Showing posts with label Hertfordshire. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hertfordshire. Show all posts

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Putt Club crazy golf opening in Watford

A new Putt Club minigolf venue is opening in Watford, Hertfordshire.

The team at Putt Club are gearing up to open the brand's second venue with a new location in Watford.

A new Putt Club crazy golf course is opening in Watford, Hertfordshire

The first Putt Club opened in Hull in January this year.

The new Putt Club in Watford is scheduled to open on the 21st October.

For more information on motorsport-themed indoor crazy golf courses visit the Putt Club website.

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Monday, July 20, 2020

Social distancing at Mr Mulligans Lost World Golf in Stevenage

A look at the social distancing and hygiene measures at Mr Mulligans Lost World Adventure Golf in Stevenage.


Mr Mulligans Lost World Golf Stevenage. Photo by Raquel Xavier, July 2020

Many thanks to the team at Mr Mulligans Lost World Adventure Golf in Stevenage, Hertfordshire for sending over details of the social distancing and hygiene measures they've put in place.



There are two 18-hole indoor adventure golf layouts at the centre at Stevenage Leisure Park - the Jungle Explorers and Ocean Adventurers courses.

Mr Mulligans Lost World Golf Stevenage. Photo by Raquel Xavier, July 2020

Mr Mulligans Lost World Golf Stevenage. Photo by Raquel Xavier, July 2020

Mr Mulligans Lost World Golf Stevenage. Photo by Raquel Xavier, July 2020

Mr Mulligans Lost World Golf Stevenage. Photo by Raquel Xavier, July 2020

Find out more

Visit the Mr Mulligans website for more information, opening times, prices and booking details.

Mr Mulligans Lost World Golf Stevenage. Photo by Raquel Xavier, July 2020

Mr Mulligans Lost World Golf Stevenage. Photo by Raquel Xavier, July 2020

Mr Mulligans Lost World Golf Stevenage. Photo by Raquel Xavier, July 2020
The cups have been partially filled so balls are easier to retrieve

Mr Mulligans Lost World Golf Stevenage. Photo by Raquel Xavier, July 2020

Mr Mulligans Lost World Golf Stevenage. Photo by Raquel Xavier, July 2020

Mr Mulligans Lost World Golf Stevenage. Photo by Raquel Xavier, July 2020

Mr Mulligans Lost World Golf Stevenage. Photo by Raquel Xavier, July 2020
Another filled cup

Mr Mulligans Lost World Golf Stevenage. Photo by Raquel Xavier, July 2020

Mr Mulligans Lost World Golf Stevenage. Photo by Raquel Xavier, July 2020

Mr Mulligans Lost World Golf Stevenage. Photo by Raquel Xavier, July 2020
A minigolf rhyme!

Finding Mr Mulligan

You can find Mr Mulligans courses in Basildon, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Castleford, Cheltenham, Milton Keynes (indoor and outdoor), Newcastle, Nottingham, Sidcup, Stevenage Tonbridge and Woking.

Playing at Mr Mulligans

We've visited all the Mr Mulligans courses apart from the ones in Basildon, Bournemouth, the indoor course in Milton Keynes, Nottingham and Tonbridge. We had planned to go on holiday to Bournemouth in April and would've played the courses there then.

Mr Mulligans Lost World Golf in Stevenage
On our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour visit to Mr Mulligans Lost World Golf in Stevenage

The last Mr Mulligans venue I played at was the three-course space-themed centre in Birmingham last October.

Mr Mulligans Space Golf in Birmingham
At Mr Mulligans Space Golf course on the day before Halloween last year - back then the only thing to worry about was a little bit of radioactive material on the course

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Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Mr Mulligan's Lost World Adventure Golf in Stevenage, Hertfordshire. July 2016

A look back at our visit to Mr Mulligan's Lost World Adventure Golf in Stevenage, Hertfordshire.


We visited Mr Mulligan's Lost World Adventure Golf in Stevenage back in July 2016. It was the last course we visited while we still lived down in Luton.

Mr Mulligans Lost World Golf in Stevenage. July 2016

There are two 18-hole indoor adventure golf layouts at the centre at Stevenage Leisure Park - the Jungle Explorers and Ocean Adventurers courses.


The courses were the 685th and 686th visited on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

You can also find Mr Mulligan Adventure Golf courses in Basildon, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Castleford, Cheltenham, Milton Keynes (indoor and outdoor), Newcastle, Nottingham, Sidcup, Tonbridge and Woking.

