Driving home from a few days away in Leeds we called in to the Valley Centertainment leisure park in Sheffield to play at Paradise Island Adventure Golf.
|A lovely bit of theming|
We've wanted to play the courses for a few years now and were really looking forward to our round. We weren't disappointed as it was great fun.
|Playing hole one|
We decided to play the Cinnamon Cove course, one of the two 18-hole courses there, and teed-off in our very competitive contest.
|On dry land in Cinnamon Cove|
The Paradise Island Adventure Golf layout in Sheffield is unique, fun, well designed and looks magnificent.
It's not often we play a course where you actually do feel transported to a different location, but the starting-point of the Cinnamon Cove course does that, with the very nice ship-effect.
|A fairly straight first hole|
|Emily holing out|
From the confines of the boat you make your way to the jungle-themed course, full of animatronic animals, tikki heads, monkeys, tunnels, hills and pipes. And a Cannibal Camp!
|Outside the Cannibal Camp in Cinnamon Cove|
We were concerned that playing the course on a rainy Saturday morning would mean we'd be queuing a lot on the courses, but even though there were quite a few other players out on the course the games were flowing nicely and we were able to wrap up our game in about 45 minutes.
|In amongst the cargo on the first hole|
The other players seemed to be enjoying themselves, with plenty of shouting, cheering and laughing heard around the course. Something that is always nice to see in minigolf.
|A lovely little loop hole. A nice ace opportunity|
|The cheeky monkeys get quite raucous on this hilly pipe hole|
|Emily about to ace the 13th. I threed it|
The Cinnamon Cove course became the 391st course played on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour, and the 674th visited overall since we started our tour of the UK's courses in September 2006.
|Perhaps Emily should of rubbed the Buddha's belly on the 17th hole for good luck|
|As the very tricky 18th hole was to be her undoing|
In our 18-hole match-up I defeated Emily by one-shot - the 18th hole was a cruel decider - with a 40 to 41 scoreline. Emily won on aces, scoring a pair of holes-in-one on the 4th and 13th holes. We found there were plenty of ace opportunities on the course as we were leaving plenty of shots out there as tap-in twos.
|A pair of characters|
|Neither of us won on the 'lucky' 19th hole|
We're looking forward to returning to play the Shell Bay course one day in the future. Hopefully on a return to Paradise Island Adventure Golf I'll get to see the course mascot Maggie McCaw!
|The starting point for the second course at Paradise Island Adventure Golf|
|A view of the Shell Bay course|
As a big collector of minigolf merch it was brilliant to be able to buy some trinkets at Paradise Island Adventure Golf. I bought a button badge, keyring and golf ball stress ball.
|A nice selection of minigolf merch|
You can find the 36-hole Paradise Island Adventure Golf at the Valley Centertainment leisure park in Sheffield. There did look like there was plenty to do there, including two of our other favourites - laser tag and tenpin bowling!
|Another minigolf shark captured on our tour|
We've been to Paradise Island Adventure Golf courses in Manchester and Glasgow, and the courses at Livingston and Cheshire Oaks are on our 'to visit' list. Visit the Paradise Island Adventure Golf website for more information, prices and opening times for all the courses. You can also sign-up to the Paradise Island Adventure Golf newsletters on the site to keep up-to-date with news and offers from the courses.
- Paradise Island Adventure Golf website
- Paradise Island Adventure Golf Sheffield website
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