Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Minigolf San Antonio in Lanzarote

A look at the San Antonio Minigolf course in Lanzarote.


Minigolf San Antonio in Lanzarote. Photo by Les Tubby, July 2018

Many thanks to my brother-in-law Les Tubby for sending over some snaps of the San Antonio Minigolf course in Lanzarote. It wasn't in a playable condition!

Minigolf San Antonio in Lanzarote. Photo by Les Tubby, July 2018

Minigolf San Antonio in Lanzarote. Photo by Les Tubby, July 2018

Minigolf San Antonio in Lanzarote. Photo by Les Tubby, July 2018

Minigolf San Antonio in Lanzarote. Photo by Les Tubby, July 2018

Minigolf San Antonio in Lanzarote. Photo by Les Tubby, July 2018

Minigolf San Antonio in Lanzarote. Photo by Les Tubby, July 2018

Minigolf San Antonio in Lanzarote. Photo by Les Tubby, July 2018

Minigolf San Antonio in Lanzarote. Photo by Les Tubby, July 2018

Minigolf San Antonio in Lanzarote. Photo by Les Tubby, July 2018

Les and Jo have previously found a Mini Golf course at in Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote and on their latest trip to Lanzarote also played the Mini Golf Aquarium course.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Mini Golf Aquarium in Lanzarote

A look at the Mini Golf Aquarium course in Lanzarote.


Mini Golf Aquarium in Lanzarote. Photo by Les Tubby, July 2018

Many thanks to my brother-in-law Les Tubby for sending over some snaps of the Mini Golf Aquarium course in Lanzarote. It looks like a colourful layout.

Mini Golf Aquarium in Lanzarote. Photo by Les Tubby, July 2018
Looks a bargain

Mini Golf Aquarium in Lanzarote. Photo by Les Tubby, July 2018
The course scorecard

Mini Golf Aquarium in Lanzarote. Photo by Les Tubby, July 2018

Mini Golf Aquarium in Lanzarote. Photo by Les Tubby, July 2018

Mini Golf Aquarium in Lanzarote. Photo by Les Tubby, July 2018

Mini Golf Aquarium in Lanzarote. Photo by Les Tubby, July 2018

Mini Golf Aquarium in Lanzarote. Photo by Les Tubby, July 2018

Mini Golf Aquarium in Lanzarote. Photo by Les Tubby, July 2018

Mini Golf Aquarium in Lanzarote. Photo by Les Tubby, July 2018

Mini Golf Aquarium in Lanzarote. Photo by Les Tubby, July 2018

Mini Golf Aquarium in Lanzarote. Photo by Les Tubby, July 2018
The match between Les and Jo was a tie!

Les and Jo have previously found a Mini Golf course at in Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote.

Related blog posts:
- Lanzarote
- Mini Golf in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote
- Rooftop Mini Golf in Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote
- Mini Golf in Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Happy birthday to the Crazy Golf Museum

The Crazy Golf Museum is eight years old today.


Many happy returns to the Crazy Golf Museum as it marks it's eighth birthday today.


The Crazy Golf Museum

Set up by Crazy Golf legend Tim 'Ace Man' Davies and me back on the 15th June 2010, the virtual musuem is a treasure trove and archive for all things minigolf.

There's so much stuff happening in the world of miniature golf that there's new stuff to log and record every single day. The future of the game is looking bright too, with new courses opening up around the world all the time.

Check out the Crazy Golf Museum website, Facebook and Twitter for more info.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Mini Golf at the Lagotel in Playa de Muro, Majorca

A look at the minigolf course at the Lagotel in Playa de Muro, Majorca.


Many thanks to Jim Holden for sending me these snaps of a "retro" and "slightly rustic" minigolf course while on holiday in Majorca.

Mini Golf at the Lagotel in Playa de Muro, Majorca. Photo by Jim Holden, June 2018

The 18-hole miniature golf course in the grounds of the Lagotel in Playa de Muro, Majorca.

Activities at the Lagotel Club in Playa de Muro, Majorca. Photo by Jim Holden, June 2018

My brother and charter member of the Crazy World of Minigolf Tour Christopher Gottfried also found a 'rustic' looking minigolf course in Majorca a few years ago, it was at Vista Alegre in Porto Cristo.

Happy tenth birthday to Paradise Island Adventure Golf in Manchester

Today is the tenth birthday of Paradise Island Adventure Golf at Manchester's Trafford Centre.


Happy tenth birthday to Paradise Island Adventure Golf in Manchester and congratulations on the minigolf milestone.


About to score a hole-in-one on the 11th hole at Paradise Island Adventure Golf last December

The Tiki Hut Trail and Temple Ruins Adventure courses at the Trafford Centre's 36-hole indoor Adventure Golf venue were the 85th and 86th courses played on our travels back in 2009. We've returned a number of times since then and following our move north in 2016 Paradise Island Adventure Golf is actually now one of our local courses.

There are six Paradise Island Adventure Golf courses and the Manchester layout recently received a spruce up as part of the birthday celebrations. The course now includes some of the features found at the Sheffield and Cheshire Oaks courses, including ships, sharks and seagulls.

Paradise Island Adventure Golf
Some of the ship theming at the Sheffield venue

Next week Paradise Island Adventure Golf tees-off it's own Open tournament, with each of the Paradise Island Adventure Golf courses in the country inviting players to submit their scores to the competition leaderboard.

