Visiting our 800th minigolf course on the Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.
|Swing by Golfbaren|
In September 2006 we began what would become our epic quest to visit every miniature golf course in the UK. Back then there were approximately 600 courses. We're now up to 806 course visits, 37 of which have been overseas.
|The upstairs main course|
The game is booming in the UK and our friends in Sweden are also experiencing a rise in popularity. Our 800th course visit was to the Swing by Golfbaren indoor minigolf course and speakeasy in Stockholm.
|Emily in the Art Deco swing of things|
Swing by Golfbaren recently celebrated its first anniversary and our friend, minigolf rival and legend of the sport Hans Olofsson invited us to be guests at the party. We had a marvellous time and must say Swing by Golfbaren is one of the best minigolf venues we've visited.
|Acing hole 12|
|The green of the 12th and final hole can be a round wrecker|
The course has a 1920's theme and is a truly unique layout. There's an 'upstairs' 12-holes open for all to play, while hidden 'downstairs' are a further 6-holes which can be booked for private events.
|Playing minigolf in the 'Living Room'|
Throughout the venue you can find out about the history of miniature golf, with displays, ephemera, stories and memorabilia from the 1800's to the modern day.
|A fine display of minigolf history|
|A close up look at some of the merch and ephemera|
|The early years|
|The modern era|
|More memorabilia in the Living Room|
|A nice set of scorecards - and branded pencils|
If you like minigolf you will love Swing by Golfbaren.
|Holing out for a two|
|There's a wonderful Wall of Fame at Swing by Golfbaren|
|Hole 9 in the spotlight|
|Swing by Golfbaren can be found at Surbrunnsgatan|
|The Swing by Golfbaren branded - and turfed - vans!|
While we were in Sweden we managed to visit nine minigolf courses - including another two of Hans' Golfbaren courses in Kristineberg and Aspudden. You can see more in our blog post 'From Stockport to Stockholm on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour'.
Related blog posts:
- Swing by Golfbaren
- From Stockport to Stockholm on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour
- Swing by Golfbaren website
- Golfbaren website