Monday, April 20, 2015

Mini Golf courses in Castleford

There are plenty of options for Adventure Golf in Castleford.

Pirate Island Adventure Golf at the Junction 32 Outlet Shopping Centre
Putting on one of the two outdoor Adventure Golf courses in Castleford

Since our last visit to Castleford in 2010 there have been some more exciting additions to the leisure and retail area just off Junction 32 of the M62.

On Sunday 12 April 2015 we were heading back home to Leagrave after a weekend in York and Knaresborough and decided to stop-off for a look at the courses and a round or two.

The area has become a minigolf hotbed, with six minigolf courses across three sites and a total of 87-holes! This is a huge amount of holes in a relatively small area. And especially so for an inland location.

Most seasides in the UK have some type of minigolf course. Often a Crazy Golf, Putting Green or Adventure Golf, and sometimes a few different types. Largs in Scotland has 81-holes over four grass Putting courses, plus a 9-hole Crazy Golf course. Cleethorpes has 73-holes over five courses, Hastings has 72-holes (54 at the sea front and 18-holes of Putting at White Rock Gardens). At last count Great Yarmouth was home to 69-holes over five courses, while Blackpool had 60-holes across its four sea front courses and Hunstanton has 57-holes spread along the front.

Looking at those places we've visited on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour only Skegness outdoes Castleford in terms of the number of holes. Skeggy has 102-holes spread across nine seafront courses.

When we visited the Xscape centre in 2010 we played the 199th and 200th courses on our tour at the Cosmic Golf courses.

4D Glow in the Dark Adventure Golf at Xscape Yorkshire in Castleford
The Glow-in-the-Dark Adventure Golf course is now called 4D Golf

The 6-hole 'Search for Atlantis' and 9-hole 'Curse of the Mummy in 3D' courses are both indoor black light mini golf layouts. They're now called '4D Golf'.

Under the sea

Playing the Curse of the Mummy minigolf course

Pirate Island Adventure Golf at the Junction 32 Outlet Shopping Centre features 36-holes over two 18-holes courses - Smugglers Bay and Skull Cove.

Emily playing the Smugglers Bay course

Playing at Pirate Island Adventure Golf

Back over at Xscape Yorkshire are another 36-holes of Adventure Golf. The Volcano Falls layout is spread over two 18-hole courses - the Volcano Valley and T Rex Trail.

On hole 18 of the T Rex Trail

Putting on the lucky last hole

Of course if you fancy taking a break from the minigolf while there you can always go shopping at the Junction 32 Outlet Shopping Village or explore the other fun and games on offer at Xscape Yorkshire. There's lots to do and play, including laser tag, a laser maze, amusement arcades, ten pin bowling, a cinema, climbing walls, skate park, indoor ski slope and snow zone, skyride and more.

- 4D Cosmic Golf website
- Pirate Island Adventure Golf website
Volcano Falls Adventure Golf website
Xscape Yorkshire website
Junction 32 Outlet Shopping Village website

Related blog posts:
Crazy World of Minigolf Tour
Indoor Mini, Crazy and Adventure Golf courses
- Cosmic 4D Golf at Xscape Yorkshire
- Pirate Island Adventure Golf at Junction 32 in Castleford
- Volcano Falls Adventure Golf at Xscape Yorkshire

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