Since our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour began on the 30th September 2006 we have now visited 249 minigolf, crazy golf, adventure golf, miniature golf and putting courses all over the UK.
Our recent trip to Bangor, Belfast, Antrim and Larne in Northern Ireland completed the list of home nations visited to play Miniature Golf on the Irregular Mini Golf Tour, The Crazy World of Minigolf Tour, and the BMGA Tour.
Obviously our first course was played in England, at the Treasure Island Adventure Golf in Portsmouth/Southsea on the 30th September 2006.
The next country visited was Scotland, where we headed to Glasgow and played three courses (and found a derelict) in May 2009. We've since been back to Scotland, where we competed in the BMGA Scottish Open tournament at Codonas Amusement Park in Aberdeen in May 2010.
Next up was our Minigolf Tour of Wales in August 2009. The first of the 28 Welsh courses we played was at Smuggler's Cove Adventure Golf in Barry Island / Ynys y Barri (another island visit too) and the last was at Riverside Park, Llangollen. While in Wales we also competed in the 2009 Cystadleuaeth Minigolff Cymraeg (Welsh Minigolf Tournament), and visited the Isle of Anglesey/Ynys Môn to play the island's three courses (Holyhead Park, Henblas Park and Anglesey Sea Zoo).
The trip to Northern Ireland saw us play five courses. One in Antrim, two in Larne (1&2), and two in Belfast. We also competed for a new Minigolf title in the NIBBAL-IT Doubles Challenge Competition, which saw the Bangor Minigolf Club defeat the Luton Wanderers in the 7-round event. In January 2010 we popped to Ireland for 30 seconds!?
On our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour we've also headed to a few other 'Islands' within the British Isles. Back in 2008 we visited the Isle of Wight and Hayling Island (for Minigolf, Shooting Shacks, Rollercoasters, Miniature Steam Railways and Scarecrows), and in 2008 and 2009 we also visited Canvey Island.
In July 2010 we even found ourselves in New England!
Other countries we've visited on the Crazy World of Minigolf Tour include Finland (once), USA (thrice - 1, 2, 3) and Austria (once). Although there wasn't a minigolf course there and it's not on a map(!?) we did drive through Egypt on the way back from a Minigolf Tour in August 2010!
What started as an exploration of the minigolf courses in the UK and around the world has exploded into all areas of the weird, wonderful and especially the unique. Sharing the great (and not so great) things we find, learn about and appreciate as we go!
Friday, August 06, 2010
All Four Home Nations Visited on the Crazy World of Minigolf Tour
Posted by Richard Gottfried at Friday, August 06, 2010
Labels: Crazy World of Minigolf Tour, England, irregular mini golf tour, irregular minigolf tour, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales
I’m a Champion Miniature Golfer on a tour of the UK’s minigolf and crazy golf courses. Coeliac living a gluten free life. Train nerd. Retro gamer. Urban explorer.
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Excellent...but you still haven't visited the South Western jewel in the mini-golf crown of Aero Golf at Flambards
Indeed. We've got as far South as Weymouth and Bristol. Some great tips for our tour down in the South West there Montegue, many thanks.
Quality photos on your site.
That rocket looks like it should be on an Arnold Palmer Putting Course!
Until yesterday I didn't realise that Portsmouth is an Island City!
It's on Portsea Island.
So that's another Island in the British Isles we've been to :-)
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