We've visited them all apart from Basildon, Bournemouth, the indoor course in Milton Keynes, Nottingham and Tonbridge.
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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Mr Mulligans Business League Competition

Information about the upcoming Mr Mulligans Business League Competition in Stevenage.


The Jungle Explorers course at Mr Mulligans Lost World Adventure Golf in Stevenage
The Jungle Explorers course at Mr Mulligans Lost World Adventure Golf in Stevenage

We're big fans of minigolf competitions so it was brilliant to find out that Mr Mulligans Lost World Adventure Golf in Stevenage, Hertfordshire is hosting its first Business League Competition next month.


Teams of between 4 and 6 players will tee-off on Tuesday 4th February with the champions winning a corporate party for 10 and a trophy.


You can find out more and register for the tournament on the Mr Mulligans Business League Competition Facebook Event Page.

Good luck to all of the players and teams taking part in the minigolf competition.

The two courses at Mr Mulligans Lost World Golf at Stevenage Leisure Park were the 685th and 686th visited on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour. They were the last courses we visited when we still lived in the south.

The Ocean Adventurers course at Mr Mulligans Lost World Adventure Golf in Stevenage
The Ocean Adventurers course at Mr Mulligans Lost World Adventure Golf in Stevenage

There are now Mr Mulligans courses in Basildon, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Castleford, Cheltenham, Milton Keynes - outdoors and indoors, Newcastle upon Tyne, Nottingham, Sidcup, Stevenage, Tonbridge and Woking.

Thursday, August 01, 2019

New Puttshack opening in Watford

A new Puttshack indoor crazy golf course is opening at intu Watford in 2020.


A new Puttshack indoor minigolf centre is planned to open at the intu Watford shopping centre next summer.


Puttshack at Westfield London
Puttshack at Westfield London last Christmas

Puttshack's first venue opened at Westfield London in White City in 2018. The second Puttshack will be opening at intu Lakeside this month.

Monday, January 09, 2017

The UK's first Roundabout

Driving around the UK's first Roundabout.

The UK's first Roundabout is in Letchworth Garden City
The UK's first Roundabout as it was in 2010

While back down south at the weekend we visited Letchworth Garden City. It's home to the UK's first roundabout and I can never resist having a drive round it.



Kevin Beresford, a fellow member of the Dull Men's Club, runs the UK Roundabout Appreciation Society. Check out his website for more info.

Related blog posts:
- Letchworth Garden City
- Dull Men's Club

Links:
- UK Roundabout Appreciation Society
- Dull Men's Club website

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Adventure Golf at Stevenage Leisure Park in Hertfordshire

New indoor Adventure Golf courses heading to Stevenage.

A brand new Adventure Golf course is heading to Stevenage Leisure Park in Hertfordshire. The 36-hole centre will have two 18-hole layouts with a nautical theme.

We've visited Mr Mulligan's Pirate Adventure Golf courses in Milton Keynes, Castleford and Woking. The Stevenage course will differ from the other sites as it'll be an indoor venue.

A view of Mr Mulligan's Pirate Adventure Golf course in Milton Keynes
A view of Mr Mulligan's Pirate Adventure Golf course in Milton Keynes

We're looking forward to visiting and playing the new Adventure Golf course in Stevenage when it opens in Spring 2016.

Links:
- Adventure Golf Limited website
- Mr Mulligan's Adventure Golf website
- Stevenage Leisure Park website

Related blog posts:
- Indoor Mini, Crazy and Adventure Golf courses
- Crazy World of Minigolf Tour - List and links for all Miniature Golf courses visited to date
- Hertfordshire
- Stevenage

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Crazy Golf at Gadebridge Park in Hemel Hempstead

A revisit to the Crazy Golf course in Gadebridge Park in Hemel Hempstead.

On a recent trip to Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire I popped along to the Crazy Golf course in Gadebridge Park for a quick round on the 9-hole layout.

Crazy Golf at Gadebridge Park in Hemel Hempstead

The course was originally the 96th played on the Crazy World of Minigolf Tour back in May 2009. We revisited the course in July 2011.

Crazy Golf at Gadebridge Park in Hemel Hempstead

Each of the 9-holes on the Gadebridge Park Crazy Golf course is in the shape of the hole number.

