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Monday, February 06, 2017

Crazy Golf and Putting at Bude Haven Recreation Ground

Playing Crazy Golf at Bude Haven Recreation Ground in Cornwall.


On the 10th June 2015 we visited Bude Haven Recreation Ground to play the Crazy Golf course there. We also found there were two grass Putting Greens at the venue.

Crazy Golf course at Bude Haven Recreation Ground in Cornwall

In our game on the Crazy Golf course I won with a score of 20 to Emily's 21.

Crazy Golf course at Bude Haven Recreation Ground in Cornwall
Spikey

Crazy Golf course at Bude Haven Recreation Ground in Cornwall
Snakey

Crazy Golf course at Bude Haven Recreation Ground in Cornwall
Funny bunny

The Crazy Golf course at Bude Haven Recreation Ground was the 53rd visited on our south west holiday. It was the 652nd visited overall on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour and the 379th played since September 2006.

Crazy Golf course at Bude Haven Recreation Ground in Cornwall

Crazy Golf course at Bude Haven Recreation Ground in Cornwall

Crazy Golf course at Bude Haven Recreation Ground in Cornwall

Crazy Golf course at Bude Haven Recreation Ground in Cornwall

Crazy Golf course at Bude Haven Recreation Ground in Cornwall

Crazy Golf course at Bude Haven Recreation Ground in Cornwall

Crazy Golf course at Bude Haven Recreation Ground in Cornwall

Crazy Golf course at Bude Haven Recreation Ground in Cornwall

Crazy Golf course at Bude Haven Recreation Ground in Cornwall

Crazy Golf course at Bude Haven Recreation Ground in Cornwall

Crazy Golf course at Bude Haven Recreation Ground in Cornwall

Crazy Golf course at Bude Haven Recreation Ground in Cornwall

Crazy Golf course at Bude Haven Recreation Ground in Cornwall

Crazy Golf course at Bude Haven Recreation Ground in Cornwall

Crazy Golf course at Bude Haven Recreation Ground in Cornwall

Crazy Golf course at Bude Haven Recreation Ground in Cornwall

Crazy Golf course at Bude Haven Recreation Ground in Cornwall

Crazy Golf course at Bude Haven Recreation Ground in Cornwall

Crazy Golf course at Bude Haven Recreation Ground in Cornwall

Bude Haven Recreation Ground was certainly well signposted - something that is always nice to see.

Bude Haven Recreation Ground in Cornwall

Bude Haven Recreation Ground in Cornwall

Bude Haven Recreation Ground in Cornwall

Bude Haven Recreation Ground in Cornwall

Bude Haven Recreation Ground in Cornwall

We didn't have time to play the two Putting courses there, but they looked in very good condition.

Putting Green at Bude Haven Recreation Ground in Cornwall

Putting Green at Bude Haven Recreation Ground in Cornwall

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

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Sunday, July 17, 2016

Adventure Island Golf in Mundesley, Norfolk

Back in May 2014 Charter Member of the Crazy World of Minigolf Tour Christopher Gottfried let us know about the Adventure Golf course in Mundesley, Norfolk.

Adventure Island Golf in Mundesley

Last week we finally got to visit and play the course.

Playing another brilliant course on our travels

The layout became the 406th played and 692nd visited overall on our tour.

It's a lovely setting for a game

Adventure Island Golf is a great 12-hole course, with plenty of tricky obstacles and some very nice theming. And for a 12-hole course there were certainly a lot of themes going on! With Pirates, Cannibals, Dinosaurs, Jungles and more.

Beyond the Dolmen...

...sat a miniature frog (or toad)

The 11th and 12th were tricky indeed
 
The island that gave the Adventure Golf course its name

A crocodile (or alligator) lurking

Some Easter Island heads

An alligator (or crocodile) lurks in the tar pit

Stuck in the ditch

Goading an obstacle

A lovely bit of derelict theming
  
I got to meet tiger too

It reminded us of the courses at Hemsby and Felixstowe - two of our favourites - and even though reading the greens at Mundesley could be tough, it was good fun.

Emily playing another great tee shot

In our match-up Emily won with a 34 to my 37 - getting off to a flying start with a great hole-in-one on the first.

Putting past some dino eggs

A round of minigolf at the course costs £3.50 for adults and it's worth a play.

On the last hole

Related blog posts:
- Mundesley Adventure Golf in Norfolk
- Norfolk
Crazy World of Minigolf Tour

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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Doug Fishbone's Leisure Land Golf in Nottingham

Playing Doug Fishbone's Leisure Land Golf at the New Art Exchange.


Last summer our friends and minigolf rivals Gareth and Lhurlyn Holmes were lucky enough to visit Doug Fishbone's Leisure Land Golf course at the Venice Biennale. This year the course came to England.

Playing Pleasure Seekers by Candice Jacobs

Last week the art-installation Crazy Golf course became the 401st played and 682nd visited on the Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

One of two holes I scored an ace on - The Turkey Shoot Galactico by John Akomfrah

It was brilliant fun to play and very well built. It was also pleasing to defeat another minigolf rival and friend Jam Trubridge in our match-up. At just £2 per player it was a bargain to play too.

Jam playing the first hole on the street in Nottingham

Doug Fishbone's Leisure Land Golf is at the New Art Exchange in Nottingham until the 19th June. It then moves on to the Derby QUAD.

Hole 1 was unique to the New Art Exchange's layout of Doug Fishbone's Leisure Land Golf

Definitely an Alligator

Jam on the hand cranking 9th - Coloured Processor by Hetain Patel

Playing the 9th

Putting through a hole in the wall

The Bridge of Konigsberg by Eyal and Ines Weizman - very interesting as you automatically score a zero!

A view of Putting a Hole in the Wall by Yara El-Sherbini and three other holes

Doug Fishbone's Costa Concordia hole

 
We both scored a 20

We found there is a knack to playing the 'Life Raft' hole by Ellie Harrison. It's quite different to how the hole was last year in Venice

There was some great minigolf merch on sale at the New Art Exchange too

The beermat scorecards and branded balls & pencils look excellent

On our travels around the world we've played some interesting courses, including some designed for art shows, exhibitions and as playable sculptures.

We've played art-based minigolf at the one-day only M!MS Mini Golf course in BedfordCrazee Golf at the TinType Gallery in London, the Bompas & Parr food architecture course on the roof of Selfridges and Putt Putt #2 by TURF Projects in Croydon. We've also not played art courses in Clerkenwell and Folkestone - where the remnants of the old Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf course were used to create a series of beach huts!

We were also recently involved in the London Design Festival's Kickstarter campaign to build a Crazy Golf course in Trafalgar Square.

Links:
New Art Exchange (NAE)
Doug Fishbone

Related blog posts:
Doug Fishbone's Leisure Land Golf
Art
Crazy World of Minigolf Tour
Nottingham

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