Monday, September 24, 2012

An old Putting Course in Westbrook, Margate

Finding another unplayable Miniature Golf course on my travels.
Having completed our sixth and final round of the 2012 BMGA British Open minigolf championship at the 18-hole Strokes Adventure Golf course on Westbrook Promenade in Margate, Kent, my fellow BMGA Tour Pro players John 'Big Al' Moore, Gareth 'Something for the Ladies' Holmes and I went for a wander to the nearest shops to get some food for a picnic in the lovely torrential rain conditions that had hampered the second and final days play of the British Open.
After walking along the seafront we headed up to the main road and crossed a patch of grassland at Westbrook Bowls Club that looked suspiciously like an old Minigolf Putting Course. And it was!

At the old Putting Course at Westbrook Bowls Club
Matt Wood from the excellent Strokes Adventure Golf course confirmed that it used to be a Putting Green and that he used to play there as a kid.
You could still make out some of the raised greens and hillocks on the course.
A shame its not still open. But if you are in Margate then you can always have a round at Strokes.
The course was the 203rd unplayed course on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour and the 509th visit overall!

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