A visit to the Princess Parade Crazy Golf course in Blackpool.
We visited Blackpool for the first time this year on the 3rd September. It was really nice to get back to the seaside.
|You can see the top of the Blackpool Tower from the sunken gardens crazy golf course|
While there we had a catch-up with Ian and Paul from the Blackpool Fulfilling Lives and Blackpool and the Fylde Street Angels - the two groups that have joined forces to refresh and reopen the Princess Parade Crazy Golf course on Blackpool's North Shore.
|It was brilliant to talk to people in real life for a change!|
It's a pleasure to be a part of the Princess Parade Crazy Golf project and I've enjoyed working with the teams at Blackpool Fulfilling Lives and Blackpool & the Fylde Street Angels, Blackpool Council and the Blackpool Civic Trust to get the course reopened.
The area has been given a massive clean up by the project team and a number of the holes have required repairs. You can see how the course looked in May 2019 and October 2019 in my blog post.
|How the course looked in May 2019|
The Princess Parade Crazy Golf course will be opening next year once the refurbishment work is complete and it is safe to do so.
|One of the holes under repair|
More information on the project can be found on the Blackpool Princess Parade Crazy Golf Facebook Group.
Photos of the 18-hole Princess Parade Crazy Golf course, September 2020.
Seaside heritage and Blackpool minigolf history
We've recently found out that the course has been there since the late 1950s. We've got quite quite a few old postcards showing the course. It's lovely to see the photos of it in its heyday and it'll be brilliant to be down there on a hot, sunny day in the future.