Crazy Golf at Gadebridge Park in Hemel Hempstead

Crazy Golf at Gadebridge Park in Hemel Hempstead

Crazy Golf at Gadebridge Park in Hemel Hempstead

Crazy Golf at Gadebridge Park in Hemel Hempstead

Crazy Golf at Gadebridge Park in Hemel Hempstead

Crazy Golf at Gadebridge Park in Hemel Hempstead

Crazy Golf at Gadebridge Park in Hemel Hempstead

Crazy Golf at Gadebridge Park in Hemel Hempstead

Crazy Golf at Gadebridge Park in Hemel Hempstead

Crazy Golf at Gadebridge Park in Hemel Hempstead

Crazy Golf at Gadebridge Park in Hemel Hempstead

Crazy Golf at Gadebridge Park in Hemel Hempstead

Crazy Golf at Gadebridge Park in Hemel Hempstead

Crazy Golf at Gadebridge Park in Hemel Hempstead

On this visit I scored rounds of 29 and 27. Bettering my previous scores of 31 and 30 in 2009, and 33 in 2011.

Crazy Golf at Gadebridge Park in Hemel Hempstead

For more information, prices and opening times please visit the Gadebridge Park Attractions section of the Dacorum Borough Council website.

Related blog posts:
- Crazy Golf at Gadebridge Park, Hemel Hempstead - revisit
- Minigolf Course Visit No. 96 - Gadebridge Park, Hemel Hempstead
- Crazy World of Minigolf Tour - List and links for all Miniature Golf courses visited to date
- Hemel Hempstead
- Hertfordshire

Link:
Gadebridge Park Attractions

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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Home Counties Gluten Free Food Fair 2015

The Home Counties Gluten Free Food Fair 2015 will be taking place on Saturday 5th September.

Dozens of gluten free food businesses and hundreds of Coeliacs will be descending on The Weatherley Centre in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire for this year's Home Counties Gluten Free Food Fair on Saturday 5th September.

Poster for the Home Counties Gluten Free Food Fair taking place in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire on Saturday 5th September
Poster for the Home Counties Gluten Free Food Fair taking place on Saturday 5th September

The 2015 event will take place from 10am until 2pm, with a £1 admission fee (that also includes entry into a prize draw).

The group organises a number of events throughout the year, and the last large food fair was in 2013. That event had 30 exhibitors and over 600 visitors.

As well as food and drink available to sample and purchase from many of the exhibitors there will also be refreshments for sale including gluten free fish and chips, sausage and chips, and fritters together with tea, coffee and other gluten free snacks.

If the 2013 event was anything to go by there will be more than enough visitors for the exhibitors to promote to. Other Coeliac Groups in the Home Counties and London areas will be advertising the event, and it will be advertised in Coeliac UK's Crossed Grain Magazine.

I enjoyed the 2013 event and it was nice to catch up with fellow members of the group. It was also great to find out about new gluten and wheat free food and drink (including beers). Most of the exhibitors were offering samples for eager Coeliacs to try out. Although I did notice that some of the exhibitors were not giving out any samples - this always seems strange to me as I like to try before I buy. And I've certainly bought my fair share of those gluten free products from brands that weren't stingy with their samples at the fair.

The Beds and Mid Herts Coeliac UK group has over 750 members in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and parts of Essex. I've been a member since shortly after my diagnosis in 2008 and have found the information in the newsletters to be useful. Attending a newly diagnosed Coeliacs event was very helpful in the early days of living life gluten free. I've also made some great friends from being a part of the group.

For more information check out the Coeliac UK Beds and Mid Herts local group page.

The 2015 Home Counties Gluten Free Food Fair will be held at The Weatherley Centre, Eagle Farm Road, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 8JH.

I'm always keen to find out about gluten and wheat free brands that are suitable for people with Coeliac Disease so please do get in touch if you know of any, or are a producer/supplier.

Links:
Coeliac UK
- Coeliac UK local group page for Beds and Mid Herts

Related blog posts:
Coeliac
Gluten Free

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Mini Golf at Tea Green Golf at Wandon End, Luton

A visit to the new Mini Golf course at Tea Green Golf Club in Wandon End, Luton.

Mini Golf course at Tea Green Golf Club at Wandon End, Luton
The old Crazy Golf has been upgraded to this bright new Mini Golf 

Tea Green Golf Club in Luton has unveiled its upgraded Mini Golf layout and on Friday I headed up there for a few rounds on the course.

