Showing posts with label Grass Putting. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Grass Putting. 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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Thursday, August 13, 2020

Mini Golf at Canoe Lake in Southsea

A look at the Mini Golf course at Canoe Lake in Southsea, Hampshire.


The 12-hole course was the 669th visited on the Crazy World of Minigolf Tour in August 2015.

Mini Golf at Canoe Lake in Southsea

It was one of the best grass putting courses I've played on my travels and the sort of course I could play all day long.

We've now visited 954 courses since September 2006. The very first course was also in Southsea!

It'll be marvellous when we're able to get back to the seaside.

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Saturday, April 11, 2020

Minigolf Putting in Knaresborough

A look at the grass Putting course at Knaresborough's Castle Yard.


Putting course at Knaresborough's Castle Yard

Time really does fly! Looking through our records it's been five years since we visited Knaresborough in North Yorkshire!


Putting course at Knaresborough's Castle Yard

The last time we were there we enjoyed playing the grass Putting course at Knaresborough's Castle Yard. It was a course we missed on our first visit to the town in 2010.


Putting course at Knaresborough's Castle Yard

The grass Putting course at Knaresborough's Castle Yard became the 357th course played and 591st visited on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour. We've now been to 948 courses since our travels began in 2006.

Putting course at Knaresborough's Castle Yard

The course is the first we've ever been to that had a sallyport and secret tunnel running underneath it!

The tunnel was built in the late 13th or mid 14th century and was large enough for a small group of armed men to leave the castle secretly at night and launch an attack on any besieging troops.

Knaresborough is definitely on our list of places to go to post-lockdown.

Putting course at Knaresborough's Castle Yard
 
Putting course at Knaresborough's Castle Yard

Thursday, April 02, 2020

Putting Green at Marine Gardens in Worthing

Two old miniature golf postcards from Worthing.


Two of the old minigolf postcards I bought at the recent Stockport postcard fair were of the Putting course at Marine Gardens in West Worthing.


Neither were-posted and are both undated.


Marine Gardens, West Worthing. PT3206. Photo Precision Limited
Marine Gardens, West Worthing. PT3206. Photo Precision Limited 

Putting Green, Marine Gardens, Worthing. Plastichrome by Colourpicture
Putting Green, Marine Gardens, Worthing. Plastichrome by Colourpicture

We first visited the course in 2010 and revisited last April.

The Putting course at Marine Gardens in Worthing in July 2010
The Putting course at Marine Gardens in Worthing in July 2010

It hasn't changed too much over the years and is a nice spot to visit if you're in Worthing.

Wednesday, January 01, 2020

Putting Green at the Park Square offices in Cheadle Heath

The first unplayable course visit of the year.


Putting Green at the Park Square offices in Cheadle Heath

On New Year's Day we walked past the Miniature Golf course at the Park Square offices in Cheadle Heath, Stockport.


Putting Green at the Park Square offices in Cheadle Heath

It's our nearest course. We've never been allowed to play it as it's for tenants of the offices only.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Southwold Putting Championship 2019

The Southwold Putting Championship takes place this Sunday.


Southwold Putting course
A lovely spot for some miniature golf

Good luck to all of the players in the Annual Southwold Putting Championship taking place in the Suffolk seaside town on Sunday 27th October.


The Southwold Putting course was the 478th played and 811th visited on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour in May last year.


Southwold Putting course
I managed to score aces on the 7th and 11th holes. It's always nice to score holes-in-one on grass Putting courses

It's a lovely setting and a really good grass putting layout.


On our visit I shot a 41, the the low round of the week.

Southwold Putting course
The course was a good test of putting skill

The course is well worth a visit. If you gain the lowest score of the week or season you earn yourself a spot in the annual tournament. You can also buy into the two-round competition with a £5 charity donation at the course.

Visit the Southwold Putting & Cafe on the Green on Facebook for more information.

Tuesday, July 09, 2019

Putting Green at the Hotel Miramar in Bournemouth

Among the old minigolf postcards we found at a collector's fair in Stockport on Sunday was this one of the Hotel Miramar in Bournemouth.


Sea and South Frontage, Hotel Miramar, Bournemouth. Eversheds. St Albans. Postally unused
You can see the flag for hole 3 on the far left of the postcard

We've been to Bournemouth a number of times over the years and are due a Crazy World of Minigolf Tour revisit to the town as some new courses have opened since our last trip to the south coast resort in 2013. I can't believe it's been six years since we were last down there!


Looking on the Hotel Miramar website it doesn't appear to have a minigolf course there anymore.

We've played and visited a few miniature golf courses at hotels on our travels, including those at The Imperial Hotel in Torquay, the Sutton Staithe Hotel in Norfolk, The Riviera Hotel in Weymouth, the Thorpeness Golf Club & Hotel, The Imperial Hotel in ExmouthThe Victoria and The Belmont hotels in Sidmouth and the Merlewood Hotel in Saundersfoot.

