|A view of the Smugglers Bay course in Castleford|
We didn't know it when we arrived, but Pirate Island Adventure Golf at the Junction 32 Outlet Shopping Village was celebrating its first birthday, with lots of people out on the two 18-hole courses, despite the chilly weather.
|Pirate Island Adventure Golf has two 18-hole courses|
With 36-holes of minigolf available we decided to play the slightly less busy Smugglers Bay course and great fun it was too. There were plenty of hole layouts and obstacles we hadn't seen before.
|This was a particularly nice looking hole involving a tunnel and plateau|
The Smugglers Bay course became the 358th played on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour and the 592nd visited overall. The Skull Cove course was the 593rd visited.
|Watch out for the BIG octopus on this minigolf course|
|Emily lining up a putt|
|I almost aced this hole. Almost|
|Emily about to play through a castle ruin|
|Firing a shot at the hole|
|Close, but no cigar. At least it stayed up on the plateau|
|The giant snake was an interesting obstacle|
|You can play through the snake, or around it|
|A tap in for Emily|
|I won the gold medal this time (available at the kiosk for only 30p)|
For further information, opening times and prices visit the Pirate Island Adventure Golf website.
|Before we played the course we bumped into Pirate Island Adventure Golf's minigolf mascot, Stow-Away Sam!|
|Stow-Away Sam on the course|
We're looking forward to returning to play the Skull Cove course at Pirate Island Adventure Golf in the future.
|We'll take on Skull Cove next time we're in Castleford|
Our tour has also taken us to the Pirate Island courses at the Abbey Hill Golf Centre in Milton Keynes and Hoebridge Golf Centre in Woking. We've yet to play the Pirate Island course at Ramsdale Park Golf Centre in Nottingham.
|One of the crocodiles (or is it an alligator?) lurking on the course|
- Pirate Island Adventure Golf website
- Pirate Island Adventure Golf on Twitter
- Pirate Island Adventure Golf on Facebook
- Junction 32 Outlet Shopping Village website
Related blog posts:
- Crazy World of Minigolf Tour
- Crazy Golf Crocodiles and Adventure Golf Alligators
- Mini Golf in Castleford