Showing posts with label Las Vegas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Las Vegas. Show all posts

Sunday, September 13, 2020

The Putt Park's Annual Mini-Golf Tournament in Las Vegas

Minigolfing at The Putt Park in Las Vegas.



I won The Putt Park's Annual Mini-Golf Tournament in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA back in September 2011. It's always nice to get a win in Vegas.

The Putt Park in Las Vegas
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We first played minigolf at The Putt Park on our holiday to Las Vegas in 2010. It was the 178th course visited on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour. We've now been to 956 course since our travels began in September 2006.

The Putt Park in Las Vegas

Sadly The Putt Park is no longer there. It was a superb 18-hole course and the only outdoor minigolf venue in Las Vegas.

The Putt Park in Las Vegas

The Putt Park in Las Vegas

The Putt Park in Las Vegas

We're hoping to revisit Las Vegas again in the future as a few more miniature golf courses have opened since our last trip.

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Wednesday, September 09, 2020

Fuddruckers

Fuddruckers is soon to be no more.


It was announced this week that the brand is to be liquidated. Fuddruckers was founded in Texas in 1979. As of last year there were 156 Fuddruckers.

I've never eaten at one but did see a branch at The Orleans Casino in Las Vegas back in 2011.

Fuddruckers in Las Vegas

If you've never seen the film Idiocracy check it out for a brilliant Fuddruckers visual gag.

Sunday, September 06, 2020

Hole 19 Miniature Golf in Las Vegas

There's a new British-themed pop-up crazy golf course in Las Vegas.


There's a new British-themed pop-up crazy golf course in Las Vegas

A new pop-up minigolf course has been created for a six-week run in Las Vegas, USA.

The course is a 9-hole 1900's themed British-style minigolf golf layout.

The competitive socialising venue will also house a bar and other games and arcade machines.

Hole 19 opens on the 24th September and will close on the 1st November. Visit the Hole 19 website for more information.

Playing minigolf in Las Vegas

We've played a number of minigolf courses in Las Vegas on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour and were planning a holiday there this year. Back in 2011 I won the Putt Park's annual miniature golf tournament there.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Vegas, baby, Vegas!

Las Vegas meme

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The Twilight Zone Mini Golf at Bally's Las Vegas

New indoor minigolf course opening at Bally's Las Vegas in late 2017.

There's a brand new indoor minigolf course opening at Bally's Las Vegas this year. Created by the team at Monster Mini Golf the course will be Twilight Zone themed!

The Twilight Zone by Monster Mini Golf course will open at Bally's Las Vegas in late 2017

The Twilight Zone mini golf course sounds brilliant and I hope to play it in the future. The Twilight Zone is one of my favourite programmes so I can't wait to see the theming and obstacles at the course.

We love visiting Las Vegas and have played most of the courses out there. On Emily's last visit to the city she played the Kiss by Monster Mini Golf course. On my last visit I won the Putt Park Annual Mini Golf tournament!

Check out The Twilight Zone by Monster Mini Golf website and Twitter for more information.

Links:
- Monster Mini Golf - The Twilight Zone
- Monster Mini Golf
- Bally's Las Vegas

Related blog posts:
- Indoor Minigolf
- Las Vegas

Saturday, June 04, 2016

The Major Series of Putting in Las Vegas

Details of the new miniature golf competition concept - the Major Series of Putting in Las Vegas.

News broke this week of a brand new miniature golf tournament - the Major Series of Putting.

The event is to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada in March 2017 on a custom built 18-hole Putting Green. Check out the teaser trailer for more info on this minigolf competition innovation.



Pros, amateurs, men and women alike can enter the MSOP Championships by paying an entry fee or competing in one of many qualifying events around North America. Check out the Major Series of Putting (MSOP) website, and on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube for more details.

Emily and I love competing in minigolf tournaments and have played in, and won, a number on our travels around the world.

