The 182nd course that we managed to visit and play on the Crazy World of Minigolf Tour was the 18-hole 'Novelty Golf' course at Billericay's Lake Meadows Park in Essex on Saturday 10th July 2010.
The price to play the course was only 75p per round (with a refundable £1 deposit for equipment per player). That's just 4p per hole!
The course was not in the greatest of conditions, but was actually surprisingly still fun to play! Concrete (and felt-less) courses with wear and tear are always difficult to play, but I did still manage five holes-in-one and a total score of 39(+3). Emily managed a 49(+13).
The 4th/5th holes were very interesting as they were a cross-over hole. With the bridge on the 5th containing a hole down to the pipe on the 4th if you were unlucky enough to drop down!
Hole 10 was certainly 'novel' too, as it contained two holes on the 'green' itself!?
The Novelty Golf course in Lake Meadows Park was almost exactly the same as the (unfortunately) derelict Novelty Golf course in Wickford Memorial Park that we visited later the same day. Speaking to some locals in Wickford, the 18-hole course had been abandoned some time ago, and it is no longer used. A real shame, as it was easily accessible and the park was a fair size too.
Lake Meadows park also had a large Pitch & Putt course that was called 'Miniature Golf'. Unfortunately we didn't have time to play it.
Related blog posts:
- Crazy World of Minigolf Tour - List and links for all Miniature Golf courses visited to date
- Minigolf and Crazy Golf in Essex