Saturday, February 29, 2020

Plonk Crazy Golf at Camden Market

I visited Camden Market while down in London earlier this week and noticed there was some work being done at the Plonk Crazy Golf course in the Stables Market.

Plonk Crazy Golf at Camden Market

I wonder what changes are being made...?

Plonk Crazy Golf at Camden Market

Check out the Plonk Golf website for more information.

Crazy World of Minigolf Tour update - January and February 2020

A look at our minigolf travels so far in 2020.


With two months of the year gone by, warmer weather will - hopefully - be on its way soon.


That means even more opportunities to play minigolf.


Already this year we've played minigolf at That Funky Golf Place at Becketts Farm in Wythall, Birmingham, had multiple rounds on Paradise Island Adventure Golf's two courses at the Trafford Centre in Manchester, Crazy Golf at Sunnybank Gardens & The Yorkshire Ice Cream Farm in Hatfield, Doncaster and the Club Golf pop-up crazy golf course at Coal Drops Yard in London.

Club Golf crazy golf course at Coal Drops Yard in King's Cross, London
The Club Golf pop-up crazy golf course at Coal Drops Yard in King's Cross, London was the most recent course visited on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour

We've visited the Putting course at Park Square in Cheadle Heath, Junkyard Golf's three courses at the Westgate shopping centre in Oxford, the Putting course and Crazy Golf at Vickersway Park in Northwich, the minigolf course at Elmfield Park in Doncaster, the minigolf layout at Hexthorpe Flatts Park in Doncaster, the Search for Atlantis and Curse of the Mummy in 4D Cosmic Golf courses at Xplore in the Xscape Centre in Castleford, the two Volcano Falls indoor Adventure Golf courses at the Xscape Centre in Castleford, the two Mr Mulligans Pirate Golf courses at the Junction 32 Outlet Village in Castleford, Peterborough Minigolf at Dobbies Garden Centre, the mini golf and adventure golf courses at Priory Golf & Activity Centre in Wimblington, Plonk Golf at Camden Market and the Crazy Golf course on the Clarence Way Estate in Camden, London.

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

We're looking forward to the spring and summer so we can get out and play even more courses.


  • Courses visited in 2020 - 24
  • New courses visited in 2020 - 7
  • Courses played in 2020 - 5
  • New courses played in 2020 - 3


We've also heard about a lot of new courses opening this year in places including Crawley, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Harrow in London, Hull (two venues), King's Cross in London, Leeds (two venues), Maidenhead, Milton Keynes, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northampton, Norwich, Pembrey, Reading, Rochdale, Scarborough, Walsall and York.

There are lots of new minigolf courses opening in the UK
Where are you looking forward to playing minigolf this year?

Last year we visited 82 miniature golf layouts. Of those we were able to play at 36 courses.

We've now been to 948 courses since September 2006.

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Friday, February 28, 2020

Clarence Way Crazy Golf in Camden

Revisiting the Crazy Golf course on the Clarence Way Estate in Camden, London.


Clarence Way Crazy Golf course in Camden, London

I was down in London for the day earlier this week and while having a wander round Camden I swung by the Clarence Way Estate to have a look at the Crazy Golf course there.


Clarence Way Crazy Golf course in Camden, London

We first visited the course was back in October 2009. Emily worked close to it nearby Kentish Town until 2016 but we only ever played the course once - in 2012 - and only saw one other group playing the course - in 2011.

Clarence Way Crazy Golf course in Camden, London

Clarence Way Crazy Golf course in Camden, London

Clarence Way Crazy Golf course in Camden, London

Clarence Way Crazy Golf course in Camden, London

Clarence Way Crazy Golf course in Camden, London

Clarence Way Crazy Golf course in Camden, London

You can see what the course looked like in better weather conditions last April in my last blog post about the layout.

Clarence Way Crazy Golf course in Camden, London

Snowy minigolf

Is there any snow where you are?


Eternit Miniature Golf at Solna Bangolfklubb
The Eternit Miniature Golf course at Solna Bangolfklubb in Sweden

There's none in Stockport - we seem to have missed it so far.


Thankfully there are now plenty of indoor courses to get your minigolf fix while you wait for some sunny weather.


When our travels began in 2006 there were only two indoor minigolf courses in the UK. There are now around 100 indoor miniature golf courses.

In February 2018 we visited Sweden and managed to visit nine minigolf courses in 42 hours. A lot of those were covered in snow.

