Showing posts with label Cornwall. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cornwall. Show all posts

Monday, September 14, 2020

Crazy Golf at Greens of Padstow

A look back at the old Crazy Golf course at Greens of Padstow.


Crazy Golf at Greens Cafe in Padstow

It was the 650th course visited on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour back in 2015. One of 62 we visited on that summer road-trip.

We've now been to 956 courses since September 2006.

There's a new minigolf course Greens of Padstow now. We look forward to playing it in the future.


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Friday, June 19, 2020

Woodland Adventure Golf at China Fleet Country Club in Saltash, Cornwall

A new Adventure Golf course is opening at China Fleet Country Club in Saltash, Cornwall.


A new Adventure Golf course is opening at China Fleet Country Club in Saltash, Cornwall

A new Woodland Adventure Golf course is under construction at the China Fleet Country Club in Saltash, Cornwall.

China Fleet Adventure Golf will be an 18-hole outdoor course and is due to open in August this year.

For more information visit the China Fleet Country Club and Woodland Adventure Golf websites.

The Woodland Adventure Golf layout is being created by the team at Greenspan.

Back in the summer of 2015 we visited 62 miniature golf courses in a two-week road-trip around the South West coast. A few more courses have opened in that part of the country since then and we're looking forward to returning in the future.

Related blog posts:
- Adventure Golf
- Cornwall
- New courses

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Monday, April 20, 2020

Crazy Golf at Penwith Pitch & Putt in St Erth, Cornwall

A look back at the Crazy Golf course at Penwith Pitch & Putt in St Erth, Hayle, Cornwall.


The Crazy Golf course at Penwith Pitch & Putt in St Erth, Hayle, Cornwall

It was one of 62 courses we visited during our two week holiday around the South West coast back in 2015.

The 18-hole course was the 37th visited on our South West trip, the 375th played and 636th course visited.

Crazy Golf at Penwith Pitch & Putt in St Erth, Hayle, Cornwall
Playing Crazy Golf at Penwith Pitch & Putt in St Erth, Hayle, Cornwall

We've now been to 948 courses since September 2006.

Visit the Penwith Pitch & Putt website for more information.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

A lost Crazy Golf course in Falmouth

During the summer of 2015 we had a two week road trip around the South West of England.


During that time we found and played a number of courses.


Sadly some of the places we visited were home to lost courses.


One of the more recognisable locations was at Gyllyngvase Beach in Falmouth, Cornwall. The course appeared on a number of postcards over the years.

While the course is now part of a garden it is still clear that it was once a Crazy Golf layout.

Location of the old Crazy Golf course at Gyllyngvase Beach in Falmouth, Cornwall

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Crazy Golf and Pitch & Putt at Trenance Gardens in Newquay

A look at the Crazy Golf and Pitch & Putt course at Trenance Gardens in Newquay.


Crazy Golf and Pitch & Putt at Trenance Gardens in Newquay

During the summer of 2015 we visited 62 miniature golf courses on a two week road trip of the South West of England.


Crazy Golf at Trenance Gardens in Newquay

Two of those were at Trenance Gardens in Newquay, Cornwall.


Pitch & Putt at Trenance Gardens in Newquay
A view of the Pitch & Putt course

Crazy Golf at Trenance Gardens in Newquay
The Crazy Golf course

Crazy Golf at Trenance Gardens in Newquay

Crazy Golf at Trenance Gardens in Newquay

Crazy Golf at Trenance Gardens in Newquay

Crazy Golf at Trenance Gardens in Newquay

Crazy Golf at Trenance Gardens in Newquay

Crazy Golf at Trenance Gardens in Newquay

Crazy Golf at Trenance Gardens in Newquay

Trenance Gardens is also home to a miniature railway.

Miniature Railway at Trenance Gardens in Newquay
The Little Western Railway

Miniature Railway at Trenance Gardens in Newquay

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Putting Green at Killacourt in Newquay

During the summer of 2015 we visited 62 miniature golf courses on a two week road trip of the South West of England.


One of those was the Putting Green at Killacourt in Newquay. Unfortunately it wasn't open for the season during our visit.

Putting Green at Killacourt in Newquay
No putting

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Crazy Golf at The Whitehouse Inn, Truro

There's a Crazy Golf course at The Whitehouse Inn, Truro, Cornwall.


