Monday, August 30, 2021

Crazy Golf at Canterbury Leisure

There's a crazy golf, tenpin bowling and laser tag centre in Canterbury, Kent.


There's a crazy golf, tenpin bowling and laser tag centre in Canterbury, Kent

The crazy golf, tenpin bowling and laser tag centre on Wincheap Industrial Estate in Canterbury, Kent has re-opened as Canterbury Leisure. The venue was formerly known as Play Islands.

It's a course we hadn't played on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour before the pandemic, but one that is now on our to visit list.

Visit the Canterbury Leisure website for more information on Crazy Golf Canterbury.

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Eaton Park Crazy Golf course in Norwich

A look at the Crazy Golf course at Eaton Park in Norwich, Norfolk.


My brother Christopher took a stroll round Eaton Park in Norwich and sent me this snap of the Crazy Golf course there.

Eaton Park Crazy Golf course in Norwich. Photo by Christopher Gottfried, 25th August 2021

We played the layout on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour in May 2017 when the 18-hole course became the 432nd played and 734th visited overall. We had a superb time playing the course and the park is a marvellous setting for a game.

Check out the Eaton Park Crazy Golf course website for more information.


Halloween Putt Putt at Victoria Park in Herston, Queensland

There will be Halloween Putt Putt at Victoria Park Golf Complex in Brisbane, Australia in September and October.


There will be Halloween Putt Putt at Victoria Park Golf Complex in Brisbane, Australia in September and October

The miniature golf course at Victoria Park Herston, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia has a Halloween Putt Putt event running from the 17th September to the 31st October.

For more information visit the Victoria Park Golf Complex website.


Halloween minigolf

We're big fans of Halloween and haunted minigolf courses so it was excellent to hear about this event. We've played a few Halloween and haunted-themed courses and holes on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour. Hopefully we'll see some in the UK again.

It'll be interesting to see what other decorated and themed miniature golf courses we find out about in the run up to Halloween this year...

Zingers Adventure Golf in Portsmouth

A new indoor adventure golf course is opening in Portsmouth, Hampshire.


Zingers Adventure Golf is opening at The Bridge Shopping Centre in Portsmouth in August 2021

Many thanks to our friend Dave Ronchetti for letting us know about Zingers Adventure Golf in Portsmouth. The new 9-hole UV glow-in-the-dark indoor minigolf course is opening at The Bridge Shopping Centre in Fratton, Portsmouth on the 28th August.

Check out the Zingers Adventure Golf website for more information.


Shopping centre minigolf

Zingers Adventure Golf is the latest miniature golf course to open in a shopping centre. Overall the game is booming and lots of former retail space is now being used as entertainment space, with minigolf, crazy golf and adventure golf a popular choice.

Minigolfing in Portsmouth and Southsea

Our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour began down in Southsea back in 2006 when we played the Treasure Island Adventure Golf course on the seafront. Dave still lives locally and has tipped us off about a few other courses he's seen and heard about over the years.

We're looking forward to our next trip down to Portsmouth and Southsea.

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

An East Anglian Minigolf Road-Trip

Visiting and playing some minigolf in Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex.


We've just returned from a trip to East Anglia to visit family and friends in the area. It's the first time we've been there since 2019 and there were a few new minigolf courses to swing by on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour. We also managed to revisit some of our favourite layouts on the trip.

Minigolf courses visited on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour trip to East Anglia

Before the holiday Emily and I had visited a combined total of 967 courses since September 2006. My little brother Christopher is a founding member of the tour and with the courses he has been to we were at 998 courses. With his wife Nina joining the adventures the tally stood at 999 courses before the trip!

In total we managed to visit thirteen courses, with six of them being new to our tour. Some of the courses we had played at before had undergone some changes, with new names and the addition of new holes to extend the layouts.

We also hit the 1,000th course visit milestone on the trip. Twice. The first was at Glo Golf in Peterborough, the second was at Crazier Golf at Boom: Battle Bar in Norwich.

