Showing posts with label Birmingham. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Birmingham. Show all posts

Thursday, August 27, 2020

New Treetop Adventure Golf opening in Birmingham

A new indoor Adventure Golf centre is planned for Birmingham's Bullring.


Treetop Adventure Golf

The Bullring shopping centre in Birmingham will be home to a new Treetop Adventure Golf centre.

The venue will be home to two indoor 18-hole adventure golf courses.

Treetop Adventure Golf in Birmingham is planned to open next Spring.

Treetop Adventure Golf

Treetop Adventure Golf venues

You can also find Treetop Adventure Golf courses at St David's Shopping Centre in Cardiff, at The Printworks in Manchester and at the Highcross shopping centre in Leicester.

Treetop Adventure Golf

Visit the Treetop Adventure Golf website for more information.

Crazy World of Minigolf Tour visits

We're looking forward to playing the new Treetop Adventure Golf courses on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

The tropical Trail course at Treetop Adventure Golf in Manchester was the 800th course we visited in the British Isles. We're now up to 955 courses visited overall.

We've also been to the Cardiff and Leicester courses.

New minigolf courses 

I heard about the new Bullring minigolf course in Birmingham back in June before it was known to be a Treetop Adventure Golf. It was the the second new course planned to open that I found out about during the pandemic. The other was the replacement for the old course in Andover, Hampshire.

Check out details of new minigolf courses in the UK.

Minigolf during the pandemic and retailtainment

Find out more about minigolf in the time of coronavirus.

Read more about the rise of shopping mall minigolf and retailtainment.

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Monday, June 01, 2020

New Mini Golf course heading to Birmingham

Birmingham's Bullring will be home to a new indoor minigolf course.


Birmingham's Bullring will be home to a new indoor minigolf course

A new indoor minigolf course is being created at Birmingham's Bullring shopping centre.


There's a level of intrigue about the venture. While planning documents have been submitted the minigolf brand opening the course is as yet unknown.


The new Bullring minigolf course in Birmingham is the second new course I've heard about during the pandemic. The other is a replacement for the old course in Andover, Hampshire.

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Friday, May 22, 2020

Wac-Man Crazy Golf

A look at the 'Wac-Man' minigolf hole at Joe Joe Jim's Crazy Crazy Golf course inside Fletcher's Arcade in Cofton Hackett, South Birmingham.


Wac-Man Crazy Golf

We played Joe Joe Jim's Crazy Crazy Golf course in August 2018. The 9-hole indoor layout was the 829th visited on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

The course at Fletcher's Arcade and game-play has to be seen and experienced to be believed. It really is Crazy Crazy Golf!

Monday, April 20, 2020

Minigolf in and around Birmingham

A look at miniature golf courses in and around Birmingham.


We should've been at a friend's birthday part in Birmingham at the weekend. Unfortunately the coronavirus pandemic lockdown put paid to that trip.


Joe Joe Jim's Crazy Crazy Golf at Fletcher's Arcade in Cofton Hackett, Birmingham
Playing hole 1 at Joe Joe Jim's Crazy Crazy Golf at Fletcher's Arcade in Cofton Hackett

While we were there we would very likely have grabbed a game at one of the many minigolf courses in the city.


The last new indoor course we played on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour was at That Funky Golf Place in Wythall, Birmingham.

That Funky Golf Place in Wythall, Birmingham
That Funky Golf Place in Wythall

The first course we ever played in Birmingham was Adventure Island Mini Golf at Star City back in 2008.

Adventure Island Mini Golf at Star City in Birmingham
Adventure Island Mini Golf at Star City

En route to that layout to play in the weekly Monday night league I used call in at the Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge, Solihull. There's an adventure golf course there now. That's in addition to the older minigolf course.

Adventure Golf at the Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge, Solihull
Adventure Golf at the Four Ashes Golf Centre in Dorridge, Solihull

There's an 18-hole indoor crazy golf course at Ghetto Golf at the Custard Factory in Digbeth.

Ghetto Golf at the Custard Factory in Digbeth, Birmingham
Ghetto Golf at the Custard Factory in Digbeth

The city's Cannon Hill Park is home to two 18-hole Golden Putter Adventure Golf courses.

Golden Putter Adventure Golf at Cannon Hill Park in Birmingham
Golden Putter Adventure Golf at Cannon Hill Park

In Cofton Hackett you will find probably the craziest crazy golf course in the UK. It's called Joe Joe Jim's Crazy Crazy Golf and can be found at Fletcher's Arcade.

Joe Joe Jim's Crazy Crazy Golf at Fletcher's Arcade in Cofton Hackett, Birmingham
Joe Joe Jim's Crazy Crazy Golf at Fletcher's Arcade in Cofton Hackett

At Mr Mulligan's Space Golf you'll find three 12-hole indoor adventure golf courses at the Broadway Plaza just outside the city centre.

