Playing the Ryder Legends Mini Golf course at The Belfry in Sutton Coldfield.
On Friday 8th September we visited The Belfry in Sutton Coldfield to play the Ryder Legends Mini Golf course as part of the inaugural American Golf National Adventure Golf Championship.
|Playing hole 3 (inspired by the 17th at Kiawah Island)|
Each of the 12-holes on the Ryder Legends Mini Golf course is based on a famous hole from 'big' golf. It's a tricky layout with some very long holes.
Along with Peter Jones I'd qualified for the grand final of the American Golf National Adventure Golf Championship after winning the Welsh Regional Qualifier in April.
The Ryder Legends Mini Golf course was the 456th course played and 768th visited overall on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour. You can see photos of the holes below and videos of the 12-holes on our YouTube Channel (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12).
Photos of the Ryder Legends Mini Golf course.
|Hole 1 - Inspired by the 17th at Valderrama|
|You need to play around the tree|
|A view back to the tee|
|Hole 2 - Inspired by the 18th at Wentworth|
|A tough hole to score a two on|
|Not easy at all|
|Hole 3 - Inspired by the 17th at Kiawah Island|
|The longest hole on the course|
|Hole 4 - Inspired by the 13th at Valhalla|
|You need to play a nicely paced tee-shot on this hole|
|Hole 5 - Inspired by the 9th at Royal Lytham & St Annes|
|The pipes aren't as easy to putt into as they look!|
|Hole 6 - Inspired by the 16th at Royal Birkdale|
|A long and uphill shot|
|It is aceable though|
|Hole 7 - Spiral Fun Hole|
|A good chance for a hole in one - or a tricky second putt|
|Hole 8 - U-Bend Fun Hole|
|An ace opportunity|
|Hole 9 - Inspired by the 5th at Pinehurst|
|A good two|
|Hole 10 - Up and Over Fun Hole|
|A good chance for a hole in one|
|Hole 11 - Inspired by the 10th at The Belfry|
|The potential round-wrecker|
|Many teams fell foul of the ditch on this hole|
|A tough green to reach|
|Hole 12 - Inspired by the 15th at PGA National|
|The last hole to play is a fairly long one|
For more information visit The Belfry Hotel and Resort website and Ryder Legends Mini Golf web page.
The American Golf Championship Tour invited players from all parts of the golfing spectrum to compete in its range of events. This year more than 7,500 players competed in a total of 17 tournament categories at 168 venues.
|A pre-match interview with Sky Sports presenter Gemma Care|
It was brilliant to qualify for and compete in the first American Golf Adventure Golf National Pairs Championship Final.
|Playing hole 3 in the American Golf Adventure Golf National Pairs Championship Final|
The final was played over four rounds - two qualifying rounds of strokeplay, followed by a matchplay semi-final and a matchplay final. Peter and I played well as a team and qualified for the semi-final in second place after rounds of 35 and 34 on the 12-hole Ryder Legends Mini Golf course. We were victorious in our semi-final against the Watford qualifiers Simon and Jake Whitby, but unfortunately lost 3&2 in the final against Bristol qualifiers Simon Lee and Steve Gerrish.
Related blog posts:
- Crazy World of Minigolf Tour
- American Golf
- The American Golf Adventure Golf National Pairs Championship Final
- American Golf championships on Sky Sports Golf
- Set your tapes! Adventure Golf to be shown on Sky Sports Golf
- Winning the American Golf Adventure Golf Pairs Regional Qualifier in Wrexham
- Richard Gottfried - Player Profile and Tournament Record
- The Belfry Hotel and Resort
- Ryder Legends Mini Golf
- American Golf
- Playing the Ryder Legends Mini Golf course at The Belfry - hole 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12