Here's a look at the lucky thirteen courses and the stats from our trip.

Pitch & Putt at Orton Meadows Golf Course in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire


Pitch & Putt at Orton Meadows Golf Course in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

  • Course visit 968 by Richard & Emily Gottfried.
  • Number 929 in the British Isles.
  • The 998th visited on the three founding members Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.
  • The 999th visited on our combined travels.

Glo Golf in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire


Glo Golf in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire


Crazier Golf at Boom: Battle Bar in Norwich, Norfolk


Crazier Golf at Boom: Battle Bar in Norwich, Norfolk

  • Course visit 970 by Richard & Emily.
  • Number 931 in the British Isles.
  • The 552nd played.
  • The 1000th visited on the founders tour.
  • The 1001st visited on the combined tour.

Pirates Island Adventure Golf at Norfolk Premier Golf in Blofield, Norfolk


Pirates Island Adventure Golf at Norfolk Premier Golf in Blofield, Norfolk


Lost World Adventure Golf in Hemsby, Norfolk


Lost World Adventure Golf in Hemsby, Norfolk


Stonehenge Mini Golf in Hemsby, Norfolk


Stonehenge Mini Golf in Hemsby, Norfolk


Thatched Roof Putting / Kirkley Cliff Putting Green in Lowestoft, Suffolk


Thatched Roof Putting / Kirkley Cliff Putting Green in Lowestoft, Suffolk

  • A revisit to the 264th course played.
  • The easternmost Putting course in the British Isles.

Family Adventure Golf at Little Joe's Ice Cream Shack in Lowestoft, Suffolk


Family Adventure Golf at Little Joe's Ice Cream Shack in Lowestoft, Suffolk


Magical Golf at Mannings in Felixstowe, Suffolk


Magical Golf at Mannings in Felixstowe, Suffolk

  • A revisit to the 5th course played.

Fantasia Adventure Golf in Felixstowe, Suffolk


Fantasia Adventure Golf in Felixstowe, Suffolk

  • A revisit to the 7th course played.

Skull Point Adventure Golf in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex


Skull Point Adventure Golf in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex

  • Course visit numbers 972 / 1002 / 1003.

Greensward Adventure Golf in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex


Greensward Adventure Golf in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex

  • Course visit numbers 973 / 1003 / 1004.

Pavilion Adventure Golf at the Pavilion Fun Park in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex


Pavilion Adventure Golf at the Pavilion Fun Park in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex

  • A revisit to the 94th course played.
  • It was an 11-hole course, now a 14-hole Adventure Golf course with a different theme.

Check out our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour page to see details of all the courses we've been to since September 2006.

Plans for a new adventure golf course in Folkestone

Folkestone in Kent could be home to a new Roman-themed minigolf course.


Folkestone in Kent could be home to a new Roman-themed minigolf course

A new Roman-themed attraction has been proposed for the East Cliff area of Folkestone, Kent and part of the venue could include an adventure golf course.

The Folkestone Parks and Pleasure Ground Charity is the organisation behind the proposal.

Should the course get the go ahead it'll be another place to revisit on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour. We have played minigolf in Folkestone before, way back in 2010. There's also a very good art installation on the seafront where the old Arnold Palmer Putting Course from the Rotunda theme park has been incorporated into a series of beach huts!

New haunted mini-golf course opening in October

A new haunted house mini-golf course is opening in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada this October.


A new haunted house mini-golf course is opening in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada this October

The haunted indoor mini-golf course is opening at a haunted Victorian manor house in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada in time for Halloween.

Check out the Haunted Manor Mini-Golf and Ping Pong Lounge website for more information.


Halloween minigolf

We're big fans of haunted and scary minigolf courses so it was brilliant to hear about this new course. We've played a few Halloween and haunted-themed courses and holes on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour, but not nearly enough!

It'll be interesting to see what other scarily decorated and themed minigolf courses we hear about in the run up to Halloween this year...

Minigolf in Manchester city centre

A look at miniature golf courses in Manchester.


