Following the playing of our 200th Minigolf course on the Crazy World of Minigolf, and prior to reaching Newcastle to practice for the Newcastle Open tournament, we stopped off at Knaresborough in Yorkshire as the course list on MiniatureGolfer.com showed there were courses there and it wasn't too far off the beaten track to visit.
We did find the courses, and very good they were too.
Course played #201 was the 18-hole Minigolf Putting Course at Knaresborough's Conyngham Hall Gardens. #202 was the 9-hole Crazy Golf course next to it. In all of our travels the Crazy Golf was definitely the best example of its type (that being a fibreglass base with metal obstacles). We've played versions of the course that have been truly horrible, but this - along with the very well maintained Putting Course - were a pleasure to play. There was also a Mini Golf/Pitch & Putt course that looked fantastic and was quite busy too, unfortunately we didn't have time to play it as well.
As the winner of the Knaresborough-leg of the Irregular Mini Golf Tour competition I received a wood-turned Mushroom 'Trophy', made by a local artisan. A very fine addition to my trophy shelf!
Knaresborough itself was a lovely town to spend some time in, with some very nice views to be had (the town's train bridge/viaduct over the river looks great) and many houses throughout the town have painted doorways, and some have artwork like the Civil War piece below.
- Conyngham Hall Grounds website
- Crazy World of Minigolf Tour
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!
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Conyngham Hall, Knaresborough, Yorkshire - Minigolf courses played #201 and 202
Posted by Richard Gottfried at Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Labels: Conyngham Hall, Crazy World of Minigolf Tour, irregular mini golf tour, irregular minigolf tour, Knaresborough, Yorkshire
Location: Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, UK
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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The Games in Parks section of the Harrogate District Council website also lists an 18-hole Putting course at Knaresborough's Castle Yard!
Another reason to visit the great town and a future course to play on the Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.
On Saturday 11 April 2015 we revisited Knaresborough and this time played the Castle Yard Putting course.
While in town we had a look at the Crazy Golf, Minigolf and Pitch & Putt layouts at Conyngham Hall too.
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