A revisit to the Rylstone Tea Gardens and Crazy Golf course on the Isle of Wight.
While on the Isle of Wight in October we revisited the Crazy Golf course at Rylstone Gardens in Shanklin.
The course was originally the 65th played on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour back in 2008. It was incredibly well signposted then, and still is today.
As we'd packed in a lot on our day trip to the Isle of Wight we arrived at the course just as the gates were closing. However, the owners were kind enough to let us in for a look around and a revisit to see what was new.
They'd also been waiting for our visit(!) so they could give us one of their new Crazy Golf postcards. Marvellous.
|Posting the course postcards in The Pillarbox obstacle|
The course is well worth a visit and it's a unique layout. The obstacles that are around 50 years old are still in use, but the old 'tables' they used to sit on have been replaced by a concrete base.
|The Rylstone Tea Gardens Crazy Golf course|
It really is a quirky course. Nice and colourful and madcap like a good British seaside Crazy Golf course should be. Some of the holes are named and themed after local landmarks, such as The Needles and Shanklin Old Village.
If you're visiting the Isle of Wight then Rylstone Tea Gardens and Crazy Golf course is well worth a visit.
|A nice touch in case of weather|
|I wonder how many people have scored over 101 on the course!|
The original Crazy Golf tables and obstacles were used in the 1973 film That'll be the Day starring David Essex and Ringo Starr! Check out this video to see the course in use in the film.
Below are some snaps of how the course looked on our first visit in 2008.
|The Golf Tables at Rylstone Tea Gardens|
|Hole 12 - Skittles - has been replaced by a Windmill|
|The Funnel is still on the course|
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