Minigolf in Manchester city centre

There are a number of options for minigolfing in Greater Manchester, with a variety of courses to play, ranging from traditional crazy golf to indoor minigolf to new adventure golf layouts. The city centre itself has seen an increase in courses over the last few years and there are more to open in the coming months too!

Here's a look at the minigolf courses in Manchester city centre.

Junkyard Golf, First Street

Home to three 9-hole indoor crazy golf courses.

Junkyard Golf



Treetop Adventure Golf, The Printworks

A venue with two 18-hole indoor adventure golf courses.

Treetop Adventure Golf at The Printworks


Roxy Ball Room, Deansgate

Home to an 18-hole indoor mini golf course.

Roxy Ball Room on Deansgate


Roxy Ball Room, Withy Grove

Home to a crazy pool layout (a cross between pool and crazy golf - played with cues, golf balls and obstacles on tables).


Putters Mini-Golf at the Urban Playground, Arndale centre

A new indoor mini-golf course opening in 2021.


Crazier Golf at Boom: Battle Bar, The Printworks

A new indoor crazy golf course opening in the future.


Minigolfing in Manchester

We've been travelling to play minigolf in Manchester since 2009 when I won the Mini Masters and Mini Open at the Trafford Golf Centre. I also won the Chrizy Golf Masters at Piccadilly Place in 2012. We moved to Stockport in 2016 and have continued to compete in events. Emily won the Paradise Island Adventure Golf Open in 2019, while I won the tournament in 2018. I also won the DinoFalls Masters at the Trafford Golf Centre in 2018.

Potion Putt - A Wizardry Mini Golf Course in Denver, CO, USA

A new magic-themed pop-up minigolf course is opening in Denver, Colorado, USA.


A new magic-themed pop-up minigolf course is opening in Denver, Colorado, USA

Potion Putt is opening in the city at an as yet to be announced secret location in February 2022.

The 9-hole magical golf course is being created by Explore Hidden. You can find out more about Potion Putt - A Wizardry Mini Golf Course on the Explore Hidden website.

Magical minigolf

Magic-themed miniature golf courses are becoming more popular and we've seen a few on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

It'd be nice to return to Denver in the future. I had a great time in the city back in 2009. On that occasion I got to play some minigolf at the Boondocks Fun Center in Northglenn, Colorado.

New Boom: Battle Bars opening soon

There are plans for lots of new Boom: Battle Bar indoor entertainment venues to open in the coming months.


Boom: Battle Bar

As well as the existing locations in Norwich, Cardiff, Lakeside, Eastbourne and Liverpool there are plans for new Boom: Battle Bars to open in:
  • Aldgate East, London
  • Bath
  • Blackpool
  • Bournemouth
  • Chelmsford
  • Coventry
  • Ealing, London
  • Edinburgh
  • Exeter
  • Glasgow
  • Hull
  • Ipswich
  • Leeds
  • Manchester
  • Oxford
  • Oxford Street, London
  • Reading
  • Sheffield
  • Southampton
  • Swindon
  • The O2, London
  • Wandsworth, London
  • Watford

Boom: Battle Bars are home to crazy golf courses, shuffleboard, darts, axe throwing and more.

Visit the Boom: Battle Bar website for more information.


We played the 'Crazier Golf' course at the original Boom: Battle Bar in Norwich while on our recent Crazy World of Minigolf Tour trip to East Anglia.

Playing hole 1 of the Crazier Golf course at Boom: Battle Bar at the Castle Quarter shopping and entertainment centre in Norwich
Playing hole 1 of the Crazier Golf course at Boom: Battle Bar at the Castle Quarter shopping and entertainment centre in Norwich

Monday, August 23, 2021

Galaxy Golf at Apex Kart in Chester

There's a new indoor mini golf course at Apex Kart in Chester.


There's a new indoor mini golf course at Apex Kart in Chester

The Apex Kart centre in Chester, Cheshire is now home to a new indoor, space-themed mini golf course.