Mr Mulligan's Space Golf at the Broadway Plaza in Birmingham
Mr Mulligan's Space Golf at the Broadway Plaza 

As well as minigolf you can also find a Pit-Pat Table Golf course at The Floodgate in Digbeth.

Pit-Pat Table Golf at The Floodgate in Digbeth in Birmingham
Pit-Pat Table Golf at The Floodgate in Digbeth

The midlands has a number of minigolf courses and we've enjoyed games in Warwick, Stratford-upon-Avon, Coventry, West Bromwich, Tamworth, Sutton Coldfield, Lichfield and Walsall.

Where are you looking forward to playing minigolf after the COVID-19 lockdown?

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Monday, January 20, 2020

20 minigolf course visits in 20 days in 2020

A Crazy World of Minigolf Tour update.


We've made 20 minigolf course visits so far this year. A strong start to 2020.


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

Our travels have taken us to miniature golf venues in Oxford, Birmingham, Manchester, Northwich, Doncaster and Castleford.


Crazy Golf at Sunnybank Gardens & The Yorkshire Ice Cream Farm in Hatfield, Doncaster
Emily playing the Crazy Golf course at Sunnybank Gardens & The Yorkshire Ice Cream Farm in Hatfield, Doncaster

A number of those courses have been revisits, including two trips to our local Paradise Island Adventure Golf centre in the Trafford Centre.

Paradise Island Adventure Golf centre in the Trafford Centre
Hole 5 of the Tiki Hut Trail course at Paradise Island Adventure Golf at the Trafford Centre, Manchester

1. Putting course at Park Square in Cheadle Heath, Stockport
2, 3, 4. Junkyard Golf's three courses at the Westgate shopping centre in Oxford - Gary, Bozo and Pablo courses
5. That Funky Golf Place at Becketts Farm in Wythall, Birmingham
6, 7. Paradise Island Adventure Golf's two courses at the Trafford Centre in Manchester - Temple Ruins and Tiki Hut Trail
8, 9. The Putting course and Crazy Golf at Vickersway Park in Northwich
10, 11. Paradise Island Adventure Golf's two course at the Trafford Centre in Manchester - played both courses again
12. Crazy Golf at Elmfield Park in Bennetthorpe, Doncaster
13. Crazy Golf at Hexthorpe Flatts Park in Hexthorpe, Doncaster
14. Crazy Golf at Sunnybank Gardens & The Yorkshire Ice Cream Farm in Hatfield, Doncaster
15. Search for Atlantis Cosmic Golf at Xplore in the Xscape Centre in Castleford
16. Curse of the Mummy in 4D Cosmic Golf at Xplore in the Xscape Centre in Castleford - originally the 200th course played on our tour in 2010 back when it was 3D Cosmic Golf
17, 18. The two Volcano Falls Adventure Golf courses at the Xscape Centre in Castleford - T Rex Trail and Volcano Valley
19, 20. The two Mr Mulligans Pirate Golf courses at Junction 32 Outlet Village in Castleford - Skull Cove and Smugglers Bay

Mr Mulligans Pirate Golf courses at Junction 32 Outlet Village in Castleford
Castleford is a minigolf hotbed, with six minigolf courses across three sites and a total of 87-holes!

As of yesterday, Sunday 19th January, we've visited a total of 945 courses since September 2006.

Curse of the Mummy 4D Cosmic Golf in Castleford
Curse of the Mummy 4D Cosmic Golf in Castleford

Monday, January 06, 2020

That Funky Golf Place in Birmingham

A visit to That Funky Golf Place at Becketts Farm in Wythall, Birmingham.


That Funky Golf Place at Becketts Farm in Wythall, Birmingham

We played our first miniature golf course of 2020 on Sunday and it was a new one to tick off on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.


That Funky Golf Place at Becketts Farm in Wythall, Birmingham
Putting through a Nursing Home hole

On our way back up to Stockport after a weekend down in Abingdon-on-Thames we called in to That Funky Golf Place at Becketts Farm in Wythall, Birmingham.


That Funky Golf Place at Becketts Farm in Wythall, Birmingham
Hole 16 sees you play in a Boxing ring

The indoor venue is home to an 18-hole Crazy Golf course.

That Funky Golf Place at Becketts Farm in Wythall, Birmingham
Hole 3 has a garden theme

That Funky Golf Place at Becketts Farm was the 942nd course we've visited overall since September 2006. It was the 540th course we've played. We've now been to 903 courses in the British Isles.

That Funky Golf Place at Becketts Farm in Wythall, Birmingham
HMP Funky!

In our round we tied after both scoring rounds of 45.

That Funky Golf Place at Becketts Farm in Wythall, Birmingham
Hole 1

That Funky Golf Place at Becketts Farm in Wythall, Birmingham
Hole 11 has an 80's theme

That Funky Golf Place at Becketts Farm in Wythall, Birmingham
Hole 11

That Funky Golf Place at Becketts Farm in Wythall, Birmingham
There was something fishy about the loop-di-loop on hole 17

That Funky Golf Place at Becketts Farm in Wythall, Birmingham
This is hole 10. Not the finish

Check out That Funky Golf Place's website for more information, opening times and prices.

