Showing posts with label Prestatyn. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Prestatyn. Show all posts

Monday, August 24, 2020

Windmills by Dracula's Miniskirt

Check out the new video for Windmills by Dracula's Miniskirt.


Prestatyn Crazy Golf
Hole 14 of the Prestatyn Crazy Golf course

The new video for the song Windmills by US-band Dracula's Miniskirt features a Crazy Golf windmill.


It's the windmill at the Crazy Golf course in Prestatyn, Wales. It's cool to see a minigolf video of mine in the music video!

Here's me scoring a hole-in-one on it.


Find out more about Dracula's Miniskirt on the band's website.

Friday, April 03, 2020

A postcard from Pontins Prestatyn Holiday Centre

A look at an old postcard from Pontins Prestatyn Holiday Centre.


One of the old postcards I bought at the recent Stockport postcard fair was this one sent to Chester in 1987.


Pontin's Prestatyn Holiday Centre. Bamforth & Co. Ltd. 1987
Pontin's Prestatyn Holiday Centre. Bamforth & Co. Ltd. Postally used in 1987

The Bamforth & Co. Ltd. card gives a nice view of the holiday camp.



Pontins Prestatyn Sands was the setting for the Holiday on the Buses and we've stayed there twice. The swimming pool and main building on the card are still instantly recognisable today.

Pontin's Prestatyn Sands holiday camp
Outside the main building at Pontin's Prestatyn Sands holiday camp in 2014

The July 2019 issue of Picture Postcard Monthly magazine contains an article I wrote about Pontins postcards
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One of my prized minigolf possessions is from the Pontins Holiday Village. It's something of a crazy golf postcard holy grail as the sender wrote about the course depicted on the card.

Pontin's Prestatyn Holiday Village. Photo Precision Limited R5605. Postally used 8 July 1977
Pontin's Prestatyn Holiday Village. Photo Precision Limited R5605. Postally used 8 July 1977

Wednesday, February 05, 2020

Are you a robot?

Are you a robot? Select all squares with minigolf.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Benches at Prestatyn Crazy Golf

Since being members of the Dull Men's Club and finding out about the Park Bench Appreciation Society from our friend Leland we can't help but see interesting benches everywhere we go!

The Prestatyn Crazy Golf course
The Prestatyn Crazy Golf course

There are some Crazy Golf benches at the course in Prestatyn.

Bench at Prestatyn Crazy Golf
An Arnold Palmer bench

Bench at Prestatyn Crazy Golf
A Crazy Golf bench

The Prestatyn Crazy Golf course on Bastion Road is one of our favourite courses to play.

The bench at full capacity during the Holiday on the Buses Weekender Crazy Golf Competition

Take a look at the bench-related blog posts below and the Park Bench Appreciation Society for more interesting benches.

Related blog posts:
Bench
Park Bench Appreciation Society

Links:
Park Bench Appreciation Society
Dull Men's Club

Friday, July 05, 2019

Crazy Golfing in Prestatyn

Revisiting the Crazy Golf course in Prestatyn.



Crazy Golf course in Prestatyn
The 18-hole course just after closing time. It's such a nice course

Last week I replayed one of my favourite miniature golf courses, the Crazy Golf course on Bastion Road in Prestatyn, Wales.


Crazy Golf course in Prestatyn
Back in Prestatyn

The 18-hole layout was originally an Arnold Palmer Putting Course and still retains many of the original obstacles and design elements. It's one of the best courses in the UK.


Crazy Golf course in Prestatyn
Hole 7 - a nice ace opportunity, but it can be very tricky if you over hit your tee shot

The course was originally the 147th played on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour back in 2009. We've replayed it a number of times in the years since.

Crazy Golf course in Prestatyn
Hole 10 has a new obstacle. It used to be a lighthouse

This time I played four games on the course in excellent conditions and scored rounds of 34, 39, 35 and 37.

Crazy Golf course in Prestatyn

Crazy Golf course in Prestatyn
I didn't win a free game on the lucky last hole this time

Related blog posts:
- Prestatyn
- Wales
- Crazy World of Minigolf Tour

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Crazy Golf in Prestatyn

Revisiting the Crazy Golf course on Bastion Road in Prestatyn, Wales.


Crazy Golf course on Bastion Road in Prestatyn

Last month I had a fun day out in Rhyl and Prestatyn and swung by the Crazy Golf course at Drift Park.

Crazy Golf course on Bastion Road in Prestatyn

The course was originally the 147th played on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour in 2009. We've revisited the brilliant 18-hole course a number of times since.