I believe the minigolf course at The Whitehouse Inn is a fairly new addition to the pub. It's great to see a pub beer garden including the activity.


The course is a fibreglass layout made by the team at DK Fibreglass. I wonder if it's got a Humpty on it?


Crazy Golf course at Verulamium Park in St Albans
The course at The Whitehouse Inn is similar to this fibreglass layout we've seen a number of times on our travels

We've always been surprised at how few pubs have a miniature golf course set-up for customers. We'd certainly be inclined to visit more pubs and spend longer in them if they had fun activities too.

Crazy Golf at The Railway Hotel in Garswood, St Helens
The last pub beer garden Crazy Golf course we visited was at The Railway Hotel in Garswood, St Helens

We're looking forward to having a game on The Whitehouse Inn's Krazy Golf course when we're next down that way.

Back in 2015 we spent two weeks exploring the south west coast and visited 62 minigolf courses. Only one of those was at a pub.

Beer garden Crazy Golf at The Alexandra Inn Penzance, Cornwall
Beer garden Crazy Golf at The Alexandra Inn in Penzance, Cornwall

Minigolf is certainly booming at the moment and we have seen an increase in venues opening up as alternatives to the pub by offering a crazy, mini or adventure golf course combined with a bar, food and cocktails.

My Minigolf and Crazy Golf courses in Pub Beer Gardens blog post is due an update too as there have been a few more pub courses open up around the country.

Visit The Whitehouse Inn website for more information on the course.

Related blog posts:
- Pub
- Pubs
- Cornwall
- Crazy Golf

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Putting Green at The Headland Hotel in Newquay

A look at the Putting Green at The Headland Hotel in Newquay, Cornwall.


During the summer of 2015 we visited 62 miniature golf courses on a two week road trip of the South West of England.


One of those was the Putting Green at The Headland Hotel in Newquay.

Putting Green at The Headland Hotel in Newquay

Putting Green at The Headland Hotel in Newquay

Putting Green at The Headland Hotel in Newquay

Sunday, October 06, 2019

Crazy Golf on the cliff at Tolcarne Beach in Newquay

Another lost Crazy Golf course at Tolcarne Beach in Newquay.


During the summer of 2015 we spent two weeks on a minigolf tour of the South West of England.


There used to be a Crazy Golf course on the cliff at Tolcarne Beach in Newquay.


Tolcarne Beach in Newquay

The course has been removed and the area is now a car park.

Tolcarne Beach in Newquay
They graveled over paradise and put up a parking lot

Saturday, October 05, 2019

Crazy Golf at Tolcarne Beach in Newquay

Looking for the Crazy Golf course at Tolcarne Beach in Newquay.


During the summer of 2015 we spent two weeks on a minigolf tour of the South West of England.


While we found the hut for the Crazy Golf at Tolcarne Beach in Newquay the course itself had gone.

Crazy Golf at Tolcarne Beach in Newquay

Wednesday, October 02, 2019

Pitch & Putt at Crooklets Beach in Bude, Cornwall

A look at the Pitch & Putt course at Crooklets Beach in Bude, Cornwall.


Pitch & Putt at Crooklets Beach in Bude, Cornwall
I really like seeing golf signs painted on roofs

During the summer of 2015 we visited 62 miniature golf courses on a tour of the South West of England.


One of those was the Pitch & Putt course at Crooklets Beach in Bude, Cornwall.


Pitch & Putt at Crooklets Beach in Bude, Cornwall
A little Pitch and Putt sign

We didn't have time to play it, but did play the Crazy Golf course at Bude Haven Recreation Ground.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Putting course at the Boating Lake in Perranporth, Cornwall

A look back at our visit to the Putting course at the Boating Lake in Perranporth, Cornwall.


Putting course at the Boating Lake in Perranporth, Cornwall

During our summer holiday around the South West of England back in 2015 we visited 62 miniature golf courses on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.


Putting course at the Boating Lake in Perranporth, Cornwall
Perranporth was one of the nicest seasides we've visited on our travels

One of those courses was the Putting Green at the Boating Lake in Perranporth Gardens, Cornwall.


Putting course at the Boating Lake in Perranporth, Cornwall
What a setting for a game of miniature golf

The course was the 638th visited on our tour.

