Wednesday, August 28, 2019

New Mini Adventure Golf at the Grove Golf and Bowl in Leominster

New Adventure Golf course at the Grove Golf and Bowl in Fordbridge, Leominster.


There's a new Adventure Golf course at the Grove Golf and Bowl in Fordbridge, Leominster

A new Adventure Golf course has just opened at the Grove Golf and Bowl in Fordbridge, Leominster, Herefordshire.


Visit the Grove Golf and Bowl website for more information, opening times and prices.


We're looking forward to playing a round on the mini adventure golf course on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

I recently wrote about the growth in, and crossover of, minigolf and tenpin bowling venues.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Crazy Golf at Riverside Park in St Neots

A look at the Ambiance Cafe Crazy Golf course at Riverside Park in St Neots, Cambridgeshire.


Thanks to our friend and minigolf rival Steve Gow for letting us know about the Crazy Golf course at the Ambiance Cafe in Riverside Park, St Neots, Cambridgeshire.


Crazy Golf at Riverside Park in St Neots. Photo by Steve Gow
Crazy Golf at Riverside Park in St Neots. Photo by Steve Gow

The course has been there for a few years, but it was the first we'd heard about it.


It's mad how there are still so many undiscovered minigolf courses out there.

Check out the Ambiance Cafe website for more info.

Crazy Golf at Riverside Park in St Neots. Photo by Steve Gow
Crazy Golf at Riverside Park in St Neots. Photo by Steve Gow

Also have a look at the course's location on a satellite image for an interesting sight!

It'll be nice to visit the park as there's a miniature railway there too.

Riverside Park's miniature railway. Photo by Steve Gow
Riverside Park's miniature railway. Photo by Steve Gow

Buxton Miniature Railway

A visit to the Pavilion Gardens Miniature Railway in Buxton.


Pavilion Gardens Miniature Railway in Buxton
This way to the Miniature Railway

On our recent trip to Buxton we had a nice wander around the Pavilion Gardens. We didn't have any luck in finding the Crazy Golf and Putting courses we had heard were there, but we did find a miniature railway.


Pavilion Gardens Miniature Railway in Buxton
The platform

Pavilion Gardens Miniature Railway in Buxton
The line to the storage tunnel

Pavilion Gardens Miniature Railway in Buxton

Pavilion Gardens Miniature Railway in Buxton
Some carriages

Pavilion Gardens Miniature Railway in Buxton
The engine under cover

Pavilion Gardens Miniature Railway in Buxton
The miniature train

Pavilion Gardens Miniature Railway in Buxton
The lines out of the tunnel

Pavilion Gardens Miniature Railway in Buxton
The track runs over the bridge

We've found quite a few miniature railways on our travels. There are a lot up here in the north west, including three in Stockport borough.

Related blog posts:
Miniature Railways

Link:
- Miniature Train at Pavilion Gardens

Monday, August 26, 2019

Crazy Golf course at Ancaster Karting in Grantham

A look at the Crazy Golf course at Ancaster Karting in Grantham, Lincolnshire.


Crazy Golf course at Ancaster Karting in Grantham

Last November Emily spotted the Crazy Golf course at Ancaster Karting on her way home from a break at the Belton Woods Hotel in Grantham.


The course was the 854th visited on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour. We've now been to 923 courses since September 2006.


Emily swung by for another look on her recent return to Grantham.

Crazy Golf course at Ancaster Karting in Grantham
Hole 1


Crazy Golf course at Ancaster Karting in Grantham
Hole 2

Crazy Golf course at Ancaster Karting in Grantham
Hole 3

Crazy Golf course at Ancaster Karting in Grantham
Hole 4

Crazy Golf course at Ancaster Karting in Grantham
Hole 5

Crazy Golf course at Ancaster Karting in Grantham
Hole 6


Crazy Golf course at Ancaster Karting in Grantham
Hole 7

Crazy Golf course at Ancaster Karting in Grantham
Hole 8

Crazy Golf course at Ancaster Karting in Grantham
Hole 9

Visit the Ancaster Karting website for more information.

The Crazy Golf layout is one of the LETTERS Crazy Golf sets manufactured by DK Fibreglass.

We've also seen this type of course at Verulamium Park in St Albans.

Related blog posts:
Grantham
Lincolnshire
Crazy World of Minigolf Tour

Putt in the Park Colchester opening this week

The new Putt in the Park adventure golf course at Castle Park in Colchester is opening this week.



The new 14-hole Putt in the Park minigolf course at Castle Park in Colchester, Essex will be opening this Wednesday, 28th August.


The Putt in the Park course at Battersea Park in London
The Putt in the Park course at Battersea Park in London

The park used to be home to a couple of different minigolf courses that we've visited on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.


The old Eternit Miniature Golf course at Castle Park in Colchester
The old Eternit Miniature Golf course at Castle Park

The old miniature golf course at Castle Park in Colchester
The old miniature golf course at Castle Park

The new adventure golf course course in Colchester has been built by the team at Putt in the Park. We've played their courses in Wandsworth and Battersea in London on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour. They also have a course in Acton we've yet to get along to.

Putt in the Park at Wandsworth Park in London
Putt in the Park at Wandsworth Park in London was the 650th course we visited in the UK

Link:
Putt in the Park

Related blog posts:
Colchester
Putt in the Park
Minigolf in Colchester (2009)
Crazy World of Minigolf Tour

Putting Green at the Belton Woods Hotel in Grantham

A look at the Putting Green at the Belton Woods Hotel in Grantham, Lincolnshire.


Putting Green at the Belton Woods Hotel in Grantham

Emily has just returned from a break at the Belton Woods Hotel in Grantham where she spotted a Putting Green.