Winning the 2011 Putt Park Mini-Golf tournament in Las Vegas

In 2011 I won the Putt Park tournament in Las Vegas, while Emily was runner-up. Emily is also a two-time World Adventure Golf Masters Women's Champion, while I'm a four-time finalist in the World Crazy Golf Championships.

Emily in minigolf action on one of her visits to fabulous Las Vegas

We've both also played for the Great Britain minigolf sport team in tournaments in Finland, England and Sweden.

It's going to be interesting following the progress of the Major Series of Putting over the next few months.

Links:
- Major Series of Putting website
- Major Series of Putting Twitter
- Major Series of Putting Facebook
- Major Series of Putting YouTube

Related blog posts:
- Las Vegas
- Crazy World of Minigolf Tour
- Richard Gottfried Tournament Player Profile
- Emily Gottfried Tournament Player Profile
- Mini Golf in Las Vegas

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Sunday, August 16, 2015

Happy National Roller Coaster Day

I heard via The Milky Way adventure park in Devon that today is National Roller Coaster Day. Over the years we've played a few minigolf courses next to, or underneath, roller coasters!

Photo of the Crazy Golf course at Ingoldmells Fantasy Island
The Crazy Golf course at Fantasy Island in Ingoldmells sits right underneath a giant roller coaster 

Photo of the Crazy Golf course at Fantasy Island in Ingoldmells
The roller coaster ride that is the Crazy World of Minigolf Tour

The two that courses that immediately spring to mind are the Crazy Golf course at Ingoldmell's Fantasy Island and the Pike's Pass Miniature Golf course at Circus Circus Casino in Las Vegas.

Check out the video of me playing the Pike's Pass course right next to the roller coaster.



Photo of the Crazy Golf course at Fantasy Island in Ingoldmells
Emily playing at Ingoldmells

One of the first unplayable courses we visited on our tour was the Extraordinary Golf course at Alton Towers. Unfortunately it was flooded when we arrived on a rainy day in June 2007 so we were unable to play any of the roller coaster and ride-themed holes.

In 2011 Clacton Pier was home to a minigolf course that sat just along from the thrill rides the pier offers.

Photo of the Minigolf course at Clacton Pier in 2011
The Minigolf course at Clacton Pier in 2011

We've visited the Aztec and Inca Adventure Golf courses in Southend-on-Sea that are part of Adventure Island, home to some roller coasters and rides.

The Milky Way adventure park itself also has an 18-hole Mini Golf Putting course.

Related blog posts:
- Crazy Golf at Fantasy Island in Ingoldmells, Lincolnshire
- Pike's Pass Miniature Golf at Circus Circus in Las Vegas
Clacton Pier
- Aztec & Inca Adventure Golf at Adventure Island in Southend-on-Sea
- Alton Towers
- Crazy World of Minigolf Tour

Links:
- National Roller Coaster Day website
- #NationalRollerCoasterDay
- The Milky Way

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Mini Golf in Las Vegas

Details of miniature golf courses in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Mini Golf in Las Vegas
Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas - home to some great Mini Golf courses too

With Emily returning from a recent trip to Las Vegas here's an updated list of the Mini Golf courses we've visited in the city.

175 Las Vegas - King Putt (North West Las Vegas) - Indoor Mini Golf
176 Las Vegas - Pike's Pass (Circus Circus Hotel & Casino) - Miniature Golf - Revisited 9th September 2011
177 Las Vegas - King Putt (Henderson, Las Vegas) - Indoor Mini Golf
178 Las Vegas - The Putt Park (Las Vegas) - Miniature Golf - Revisited 10th September 2011
268 Las Vegas - The Swingers Club (The Plaza Hotel & Casino) - Mini Golf - now closed
346 Las Vegas - KISS by Monster Mini Golf
- Las Vegas - Ohana Mini Golf - closed when Emily passed by at 6am

King Putt Mini-Golf, Las Vegas can be found at 7230 West Lake Mead Boulevard​.