Bangolf Vasaparken in Vasastan, Stockholm
Bangolf Vasaparken in Vasastan, Stockholm

Goflbaren Aspudden
At Goflbaren Aspudden

Golfbaren Kristineberg
Golfbaren Kristineberg

NIFO Steel Minigolf at Solna Bangolfklubb
The NIFO Steel Minigolf course at Solna Bangolfklubb

Sports World Mini Golf at O'Leary's in the Mall of Scandinavia
Playing on 'ice' at the Sports World Mini Golf course at O'Leary's in the Mall of Scandinavia in Solna, Sweden

Swing by Golfbaren in Stockholm, Sweden
In the warm at Swing by Golfbaren in Stockholm, Sweden

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Playing Crazy Golf at Coal Drops Yard in King's Cross, London

A visit to the pop-up Crazy Golf course at Coal Drops Yard in King's Cross, London.


Club Golf Crazy Golf course at Coal Drops Yard in King's Cross, London

I called in to Coal Drops Yard in King's Cross to play the CLUB GOLF crazy golf pop-up in the shopping and dining area yesterday.


Club Golf Crazy Golf course at Coal Drops Yard in King's Cross, London
At the 948th course visited on the Crazy World of Minigolf Tour

Club Golf Crazy Golf course at Coal Drops Yard in King's Cross, London
Hole 1 by night

Artists Baker & Borowski created the 9-hole themed Crazy Golf layout inspired by the rave culture in the King's Cross area back in the 1980's and 90's.



Club Golf Crazy Golf course at Coal Drops Yard in King's Cross, London
There are a lot of signs for the course directing people all the way from King's Cross station

Players can tee-off on the course midday to 8pm Monday to Saturday, with games costing £5 (under 12s play for free). The layout opened on the 19th February and will close on the 29th March.

Club Golf Crazy Golf course at Coal Drops Yard in King's Cross, London
Hole 3's loop-di-loop

The course was the 948th visited on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

Club Golf Crazy Golf course at Coal Drops Yard in King's Cross, London
Holes 7 and 9

In my round I shot a 23 - the scorecard noted that the maximum score allowed was 63! A seven on each hole.

Club Golf Crazy Golf course at Coal Drops Yard in King's Cross, London
Hole 1

Club Golf Crazy Golf course at Coal Drops Yard in King's Cross, London
Hole 1

Club Golf Crazy Golf course at Coal Drops Yard in King's Cross, London
Hole 2

Club Golf Crazy Golf course at Coal Drops Yard in King's Cross, London
Hole 3

Club Golf Crazy Golf course at Coal Drops Yard in King's Cross, London
Hole 4

Club Golf Crazy Golf course at Coal Drops Yard in King's Cross, London
Hole 5

Club Golf Crazy Golf course at Coal Drops Yard in King's Cross, London
Hole 6 begins on the balcony

Club Golf Crazy Golf course at Coal Drops Yard in King's Cross, London
The pipe then flows down to ground level

Club Golf Crazy Golf course at Coal Drops Yard in King's Cross, London
And onto the 'green'

Club Golf Crazy Golf course at Coal Drops Yard in King's Cross, London
The putting area of hole 6

Club Golf Crazy Golf course at Coal Drops Yard in King's Cross, London
Hole 7

Club Golf Crazy Golf course at Coal Drops Yard in King's Cross, London
Hole 8

Club Golf Crazy Golf course at Coal Drops Yard in King's Cross, London
Hole 8

Club Golf Crazy Golf course at Coal Drops Yard in King's Cross, London
Hole 9

Visit the Coal Drops Yard website for more information.

Club Golf Crazy Golf at Coal Drops Yard in King's Cross, London
The Club House

Club Golf Crazy Golf course at Coal Drops Yard in King's Cross, London
The Rules

New Adventure Golf course in Scarborough

Pop-up Adventure Golf course opening on Scarborough seafront.


A new Adventure Golf course is opening on Scarborough seafront


Scarborough's south bay seafront will be home to a new Adventure Golf course. The layout will be set up next to the observation wheel on the vacant site next to the Coney Island amusement arcade.


The summer pop-up Adventure Golf course will be located where the Futurist Theatre once stood.


Site of the former Futurist Theatre in Scarborough
On our travels we see minigolf courses everywhere - even where there aren't any. Last June I took this photo of the empty plot of land and we thought it'd be an ideal location for a course

Last summer we revisited Scarborough and had a brilliant long weekend playing minigolf on the seaside resort's courses.

The North Bay Crazy Golf course was the 900th course we've visited overall and the 861st in the British Isles.