Mini Golf course at Tea Green Golf Club at Wandon End, Luton
Playing hole 1. The 'classic' ace line has been blocked by two obstacles. There is still a way to get a hole-in-one though. You can see the old version of hole 1 here

Emily and I have been visiting Tea Green Golf since we found out that the club was home to a Crazy Golf course in July 2009. The course was the 111th played on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour. Since that first visit almost six years ago the courses has undergone some changes.

Mini Golf course at Tea Green Golf Club at Wandon End, Luton
Revisiting the 111th course on our tour

Using the base holes as a foundation for the new miniature golf layout the 9-hole course has been refurbished and freshened up with new borders, obstacles and colours. I'm very pleased to say that the course manager Lester Coles and the team have taken on-board some of my suggestions for updating the course. There are now some nice undulations on the course, bright colours, high quality felt to play on, and of course there's a windmill on one of the holes.

Mini Golf course at Tea Green Golf Club at Wandon End, Luton
Hole 5 has a windmill obstacle on it. It blocks the straight shot to the hole, but there is a fine angle to make the ace

Lester has also been a minigolf rival of mine since we first played the course in 2011 so he was itching to give me a game - and what a clash it was. Having set the record of 17(-1) on the first official day of the new course Lester bested me in the first two rounds (18 to 19), before we tied on 17. We then played another 18-hole round which saw me force a play-off with an ace at the last hole. The game continued to the 4th extra-hole before I was robbed by a bounce out from my second putt.

Mini Golf course at Tea Green Golf Club at Wandon End, Luton
A view of the course from the turnaround point. Hole 7 (the blue hole in the photo) used to be hole 9

Over the years we've had many rounds on the course and scored a lot of holes-in-one. Lester and I were both amazed at how tricky it is to ace many of the holes during the round - we did however make some nice shots in some practice play. It'll be very interesting to see if the old course record of 14 (held forevermore by Scott Holmes) will ever be equalled or bettered...

The cost to play the Tea Green Mini Golf course is just £2 and gives you unlimited play on your visit. Great value
The cost to play the course is just £2 and gives you unlimited play on your visit. Great value

Check out the photos of the 9-hole course below.

Mini Golf course at Tea Green Golf Club at Wandon End, Luton

Mini Golf course at Tea Green Golf Club at Wandon End, Luton

Mini Golf course at Tea Green Golf Club at Wandon End, Luton

Mini Golf course at Tea Green Golf Club at Wandon End, Luton

Mini Golf course at Tea Green Golf Club at Wandon End, Luton

Mini Golf course at Tea Green Golf Club at Wandon End, Luton

Mini Golf course at Tea Green Golf Club at Wandon End, Luton

Mini Golf course at Tea Green Golf Club at Wandon End, Luton

Mini Golf course at Tea Green Golf Club at Wandon End, Luton

Mini Golf course at Tea Green Golf Club at Wandon End, Luton

Mini Golf course at Tea Green Golf Club at Wandon End, Luton

Mini Golf course at Tea Green Golf Club at Wandon End, Luton

Mini Golf course at Tea Green Golf Club at Wandon End, Luton

Mini Golf course at Tea Green Golf Club at Wandon End, Luton

Mini Golf course at Tea Green Golf Club at Wandon End, Luton

Mini Golf course at Tea Green Golf Club at Wandon End, Luton

Mini Golf course at Tea Green Golf Club at Wandon End, Luton

Mini Golf course at Tea Green Golf Club at Wandon End, Luton

Mini Golf course at Tea Green Golf Club at Wandon End, Luton

Mini Golf course at Tea Green Golf Club at Wandon End, Luton

Tea Green Golf is a really friendly golf club that welcomes members and non-members alike. The Par-3 Golf course is a great test and they also have a really popular Footgolf course. Plus there's a bar, restaurant and games area (pool and darts). Visit the Tea Green Golf website, and check out the club on Facebook and Twitter for more information.

Links:
- Tea Green Golf
- UrbanCrazy

Related blog posts:
- Crazy World of Minigolf Tour
- Tea Green
- Luton

Videos:
A round of Minigolf at Tea Green Golf Course in Luton (July 2009)
- Attempting to play Crazy Golf in the snow at Tea Green Golf, Luton (January 2010)
- Hole in One at Tea Green Golf's Minigolf Course (March 2010)
- A round of Minigolf at Tea Green Golf Luton (May 2010)
- A round of Minigolf at Tea Green Golf for the Putter King Scavenger Hunt (September 2011)
- Minigolf Trick Shot - Blindfolded Hole-in-One for the Putter King Miniature Golf Scavenger Hunt (September 2011)