A tweet from The Putting Penguin about the local history of minigolf in Illinois linked to a story on the Register-Mail website in Galesburg, USA, which mentioned that in Abingdon, Illinois there was a 27-hole Miniature Golf course known as the “Upsandowns”.
This prompted me to write a little bit about Crazy Golf in Abingdon, Oxfordshire.
Prior to moving to Luton a decade ago I grew up and lived in Abingdon and the Crazy Golf course at the Abbey Meadows was the first course I ever played many years ago.
The course was also revisited as part of the Crazy World of Minigolf Tour on the 18th August 2007 and became the 31st course played on the tour.
A review of the Crazy Golf course at the Abbey Meadows can be found on MiniatureGolfer.com
In addition to the Crazy Golf course in Abingdon, there is also a Mini Golf (Pitch & Putt) and a Putting Green, all of which have been played a number of times over the years.
The town of Abingdon, England also has a unique tradition of Bun Throwing!
Interestingly, despite being born in Oxford, I never played the City's courses until August 2009!