Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Princess Parade Crazy Golf course on Blackpool's North Shore

An update on the project to reopen the Princess Parade Crazy Golf course on Blackpool's North Shore.


Last year the teams at Blackpool Fulfilling Lives and Blackpool and the Fylde Street Angels joined forces to refresh and reopen the Princess Parade Crazy Golf course on Blackpool's North Shore.


The course has now received the green light from Blackpool Council and will be opening once the refurbishment work is complete and it is safe to do so.


Princess Parade Crazy Golf course on Blackpool's North Shore
The spruced up course in October 2019

The minigolf project is helping people in Blackpool by giving them the chance to work on the Crazy Golf course so it is playable and then staffing it for the season. It's a wonderful plan to give people the opportunity to receive work experience, while also bringing an historic, but disused, minigolf course back to life.

Princess Parade Crazy Golf course on Blackpool's North Shore
How the course looked before work began

It's a pleasure to be a part of the Princess Parade Crazy Golf project and I've enjoyed meetings and calls with the teams at Blackpool Fulfilling Lives and Blackpool & the Fylde Street Angels, Blackpool Council and the Blackpool Civic Trust.

Blackpool Princess Parade Crazy Golf course - project team 20 May 2019 Photo by Blackpool Fulfilling Lives
At the course in May 2019

The different the volunteers have made to the course and the area has been massive. It's going to be brilliant when people are allowed to play the course once again.

The course in May 2019

The course in October 2019

More information on the project can be found on the Blackpool Princess Parade Crazy Golf Facebook Group and via Blackpool Fulfilling Lives and Blackpool and the Fylde Street Angels.

A piece of seaside heritage and Blackpool minigolf history


The course has been there since the 1960s and we've quite quite a few old postcards showing the area. It's lovely to see the photos of it in its heyday.

Crazy Golf Course and North Pier, Blackpool postcard. The Photographic Greeting Card Co Ltd. London. Posted to Manchester
Crazy Golf Course and North Pier, Blackpool postcard. The Photographic Greeting Card Co Ltd. London. Posted to Manchester on the 4th June 1969

The obstacles are pretty much unchanged since then and the work to refurbish the course has seen a number of holes repaired.