mini Golf course at Swinton Square in Salford this summer
There will be a dinosaur minigolf course in Salford this summer

Games tee-off on the free-to-play dino crazy golf course on Monday 1st August and run until  Sunday 21st August. Players can tackle the course between 10am and 4pm.

We'll have to go along for a game on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour as it's quite near to us. And we've never been to that bit of Salford before.

Visit the Swinton Square, Salford website and social media for more details of the Dinosaur Mini Golf course and event.

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Lost World Adventure Golf in Hemsby, Norfolk

A look at the Lost World Adventure Golf course in Hemsby, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.


Lost World Adventure Golf in Hemsby, Norfolk
Lost World Adventure Golf in Hemsby, Norfolk


Check out my blog post about all of the minigolf courses in the Greater Yarmouth area.

Woolworths shopping trolleys in Bolton

Seeing some shopping relics on a trip to Bolton.


We're always interested in spotting remains of retailers of yesteryear and while in Bolton we remembered that we'd heard there had been some former Woolworths shopping trolleys in Bolton Indoor Market.

Woolworths shopping trolleys at Bolton Indoor Market
Woolworths shopping trolleys at Bolton Indoor Market

Luckily they were still there. An odd place for them to end up after the closure of Woolies back in 2009. But good to see they're still knocking around. Even if they have been locked up and put out of use!?

Woolworths shopping trolleys at Bolton Indoor Market
Woolworths shopping trolleys at Bolton Indoor Market

Woolworths shopping trolleys at Bolton Indoor Market
Woolworths shopping trolleys at Bolton Indoor Market

Other former Woolworths shops

It's fun seeing old & lost brands, ghost signs and retail relics. I took a look at the ghost signs on a former Woolworths store on Blackpool promenade last September.


Like the Blackpool store, the Nuneaton shop site had also most recently been a Poundland and a TJ Hughes.

Mini-Golf at Clippesby Hall

A visit to the Mini-Golf course at Clippesby Hall in Norfolk.


Mini-Golf at Clippesby Hall
Mini-Golf at Clippesby Hall


Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Putting Green at Blenheim Gardens in Minehead

Finding a Putting course at Blenheim Gardens in Minehead.


Putting Green at Blenheim Gardens in Minehead
Look at those prices!

We had a holiday in Minehead, Somerset last month and visited three more miniature golf courses on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour. One of which was the 18-hole Putting Green at Blenheim Gardens.

Putting Green at Blenheim Gardens in Minehead
Putting Green at Blenheim Gardens in Minehead

Putting Green at Blenheim Gardens in Minehead
Putting Green at Blenheim Gardens in Minehead

Putting Green at Blenheim Gardens in Minehead
Putting Green at Blenheim Gardens in Minehead

The grass Putting course at Blenheim Gardens in Minehead town centre was the 996th course visited since September 2006. It was pretty easy to find - once you spotted the brown tourist signs for it!

Brown tourist sign for the Putting Green at Blenheim Gardens in Minehead
This way

Brown tourist sign for the Putting Green at Blenheim Gardens in Minehead
That way

Brown tourist sign for the Putting Green at Blenheim Gardens in Minehead
Follow the brown sign(s)

Brown tourist sign for the Putting Green at Blenheim Gardens in Minehead
This way to the Putting Green

A BHS ghost sign in Stockport

The ghost sign at the former British Home Stores shop in Stockport town centre is still on view.


A ghost sign on the former BHS in Stockport
A ghost sign on the former BHS in Stockport

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Adventure Golf at Butlin's Minehead

A look at the Pirate Falls Adventure Golf course at Butlin's Minehead.


Adventure Golf at Butlin's Minehead
Adventure Golf at Butlin's Minehead

We had a holiday in Minehead, Somerset last month and visited three more miniature golf courses on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

Adventure Golf at Butlin's Minehead
Adventure Golf at Butlin's Minehead

Pirate Falls Adventure Golf inside Butlin's Minehead holiday camp was the 994th course visited since September 2006.

Adventure Golf at Butlin's Minehead
Adventure Golf at Butlin's Minehead

Adventure Golf at Butlin's Minehead
Adventure Golf at Butlin's Minehead

Adventure Golf at Butlin's Minehead
Adventure Golf at Butlin's Minehead

Adventure Golf at Butlin's Minehead
Adventure Golf at Butlin's Minehead

Adventure Golf at Butlin's Minehead
Adventure Golf at Butlin's Minehead

Adventure Golf at Butlin's Minehead
Adventure Golf at Butlin's Minehead

Friday, July 15, 2022

Happy twelfth birthday to the Crazy Golf Museum

The Crazy Golf Museum is twelve years old today.


