|The sign for the Miniature Golf courses is still there|
On Wednesday 25 March my friend and sometimes minigolf rival Simon 'Practice' Hall let me know that the minigolf and crazy golf courses in Luton's Wardown Park had been removed, so I had to head down for a look.
|The fibreglass holes of the Crazy Golf course have been dug out of their foundations and put in a pile. The muddy patch in the background is where the miniature golf grass putting course was|
|The old Crazy Golf holes piled on top of hole 1|
|A view of the Crazy Golf course area, with the 'grass' Minigolf layout on the left|
The grass Miniature Golf course had been in Wardown Park since 19 June 1934 when it was opened by the town's Mayor. The fibreglass Crazy Golf course was a much later addition.
|Hole 6 of the Crazy Golf course in Luton's Wardown Park in May 2007|
The Crazy Golf course was the 18th played on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour on 5 May 2007, with the Grass Putting Miniature Golf layout the 19th played on 19 May.
|Emily playing Crazy Golf in Luton's Wardown Park in July 2007. The very green grass putting layout is on the other side of the fence|
I hadn't seen or heard anything in the local media about changes to the minigolf area of the park and the staff in Wardown Park Museum didn't have any further information on the removal of the courses.
I asked Luton Borough Council why the Crazy Golf and Minigolf Putting courses in Wardown Park have been dug up?
They responded telling me it's a new meadow planting project with Sheffield University. There'll be nine plots, pathways and 'picnic zones'.
I then asked what was going to happen to the obstacles from the course and was told that the course will be reinstalled in another area of the park.
It'll be interesting to see what the area looks like when it's finished and where the Crazy Golf holes end up.
|Playing hole 3 in some golfing attire in 2007|
|An Autumn/Winter look to the course in November 2011|
|Hole 1 as it used to look|
|Playing the miniature golf grass putting in Wardown Park in May 2010|
Check out the links below for photos and videos of the courses since we first visited them in 2007.
Related blog posts:
- Crazy Golf & Minigolf Courses in and around Luton, Bedfordshire
- Course Played #18 Luton (Wardown Park) - Crazy Golf
- Course Played #19 Luton (Wardown Park) - Miniature Golf
- Wardown Park in Luton - Changes to the Crazy Golf Course & Ducks Fighting
- Crazy Golf at Luton's Wardown Park - November 2010
- Minigolf and Crazy Golf at Luton's Wardown Park
- More Snow - Sledging & Crazy Golf
- Snow halts play
- Crazy World of Minigolf Tour
- View of the Crazy Golf Course at Wardown Park in Luton
- Crazy Golf course changes at Wardown Park in Luton