Mini Golf in Las Vegas
King Putt's indoor blacklight Jungle Mini Golf course in Las Vegas in 2010

Pike's Pass Miniature Golf can be found at The Adventuredome at Circus Circus Hotel & Casino.

Mini Golf in Las Vegas
Emily has played the Pike's Pass miniature golf course at The Adventuredome at Circus Circus three times. The first round was in 2008 

The King Putt Entertainment Center is at 27 Stephanie Street, Henderson.

Mini Golf in Las Vegas
King Putt's indoor blacklight Mini Golf course in Henderson in 2010

The Putt Park Miniature Golf Course is at 6085 Ssouth Fort Apache, Suite #130, Las Vegas, NV 89148.

Mini Golf in Las Vegas
Emily putting at The Putt Park, a course we visited in 2010 and 2011

Mini Golf in Las Vegas
In 2011 I won The Putt Park's Annual Mini-Golf Tournament. Emily was the runner-up

While on an excursion off-strip in September 2014 Emily spotted the Ohana Mini Golf course near to the M Resort Hotel & Casino. You can find Ohana Mini Golf at 120 East Bruner Avenue, Suites 175, Las Vegas, Nevada 89183.

Minigolf in Las Vegas
A view of the exterior of Ohana Mini-Golf course

The latest course played was the KISS by Monster Mini Golf course at 4503 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89169 (Across from the Hard Rock Hotel, next to Rumor).

KISS Monster Mini Golf course in Las Vegas
Emily playing 'The Demon' hole at the indoor glow-in-the-dark KISS Monster Mini Golf course

In 2011 we visited Hunstanton, Norfolk, England where we played Crazy Golf at the 'Vegas Amusement Arcade'.

Crazy Golf in Hunstanton, Norfolk
Not real Vegas. The Vegas Amusement Arcade in Hunstanton has a Crazy Golf course out back

Links:
- King Putt Mini Golf
The Adventuredome
- The Putt Park
- Ohana Mini Golf
- KISS by Monster Mini Golf

Related blog posts:
- Las Vegas
- Crazy World of Minigolf Tour

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

KISS Monster Mini Golf in Las Vegas

A visit to the KISS Glow-in-the-Dark Indoor Minigolf course in Las Vegas, USA.

KISS Monster Mini Golf course in Las Vegas
The entrance to KISS Monster Mini Golf in Las Vegas

Back in 2011 we heard about the unique KISS Rock n’ Roll-themed attraction that would be opening in fabulous Las Vegas in 2012 and on Emily's recent trip to the city she went along for a round. She tells me it was amazing.

And by the look of the great photos she took it certainly does!

KISS Monster Mini Golf course in Las Vegas
The tee-off area for hole 1 at the 18-hole KISS Monster Mini Golf course 

KISS Monster Mini Golf course in Las Vegas
The course is in a nice wide-open space and filled with some BIG minigolf obstacles

KISS Monster Mini Golf course in Las Vegas
Emily putting into The Demon's mouth at KISS Monster Mini Golf

KISS Monster Mini Golf course in Las Vegas
Janie about to putt in the nicely themed course

KISS Monster Mini Golf course in Las Vegas
A view of the KISS Monster Mini Golf course

KISS Monster Mini Golf course in Las Vegas
This hole had a sneaky shortcut to the cup

KISS Monster Mini Golf course in Las Vegas
During your round the course's own DJ gives your group a shout-out!

KISS Monster Mini Golf course in Las Vegas
Playing the right shot on this hole makes 'KISS' perform on stage!

KISS Monster Mini Golf course in Las Vegas
Emily lining up a putt at KISS Monster Mini Golf

KISS Monster Mini Golf course in Las Vegas
It's always great to wear white clothes when playing indoor black light minigolf courses

KISS Monster Mini Golf course in Las Vegas
One of the BIG minigolf obstacles on the KISS Monster Mini Golf course

KISS Monster Mini Golf course in Las Vegas
This hole had a small volcano obstacle on it

KISS Monster Mini Golf course in Las Vegas
The fiery volcano

KISS Monster Mini Golf course in Las Vegas
Indoor black light courses do look great with their contrast of colours

Playing against her international tournament rival Janie Peace, Emily won in a very close contest with a score of 46 to Janie's 48.

