Saturday, January 25, 2020

4D Cosmic Golf at Xplore at the Xscape Centre in Castleford

A look at the glow-in-the-dark Cosmic Golf courses at the Xscape Centre in Castleford.


Xplore at the Xscape Centre in Castleford, West Yorkshire is home to two indoor Cosmic Golf glow-in-the-dark courses.


4D Cosmic Golf at Xplore at the Xscape Centre in Castleford

One is the Search for Atlantis. A 6-hole layout with an underwater theme.


4D Cosmic Golf at Xplore at the Xscape Centre in Castleford

4D Cosmic Golf at Xplore at the Xscape Centre in Castleford

4D Cosmic Golf at Xplore at the Xscape Centre in Castleford

4D Cosmic Golf at Xplore at the Xscape Centre in Castleford

The second course is the Curse of the Mummy in 3D (or 4D depending on which sign you read).


4D Cosmic Golf at Xplore at the Xscape Centre in Castleford

This is a 9-hole courses and one where you need to wear 3D glasses to enjoy the full effects as you putt around the layout.

4D Cosmic Golf at Xplore at the Xscape Centre in Castleford

4D Cosmic Golf at Xplore at the Xscape Centre in Castleford

4D Cosmic Golf at Xplore at the Xscape Centre in Castleford

4D Cosmic Golf at Xplore at the Xscape Centre in Castleford

4D Cosmic Golf at Xplore at the Xscape Centre in Castleford

4D Cosmic Golf at Xplore at the Xscape Centre in Castleford

4D Cosmic Golf at Xplore at the Xscape Centre in Castleford

4D Cosmic Golf at Xplore at the Xscape Centre in Castleford

4D Cosmic Golf at Xplore at the Xscape Centre in Castleford

4D Cosmic Golf at Xplore at the Xscape Centre in Castleford

4D Cosmic Golf at Xplore at the Xscape Centre in Castleford

4D Cosmic Golf at Xplore at the Xscape Centre in Castleford


Check out the Xplore website for more information, opening times and prices.

4D Cosmic Golf at Xplore at the Xscape Centre in Castleford

The two courses at Xplore were among the 20 courses we visited in the first 20 days of 2020.

The entertainment, leisure and retail area at Junction 32 of the M62 in Castleford is a real minigolf hotbed.

There are six miniature golf courses with a total of 87-holes to play.

Friday, January 24, 2020

Minigolf in Castleford

A return visit to Castleford.




On our way home from a weekend away in Doncaster we made a stop at the entertainment, leisure and retail area at Junction 32 of the M62 as it's a real minigolf hotbed.


There are six miniature golf courses with a total of 87-holes to play in a very small area!


Xplore at the Xscape Centre is home to two indoor Cosmic Golf glow-in-the-dark courses. One is a 6-hole layout called the Search for Atlantis. The other is the Curse of the Mummy in 3D (or 4D depending on which sign you read). The 3D course is a 9-hole layout and one where you need to wear 3D glasses to enjoy the full effects.

Search for Atlantis Cosmic Golf at Xplore in Xscape Yorkshire in Castleford
Search for Atlantis Cosmic Golf at Xplore in Xscape Yorkshire

These two Xplore courses were the 199th and 200th visited on our travels back in 2010. We've now been to 945 courses!

Curse of the Mummy 4D Cosmic Golf at Xplore in Xscape Yorkshire in Castleford
Curse of the Mummy 4D Cosmic Golf at Xplore in Xscape Yorkshire

Towards the back of Xscape is the two course, 36-hole indoor Volcano Falls Adventure Golf centre.

Volcano Falls Adventure Golf at Xscape Yorkshire in Castleford
Volcano Falls Adventure Golf at Xscape Yorkshire in Castleford

Players can play on the Volcano Valley and T Rex Trails.

Heading out of Xscape and over the road to the Junction 32 Outlet Shopping Centre you will find two outdoor 18-hole courses at Mr Mulligans Adventure Golf.

Mr Mulligans Adventure Golf at the Junction 32 Outlet Shopping Centre in Castleford
Mr Mulligans Adventure Golf at the Junction 32 Outlet Shopping Centre in Castleford

When we last visited Castleford these courses were known as Pirate Island Adventure Golf.