The Crazy Golf Museum

Many happy returns to the Crazy Golf Museum as it marks it's twelfth birthday today.

I set-up the museum with Crazy Golf legend Tim 'Ace Man' Davies back on the 15th July 2010.

Since then we've continued to fill the virtual museum to make it a treasure trove and archive for all things related to minigolf.

It's certainly been a very interesting twelve years!

A massive thank you to everyone who has shared their minigolfing memories, crazy golf items and adventure golf updates over the years. We're looking forward to continuing our promotion of the game for many more years to come.

Visit the Crazy Golf Museum's website, like the Page and join the Group on Facebook, check it out on Twitter, and see Instagram for information, photos, items, ephemera, stories, videos, postcards, games and more...


If you'd like to contribute any items, merchandise, course history, current developments or guest blog posts please do get in touch.

Monday, July 11, 2022

PIAG Open 2022

Details of the Paradise Island Adventure Golf Open competition.


Tiki Hut Trail course at Paradise Island Adventure Golf at the Trafford Centre in Manchester
The Tiki Hut Trail course at Paradise Island Adventure Golf at the Trafford Centre in Manchester

The PIAG Open tees-off this week, with Paradise Island Adventure Golf courses around the UK offering players the chance to enter the event when they play a round at the course.

The event begins on Thursday 14th July and ends on Sunday 17th July.

The annual PIAG Open competition takes place across Paradise Island Adventure Golf's eight venues and is the largest Open miniature golf tournament in the UK with thousands of players competing across different age categories at each venue.

I won the PIAG Open at the Manchester Trafford Centre venue in 2018 and Emily won the event in 2019.

Emily Gottfried - Paradise Island Adventure Golf Open Champion 2018
Emily - the 2019 PIAG champion

Richard Gottfried - Paradise Island Adventure Golf Open Champion 2018
2018 champion

Visit the Paradise Island Adventure Golf website for more information on the PIAG courses in Glasgow, Livingston, Cheshire Oaks, Manchester, Sheffield, Derby, Rushden Lakes and Plymouth.

Adventure Golf at Hounslow Golf Park

There are two new 18-hole Adventure Golf courses at Hounslow Golf Park in London.


There are two new 18-hole Adventure Golf courses at Hounslow Golf Park in London

Volcano Island Adventure Golf opened at Hounslow Golf Park this month and is home to the Eruption and Cascades courses.

The Hounslow Golf Park venue is also home to a number of other golfing activities including a driving range and a 9-hole course.

Visit the Hounslow Golf Park website for more information.


They are two more courses for us to visit on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

A wacky waving inflatable arm-flailing tube man in Stockport

Spotting a wacky waving inflatable arm-flailing tube man in Stockport.


A wacky waving inflatable arm-flailing tube man in Stockport
The next time I need some flooring I'll be getting a quote from Floor Giants

I do enjoy spotting wacky waving inflatable arm-flailing tube men advertising stuff. But I don't see them often enough for my liking. The last one we saw was a Santa airdancer in Dereham, Norfolk last November.

A wacky waving inflatable arm-flailing tube man in Stockport
An airdancer - and a wacky waving inflatable arm-flailing tube man

So it was a real treat when I spotted this fellow while walking home from Stockport town centre on Saturday afternoon!

A wacky waving inflatable arm-flailing tube man in Stockport

Happy National 7-Eleven Day

It's National 7-Eleven Day.


A 7-Eleven store in Stockholm, Sweden

7-Eleven convenience stores celebrate National 7-Eleven Day on when else but the 11th July.

A 7-Eleven store in Stockholm, Sweden
We were surprised to see a number of 7-Eleven stores in Stockholm on our last trip there in 2018. We'd only ever seen them in the USA before that

The first 7-Eleven Day was held in 2002.

Sunday, July 10, 2022

New Crazy Golf course planned for Norwich

There are plans for a new 24-hole Crazy Golf course as part of a venue at Norwich's Riverside area.


There are plans for a new 24-hole Crazy Golf course as part of a venue at Norwich's Riverside area

It'll be another new place to visit on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

Friday, July 08, 2022

Dinosaur World Adventure Golf in Walsall

There's a dinosaur-themed Adventure Golf course at Calderfields Golf Driving Range in Walsall.

There's a dinosaur-themed adventure golf course at Calderfields Golf Driving Range in Walsall

The 18-hole Dinosaur World Adventure Golf course in Walsall opened in November last year. We'd first heard it was being planned in 2020.

Visit the Dinosaur World Adventure Golf website for more information.

It's another new place for us to visit on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.