That Funky Golf Place at Becketts Farm in Wythall, Birmingham

Last year we visited a total of 82 new courses and played 36 of them.

So far this year we've visited five courses and played one of them.

Including my brother Christopher's own mini-tour of courses over the years we've been to a total of 965 courses.

When our travels began in 2006 there were around 600 courses in the UK. We estimate there are now 1,200 courses in the UK, with new places to play opening all the time.

Wednesday, November 06, 2019

Exhibition minigolf at the NEC

Playing the Marsh Industries hole-in-one challenge minigolf course.


I've been down in Birmingham attending the Family Attraction Expo and Holiday Park & Resort Innovation Show at the NEC today. On my way out of the exhibition I was surprised and pleased to find a very nice 3-hole minigolf layout on the Marsh Industries stand.


Marsh Industries hole-in-one challenge minigolf course
I had so much fun playing the course and chatting to the Marsh Industries team on the stand I almost missed my train home!

I didn't manage to get an ace with my first three goes to enter the prize draw. But I did get a hole-in-one on my fourth go.


Having a miniature golf layout on a trade or exhibition stand is a brilliant way to engage delegates and entertain visitors.

Check out the Marsh Industries website for more info on what they do.

The second and final day of the shows is tomorrow, Thursday 7th November. Find out more on the Family Attraction Expo and Holiday Park & Resort Innovation Show websites.

A visit to The Floodgate in Digbeth, Birmingham

Checking out The Floodgate, a new experiential entertainment venue in Digbeth.


The Floodgate in Digbeth, Birmingham

Last Wednesday I headed down to Birmingham to check out the new indoor entertainment venue at the Custard Factory in Digbeth.


Bleachers baseball, Pit-Pat table golf and Curl Club curling at The Floodgate in Digbeth, Birmingham

The Floodgate is home to three activities - indoor baseball batting cages, curling and Pit-Pat table golf.


The Floodgate in Digbeth, Birmingham

As a BIG fan of all things minigolf-related my main interest was the Pit-Pat table golf.

Pit-Pat table golf at The Floodgate in Digbeth, Birmingham

Pit-Pat is similar to crazy golf in that you have to play over, up, through and around different obstacles on each of the tables. The main difference though is that you use a cue rather than a club.

Pit-Pat table golf at The Floodgate in Digbeth, Birmingham

After checking out the baseball cages in the main bar area I walked through a corridor to find the curling rink.

Baseball at The Floodgate in Digbeth, Birmingham
The baseball batting cage

Curling at The Floodgate in Digbeth, Birmingham
Curling

A little further down the corridor was a sign for Pit-Pat and then to the left was a doorway into the Pit-Pat course.

Pit-Pat at The Floodgate in Digbeth, Birmingham

The Pit-Pat layout is split into three, with most of the tables in one large retro graffiti art covered room. The tables have been UV painted and so there's a nice glow-in-the dark look to it.

Pit-Pat at The Floodgate in Digbeth, Birmingham

Pit-Pat at The Floodgate in Digbeth, Birmingham

Table 12 can be found all on its own in a very cool black & white room. The mono look is a very nice contrast to the UV sections.

Pit-Pat at The Floodgate in Digbeth, Birmingham

Pit-Pat at The Floodgate in Digbeth, Birmingham

Pit-Pat at The Floodgate in Digbeth, Birmingham

Tables 13 to 18 then follow, with more graffiti art on the walls and some tricky obstacles including a bridge, ramp & net, pipes and a loop-di-loop to tackle.

Pit-Pat at The Floodgate in Digbeth, Birmingham

Pit-Pat at The Floodgate in Digbeth, Birmingham

It was brilliant to be the first person to play the UK's first and only indoor UV Pit-Pat Table Golf course. I had five rounds at The Floodgate, scoring 47, 51, 37, 34 and 36. I was very happy with my rounds in the 30s and the 34 was very sweet as I shot four aces.

Pit-Pat at The Floodgate in Digbeth, Birmingham

I'd previously played Pit-Pat at the UK's only previous course back in 2014. Sadly that course in Littlehampton became a lost course a couple of years ago.

As I was leaving to catch my train back home the Pit-Pat area began to fill up with more players taking to the tables.

Pit-Pat at The Floodgate in Digbeth, Birmingham

Pit-Pat at The Floodgate in Digbeth, Birmingham

Pit-Pat at The Floodgate in Digbeth, Birmingham
This is a nice obstacle and hole to play into

It was nice to see people enjoying the batting cages and curling too, along with the street food and well stocked bar.

Pit-Pat at The Floodgate in Digbeth, Birmingham
Table 18

Check out The Floodgate website for more information, opening times and prices.

The Floodgate in Digbeth, Birmingham
The Floodgate is housed in this old building built in 1938