The six courses in Castleford were some of the 20 minigolf layouts we went to in the first 20 days of 2020.

Once you arrive at Junction 32 in Castleford you don't require any further transport to get to any of the courses there. It has the most minigolf courses of any inland place in the UK.

Of the places we've visited on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour Skegness is the town with the most minigolf courses in the UK. Skeggy has 120-holes spread across ten seafront courses.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Pop Up Mini Golf at the Castle Quarter in Norwich

There will be a FREE to play Mini Golf course at the Castle Quarter in Norwich this weekend.


The free to play pop-up Crazy Golf course will be set-up at the Castle Quarter shopping and entertainment centre in Norwich on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th January.


Pop Up Mini Golf at the Castle Quarter in Norwich
My brother - and Norfolk resident - Christopher spotted the advert for the pop up Mini Golf course in the lift at the Castle Quarter shopping centre

For more information check out the Castle Quarter website.

Aces at Paradise Island Adventure Golf Manchester

A look at some holes-in-one at Paradise Island Adventure Golf Manchester in the Trafford Centre.


About to ace hole 2 of the Tiki Hut Trail at Paradise Island Adventure Golf in Manchester
About to ace hole 2 of the Tiki Hut Trail

We returned to Paradise Island Adventure Golf Manchester for the third time this year and hit some more holes-in-one on the Tiki Hut Trail and Temple Ruins Adventure courses.
















We've now made 22 minigolf course visits and revisits in the first 22 days of 2020.


Paradise Island Adventure Golf Manchester was the last minigolf venue we visited in 2019. We've been there three times this year already.

Last year we visited a total of 82 miniature golf courses and revisited and replayed a lot of layouts.

We've now been to 945 courses since September 2006.

Visit the Paradise Island Adventure Golf website for opening times and prices.

Fore Play Crazy Golf heading to Edinburgh

A new Fore Play Crazy Golf course is opening in Edinburgh.


The team at Fore Play Crazy Golf in Scotland will be opening their second venue with an adults-only pop-up minigolf site in Edinburgh this Spring.


A new Fore Play Crazy Golf course is opening in Edinburgh

The original Fore Play Crazy Golf course opened in Glasgow in 2018.


The new Edinburgh course will be a pop-up and opens this Spring.

In addition to the Edinburgh-themed Crazy Golf element the venue will feature a bar and street food.

Visit the Fore Play Crazy Golf website for more information.

Related blog posts:
- Fore Play Crazy Golf
- Edinburgh

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

New Ghetto Golf course opening in Leeds

The new Ghetto Golf location in the Burley area of Leeds, West Yorkshire has been given the green light and it's hoped that the venue will be open in October this year.

There's a new Ghetto Golf course opening in Leeds this year

The adults-only Leeds venue will join the existing Ghetto Golf courses in Liverpool, Birmingham and Newcastle upon Tyne.

A bowling-themed hole at the original Ghetto Golf at Cains Brewery in Liverpool
A bowling-themed hole at the original Ghetto Golf at Cains Brewery in Liverpool

Ghetto Golf at the Custard Factory in Digbeth, Birmingham
Ghetto Golf at the Custard Factory in Digbeth, Birmingham

One of the holes at Ghetto Golf at Hoults Yard in Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne

One of the holes at Ghetto Golf at Hoults Yard in Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne
All of the Ghetto Golf courses feature UV glow-in-the-dark sections of the course

Related blog posts:
- Leeds
- Ghetto Golf

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Crazy Golf at Sunnybank Gardens & The Yorkshire Ice Cream Farm in Hatfield, Doncaster

A look at the Crazy Golf course at Sunnybank Gardens & The Yorkshire Ice Cream Farm in Hatfield, Doncaster.


Crazy Golf at Sunnybank Gardens & The Yorkshire Ice Cream Farm in Hatfield, Doncaster
The last hole of the 11-hole Crazy Golf at Sunnybank Gardens & The Yorkshire Ice Cream Farm in Hatfield, Doncaster

On Sunday we visited the Crazy Golf course at Sunnybank Gardens & The Yorkshire Ice Cream Farm in Hatfield, Doncaster.