Putting course at the Boating Lake in Perranporth, Cornwall

Putting course at the Boating Lake in Perranporth, Cornwall

Putting course at the Boating Lake in Perranporth, Cornwall

Putting course at the Boating Lake in Perranporth, Cornwall
A sign for the Putting course

Putting course at the Boating Lake in Perranporth, Cornwall
A pair of signs for the boating and putting in Perranporth 

Putting course at the Boating Lake in Perranporth, Cornwall
The prices for the Putting course

Fitting 62 course visits into two-weeks was a BIG task and it wasn't possible to stop at, or play all of the Mini, Crazy and Adventure Golf courses, or all the Putting Greens and Pitch & Putts we saw on the trip, or those we'd heard about beforehand.

Related blog posts:
Crazy World of Minigolf Tour
Mini Golf in the South West of England

Sunday, March 03, 2019

Penguin Park at a Mini-Golf course on an old Newquay postcard

Finding another great scene on an old minigolf postcard.


I'm always on the look out for old minigolf postcards and I found a cracker at an antiques fair in Stockport today for just 25p.


Penguin Park, Mini-Golf Course, Newquay, Cornwall. A1BC. Harvey Barton Viewcard 27 July 1970
No sign of the Mini-Golf course on this card, except on the caption

The Harvey Barton Viewcard shows the Penguin Park at the Mini-Golf Course, Newquay, Cornwall and was sent from Newquay on the 27 July 1970.


We played the course - now called Gilmore's Golf - during our two-week holiday around the coast of South West England back in 2015.

Richard and Emily Gottfried at Gilmore's Crazy Golf course in Newquay
Gilmore's Golf in Newquay was the 639th course visited on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour

There was no sign of the Penguin Park when we were there, however the course itself is largely unchanged from its original construction in the 1960's.

Postcard of the Mini-Golf course in Newquay, Cornwall (A1BB). Harvey Barton Viewcard. Postally unused
If you look at the right of the card you can see a man in a striped jumper paying for his round. This same man appears in the postcard below. The hole the ladies are playing and the one to the left of it can be seen in the photo we took when we visited the course in 2015

Gilmore's Crazy Golf course in Newquay
Gilmore's Crazy Golf course as it looked in the summer of 2015. Not much has changed since it was built in the 1960's. The course is something of a rarity on these shores as it's of the Beton / Concrete variety more commonly found in continental Europe

Postcard of the Mini-Golf course in Newquay, Cornwall (A1E). Harvey Barton Viewcard. Postally unused
If you look closely you can see the ladies in the purple jackets from the other postcard in the middle of this card

I'm sure the old postcard will be of interest to our friends over at The Putting Penguin minigolf review site.

Related blog posts:
- Newquay
- Postcards
- Crazy World of Minigolf Tour
- Mini Golf in the South West of England

Friday, June 08, 2018

Miniature Golf at Coronation Gardens in Polzeath, Cornwall

A look at the Putting Green at Coronation Gardens in Polzeath, Cornwall.


Many thanks to Dan Paynton for sending over some more photos he's taken of minigolf courses while on his travels.


The Putting course at Coronation Gardens in Polzeath, Cornwall. Photo by Dan Paynton, June 2018
'Bouncing Castles'!

This time Dan has been in Polzeath, Cornwall where he spotted a couple of minigolf courses "opposite the toilets in Coronation Gardens".

The Putting course at Coronation Gardens in Polzeath, Cornwall. Photo by Dan Paynton, June 2018
The course was closed when he arrived

The Putting course at Coronation Gardens in Polzeath, Cornwall. Photo by Dan Paynton, June 2018
Looks like an interesting layout with some ridges and hilly bits

The Putting course at Coronation Gardens in Polzeath, Cornwall. Photo by Dan Paynton, June 2018
We're looking forward to giving it a play in the future

The Putting course at Coronation Gardens in Polzeath, Cornwall. Photo by Dan Paynton, June 2018
A sign for the Crazy Golf course, but there was no sign of the course!

Dan was also recently at Flambards Theme Park in Helston, Cornwall where he spotted this 9-hole Adventure Golf course.

Adventure Golf at Flambards Theme Park in Cornwall. Photo by Dan Paynton, June 2018
We haven't been there. Yet. The closest we got was the nearby service station. We didn't have time to justify buying a ticket to the park

They are three courses we failed to reach on our epic two-week road-trip around the south west coast back in 2015. We did manage to visit 62 others though.