Check out the Galaxy Golf information on the Apex Kart website.


Galaxy Golf at Apex Kart is another new course for us to visit on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour. It's not a million miles away for us to get to either.

Galaxy Quest Mini Golf in Coventry

There's a new Galaxy Quest Mini Golf course in Coventry.


There's a new Galaxy Quest Mini Golf course in Coventry

Galaxy Quest Mini Golf is now open at Laser Quest in Coventry.

Galaxy Quest Mini Golf in Coventry is the sister venue of the Galaxy Quest Mini Golf courses at Laser Quest Sunderland and Laser Quest Derby. Visit the Galaxy Quest Mini Golf website for more information.


It's another new course for us to visit on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour on a return trip to Coventry.

Adventure Golf at Southwold Boating Lake and Cafe

There's a new Adventure Golf course at Southwold Boating Lake and Cafe.


There's a new Adventure Golf course at Southwold Boating Lake and Cafe

A new 12-hole heritage-themed Adventure Golf course has opened at Southwold Boating Lake and Cafe in Suffolk.

Visit the Southwold Boating Lake and Cafe Facebook Page for more information.


We've visited Southwold on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour and on our last visit swung by the Crazy Golf course at the Boating Lake & Cafe on North Parade.

Galaxy Quest Mini Golf in Sunderland

There's a new Galaxy Quest Mini Golf course in Sunderland.


There's a new Galaxy Quest Mini Golf course in Sunderland

Galaxy Quest Mini Golf is now open at Laser Quest in Sunderland.

Galaxy Quest Mini Golf in Sunderland is the sister venue of the Galaxy Quest Mini Golf courses at Laser Quest Coventry and Laser Quest Derby.

Visit the Galaxy Quest Mini Golf website for more information.


It's another new course for us to play on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour on a return visit to Sunderland.

Mini-golf at the Urban Playground in Manchester

A mini-golf course is opening as part of the new Urban Playground in Manchester.


A mini-golf course is opening as part of the new Urban Playground in Manchester

A new competitive socialising venue is opening at the Arndale Centre in Manchester and one of the activities on offer will be mini-golf.

The Urban Playground in Manchester will be home to the indoor minigolf course, The Cube Live and food & drinks.

Looking on the website Putters Mini-Golf at the Urban Playground will be a tech-based course.

The Urban Playground will be another new local venue for us to check out on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

The Urban Playground entertainment centre is being created by the Mellors Group who own Skegness Pier and Fantasy Island in Ingoldmells. We've played minigolf at Fantasy Island before. The course there was underneath a rollercoaster! There's a new Lava Creek Adventure Golf course we haven't yet had a go on at Fantasy Island too.

Many thanks to our friend Jam Trubridge for letting us know about Putters Mini-Golf and the Urban Playground.

Minigolf at Laser Quest Derby

There's a minigolf course at Laser Quest Derby.


There's a minigolf course at Laser Quest Derby

Many thanks to my friend and minigolf rival Jam Trubridge for letting me know there's a minigolf course at the Laser Quest centre in Derby. The indoor layout is a 9-hole glow-in-the-dark course. It's a new local course for him and one we're looking forward to playing on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

Galaxy Quest Mini Golf in Derby is the sister venue of the Galaxy Quest Mini Golf at Laser Quest Sunderland and another new course at Laser Quest Coventry.

Visit the Galaxy Quest Mini Golf website for more information.

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Safari Adventure Golf at Woodlands Family Theme Park in Totnes

A look at the Safari Adventure Golf course at Woodlands Family Theme Park in Totnes, South Devon.


Safari Adventure Golf at Woodlands Family Theme Park in Totnes, South Devon. Photo by Matt Dodd, August 2021

Many thanks to our friend, minigolf rival and fellow minigolf explorer Matt Dodd for sending over these photos from his recent visit to play the Safari Adventure Golf course at Woodlands Family Theme Park in Totnes, South Devon.

