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Monday, January 18, 2021

Crazy Golf at Vickersway Park in Northwich

A look at the Crazy Golf course at Vickersway Park in Northwich, Cheshire. January 2020.


Crazy Golf at Vickersway Park in Northwich


We've now been to 956 courses since September 2006.

Tuesday, January 05, 2021

Leisure Orienteering at Bruntwood Park in Cheadle

While having a walk round Bruntwood Park in Cheadle on New Year's Day we spotted this nice old sign for Leisure Orienteering at the park.

Sign for Leisure Orienteering at Bruntwood Park in Cheadle
The sign is at the Pitch & Putt kiosk in the park

It's one of the few remaining signs in the borough that carries the old council logo. We've seen others near the Stockport Pyramid, at Woodford Recreation Ground and on Adswood Road.

The logo for Stockport Leisure Services
The logo for Stockport Leisure Services

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Social distancing at Telford Town Park's Adventure Golf course

A look at the social distancing and Covid-19 measures on the Adventure Golf course in Telford Town Park.


We revisited the Adventure Golf course in Telford Town Park while on a recent trip to Telford, Shopshire.

Social distancing at Telford Town Park's Adventure Golf course

The course is open but currently has restrictions on the opening times, with online bookings required to enter the course.

Social distancing at Telford Town Park's Adventure Golf course
 
Social distancing at Telford Town Park's Adventure Golf course

Social distancing at Telford Town Park's Adventure Golf course



Visit the Telford Town Park website for more information.


A look at minigolf and competitive socialising in the time of coronavirus and social distancing

I've been blogging about the world of minigolf since 2006 and have seen how the game boomed in the last decade.

The coronavirus pandemic has thrown a spanner in the works into the whole world and as such minigolf courses and competitive socialising venues have taken a hit.


You can read more about social distancing at minigolf courses in this blog post - Social distancing minigolf.

Minigolf in the time of coronavirus

My specialist knowledge and experience in the worlds of minigolf and marketing were recently demonstrated in InterGame's discussion of the opportunities and challenges of operating a mini-golf venue amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

You can watch the Minigolf in the time of Covid-19 video on the InterGame website and YouTube.

Wednesday, September 09, 2020

Playing Crazy Golf at Cae Glas Park in Oswestry

A revisit to the Cae Glas Park Crazy Golf course in Oswestry, Shropshire.


There aren't too many 'Eternit' Miniature Golf courses here in the UK and some of those that do exist have been modified over the years.

Crazy Golf at Cae Glas Park in Oswestry

One of the best examples is at Cae Glas Park in Oswestry.


We first played the course in 2009 and returned to compete on it during the Oswestry Games in 2012. It was the 149th course played on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

Crazy Golf at Cae Glas Park in Oswestry

It was nice to have a game on it again earlier this week. Even if it started tipping it down as soon as we teed-off.

Crazy Golf at Cae Glas Park in Oswestry

The 18-hole layout is still in great condition and there are some nice ace opportunities.









The course only costs £1.30 for adults / 50p for children to play! Unbelievable value.

Cae Glas Park is a superb setting and right in the town centre.


We're looking forward to playing it more in the future.


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Tuesday, September 08, 2020

Adventure Golf in Telford Town Park

A look at the Adventure Golf course in Telford Town Park.


Adventure Golf in Telford Town Park

We swung by the Adventure Golf course in Telford Town Park while on a recent trip to Telford, Shopshire.

Adventure Golf in Telford Town Park

The 12-hole Adventure Golf course was made by City Golf and has a Telford-theme to it featuring local landmarks.

Adventure Golf in Telford Town Park

Adventure Golf in Telford Town Park

It was the 716th visited on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour when I first visited it in October 2016. we've now been to 956 courses since September 2006.

Adventure Golf in Telford Town Park

Unfortunately it hasn't been open on either occasion I've been there.

Adventure Golf in Telford Town Park

The course is open but currently has restrictions on the opening times, with online bookings required to enter the course.

Adventure Golf in Telford Town Park

Adventure Golf in Telford Town Park

Adventure Golf in Telford Town Park

Adventure Golf in Telford Town Park

Visit the Telford Town Park website for more information.


Adventure Golf in Telford Town Park

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Thursday, August 13, 2020

Minigolfing in Oxford's Parks

A look back at three minigolf courses in Oxford's Parks.


Mini Golf in Bury Knowle Park, Headington

On this day in 2009 we played three Swedish Felt Mini Golf courses in Oxford.


Mini Golf in Bury Knowle Park, Headington

We first visited the three Swedish Felt type minigolf courses in my home city on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour in December 2008. We got to play them on the 13th August 2009 at the start of a nine-day road-trip that took us around the coast of Wales. Back then you could find layouts in Bury Knowle Park in Headington, Cutteslowe and Sunnymead Park and Florence Park in Cowley.

Mini Golf in Bury Knowle Park, Headington.


Mini Golf in Bury Knowle Park, Headington
Emily playing the first of many crazy golf holes we played on the holiday

Mini Golf in Bury Knowle Park, Headington
This Swedish Felt Mini Golf was called Crazy Golf...

Mini Golf in Bury Knowle Park, Headington
...and Putting!

