Finding a minigolf course at the Fulbrook Centre at the Churchill Hospital in Oxford.
Many thanks to my friend Matt Roebuck for sending over some photos of a minigolf course he spotted on his daily lockdown exercise over the weekend.
|I didn't recognise the course location when Matt sent me the photo|
It's amazing what you see on your doorstep and find out doing a spot of urban exploration.
|The path passing by the course|
|What a thing to spot while having a wander!|
|A look at the Crazy Golf course|
Oxford's my home city and I never knew this particular course existed!
Back in 2011 a tournament was held on the course.
Interestingly it's a Swedish Felt B-Run minigolf course. While there are a few of them around the UK it's not the most common type of course. However, in Oxford we've visited three other Swedish Felt B-Run layouts. These were in Bury Knowle Park in Headington, Cutteslowe and Sunnymead Park and Florence Park in Cowley.
As far as we're aware the course in Bury Knowle Park is still there.
The one in Cutteslowe and Sunnymead Park has been replaced by Crazy Croc's Mini Golf.
Matt tells me that until six weeks ago the course in Florence Park was in place.
|Florence Park in Oxford by Matt Roebuck 2020|
Have you spotted a minigolf course during your daily lockdown outdoor exercise during the coronavirus pandemic? Do let us know. We might not have it on our To Visit list yet.
Matt is the author of The Other Olympics. It's a brilliant book and well worth a read. It covers a number of international multi-sports competitions.
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