Saturday, March 12, 2011

Minigolf and Crazy Golf on the Isle of Wight and a visit to Isle of Wight Lane in Bedfordshire

Back on the 26th of July 2008 we headed to the Isle of Wight to play as many of the island's Minigolf, Crazy Golf and Adventure Golf courses in one day. We managed to play six in total, skipping one additional Putting Course in Shanklin, and running out of time in Ryde before the Hovercraft departed.

The Competitors line-up at Shanklin's Beton Crazy Golf Course

Today Emily and I visited the Dunstable Downs in Bedfordshire, where there is an Isle of Wight Lane!

I couldn't find any history on Bedfordshire's Isle of Wight connections, so if anyone out there knows how this lane/road got its name please do get in touch?

Links to the Minigolf courses we visited on the real Isle of Wight:

Shanklin Crazy Golf

Shanklin Putting Course

Shanklin Jungle Adventure Golf

Rylstone Gardens Crazy Golf

Sandown Pier Indoor Adventure Golf

Sandown Sandham Gardens Crazy Golf

Ryde Adventure Golf

Results of Irregular Mini Golf Tour Minigolf Competitions played on the Isle of Wight:

Isle of Wight Championships Results
Results from the six rounds played on the Isle of Wight
1st – Richard Gottfried - 213(+39)
2nd – Emily Gottfried - 214(+40)
3rd – Christopher Gottfried - 224(+50)

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Invitational Tournament Results
1st – Richard Gottfried - 326(+76)
2nd – Emily Gottfried - 332(+82)
3rd – Christopher Gottfried - 347(+97)

More information and links to our Crazy Golf and Minigolf travels can be found at Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.


Richard Gottfried said...

After asking the Dunstable Gazette, Dunstable Town Council, Central Bedfordshire Council and the Dunstable Tourist Information Centre about the origins of the naming of Isle of Wight Lane on the Dunstable Downs, I was referred to Kensworth Parish Council who told me:

"The lane acquired its name from a property in the lane - the Isle of Wight Farm"

Many thanks to Kensworth Parish Council for the information :-)

Richard Gottfried said...

It still begs the question as to how the Isle of Wight Farm got its name though?

Richard Gottfried said...

The website Pete's Walks makes a mention of Isle of Wight Lane/Farm.