Friday, August 18, 2017

760 minigolf courses visited

A round-up from our latest minigolf travels.

It's amazing to think in a month and a half we've gone from 743 minigolf course visits to 760. The sheer variety of the miniature golf courses we've played in that time is amazing too. From courses built in the 1970s to courses that are only a year or so old, we've see a wide-range of different layouts.

Crazy Golf at Lowther Gardens in Lytham
Course visit number 753 at Lowther Gardens in Lytham

Since we hit the magic milestone of 750 courses - at Coate Water Country Park in Swindon, Wiltshire - we've been to Lytham on the Fylde coast and London.

MiniLinks Golf in St Annes on the Sea
Emily Putting at MiniLinks Golf in St Annes on the Sea

On our recent trip to St Annes on the Sea to play in the last Mini Major tournament of the season at MiniLinks Golf we'd noticed that Lowther Park in Lytham was home to a Crazy Golf course - how we'd previously missed it we don't know as we've been going to Blackpool and the surrounding seasides since 2008!

The Crazy Golf course at the end of St Annes Pier
The Crazy Golf course at the end of St Annes Pier

As well as playing the 'new' old Crazy Golf course at Lytham, searching for a Putting course in the same park, having a wander to the Crazy Golf course on the pier and revisiting three courses at MiniLinks (a Par-3 Pitch & Putt, Pennines Putting and Crazy Golf) we also swung by the miniature golf courses at Fairhaven Lakes in Lytham and St Annes, the remnants of the Arnold Palmer Putting Course at Starr Gate, the Adventure Golf course at the Pleasure Beach, Merlin Pirate Adventure Golf on the promenade and the old Crazy Golf course behind The Metropole Hotel on the North Shore. we also took a look at how Gynn Gardens in Blackpool has changed since it is no longer home to a Crazy Golf and Putting courses. Finally we drove passed Stanley Park, home to a Krazy Golf course and a grass Putting layout. It certainly is a bit of a hotspot for minigolf!

The Crazy Golf course at Fairhaven Lakes in Lytham and St Annes
The Crazy Golf course at Fairhaven Lakes in Lytham and St Annes

My trip to London saw me tick off visits to six courses, with great visits to play the two indoor courses at Swingers Crazy Golf next to the Gherkin, as well as the four indoor courses at Junkyard Golf on Brick Lane.

Swingers Crazy Golf course in London. Photo by Gareth Holmes
Playing at the excellent Swingers Crazy Golf course in London

Full blog posts from our recent Crazy World of Minigolf Tour travels will follow soon.

Crazy Golf at Junkyard Golf in London
One of the 36 ludicrous Crazy Golf holes at Junkyard Golf in London

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1 comment:

Richard Gottfried said...

We're now up to 762 course visits after swinging by Bishops Park Pitch & Putt in Oldham and playing the Crazy Golf course at Wellholme Park in Brighouse over the weekend.