|Gilmores Golf can be found on Tower Road|
The 639th course visited on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour was the Mini Golf course at Gilmores Golf on Tower Road in Newquay, Cornwall.
The 18-hole Mini Golf layout was the thirteenth played on our tour of the South West of England and the 40th visited during our two-week trip.
|At course visit #639|
Gilmores Golf became the 376th course played overall on our tour when we had a match on the 9th June 2015. In the contest Emily scored 46 to take the win as I scored 48.
We really enjoyed our visit to Gilmores Golf. The course had only recently reopened under new management and were gearing up for the season. When we first arrived in town we headed along for a look at the course ahead of playing it the next day. We didn't expect the course to be open, but as the concept is to have a bar, restaurant and evening events the course is open morning, noon and night.
Charter member of the Crazy World of Minigolf Tour Christopher Gottfried actually visited the course in 2013 when he spotted a sign for the course while on a surfing holiday.
The course is of the 'Beton' variety of minigolf which normally has a concrete playing surface and metal rails. The Gilmores Golf course has added felt, which makes it more playable considering the wear and tear on the course - it's been on the site since the 1960's! Check out photos of the course below.
When we visited we chatted to the course owner Elsie who enjoyed hearing about our quest to play all of the UK's minigolf courses. We'd also taken along some of our old postcards showing the course as it looked in the 1970's. It was nice looking at them again on the exact spot, albeit 40 years removed.
For more information, opening times for the minigolf (and the on-site Mexican restaurant) and prices visit the Gilmores Golf website and Facebook page.
During May and June 2015 we visited 62 more courses on the Crazy World of Minigolf Tour. Along the way we visited the 600th and 650th courses overall, and the 600th course we've been to in the UK.
- Gilmores Golf website
- Gilmores Golf on Facebook
- Gilmores Golf on Twitter
Related blog posts:
- Crazy World of Minigolf Tour
- Mini Golf in the South West of England
- Christopher Gottfried celebrates seven years of the Crazy World of Minigolf Tour by not playing Minigolf in Newquay, Cornwall
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