Tuesday, September 03, 2019

Christmas-themed Crazy Golf courses

Will there be any festive minigolf this year?

Summer is almost over and the shops have already started selling Christmas stuff, so now is the perfect time to ask whether there will be any Christmas-themed miniature golf courses this year?

The first Christmas-themed minigolf course we saw was set-up in London ten years ago

We love seeing courses getting involved in different events and seasonal activities. On our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour we've seen a few Christmas-themed layouts, including the Chrizy Golf course in Manchester back in 2012!

In 2012 there was a six-week pop-up Crazy Golf course at Piccadilly Place in Manchester

Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida is home to two permanent 18-hole minigolf courses known as Disney's Winter Summerland Miniature Golf. Our friend Shelley Barrett has played them.

The story-line side of the Disney Winter Summerland Miniature Golf course

Minigolf is becoming more and more popular and has grown from being a traditional outdoor seaside summer activity to become a year-round game that can be played indoors, outdoors and at pretty much any time of the day.

Many businesses are also booking Christmas parties at miniature golf courses around the UK and there are certainly a lot of venues suited to cater for groups, with many minigolf centres now featuring bars and restaurants too.

Given the minigolf boom I wonder how many specifically Christmas-themed courses we'll see this festive season? If you know of any, please do get in touch.

Christmas Crazy Golf in years gone by

I won the Chrizy Golf Masters tournament in November 2012

In 2017 the Lakeside Village Shopping Centre in Doncaster had a free-to-play Christmas Crazy Golf course set up for shoppers to play during the festive season.

In 2013 the Queensgate Shopping Centre in Peterborough hosted the Christmas-themed 9-hole Miniature Golf course from Mini Golf and Games. I'd played the course when it was set-up, without the festive decorations, in Letchworth Garden City that summer.

Christmas minigolf course in Peterborough. Photo by Mini Golf and Games, 2013
A very nice Christmas-themed pop-up minigolf course

Back in 2009 we played a Christmas-themed minigolf course at Devonshire Square, London.

Part of the first Christmas-themed minigolf course we played back in 2009

Fun Fore All Family Fun Park in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania hosts an annual Holiday Lights Mini Golf event and it looks superb.

Holiday Lights Mini Golf at Fun Fore All, photo courtesy of Fun Fore All Family Fun Park. Photo by Hot Metal Studio-75 / Fun Fore All Family Fun Park
Holiday Lights Mini Golf at Fun Fore All, photo courtesy of Fun Fore All Family Fun Park

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Richard Gottfried said...

There will be glow-in-the-dark minigolf at the outdoor minigolf course at Bath's Victoria Park as part of the Bath on Ice event this winter.

Bath on Ice runs from the 15th November 2019 to the 5th January 2020.

Richard Gottfried said...

Aberdeen's Christmas Village will feature a new festive-themed Crazy Golf course.

We're looking forward to seeing what the 9-hole course looks like!

The Christmas Village will run from the 21st November to the 31st December.

For more information visit the Aberdeen Inspired website.

Richard Gottfried said...

The Christmas Market in Folkestone, Kent will feature a free minigolf course!

The market will be open from Friday 29th November to Sunday 22nd December.

I look forward to seeing the festive layout.

Richard Gottfried said...

The team at Plonk Golf are creating a festive-themed pop-up Crazy Golf course in London this Christmas.