Playing the three MiniLinks Mini Golf courses in Lytham Saint Annes.
MiniLinks Golf on the seafront in Lytham Saint Annes is home to three miniature golf courses and on Sunday 18th June I played all of them.
|If you're heading to the courses from the town centre or Saint Annes on the Sea railway station, just follow this handy - and BIG - Miniature Golf brown tourist sign to the front|
First up was a replay of the 9-hole Crazy Golf course. Emily and I had first played the layout in 2008. In my two rounds on the course I scored a 21 and a 20.
|The Crazy Golf course at MiniLinks Golf|
Next I played the Pennines Putting course. It's a brilliant 18-hole grass putting course, with some very interesting routes to the cups! In my round I scored 43 - shooting 21 'out' and 22 'in'.
|About to score a hole-in-one on the Pennines Putting miniature golf course|
After a wander around the town and a play of the Crazy Golf course on the pier and the layout at Fairhaven Lake I returned to the MiniLinks for a game on the Par-3 Miniature Golf course when it was a little quieter as it'd been really busy all day. I'd also had a couple of rides on the Miniature Railway which runs around the perimeter of the course to scope it out a bit.
|The MiniLinks Crazy Golf course and Saint Annes Miniature Railway|
My score of 67(+13) - recorded as a 65(+11) with the Beginner's Handicap taken into consideration - was enough to see me finish in tied 13th place in the MiniLinks US Open tournament. A total of 43 players had submitted their scores over the weekend, with the winner shooting a round of 48(-6).
|Hole 1 of the popular miniature golf course|
|The MiniLinks US Open trophy|
The Pennines Putting and Par-3 courses were the 740th and 742nd visited on the Crazy World of Minigolf Tour, with the Crazy Golf course already the 48th visited and played back in 2008.
MiniLinks Golf hosts a number of public tournaments on the Par-3 Golf course throughout the year and there are four special competitions that run at the same time as the 'Majors' in regular golf. Next up is the MiniLinks Open running from the 20th-23rd July.
Visit the MiniLinks Golf website and Twitter for more information, opening times, tournament details and prices.
All in all it was a brilliant day out at the seaside. It's always nice to revisit somewhere after a number of years and this time I got to really explore the town. I'm looking forward to my next visit to Lytham Saint Annes already.
|MiniLinks Golf gets the thumbs-up from me|
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