|A view of the Swingers Crazy Golf course in Shoreditch|
Ahead of its full launch today (25 September) Emily and I visited the new Swingers Crazy Golf course in London on Wednesday 24 September.
|Swingers - a part of The Institute of Competitive Socialising|
It's a really good layout, with some good solid borders, good hole-in-one opportunities
|Holes 2 and 3|
|Playing hole 2 - a couple of ways to play the hole, but watch out for over-hit shots|
The course has a par of 21 - with some real par-3 holes, especially the 8th, which features a bridge, dogleg, elevated green and two pipes!
|Emily on the tee at hole 8|
There's a real party atmosphere at the venue too, with DJ's playing music throughout the night and 'The Royal Shoreditch Golf Club' clubhouse has plenty of alcohol available - with drinking on the course encouraged!
|A sand-trap hole!|
|The 7th hole at Swingers Crazy Golf|
Swingers Crazy Golf was the 581st miniature golf course we've visited and 347th played on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour since September 2006.
|Emily playing a shot on hole 2 as one of the Royal & Awesome bedecked course guides/umpires/caddies looks-on. This hole has a tiered green and three routes to the hole|
In our match-up Emily won with a score of 21 to my 23 after I scored a dreadful six on the tough water hazard last hole.
|I 'decided' to wash my ball on the last hole. For a 6|
The current course record is 20(-1) and is held by the course creator - Josh Ford, founder of the Winterwell Festival. We'll be back to have a crack at bettering that score.
|Playing hole 6. Noticed the Windmill on the drinks table - there's one for each of the nine holes|
In addition to the Crazy Golf course there are two very well-stocked bars - the main Clubhouse and a Freixenet bar - and street food from Patty & Bun and Pizza Pilgrims. Emily tells me the burgers from Patty and Bun are very good. I enjoyed sampling the Freixenet during the round and drowning my sorrows after my loss to Emily with a Gentleman Jack cocktail.
|A view of the course from the Clubhouse|
There will also be further pop-up food vendors including When Mac Met Cheese, Butchies and Hix Fishdogs heading to Swingers in the coming months.
There's a unique 'Lucky Last Hole' at the course too. The Freixenet challenge offers the winner a prize if they can knock down the six-pins on the Bowling Alley lane! The closest we got was leaving just one-pin. It's a really nice touch having the hole there as an extra challenge.
|The Freixenet Challenge Lucky Last Hole|
|Emily playing a shot on the Freixenet Top Hole|
|The six wooden Freixenet bottles you have to knock down to win|
Advance booking is necessary to guarantee a round of Crazy Golf at Swingers. The club has seen a huge amount of bookings made already and have already announced that they will be open beyond December, with tickets now available for January, and also for Saturday afternoons.
|Emily playing the loop-di-loop hole|
If you can't get an advance ticket then there are tickets available on the door for walk-ups. You can also make bookings for large groups and events. More details on the three options for entry to the Swingers Crazy Golf club can be found on the booking section of the website.
Swingers - the Crazy Golf Club - can be found at 7-11 Hearn Street, London, EC2A 3LS. Doors open at 6.15pm and the venue is open to 12.30am.
More information on the course, bookings and prices are available on the Swingers Crazy Golf website. You can also sign-up to the enewsletter online for regular news and information.
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- Swingers Crazy Golf to open in Shoreditch, East London
- Minigolf and Crazy Golf courses in and around London
- Indoor Minigolf, Crazy Golf and Adventure Golf courses
- Crazy World of Minigolf Tour
- New Mini Golf course played in Las Vegas - The Swingers Club
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