Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Crazy Golf in London

Details of Crazy Golf, Minigolf and Adventure Golf courses in London.

Since our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour began in 2006 we've played a number of Crazy Golf courses in London. Up until a few years ago there was a real dearth of courses to play in the capital, but recently the London minigolf scene has changed quite dramatically with a number of late night, indoor Crazy Golf pop-ups and permanent venues opening.

Crazy Golf course in Chiswick, London
You can't get much more of a London-scene than this. Sadly this Crazy Golf course in Chiswick closed a few years ago

Where to play Crazy Golf in London
Acton - Putt in the Park at Acton Park
Arkley (near Elstree and Borehamwood) - Dinosaur Safari Adventure Golf at the A1 Driving Range
Barnet Copthall/Hendon - Captain's Bay Adventure Golf at Metro Golf Centre
Battersea - Plonk Golf at the Four Thieves Pub
Battersea - Putt in the Park at Battersea Park
Beckenham - Championship Miniature Golf at Kelsey Park
Brentwood - Rascal Bay Adventure Golf at Brentwood Golf Centre
Brick Lane - Junkyard Golf Club at the Old Truman Brewery
Brixton - Plonk Golf at the Duke of Edinburgh pub
Camden - Crazy Golf at Clarence Way Housing Estate
Carshalton - Crazy Golf at The Grove Park
Chingford/Waltham Forest - Jurassic Falls Adventure Golf
City of London EC3A - Swingers Crazy Golf Club at Brown's Buildings
Croydon - Dragon Quest Adventure Golf at World of Golf
Dalston - Plonk Golf at Efes Snooker Hall
Edgware - Lost Jungle London Adventure Golf
Greenwich - CrazyPutt Adventure Golf at the Greenwich Peninsula Golf Range - under construction as at November 2017
Hackney - Plonk Golf at Victoria Park
Harrow - Mini Majors Adventure Golf at Northwick Park
Hyde Park - Grass Putting Green at Hyde Park Sports Centre
London Fields - Plonk Golf and Plonk Golf's Crazy Golf Puzzle Room
Merton/Motspur Park - Mini Golf at Sir Joseph Hood Memorial Playing Fields
Mill Hill - Crazy Golf at Mill Hill Park
New Malden - Jurassic Encounter Adventure Golf at World of Golf
Northolt - Dinosaur Adventure Golf at West London Golf Centre
Romford - Moby Adventure Golf at Golf Kingdon
Shepherd's Bush - Puttshack at Westfield London (opening March 2018)
Sidcup/Chiselhurst - Mr Mulligan's Dino Adventure Golf at Sidcup Family Golf Centre
Southgate - Adventure Golf at Broomfield Park
Southgate - Jungle Falls Adventure Golf at Trent Park Public Golf Course
Sparrows Den, West Wickham, Bromley - Enchanted Village Adventure Golf
Sparrows Den, West Wickham, Bromley - Pitch & Putt
Staines-on-Thames - Golden Putter Mini Golf at Lammas Park
Stratford - Birdies Crazy Golf Club is reopening at Roof East in May 2017
Upminster - Crazy Golf at Hall Lane Miniature Golf
Walthamstow - Plonk Golf at The Chequers
Wandsworth - Putt in the Park at Wandsworth Park
Wandsworth - Adventure Putting at the Central London Golf Centre
West Horndon, near Brentwood - Miniature Golf at Dunton Hills Golf Course
Wimbledon - Crazy Golf at Wimbledon Park

Playing Moby Adventure Golf at Golf Kingdon, Romford in June 2014
Playing Moby Adventure Golf at Golf Kingdon, Romford in June 2014

Perhaps the strangest minigolf course we found in London is the excellent Putting Green tucked away in Hyde Park. It's well worth a visit. You can see a walk around the course on my YouTube Channel.
Other courses that have been - and gone - include the sporting themed pop-up course created by our friends at the London-based minigolf specialists UrbanCrazy for the JW3 Jewish Community Centre. This layout looked great, but unfortunately we didn't have the opportunity to get along for a game. Hopefully a similar course will be created in the future.

