Visiting and playing the Pirate Island Adventure Golf course at the Abbey Hill Golf Centre in Milton Keynes.
On Thursday 15th December 2011 while in Milton Keynes I headed to the new Pirate Island Adventure Golf course at the Abbey Hill Golf Centre. The 18-hole Adventure Golf course became the 281st played on the Crazy World of Minigolf.
Pulling into the car park at the Golf Centre the sight of the huge Pirate Ship struck me straight away! It's massive, bright and colourful and will surely lure people to play the course.
For adults it's £7.50 a round, which seems to be the going rate these days for an 18-hole round of Minigolf on the new wave of Adventure Golf courses. While not cheap, the Milton Keynes course was actually very good to play and the £7.50 seemed worth it. While I had the course pretty much to myself as it was 6pm on a cold Thursday in December, I imagine that the course is going to be very busy in the spring and summer. What is good though is that there are floodights so the last ticket sold for the course every day is at 8.45pm.
Photo: The view from the Car Park
Photo: Hole 1 - Putting into the Pirate Ship
Photo: Inside the Pirate Ship - Indoor Black Light Glow in the Dark Minigolf!
Photo: Hole 3 - and the Driving Range
Photo: A pair of Pirates having a fight over some treasure on an island!
We've played similar courses to the Pirate Island Adventure Golf, most notably at Celtic Manor in Wales, but each of the holes were new ones to me. I really liked the first two holes, which made good use of the Pirate Ship. The island hole which required the use of two 'do it yourself' rafts was also very well designed and made. The whole look and feel of the course has been well crafted and you wouldn't think you're in Milton Keynes!
Photo: Hole 11 - A Snake
Photo: The Island and a Raft
Photo: A loop di loop
Photo: A BIG Minigolf Skull
Photo: Another Crocodile/Alligator for my collection
Photo: Sailing back to shore
In my one round I managed to hit a couple of holes-in-one and scored a 54(+18), but one-under using the course par of 55.
Later that evening I returned with fellow Minigolf 'Pro' Marc 'The Roller' Bazeley, where we had a close fought challenge match with me coming out the victor with a score of 52 to Marc's 53.
Videos of the course (15/12/11)
- Pirate Island Adventure Golf at Abbey Hill Golf Centre
- Blog Post - A new Mini Golf course in Milton Keynes - Pirate Island Adventure Golf at the Abbey Hill Golf Centre
- Photos of the course, by our fellow Minigolf Travellers Paul & Owen Johnson, at MiniatureGolfer.com
- Crazy World of Minigolf Tour
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Pirate Island Adventure Golf at Abbey Hill Golf Centre, Milton Keynes - Minigolf Course Played #281
Labels: Adventure Golf, Crazy World of Minigolf Tour, Marc Bazeley, Milton Keynes, Pirate Island Adventure Golf, Richard Gottfried
Location: Pirate Island Adventure Golf, Abbey Hill Golf Centre, Monks Way, Two Mile Ash, Milton Keynes, Bucks, MK8 8AA
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.