Mini Golf in Bury Knowle Park, Headington
A lesser spotted type of rules sign

Mini Golf in Bury Knowle Park, Headington
Spectating

Mini Golf in Bury Knowle Park, Headington
Swedish Felt Mini Golf courses contain some tricky optical illusion obstacles

Mini Golf in Bury Knowle Park, Headington
Here's another lane that requires precision

Mini Golf at Florence Park in Cowley.



Mini Golf at Florence Park in Cowley
Teeing-off on the second of three courses in Oxford

Mini Golf at Florence Park in Cowley
Emily playing a very tricky obstacle

Mini Golf at Florence Park in Cowley
A nice line

Mini Golf at Cutteslowe and Sunnymead Park in Oxford.


Mini Golf at Cutteslowe and Sunnymead Park in Oxford
At the third Swedish Felt Mini Golf course in the third park

Mini Golf at Cutteslowe and Sunnymead Park in Oxford
Another long, straight shot required



Mini Golf at Cutteslowe and Sunnymead Park in Oxford
And another!

Mini Golf at Cutteslowe and Sunnymead Park in Oxford
An uphill dog-leg lane

Mini Golf in Oxford

Sadly the Florence Park Minigolf course was removed in March this year.

Mini Golf at Florence Park in Oxford

The course at Cutteslowe and Sunnymead Park is now Crazy Croc's Mini Golf.

Mini Golf at Cutteslowe and Sunnymead Park in Oxford

As far as I'm aware the course at Bury Knowle Park in Headington is still there.

Mini Golf in Bury Knowle Park, Headington

Other places to play minigolf in Oxford include Gravitee Adventure Golf at the Ozone Leisure Park and Junkyard Golf venue in the Westgate Centre.

Earlier this year I found out there's also a minigolf course at the Fulbrook Centre at the Churchill Hospital in Oxford.

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Sunday, August 02, 2020

Miniature Golf in Salford

Finding two minigolf courses in Salford.


We found two miniature golf courses by accident while out on our daily outdoor exercise yesterday afternoon!

Both layouts were in the City of Salford - one was a Putting Green at Victoria Park in Pendlebury, Swinton and the other was a Pitch & Putt course at Buile Hill Park in Salford.

Putting Green at Victoria Park in Pendlebury, Swinton and the Pitch & Putt course at Buile Hill Park in Salford
Neither course was open

It's always nice to find minigolf courses we didn't previously know about. It was especially crazy as both are fairly close by!


We've now been to 954 courses on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour since September 2006.


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Thursday, July 16, 2020

Enchanted Garden Adventure Golf course proposed for Raphael Park, Romford

A planning proposal has been submitted for a new Enchanted Garden Adventure Golf course at Raphael Park in Romford, Essex.


An Enchanted Garden Adventure Golf course has been proposed to be built in Raphael Park, Romford, Essex

The themed minigolf course would be an 18-hole layout located at the Raphael Park Cafe.

The course would be created by Saturn Rock Creative.

It'll be interesting to see what the course looks and plays like. It'll be another new place to play on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

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Sunday, June 21, 2020

Petanque at the Memorial Park in Marple

A look at the Petanque piste at Memorial Park in Marple, Stockport.


Petanque at Memorial Park in Marple

We found another Petanque piste while out on our daily walk on Friday. It's at Memorial Park in Marple, Stockport.

Petanque at Memorial Park in Marple
It's in a nice setting

Petanque at Memorial Park in Marple
We're looking forward to playing Petanque on the piste in the future. We haven't had a game in a while

Last month we saw a sign for a Boules area at Bramhall Park. But couldn't find any trace of the terrain itself.

We play for the Woodstock Petanque Club at Alexandra Park in Edgeley, Stockport.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

TT Putting Crazy Golf course in Ramsey on the Isle of Man

A look at the TT Putting Crazy Golf course on the Isle of Man.


In 2018 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 TT-themed Crazy Golf course at Mooragh Park in Ramsey.

TT Putting Crazy Golf course in Ramsey on the Isle of Man

The 18-hole TT Putting Crazy Golf course was the 827th visited and 487th played on our travels.

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Thursday, June 04, 2020

Mini Golf in Goodrington Sands

On this day in 2015 - we visited our 600th miniature golf course in the UK.


Mini Golf in Goodrington Sands

We played the Mini Golf course in Goodrington Sands on the 4th June 2015 during our mammoth road trip around the South West coast of England.

Mini Golf in Goodrington Sands

In two weeks we visited 62 minigolf courses.

Mini Golf in Goodrington Sands

The Beton-style Concrete 18-hole Goodrington Park Mini Golf course in Goodrington Sands, Paignton was the 600th course visited in the UK and the 621st overall.

Mini Golf in Goodrington Sands
 
Mini Golf in Goodrington Sands

Mini Golf in Goodrington Sands

When our travels began in September 2006 we had a target to visit all 600 courses in the UK. Between then and now hundreds more course have opened, while others have closed, been demolished, abandoned or refurbished.

We've now been to 948 courses, including 39 overseas.

Hopefully we'll get to return to Devon and the South West again in the future as we had a marvellous time in 2015.

The Jurassic Golf course at Santa-Fe Adventure Park in Swanage, Dorset was the 600th course visited overall on our tour on Sunday 31st May 2015.

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