|A view of England's first Crazy Golf course location|
In May 2011 we visited Skegness as part of a road trip along the Lincolnshire coast. In May 2015 we returned for some more fun and games in the seaside resort.
|At the Crazy Golf course on South Parade|
When we arrived on the Friday afternoon we had a wander along the seafront to see what had changed with the minigolf courses. Unfortunately the Crazy Golf course on South Parade was once again closed.
|Recreating my look of sadness from May 2011|
The course is noted as England's first-ever Crazy Golf course. There's a relatively new sign at Grand Parade advertising the course and the date it was established is listed as 1926.
|The new sign for the old Crazy Golf course|
On our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour we've now visited 598 courses, playing 363 of them. As well as the visit to England's first course, we've played England's first Pitch & Putt (opened in Southsea in 1914) and the world's first Miniature Golf course (the Himalayas in St Andrews was created in 1867).
|There has been Crazy Golf on this site since 1926|
On the Saturday the course was once again closed, so we played an impromptu Aces Competition on National Miniature Golf Day using an 11-Wood that Chris Jones had just bought in a charity shop. The course became the 363rd played on our tour.
|Finally having a play on the course|
|Chris Jones having a putt on an obstacle that wasn't there in 2011, nor I doubt in 1926|
As we were leaving on the Sunday we noticed it was open!
|The course was open on the Sunday|
|People having a round on the course|
Check out more photos of the 12-hole course.
Related blog posts:
- Minigolf, Crazy Golf and Adventure Golf Courses on the Lincolnshire Coast
- Skegness Minigolf Championship 2015
- National Miniature Golf Day Tournament 2015
- Holiday on the Buses Reunion Mini Golf Competition in Skegness
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