Putting Green at the Belton Woods Hotel in Grantham

Putting Green at the Belton Woods Hotel in Grantham

Putting Green at the Belton Woods Hotel in Grantham

Related blog posts:
- Grantham
- Lincolnshire
- Putting Green
- Crazy World of Minigolf Tour

Le Mini Golf at Bar du Lac in Pierrefonds, France

A look at Le Mini Golf at Bar du Lac in Pierrefonds, France.


Le Mini Golf at Bar du Lac in Pierrefonds, France. Photo by Christopher Gottfried 26/08/19
Le Mini Golf

Christopher and Nina Gottfried have struck minigolf gold again as they found another miniature golf course on their way home from holiday in Germany and France.


Le Mini Golf at Bar du Lac in Pierrefonds, France. Photo by Christopher Gottfried 26/08/19

Le Mini Golf at Bar du Lac in Pierrefonds, France. Photo by Christopher Gottfried 26/08/19

Le Mini Golf at Bar du Lac in Pierrefonds, France. Photo by Christopher Gottfried 26/08/19

Christopher tells me that the castle you can see on the Mini Golf course is a miniature version of Château de Pierrefonds.


Le Mini Golf at Bar du Lac in Pierrefonds, France. Photo by Christopher Gottfried 26/08/19

Visit Le Kiosque Mini-Golf Pierrefonds on Facebook for more information.

Le Mini Golf at Bar du Lac in Pierrefonds, France. Photo by Christopher Gottfried 26/08/19

Christopher and Nina have now been to 30 courses in the UK and nine overseas countries. Prior to visiting Le Mini Golf at Bar du Lac in Pierrefonds the last course they visited was at Adventuregolf Gutach in Germany.

Emily and I have been to eight of those 30 too. We have visited 884 courses in the British Isles and 39 courses in eleven overseas countries for a total of 923 course visits. The combined total of the Crazy World of Minigolf Tour is now up to 945 courses since September 2006.

Miniature Golf Day 2019

It's less than a month until Miniature Golf Day 2019.

The second of the years Miniature Golf Days is fast approaching.

Miniature Golf Day is ALWAYS on the 21st of September.

Where will you be having a round or two?

Crazy Golf at the Rhos Fynach in Rhos on Sea
At the Rhos Fynach in Rhos on Sea

For some inspiration check out our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour blog post to see the 920+ courses we've visited on our travels since 2006.

Each year there are two annual 'days' to celebrate the game. The first of the year is National Miniature Golf Day which is on the second Saturday in May - you'll next be able to celebrate that on Saturday 9th May 2020.

Friday, August 23, 2019

Mini Golf at Lane7 in Newcastle

A revisit to the Mini Golf course at Lane7 in Newcastle upon Tyne.


Mini Golf at Lane7 in Newcastle

On Saturday night we replayed the indoor mini golf course at Lane7 in Newcastle. In our one-round shootout I got the win with a score of 22 to Emily's 23.


Mini Golf at Lane7 in Newcastle

We first played the mini golf course at Lane7 on Miniature Golf Day last September.


Mini Golf at Lane7 in Newcastle

The mini golf course is located in the basement of the three-storey venue and sits alongside a pair of tenpin bowling lanes and bar area.

Lane7 in Newcastle

The 9-hole indoor minigolf course was the 495th played and 840th course visited on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

Mini Golf at Lane7 in Newcastle
Emily playing hole 3

We've now visited 922 courses since September 2006.

Mini Golf at Lane7 in Newcastle
Playing hole 6

Visit the Lane7 website for opening times and prices.

Mini Golf at Lane7 in Newcastle

Related blog posts:
- Lane7
- Newcastle
- Minigolf and tenpin bowling
- Crazy World of Minigolf Tour
- Mini Golf at Lane7 in Newcastle

Link:
- Lane7

Adventure Golf Gutach in Germany

Spotting Adventure Golf Gutach in Germany.


My brother Christopher and his wife Nina were recently on holiday in Germany and while driving through Gutach spotted the adventure golf course there.


Adventuregolf Gutach in Germany
There's an old train carriage at the course!

Check out the Adventuregolf Gutach website for more information and photos of the 18-hole course.


Christopher and Nina have been to 29 courses in the UK and nine overseas countries. Prior to Adventuregolf Gutach the last course they visited was the Mini Golf at the Resort Horizont & Splendid in Pula, Croatia.

Emily and I have been to eight of those 29 too. We have visited 883 courses in the British Isles and 39 courses in eleven overseas countries for a total of 922 course visits. The combined total of the Crazy World of Minigolf Tour is now up to 943 courses since September 2006.

Miniature Railway at Exhibition Park in Newcastle

A visit to the Miniature Railway at Exhibition Park in Newcastle upon Tyne.


Miniature Railway at Exhibition Park in Newcastle

We were taking part in the Gift of Life 5k Run in Newcastle's Exhibition Park on Sunday and on our second lap of the Town Moor we spotted the miniature railway running!


Miniature Railway at Exhibition Park in Newcastle
We'll have to tot up how many miniature railways we've visited on our travels. We seem to be finding a lot more!

The miniature railway is operated by the Tyneside Society of Model & Experimental Engineers. One of the members told us that they operate train rides on the first Sunday of the month.


Miniature Railway at Exhibition Park in Newcastle

Visit the Tyneside Society of Model & Experimental Engineers website for more information.

Miniature Railway at Exhibition Park in Newcastle

Back in 2009 we visited Exhibition Park to look at the derelict abandoned Crazy Golf course there. It was in a right state then and there was talk of a new course being built. That hasn't happened. We couldn't see the old course there either.

Related blog posts:
Miniature Railways
- Newcastle

Link:
Tyneside Society of Model & Experimental Engineers