Playing the Crazy Golf course at Haigh Woodland Park in Wigan.
On Saturday 8th April we headed to Haigh Woodland Park in Wigan to compete in the first-ever Great Northern Minigolf Open competition played out on the two miniature golf courses in the park.
|The course was open and proving popular|
The second course we played was the old Crazy Golf course operated by the Friends of Haigh Country Park group.
|The view from hole one|
At £1 per game the course is the lowest price we've ever found for an 18-hole course on our travels. Amazing value for money.
|My first hole in one of the day - scored on the 'windmill with no blades labyrinth' hole!|
The course was incredibly popular and had a good throughput of players all day. It's an interesting layout as the course has been added to over the years so has quite a hotch potch of obstacles. Not that that is a bad thing, it was certainly unique.
|The course is quite crazy|
The Haigh Woodland Park Crazy Golf course was the 728th visited on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour and the 701st in the UK. It became the 428th played on our travels since September 2006.
|Some holes have newer fibreglass obstacles|
|Others have older obstacles|
|While others have a mixture of traditional and modern elements|
|A bowler hatted spider!|
|The tank obstacle was particularly odd and quite out of place on the course. It was an interesting and very tough hole|
|What a steep ramp|
|Emily playing the tank|
|The 'green' of the 18th hole|
In the second and final round of the Great Northern Minigolf Open tournament the scores were:
1st - Scott Lancley - 38
2nd - Richard Gottfried - 44
3rd - Emily Gottfried - 49
4th - John Moore - 50
5th - Russ Dent - 51
6th - Cat Patterson - 59
|The competitors in the Great Northern Minigolf Open competition|
Visit the Friends of Haigh Country Park website for further information and course opening times. Back in 2012 the course was partly derelict, but the Friends group have done a brilliant job of getting it spruced up and fully open again.