In addition to the 18-hole blacklight Mini Golf course the venue has an amusement arcade, Wedding Chapel, KISS Cafe, KISS Gallery and the largest KISS Gift Shop in the World!

KISS Monster Mini Golf course in Las Vegas
KISS Monster Mini Golf is much more than just a minigolf course!

KISS Monster Mini Golf course in Las Vegas
You can get married at the KISS Monster Mini Golf course's own KISS-themed Wedding Chapel!

KISS Monster Mini Golf course in Las Vegas
The huge fish tank made for the course by the team from Fish Tank Kings

KISS Monster Mini Golf course in Las Vegas
There looks to be an air hockey table in the large amusement arcade at the course

Emily got me some great merch from the KISS Gift Shop - including a t-shirt and four minigolf balls.

KISS Monster Mini Golf course in Las Vegas
The HUGE KISS Gift Shop

The course can be found at 4503 Paradise Road (near to the Hard Rock Hotel) and is open seven days a week from 10am until midnight. For more information and prices check out the KISS Monster Mini Golf website.

KISS Monster Mini Golf looks great and has some HUGE obstacles and decorations around the course. I've enjoyed playing the indoor black light courses we've visited over the years. In the UK you can find two in Castleford and our friend Jam tells us there's one in Paignton too. I can't wait to play at the KISS course.

Monster Mini Golf create themed indoor glow-in-the-dark 18-hole minigolf courses. Each location is unique and custome designed and there are around 30 Monster Mini Golf courses in the USA and Canada. You can find out more about the courses, franchising and locations on the Monster Mini Golf website.

The course was the 580th visited on the Crazy World of Minigolf Tour and the 346th played.

Related blog posts:
Crazy World of Minigolf Tour
Las Vegas
New Indoor Minigolf Course Opening in Las Vegas - KISS Minigolf by Monster Mini Golf

Links:
Monster Mini Golf website
KISS Monster Mini Golf website
Monster Mini Golf on Twitter
- KISS Monster Mini Golf on Twitter
Monster Mini Golf - KISS, Las Vegas on Facebook
Las Vegas 'tagged' Blog Posts on The Ham & Egger Files
Merchandise

Ohana Mini-Golf in Las Vegas

Spotting a new miniature golf course in Las Vegas!

While travelling off-strip in Las Vegas, Emily spotted a Mini Golf course that we didn't know about!

The Ohana Mini-Golf course is inside this building
The Ohana Mini-Golf course is inside this building

En route to the Grand Canyon on the 14 September Emily's eagle eyes saw the location of the Ohana indoor Mini-Golf course on East Bruner Avenue, opposite the M Resort Hotel & Casino, but as it was 6am the course was closed.

Great to know there's another minigolf course to play on our next visit to Vegas.

For more information on Ohana Mini-Golf visit the course website, and social media links below, where you can see photos of the interesting looking course.

Check out the Crazy World of Minigolf Tour page for details of other courses we've played in Las Vegas.

Links:
- Ohana Mini-Golf website
- Ohana Mini-Golf on Twitter
- Ohana Mini-Golf on Facebook

Related blog posts:
- Crazy World of Minigolf Tour
- Las Vegas

Monday, September 15, 2014

National Cupcake Week 2014 and a Cupcake ATM

National Week to celebrate Cupcakes runs from 15 to 21 September.

Earlier today I spotted a Facebook post by Coeliac UK about how to celebrate National Cupcake Week with a gluten-free cupcake - almost at the same time as Emily sent me a photo of a Cupcake ATM in Las Vegas!

