A visit to our 900th minigolf course - North Bay Crazy Golf in Scarborough, North Yorkshire.
Last Friday we made the landmark 900th course visit on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour when we had a round at the North Bay Mini Golf course in Scarborough, North Yorkshire.
|At our 900th minigolf course!|
We were staying near Peasholm Park and had seen a number of the other courses in the North Bay area shortly after arriving in the town. As it was a Friday - and a rainy one at that - none were open.
|A view of the North Bay in Scarborough|
While walking along the clifftop we spied the North Bay Crazy Golf course and I couldn't run down the hill quickly enough to get a closer look at the 12-hole course.
|Luckily for us the course was open|
It's always nice to find unique courses and the North Bay Crazy Golf course is that. There are some very nice hole-in-one opportunities and a few tricky second putts on the colourful course. What was really nice to see was that the borders had felt on them that allowed skillful shots to be rewarded.
|A view of the course|
In our round I shot a 24 to take the win, with Emily scoring a 26 and our friend Cat Patterson hitting a 33.
It was brilliant chatting to the course owners. They've got a real passion for the game and have created a fun and challenging layout. They told us that the course record was a 20, but not many players get close to that or even near to my round of 24. That was very nice to hear. If the weather hadn't gotten worse and if the day was longer I would've had another round or two to try and beat the record.
Luckily when we swung by the course on the Sunday of our weekend away the course was doing a brisk trade in the sunnier conditions. Before we wandered along the coast to the South Bay I managed to have another round, but didn't score as well as I had on my first go, shooting a 27.
The course can be easily found next to the main road and beach in Scarborough's North Bay.
Scarborough and its two bays are well worth visiting. We'll be heading back to the seaside resort and look forward to playing the North Bay Crazy Golf course again then.
The North Bay Crazy Golf course was the 900th visited on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour since September 2006. When our travels began there were around 600 courses in the UK. We've now been to 862 courses in the British Isles and 39 overseas. The North Bay Crazy Golf course was the 520th we've played in the last 13 years as a number of courses we've visited have been closed, derelict, flooded or abandoned.
After our weekend in Scarborough we'd visited a total of 901 courses. The latest being the Holbeck Putting Green in the South Bay, a course that had been there since 1925!
|The next leg of our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour and the road to 1,000 courses started in Scarborough|
Related blog posts:
- Mini Golf in Scarborough
- Crazy World of Minigolf Tour