Visit the Paradise Island Adventure Golf website for more information about the courses in Cheshire Oaks, Derby, Glasgow, Livingston, Manchester and Sheffield.

Related blog posts:
- Manchester
- Paradise Island Adventure Golf
- Crazy World of Minigolf Tour

Sunday, July 08, 2018

The Swingers Open Crazy Golf tournament 2018

Enter The Swingers Open 2018 for a chance to win a trip to New York!

The Swingers Open Crazy Golf tournament 2018


Entry is now open to the second Swingers Open minigolf tournament. The event will see a number of qualifying events take place at the two Swingers Crazy Golf venues in London before the grand final takes place.

The Swingers Open minigolf tournament is being run in association with Tanqueray No. TEN and the prize is a trip for four, including flights and hotel, to New York.

The Swingers Open competition starts on the 16th July and will run throughout July, August and September. Check out the Swingers Crazy Golf website for more info.

Swingers Crazy Golf also has plans to open its first US location in Manhattan's new Virgin Hotel.

Saturday, July 07, 2018

Crazy Golf in Southwold, Suffolk

A visit to the Crazy Golf course in Southwold, Suffolk.


Crazy Golf course at the Boating Lake in Southwold, Suffolk

This summer seems to be flying by and I thought it was high time for me to blog about our trip to Southwold, Suffolk back in May. It was a flying visit and while in the seaside town we swung by the Crazy Golf course at the Boating Lake & Cafe on North Parade just as it was closing for the day.


Crazy Golf course at the Boating Lake in Southwold, Suffolk
The course is in a nice setting

Crazy Golf course at the Boating Lake in Southwold, Suffolk
The entrance to the course

Crazy Golf course at the Boating Lake in Southwold, Suffolk
A lovely bit of signage

Crazy Golf course at the Boating Lake in Southwold, Suffolk
The Rules

The Crazy Golf course in Southwold became the 812th visited on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

Crazy Golf course at the Boating Lake in Southwold, Suffolk

Crazy Golf course at the Boating Lake in Southwold, Suffolk

Crazy Golf course at the Boating Lake in Southwold, Suffolk
  
Crazy Golf course at the Boating Lake in Southwold, Suffolk

Crazy Golf course at the Boating Lake in Southwold, Suffolk

You can find the Crazy Golf course at Southwold Boating Lake & Cafe, North Parade, Southwold, Suffolk IP18 6BN.

Crazy Golf course at the Boating Lake in Southwold, Suffolk
The main entrance to the Boating Lake

Crazy Golf course at the Boating Lake in Southwold, Suffolk
I always love seeing the words CRAZY GOLF printed onto roofs!

In March last year my sister-in-law Jo and niece Kate spotted the Crazy Golf course. It wasn't there when Emily and I visited the seaside town in 2009.

Related blog posts:
- Southwold
- Suffolk
- Crazy World of Minigolf Tour

Friday, July 06, 2018

The Telegraph Pole Appreciation Society

At the recent Dull Men's Club gathering in Preston I had the chance to meet Martin from the Telegraph Pole Appreciation Society. Who knew there was such a thing. But obviously and quite rightly there is.

An interesting telegraph pole at the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway heritage steam railway in Ulverston

Check out Martin's website and recent blog post about a telegraph pole I spotted on our visit to the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway heritage steam railway.

An interesting telegraph pole at the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway heritage steam railway in Ulverston

Interestingly (for some) Telegraph Pole Appreciation Day and Miniature Golf Day both fall on the 21st September each year.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

New indoor Adventure Golf course in Edinburgh

There's a new Volcano Falls indoor Adventure Golf course in Edinburgh.


While on holiday in Edinburgh Emily spotted this bit of bus advertising about the new Volcano Falls indoor Adventure Golf course that has opened at Fountain Park in Edinburgh.


Bus advert for Volcano Falls Adventure Golf in Edinburgh
As part of the launch activity the course ran a Spot the Bus promotion

We've played the Volcano Falls course at Xscape in Castleford on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Junkyard Golf heading to Leeds

A new Junkyard Golf course is opening at The Light in Leeds.


The team at Junkyard Golf are taking their brand of indoor Crazy Golf to The Light in Leeds city centre.


A scary Clown's Mouth at Junkyard Golf's London course
The new Junkyard Golf course in Leeds will feature three courses

We've played the Junkyard Golf courses in Manchester and London on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour, but still need to visit the course in Oxford.

For more information visit the Junkyard Golf website.

Many thanks to Leeds-based artist Jack Hurley for the tip-off about the course opening.

Petanque in Leeds City Centre

Spotting a Petanque Piste in Leeds City Centre.


Petanque Piste at Bond Court in Leeds City Centre

We love visiting Leeds and go there quite a lot. On our last trip there we found ourselves exploring some new bits of the city and while having a wander on Saturday we discovered a Petanque Piste in Bond Court, just off Wine Street!


Petanque Piste at Bond Court in Leeds City Centre

What a layout!
 
Petanque Piste at Bond Court in Leeds City Centre
What a marvellous sculpture

Petanque Piste at Bond Court in Leeds City Centre

Petanque Piste at Bond Court in Leeds City Centre

Petanque Piste at Bond Court in Leeds City Centre

We enjoy a game of Petanque / Boules and play at the Woodstock Petanque Club in Edgeley, Stockport.

Petanque Piste at Bond Court in Leeds City Centre
The rules of boules

We'll have to take our boules with us on our next trip to Leeds.

Related blog posts:
- Petanque
- Leeds