The Cupcake ATM is at Sprinkles Cupcakes on South Las Vegas Boulevard
The Cupcake ATM is at Sprinkles Cupcakes on South Las Vegas Boulevard

On holidays to Amsterdam I remember the great Febo automated food vending machines, but I've never seen a cake ATM before. Looking at the Sprinkles website the one Emily saw is the world's first Cupcake ATM!

National Cupcake Week runs from 15 to 21 September 2014 and is organised by British Baker magazine to celebrate the sweet bakery product.

I had a look on the National Cupcake Week website and there are some gluten free recipes, which is good to see. These include White Chocolate & Raspberry Cupcakes and Sticky Toffee Pudding Cupcakes, along with a guest blog about starting a cupcake business - with gluten free as a niche.

Check out the Gluten-free cake making page on the Coeliac UK website for more information about cake catering for Coeliacs/Celiacs.

Related blog posts:
Gluten Free
Coeliac
Celiac
- Las Vegas

Links:
- National Cupcake Week
- Coeliac UK
- Sprinkles Cupcakes Las Vegas

Friday, November 16, 2012

Las Vegas Long Putt Challenge at the London Golf Show

Attempting the ‘Las Vegas Long Putt Challenge’!
 
While at the 2012 London Golf Show at Earls Court last week my fellow Minigolfer Oliver 'The Machine' Florence and I had a go at winning a trip to Las Vegas on the ‘Las Vegas Long Putt Challenge’ 70 foot long Golf Hole!
 
We paid for six balls and played three each. Ollie quickly took his three goes but was unable to win. I came remarkably close with my second shot, but it wasn’t to be and we left empty handed. A shame as Las Vegas is such a great place to visit.
One of my three attempts before it ran passed the hole
The Long Putt Challenge at the London Golf Show was part of a promotion for the Las Vegas Challenge Golf Amateur Golf Challenge. The actual competition at the Bali Hai Golf Club offers a player who can score a hole-in-one on a designated hole a chance to win £1,000,000!!!

Friday, December 30, 2011

New Indoor Minigolf Course Opening in Las Vegas - KISS Minigolf by Monster Mini Golf

As a BIG fan of both Las Vegas and Minigolf I'm pleased to see that another new Miniature Golf course is opening in the city in 2012!

Back in July 2011 I spotted that a KISS-themed Indoor Mini Golf course was being built by Monster Mini Golf and it was due to open in late 2011/early 2012.

Unfortunately the opening, should it have been in the autumn, would have come after our revisit in September (we did get to play the other new course in downtown Las Vegas at The Swingers Club at the Plaza and Emily and I were first & second in the Putt Park Annual Mini-Golf Tournament!).

According to Monster Mini Golf the brand new 18-hole KISS Glow-in-the-Dark Indoor Minigolf course will be part of a unique KISS Rock n’ Roll-themed attraction that will also house an amusement arcade, Wedding Chapel, and KISS Cafe, KISS Gallery and the largest KISS Gift Shop in the World!

Fingers crossed for another trip to Las Vegas in 2012.

Links:
- Monster Mini Golf
- Kiss Monster Mini Golf
- Monster Mini Golf on twitter
- Monster Mini Golf - KISS, Las Vegas on facebook
- Las Vegas 'tagged' Blog Posts on The Ham & Egger Files

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Las Vegas on Canvey Island

On our way back from Southend-on-Sea we made a revisit to Canvey Island where we found another Las Vegas Amusement Arcade.

Photo: Richard Gottfried outside the Las Vegas Casino in Canvey Island. He won one token from the 2p pusher
Richard outside the Las Vegas Casino in Canvey Island. He won one token from the 2p pusher

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- Little Las Vegas in Wallingford
- Skeg-Vegas!
- Crazy World of Minigolf Tour #248 Hunstanton (Vegas Amusement Arcade) - Crazy Golf
- BIG Buttons in Liverpool
- 10 Minutes in Canvey Island
List of courses visited and played on the Crazy World of Minigolf Tour
Minigolf and Crazy Golf in Essex
Canvey Island

Check out other Blog Posts about 'Las Vegas'.