Updates from miniature golf courses in St Helens, Swadlincote, Leicester and Pula in Croatia.
|The new Adventure Golf course in Rainford, St Helens|
Our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour continued over the weekend, with five new courses visited, a course revisit, a tournament final and a report from a course in Croatia!
|The Pula Arena Mini Golf course|
We certainly took in a variety of courses on our travels.
On Saturday we visited Garswood in St Helens, Merseyside as Emily had spotted what looked like a Crazy Golf course in a pub beer garden. The sighting was correct and The Railway Hotel in the St Helens suburb did indeed have a course.
|We'd love to know more about the history of the pub beer garden Crazy Golf course|
Unfortunately the 9-hole Crazy Golf course was no longer in use. While we didn't get to have a game, we did however enjoy sitting in the sun in the pub's beer garden before moving on to our next location.
|A nice spot on a sunny afternoon|
|The Railway in Garswood|
We'd recently heard that a new Adventure Golf course was opening up at Clarkes Golf Centre
in Rainford, St Helens and called in for a look. The course is there, but we were a week too early for a round as it's opening this Friday, 28th June.
|A view of the new Adventure Golf course in Rainford|
|There's a really nice looking Putting Green at Clarkes Golf Centre|
Driving back home we swung by Bents Garden Centre in Glazebury to see if the second Adventure Golf course is open there yet
. Unfortunately we were half hour too late and the centre had closed for the day.
While we were in St Helens my brother Christopher was on holiday in Croatia. Staying on the Istria peninsula they managed to find a minigolf course at the Pula Arena holiday camp!
|The Mini Golf course at Pula Arena - they couldn't find anyone or anywhere to hire equipment from|
On Sunday we returned to Caddyshackers Crazy Golf
in Leicester to compete in the grand final of the inaugural Caddyshackers Open tournament.
|Caddyshackers is one of the new breed of indoor Crazy Golf drinking establishments|
En route to Leicester we made a stop in Swadlincote, Derbyshire to look for the Crazy Golf course in Eureka Park.
|The colourful Crazy Golf course at Eureka Park looked really nice. However we couldn't find the Park Keeper to hire a putter and balls from so it was an unplayed course visit this time|
It was brilliant meeting up with our friends and old minigolf rivals Brad, Jam and Seth for the Caddyshackers Open team competition and we had a fun evening out in Leicester after the tourney.
|Hole 11 at Caddyshackers Crazy Golf course|
Emily and I have now been to 871 courses in the British Isles and 39 courses in eleven overseas countries for a total of 910 course visits.
Christopher has been to 28 courses in nine overseas countries.
The combined total of the Crazy World of Minigolf Tour
is now up to 926 courses since September 2006.
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