Playing at the Brewmaster's Open Crazy Golf tournament at the Camden Town Brewery in 2012

You can view the original Minigolf and Crazy Golf courses in and around London blog post to see further photos and details of the Adventure Golf, Crazy Golf, Minigolf and Golf Putting Green courses we've visited and played in and around London since July 2008. Some of the forty-plus courses we've visited have sadly closed down, or were temporary pop-up courses. But on the plus side there are lots of new, fun and wacky Crazy Golf courses still to play in London.

Putting on the green of a crashed plane at the Golf Apocalypse of 2012
Putting on the green of a crashed plane at the Golf Apocalypse of 2012

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Richard Gottfried said...

New Adventure Golf course in Edgware.

There's a new Adventure Golf course opening on Edgware Way in Edgware. The course is currently under construction and as well as the minigolf course the site will also be home to a Footgolf course.

The new Adventure Golf course is being built on the site of the former Edgwarebury Golf course.

Further details can be found on the Planning pages of Barnet London Borough's website.

Richard Gottfried said...

This summer Birdies Crazy Golf will be a part of the Social Fun and Games Club at Roof East in London.

We played the Birdies Crazy Golf course when it was in Waterloo.

Richard Gottfried said...

I read on The Wharf's website that there's a free-to-play Crazy Golf course in Columbus Courtyard at Canary Wharf. The layout has been set-up by the Canary Wharf Group and is open until the end of June.

It's a Swedish Felt-B-Run style of minigolf. A tricky type of course.

For more info visit The Wharf's website.

Richard Gottfried said...

My mate and minigolf rival Gareth Holmes let me know there's a Crazy Golf course at Sparrows Den park in West Wickham, South London. He didn't manage to get any photos of the course as he was just passing on this occasion.

Looking online there's a 9-hole Pitch & Putt course in the park as well.

Richard Gottfried said...

There's a free to play Crazy Golf course in Paternoster Square, London this week (13th June 2017...). More info on the Paternoster Square website and Twitter, as well as the Moneypenny Events website.

Thanks to @LDnGolfHistory on Twitter for the tip-off.

Richard Gottfried said...

The new Adventure Golf course on Edgware Way in Edgware is now open. There are two 18-hole courses, as well as a 9-hole Footgolf course and 9-hole 'short' golf course at the venue. Thanks to my mate Simon Wocka for the tip-off that the course is fully open. It looks great.

Visit the Lost Jungle London website for more info.

Richard Gottfried said...

On my recent trip to London I met up with a bunch of mates and minigolf rivals to visit the indoor minigolf venue at Swingers Crazy Golf.

Check out the full blog post at Swingers Crazy Golf in London.

Richard Gottfried said...

On my recent trip to London I got to play the four very crazy minigolf courses at Junkyard Golf on Brick Lane.

Check out the blog post Junkyard Golf in London for more info.

Richard Gottfried said...

A new Adventure Golf course is opening at the Sparrows Den Pitch & Putt in West Wickham, Bromley this weekend!

Richard Gottfried said...

There's an Adventure Putting course at the Central London Golf Centre on Burntwood Lane, London SW17 OAT.

Great spot by fellow minigolf enthusiast Matt Dodd who saw the course being played on The Undateables TV show.

Richard Gottfried said...

There's a new Swingers Crazy Golf course opening in the old BHS shop on London's Oxford Street.

Richard Gottfried said...

The team at Plonk Golf recently celebrated the brand's third birthday and have opened a new Crazy Golf Puzzle Room in London Fields to celebrate!

Richard Gottfried said...

Work is underway on a new CrazyPutt Adventure Golf course at the N1 Golf Greenwich Peninsula Golf Range.

It's the sister site of CrazyPutt Adventure Golf at the Riverside Golf Centre in Nottingham.

More info on the Greenwich Peninsula Golf Range Facebook Page.

Richard Gottfried said...

New indoor minigolf course opening at Westfield London in March 2018.

A new concept in miniature golf is opening its doors at Westfield London next year as Puttshack launches four indoor minigolf courses featuring new technology to show real-time leader-boards, video highlights and interactive holes. The venue will also have a large bar and restaurant.

Check out the Puttshack website for more information.