Thursday, December 22, 2016

Shanklin Seafront Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf

Playing the new Crazy Golf course on Shanklin Seafront.


Back in 2008 we visited the Isle of Wight and the first course we played there - and our 63rd overall - was the Miniature Golf course on Shanklin Seafront. Since that visit the course has been refurbished and changed from the concrete 'Beton' style to an Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf layout.

Crazy Golf course at Shanklin Seafront on the Isle of Wight
The Crazy Golf course on Shanklin Seafront

While the colours, obstacles and many of the hole layouts look like a traditional Arnold Palmer Putting course from the 1960's or 70's what is noticeably different is the scale of the course. As the foundations are still from the large Beton type of course - itself dating from the 1950's - the new Crazy Golf course is like an over-sized Arnold Palmer.

Crazy Golf course at Shanklin Seafront on the Isle of Wight
The course has a classic Windmil obstacle

It really is something to experience, especially if you've played a lot of Arnold Palmer Putting courses like us.

Crazy Golf course at Shanklin Seafront on the Isle of Wight

Crazy Golf course at Shanklin Seafront on the Isle of Wight

The new course became the 709th visited and 416th played on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.
  
Crazy Golf course at Shanklin Seafront on the Isle of Wight

Crazy Golf course at Shanklin Seafront on the Isle of Wight

Crazy Golf course at Shanklin Seafront on the Isle of Wight

Crazy Golf course at Shanklin Seafront on the Isle of Wight

Crazy Golf course at Shanklin Seafront on the Isle of Wight

Crazy Golf course at Shanklin Seafront on the Isle of Wight

Crazy Golf course at Shanklin Seafront on the Isle of Wight

Crazy Golf course at Shanklin Seafront on the Isle of Wight

Crazy Golf course at Shanklin Seafront on the Isle of Wight

Crazy Golf course at Shanklin Seafront on the Isle of Wight

Crazy Golf course at Shanklin Seafront on the Isle of Wight

Crazy Golf course at Shanklin Seafront on the Isle of Wight

Crazy Golf course at Shanklin Seafront on the Isle of Wight
Hole 13 is not your usual Arnold Palmer hole

Crazy Golf course at Shanklin Seafront on the Isle of Wight

Crazy Golf course at Shanklin Seafront on the Isle of Wight

Crazy Golf course at Shanklin Seafront on the Isle of Wight

Crazy Golf course at Shanklin Seafront on the Isle of Wight
  
Crazy Golf course at Shanklin Seafront on the Isle of Wight

We enjoyed our round - albeit having to play a bit too quickly as we were pressed for time to make the 'tube train' to connect with the last hovercraft out of Ryde.

Crazy Golf course at Shanklin Seafront on the Isle of Wight
Some BIG minigolf obstacles to putt round

In our minigolf match-up on the 18-hole Shanklin Seafront Crazy Golf course Cat Patterson picked up the surprise victory with a score of 47! Emily and I tied for second place on 49.

Crazy Golf course at Shanklin Seafront on the Isle of Wight
How the 18-hole Crazy Golf course looked in October 2016

You can see how the course used to look in this blog post from our visit in July 2008.

The Shanklin Seafront Crazy Golf course in 2008
As the Crazy Golf course on Shanklin Seafront looked in 2008

Check out the Shanklin Seafront website for info on opening times and prices.

Crazy Golf course at Shanklin Seafront on the Isle of Wight
Playing the obelisk hole

There is also a Pirate Adventure Golf course next to the Crazy Golf course on Shanklin Seafront. That course was built on what used to be a grass Putting Green.

Pirates Cove Adventure Golf at Shanklin Seafront on the Isle of Wight
Pirates Cove Adventure Golf at Shanklin Seafront

Related blog posts:
Isle of Wight
Crazy World of Minigolf Tour
Course Played #63 Shanklin (Isle of Wight) - Beton Crazy Golf - Crazy World of Minigolf Tour

Link:
Shanklin Seafront website

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