Safari Adventure Golf at Woodlands Family Theme Park in Totnes, South Devon. Photo by Matt Dodd, August 2021

Safari Adventure Golf at Woodlands Family Theme Park in Totnes, South Devon. Photo by Matt Dodd, August 2021

Safari Adventure Golf at Woodlands Family Theme Park in Totnes, South Devon. Photo by Matt Dodd, August 2021
This is an interesting hole as this green is it. There isn't any lane leading up to it. It's also a raised 'volcano' type hole so isn't as flat as it first appears in the photo. Quite strange

Safari Adventure Golf at Woodlands Family Theme Park in Totnes, South Devon. Photo by Matt Dodd, August 2021

Visit the Woodlands Family Theme Park website for more information, opening times and prices.


Safari Adventure Golf at Woodlands Family Theme Park in Totnes, South Devon. Photo by Matt Dodd, August 2021

It's a course we haven't yet been to on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

Safari Adventure Golf at Woodlands Family Theme Park in Totnes, South Devon. Photo by Matt Dodd, August 2021

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

New minigolf course at Lammas Park in Staines

Lammas Recreation Ground in Staines is getting a new minigolf course.


Lammas Recreation Ground in Staines is getting a new minigolf course

The adventure golf course at Lammas Recreation Ground in Staines-upon-Thames is in the process of being replaced with a new minigolf course.



The new minigolf course at Lammas Recreation Ground in Staines is being created by the team at UrbanCrazy.

Puttshack Mini Golf at Lakeside in Essex

A look at the Puttshack indoor miniature golf venue at Lakeside shopping centre in Grays, Essex.

Puttshack Mini Golf at Lakeside in Essex. Photo by Simon Brown, August 2021

A big minigolf thank you to my friend and minigolf rival Simon Brown for sending me some photos from his visit to play Puttshack Mini Golf at Lakeside shopping centre last weekend.

Puttshack Mini Golf at Lakeside in Essex. Photo by Simon Brown, August 2021

Puttshack Lakeside is home to four 9-hole mini golf courses.

Puttshack Mini Golf at Lakeside in Essex. Photo by Simon Brown, August 2021

Puttshack Mini Golf at Lakeside in Essex. Photo by Simon Brown, August 2021

Puttshack Mini Golf at Lakeside in Essex. Photo by Simon Brown, August 2021

Puttshack Mini Golf at Lakeside in Essex. Photo by Simon Brown, August 2021

Puttshack Mini Golf at Lakeside in Essex. Photo by Simon Brown, August 2021

Visit the Puttshack website for more information, opening times and prices.


Puttshack Mini Golf at Lakeside in Essex. Photo by Simon Brown, August 2021

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

New Adventure Golf course at Brickfield Farm in Leesthorpe, near Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

A new Adventure Golf course is opening at Brickfield Farm in Leesthorpe, near Melton, Leicestershire later this month.


A new Adventure Golf course is opening at Brickfield Farm in Leesthorpe, near Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

The farm-themed layout will be called Ferneley’s Adventure Golf, with the name of the course coming from Ferneley the bull - a very famous bull in the cattle world! You can find out more about Ferneley on the Ferneley's & the Dairy Barn Café website.

We've played a few minigolf courses in Leicestershire on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour, but have yet to visit Melton Mowbray. It'll be nice to swing by a new place on our travels.

Visit the Ferneley's & the Dairy Barn Café website and social media for more information and updates on the new adventure golf addition to the venue.

Crazy Golf course on Hastings Pier

A look at the new Crazy Golf course on Hastings Pier.


Crazy Golf on Hastings Pier. Photo by David Gomm, August 2021

Many thanks to my friend, minigolf rival and Putt18 superstar David Gomm of the Planet Hastings Crazy Golf Club for sending over some snaps of the Crazy Golf course on Hastings Pier.

Crazy Golf on Hastings Pier. Photo by David Gomm, August 2021

Crazy Golf on Hastings Pier. Photo by David Gomm, August 2021

Crazy Golf on Hastings Pier. Photo by David Gomm, August 2021