Showing posts with label New Brighton. Show all posts
Showing posts with label New Brighton. Show all posts

Thursday, March 15, 2018

The start, middle and end of Crazy Golf

A look back at the old Crazy Golf course at King's Parade Gardens in New Brighton.

The start hole of the colourful old concrete Crazy Golf course in New Brighton
The start hole of the colourful old concrete Crazy Golf course in New Brighton

I love minigolf history and the stories in the game. While looking back through our photo archive some snaps from a visit to New Brighton caught my eye and I thought the course was worth posting about again.

Crazy Golf course in New Brighton
The 9th

On our 12 year journey around the UK we've seen a lot of minigolf courses, some of which are no longer there. The King's Parade Gardens Crazy Golf course is one of them.

Crazy Golf in New Brighton
End of the line

There are now two 18-hole Adventure Golf course in King's Parade Gardens, they are certainly worth a play and very different to the old course.

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Kings Parade Gardens - Crazy Golf & Mini Golf - New Brighton

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

A revisit to Championship Adventure Golf in New Brighton

Playing minigolf at Championship Adventure Golf in New Brighton.


It was great to recently return to Championship Adventure Golf in New Brighton to take on my friends and minigolf rivals Jon and Cheryl Angel over the two 18-hole miniature golf courses.

Championship Adventure Golf in New Brighton
A view of the Championship Adventure Golf course in New Brighton

It was Jon and Cheryl's first visit to New Brighton and they were taking in the sights and sounds on a holiday road-trip around the north of England. I was happy to offer up a minigolf challenge to them. We've had some great minigolf battles over the years, with matches played on a variety of courses in Warrington, Luton, Stanmore & Edgware, London, Basingstoke, East Finchley and Arkley. And a few other places too.

Richard Gottfried and Jon Angel at Championship Adventure Golf in New Brighton. Photo by Cheryl Angel, 27th September 2017
Longtime minigolf rivals

First up we teed-off on the Championship minigolf course in a very close match.

Championship Adventure Golf in New Brighton
Jon with an unconventional second putt

At the 18th I took a 4 which meant Jon needed a 3 to tie or a 2 for a win. He shot a 2 to finish on 51. I was on 52, with Cheryl on 62.

Championship Adventure Golf in New Brighton
A long putt to a tricky green on the Landmark Adventure Golf course

Next up was the Landmark minigolf course for what was to be another close game.

Richard Gottfried playing minigolf at Championship Adventure Golf in New Brighton. Photo by Jon Angel, 27th September 2017
Playing into Fort Perch

Once again the game went to the wire but Jon was able to score a 2 on the 18th for the win. Jon finished with a round of 53, I was on 54 and Cheryl shot a 68.

Championship Adventure Golf in New Brighton
Jon playing the 18th of the Championship Mini Golf course

The the two-round contest Jon took the win by two shots, scoring 104 to my 106. Cheryl was third with 130.

Championship Adventure Golf in New Brighton
Jon 'El Pato' Angel - New Brighton Adventure Golf Champion 2017

Unfortunately none of us managed to score a single hole-in-one in order to claim a badge. It proves how tough the courses are!

Championship Adventure Golf in New Brighton
All three of us ended up in this situation a bit too often over the 36-holes!

Check out the Championship Adventure Golf website for more details, opening times and prices.

Emily and I first visited Championship Adventure Golf in New Brighton back in May this year. The courses were the 730th and 731st visited on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.


Championship Adventure Golf in New Brighton
The Birkenhead Tram hole didn't have a tram on it when we played there before

Championship Adventure Golf in New Brighton

Note: Looking through the archives while putting together this post I think the 'Best of 5 Pro Spirit Challenge Tour' between Jon and I is still ongoing!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Landmark Adventure Golf in New Brighton

Playing the Landmark Adventure Golf course in New Brighton.

After playing the Championship Adventure Golf layout we stepped onto the second of the two 18-hole courses on Kings Parade in New Brighton to tackle the Local Landmarks Adventure Golf course.

Landmark Adventure Golf in New Brighton
A view of the course from the 18th hole

Landmark Adventure Golf in New Brighton
The Fort Perch island hole

The Landmark Adventure Golf course was the 731st visited and 431st played on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.



In our match on the brilliant Landmark Adventure Golf course I won with a score of 50 to Emily's 53.

Landmark Adventure Golf in New Brighton
The first, second and third holes at Landmark Adventure Golf

Landmark Adventure Golf in New Brighton
New Brighton Lido

Landmark Adventure Golf in New Brighton
New Brighton Lido

Landmark Adventure Golf in New Brighton
The Beaches

Landmark Adventure Golf in New Brighton
The raised and angled green on the third hole

Landmark Adventure Golf in New Brighton
Even though the cup was big, it was still a tough hole to play

Landmark Adventure Golf in New Brighton
We took different routes to the cup on Birkenhead Priory

Landmark Adventure Golf in New Brighton
Emily shot through the small gap

Landmark Adventure Golf in New Brighton
I played through the doorway

Landmark Adventure Golf in New Brighton
Emily on the green of Mother Redcaps

Landmark Adventure Golf in New Brighton
Fort Perch

Landmark Adventure Golf in New Brighton
A view of Fort Perch

Landmark Adventure Golf in New Brighton
Emily playing onto Fort Perch

Landmark Adventure Golf in New Brighton
Mother Redcaps

Landmark Adventure Golf in New Brighton
Thor's Rock

Landmark Adventure Golf in New Brighton
New Brighton Dips

Landmark Adventure Golf in New Brighton
The Birkenhead Tram hole

Landmark Adventure Golf in New Brighton
Lady Lever Art Gallery

Landmark Adventure Golf in New Brighton
The Mersey Piers

Landmark Adventure Golf in New Brighton
Playing the New Brighton Tower hole and almost getting an ace

Landmark Adventure Golf in New Brighton
Hole 18 - The Mersey Tunnels

Check out the Championship Adventure Golf website for more info, prices and opening times.

Landmark Adventure Golf in New Brighton
The New Brighton Tower obstacle

Link:
Championship Adventure Golf website

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New Brighton
Championship Adventure Golf in New Brighton
Kings Parade Gardens - Crazy Golf and Mini Golf - New Brighton
Crazy World of Minigolf Tour

Friday, May 19, 2017

Championship Mini Golf in New Brighton

Playing the Championship Mini Golf course in New Brighton.

The 730th course visited on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour was the 18-hole Championship Adventure Golf on King's Parade in New Brighton.



In our match on the Championship Adventure Golf course I won with a score of 48 to Emily's 52. We heard the course record is 38. A score that low on the tricky course will certainly take some beating!

Championship Mini Golf course in New Brighton

The Championship Adventure Golf course was the 730th visited and 430th played on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour. We had a great time on the well maintained course.

Championship Mini Golf course in New Brighton

Championship Mini Golf course in New Brighton

Championship Mini Golf course in New Brighton

Championship Mini Golf course in New Brighton

Championship Mini Golf course in New Brighton

Championship Mini Golf course in New Brighton

Championship Mini Golf course in New Brighton

Championship Mini Golf course in New Brighton
  
Championship Mini Golf course in New Brighton

Championship Mini Golf course in New Brighton

Championship Mini Golf course in New Brighton

Championship Mini Golf course in New Brighton

Visit the Championship Adventure Golf website for more info, prices and opening times.

Link:
Championship Adventure Golf website

Related blog posts:
New Brighton
- Championship Adventure Golf in New Brighton
- Landmark Adventure Golf in New Brighton
Kings Parade Gardens - Crazy Golf and Mini Golf - New Brighton
Crazy World of Minigolf Tour