Crazy Golf at Sunnybank Gardens & The Yorkshire Ice Cream Farm in Hatfield, Doncaster
The course was one of 20 we visited in the first 20 days of 2020

The course was the 945th we've been to since September 2006.














Check out Sunnybank Gardens & The Yorkshire Ice Cream Farm on Facebook for more information and opening times.

Crazy Golf at Hexthorpe Flatts Park in Hexthorpe, Doncaster

A look at the Crazy Golf course at Hexthorpe Flatts Park in Hexthorpe, Doncaster.


A Crazy World of Minigolf Tour visit to the Crazy Golf course at Hexthorpe Flatts Park in Hexthorpe, Doncaster, South Yorkshire.


Crazy Golf at Hexthorpe Flatts Park in Hexthorpe, Doncaster
The 9-hole Crazy Golf course at Hexthorpe Flatts Park in Doncaster

The course was the 944th we've been to since September 2006.





Mr Mulligans Business League Competition

Information about the upcoming Mr Mulligans Business League Competition in Stevenage.


The Jungle Explorers course at Mr Mulligans Lost World Adventure Golf in Stevenage
The Jungle Explorers course at Mr Mulligans Lost World Adventure Golf in Stevenage

We're big fans of minigolf competitions so it was brilliant to find out that Mr Mulligans Lost World Adventure Golf in Stevenage, Hertfordshire is hosting its first Business League Competition next month.


Teams of between 4 and 6 players will tee-off on Tuesday 4th February with the champions winning a corporate party for 10 and a trophy.


You can find out more and register for the tournament on the Mr Mulligans Business League Competition Facebook Event Page.

Good luck to all of the players and teams taking part in the minigolf competition.

The two courses at Mr Mulligans Lost World Golf at Stevenage Leisure Park were the 685th and 686th visited on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour. They were the last courses we visited when we still lived in the south.

The Ocean Adventurers course at Mr Mulligans Lost World Adventure Golf in Stevenage
The Ocean Adventurers course at Mr Mulligans Lost World Adventure Golf in Stevenage

There are now Mr Mulligans courses in Basildon, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Castleford, Cheltenham, Milton Keynes - outdoors and indoors, Newcastle upon Tyne, Nottingham, Sidcup, Stevenage, Tonbridge and Woking.

Crazy Golf at Elmfield Park in Bennetthorpe, Doncaster

A look at the Crazy Golf course at Elmfield Park in Bennetthorpe, Doncaster, South Yorkshire.


We made a Crazy World of Minigolf Tour visit to the Crazy Golf course at Elmfield Park in Bennetthorpe, Doncaster, South Yorkshire on Saturday.


Crazy Golf at Elmfield Park in Bennetthorpe, Doncaster
It was out of season so we didn't get to have a game

The course was the 943rd we've been to since September 2006.




That Funky Golf Place at Becketts Farm in Wythall, Birmingham

A look at That Funky Golf Place at Becketts Farm in Wythall, Birmingham.


That Funky Golf Place at Becketts Farm in Wythall, Birmingham

The indoor Crazy Golf course was the 942nd we've visited since September 2006. It was the 540th course we've played. We've now been to 906 courses in the British Isles and 945 overall.





Monday, January 20, 2020

20 minigolf course visits in 20 days in 2020

A Crazy World of Minigolf Tour update.


We've made 20 minigolf course visits so far this year. A strong start to 2020.


Crazy Golf course at Hexthorpe Flatts Park in Hexthorpe, Doncaster
At our 944th course visit - the Crazy Golf course at Hexthorpe Flatts Park in Hexthorpe, Doncaster

Our travels have taken us to miniature golf venues in Oxford, Birmingham, Manchester, Northwich, Doncaster and Castleford.


Crazy Golf at Sunnybank Gardens & The Yorkshire Ice Cream Farm in Hatfield, Doncaster
Emily playing the Crazy Golf course at Sunnybank Gardens & The Yorkshire Ice Cream Farm in Hatfield, Doncaster

A number of those courses have been revisits, including two trips to our local Paradise Island Adventure Golf centre in the Trafford Centre.