I wonder how many other hotels have minigolf or crazy golf courses 'hidden' in their grounds that we don't know about?

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Golf Putting course at Mooragh Park in Ramsey on the Isle of Man

Playing the Mini Golf Putting course at Mooragh Park in Ramsey on the Isle of Man.


Mini Golf Putting course at Mooragh Park in Ramsey on the Isle of Man

Last summer we had a holiday on the Isle of Man and clocked up five more course visits on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour. One of which was the grass Putting course at Mooragh Park in Ramsey.


Mini Golf Putting course at Mooragh Park in Ramsey on the Isle of Man

The 18-hole Putting course at Mooragh Park became the 828th visited and 488th played on our travels.


Mini Golf Putting course at Mooragh Park in Ramsey on the Isle of Man

Mini Golf Putting course at Mooragh Park in Ramsey on the Isle of Man

Mooragh Park is also home to an 18-hole TT Putting Crazy Golf course, that layout became the 827th visited and 487th we've played.

The TT-themed Crazy Golf course at Mooragh Park
The TT-themed Crazy Golf course at Mooragh Park

Related blog posts:
Isle of Man
Mini Golf on the Isle of Man
Crazy World of Minigolf Tour

Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Marine Gardens Putting course in Worthing

A revisit to the Marine Gardens Putting course in Worthing.


Marine Gardens Putting course in Worthing
The flags were not out

On Saturday evening we had a stroll along the promenade to visit the Marine Gardens in Worthing.

Marine Gardens Putting course in Worthing
The cups were in place though

Unfortunately we were a little late to play a game on the course.

Marine Gardens Putting course in Worthing
Spot the wolf!

We'll play it one day...

Marine Gardens Putting course in Worthing
It's a lovely looking Putting course 

In 2016 out friend and minigolf rival Trevor 'Lord of Smeeth' Robertson noticed that a quirky Crazy Golf style course had been set up next to the grass Putting Green at the gardens.

Related blog posts:
- Worthing
- Crazy World of Minigolf Tour
- Marine Gardens in Worthing
- Crazy Golf on Grass at Marine Gardens in Worthing

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Grass Putting course at Lowther Gardens in Lytham

Revisiting Lowther Gardens in Lytham.


Putting course at Lowther Gardens in Lytham

Last August we had a weekend away in Lytham St Annes and revisited the miniature golf courses in the area. One of which was the Crazy Golf course in Lowther Gardens. On our first visit to the park we'd seen a sign for a Putting course, but couldn't find it. This time however we did!

Putting course at Lowther Gardens in Lytham

The Putting course was the 754th visited on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

Putting course at Lowther Gardens in Lytham

Putting course at Lowther Gardens in Lytham

Putting course at Lowther Gardens in Lytham

Putting course at Lowther Gardens in Lytham

Putting course at Lowther Gardens in Lytham

Putting course at Lowther Gardens in Lytham

Putting course at Lowther Gardens in Lytham

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

Related blog posts:
Crazy Golf at Lowther Gardens in Lytham
Minigolfing in Lytham Saint Annes
Crazy World of Minigolf Tour

Monday, February 25, 2019

Grass Putting Miniature Golf at Stanley Park in Blackpool

Finding the Grass Putting Miniature Golf course at Stanley Park in Blackpool.



On our trip to Blackpool last August we swung by Stanley Park and were surprised to find a grass Putting Miniature Golf layout there!


A pleasant surprise

You can see the Blackpool Tower from Hole 1










We played the Krazy Golf course on our visit to Stanley Park in 2008, but didn't know there was a grass Miniature Golf course too.

Related blog posts:
Blackpool
Crazy World of Minigolf Tour

Monday, February 11, 2019

Mini Golf Putting Course at Rhyl's Botanical Gardens

A visit to the Mini Golf Putting Course at Rhyl Botanical Gardens.


Mini Golf Putting Course at Rhyl's Botanical Gardens
The Putting course sits on either side of this pathway

Last September we visited the Botanical Gardens in Rhyl to have a look for the grass Putting Green.

Rhyl Botanical Gardens

Our friend and minigolf rival Peter Jones had let us know of the course's existence. We'd been to Rhyl a number of times over the years, but had never been to the Botanical Gardens as it's a bit of a drive from the seafront.

Rhyl Botanical Gardens

Sadly the course wasn't open when we visited.

Putting Course at Rhyl Botanical Gardens
One of the greens on the Putting Course

The Mini Golf Putting Course in Rhyl's Botanical Gardens became the 839th course visited on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

Putting Course at Rhyl Botanical Gardens

Putting Course at Rhyl Botanical Gardens

Putting Course at Rhyl Botanical Gardens

Putting Course at Rhyl Botanical Gardens

Putting Course at Rhyl Botanical Gardens

Putting Course at Rhyl Botanical Gardens

Putting Course at Rhyl Botanical Gardens

Link:
- Rhyl Botanical Gardens

Related blog posts:
- Rhyl
Crazy World of Minigolf Tour