Paradise Island Adventure Golf centre in the Trafford Centre
Hole 5 of the Tiki Hut Trail course at Paradise Island Adventure Golf at the Trafford Centre, Manchester

1. Putting course at Park Square in Cheadle Heath, Stockport
2, 3, 4. Junkyard Golf's three courses at the Westgate shopping centre in Oxford - Gary, Bozo and Pablo courses
5. That Funky Golf Place at Becketts Farm in Wythall, Birmingham
6, 7. Paradise Island Adventure Golf's two course at the Trafford Centre in Manchester - Temple Ruins and Tiki Hut Trail
8, 9. The Putting course and Crazy Golf at Vickersway Park in Northwich
10, 11. Paradise Island Adventure Golf's two course at the Trafford Centre in Manchester - played both courses again
12. Crazy Golf at Elmfield Park in Bennetthorpe, Doncaster
13. Crazy Golf at Hexthorpe Flatts Park in Hexthorpe, Doncaster
14. Crazy Golf at Sunnybank Gardens & The Yorkshire Ice Cream Farm in Hatfield, Doncaster
15. Search for Atlantis Cosmic Golf at Xplore in the Xscape Centre in Castleford
16. Curse of the Mummy in 4D Cosmic Golf at Xplore in the Xscape Centre in Castleford - originally the 200th course played on our tour in 2010 back when it was 3D Cosmic Golf
17, 18. The Two Volcano Falls Adventure Golf courses at the Xscape Centre in Castleford
19, 20. The two Mr Mulligans Pirate Golf courses at Junction 32 Outlet Village in Castleford - Skull Cove and Smugglers Bay

Mr Mulligans Pirate Golf courses at Junction 32 Outlet Village in Castleford
Castleford is a minigolf hotbed, with six minigolf courses across three sites and a total of 87-holes!

As of yesterday, Sunday 19th January, we've visited a total of 945 courses since September 2006.

Curse of the Mummy 4D Cosmic Golf in Castleford
Curse of the Mummy 4D Cosmic Golf in Castleford

New indoor minigolf course heading to Northampton

Northampton town centre will soon be home to a new indoor minigolf course.


Northampton town centre will soon be home to a new indoor minigolf course

The layout will be opening at the new Gravity Active Entertainment centre at Sol Central in the town centre.


There are a number of Gravity Active Entertainment centres in the UK and the Maidstone venue has an Urban Street Mini Golf course.


We're looking forward to playing the new minigolf course in Northampton.

Visit the Gravity Active Entertainment website for more information.

Penguin Awareness Day

Today is Penguin Awareness Day.


A penguin on the Surfside Crazy Golf course at Pensarn Beach in Abergele, Wales

Are you aware of the Putting Penguin minigolf review website?


Pat, Mandy & Putt of the Putting Penguin team and guest contributors have reviewed 345 courses on the site since 2001.


Sea Dwellers Crazy Golf course in Chapel St Leonards in Lincolnshire
A Penguin on the Sea Dwellers Crazy Golf course in Chapel St Leonards in Lincolnshire

Penguin Awareness Day is an annual event. Today's edition falls on a Minigolf Monday.

Pat of the Putting Penguin team and I started our quest to get our favourite game trending with the creation of #MinigolfMonday back in 2010.

We played against Pat at Putt in the Park in 2015

Thursday, January 16, 2020

New minigolf at the Northern Gateway leisure site in Colchester

A new Puttstars minigolf course is planned to open at the Northern Gateway leisure site in Colchester, Essex.


A new Puttstars minigolf course is planned to open at the Northern Gateway leisure site in Colchester

Hollywood Bowl are opening a Puttstars indoor minigolf course and a tenpin bowling centre at the site.


The Northern Gateway leisure area will also be home to a cinema and a sports park.


It is scheduled to open in mid-2022.

Puttstars is a new concept from the Hollywood Bowl Group and their first site at the Rochdale Riverside development in Greater Manchester will feature three 9-hole minigolf courses. Further Puttstars locations are planned for York and Leeds.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

New Adventure Golf course at Tilgate Forest Golf Centre in Crawley

There are plans for a new adventure golf course at Tilgate Forest Golf Centre in Crawley, West Sussex.


There are plans for a new adventure golf course at Tilgate Forest Golf Centre in Crawley, West Sussex

The new course is proposed to be an 18-hole layout with a wild forest theme to it.


Visit the Tilgate Forest Golf Centre website for more information.