Crazy Golf course on Bastion Road in Prestatyn

Crazy Golf course on Bastion Road in Prestatyn

Crazy Golf course on Bastion Road in Prestatyn

Crazy Golf course on Bastion Road in Prestatyn

Thursday, March 07, 2019

A day out in Rhyl and Prestatyn

Revisiting Rhyl and Prestatyn.


Rhyl seafront
The seafront at Rhyl

Earlier this week I had a brilliant day out at the seaside with my friend and minigolf rival/team-mate Peter 'The Crazy Aced Assassin' Jones.

At the Crazy Golf course on Bastion Road in Prestatyn
We had to revisit the Crazy Golf course in Prestatyn

The weather was wonderful for the time of year and we had a good time exploring the two seaside towns.

The Drift Park Crazy Golf course in Rhyl
The Drift Park Crazy Golf course in Rhyl

The Drift Park Crazy Golf course in Rhyl
The Drift Park Crazy Golf course in Rhyl

On the seafront in Prestatyn
On the seafront in Prestatyn

The Crazy Golf course in Prestatyn
The Crazy Golf course in Prestatyn

I've been to both Rhyl and Prestatyn a number of times since 2009 and we stay at Pontin's Prestatyn Sands holiday camp for the On the Buses fan-club events. However, until my latest visit I hadn't been to Marine Lake - the location of Britain's oldest miniature railway!

Miniature steam trains have been running at Marine Lake in Rhyl since 1911
Steam trains have been running at Marine Lake since 1911 

The station

Marine Lake in Rhyl
The entrance to Marine Lake is also a crossing for the railway

Marine Lake in Rhyl
The lake itself was being drained while we were there 

As it was out of season we didn't get to have a go on the miniature railway or play any of the Crazy Golf courses. Luckily the amusement arcades were open so we were able to have a game of Bowlingo.

Bowlingo at Mr B's Amusement Arcade in Rhyl
Bowlingo at Mr B's Amusement Arcade in Rhyl

I'm already looking forward to my next day out at the Welsh seaside.

Related blog posts:
- Rhyl
- Prestatyn
- Crazy Golf
- Miniature Railways

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Crazy Golf in Prestatyn, Wales

Revisiting the Crazy Golf course in Prestatyn, Wales.


The Crazy Golf course in Prestatyn, Wales

Last September we revisited one of our favourite minigolf courses while on the Holiday on the Buses fan-club weekender in Prestatyn.

The Crazy Golf course in Prestatyn, Wales
Playing hole 3

The Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf course on Bastion Road is a superb layout and a real test of putting skill.

The Crazy Golf course in Prestatyn, Wales
A view of the course

Once again we competed in The Butler Cup Holiday on the Buses Crazy Golf tournament, a title I was defending!

The Crazy Golf course in Prestatyn, Wales
Emily playing hole 6

The tournament part of the Holiday on the Buses Weekender in Prestatyn is organised by the On the Buses fan-club and held at the Bastion Road Crazy Golf course.

The Crazy Golf course in Prestatyn, Wales
Teeing-off on hole 6

Prior to 2018 the Butler Cup tournament had two categories - Pro and Amateur - as quite a few professional minigolfers are also members of the fan-club! In 2014 Emily won the first edition to feature the Pro category. Brad Shepherd won the 2015 event, no tournament was held in 2016, while I won in 2017.

Our group won in the On the Buses fan-club Crazy Golf tournament, quiz and raffle
Our group won in the On the Buses fan-club Crazy Golf tournament, quiz and raffle

In 2018 57 players competed in a single title 18-hole one round shoot-out with Brad Shepherd once again lifting the title - in a tie with a fellow fan-club member. I was next in the rankings after the joint winners.

The Crazy Golf course in Prestatyn, Wales
Hole 1

The Crazy Golf course in Prestatyn, Wales
Hole 2

The Crazy Golf course in Prestatyn, Wales
Hole 3

The Crazy Golf course in Prestatyn, Wales
Hole 3

The Crazy Golf course in Prestatyn, Wales
Hole 4

The Crazy Golf course in Prestatyn, Wales
Hole 5

The Crazy Golf course in Prestatyn, Wales
Hole 6

The Crazy Golf course in Prestatyn, Wales
Hole 6

The Crazy Golf course in Prestatyn, Wales
Hole 6

The Crazy Golf course in Prestatyn, Wales
Hole 7

The Crazy Golf course in Prestatyn, Wales
Hole 7

The Crazy Golf course in Prestatyn, Wales
Hole 8

The Crazy Golf course in Prestatyn, Wales
Hole 9

The Crazy Golf course in Prestatyn, Wales
Hole 10

The Crazy Golf course in Prestatyn, Wales
Hole 11

The Crazy Golf course in Prestatyn, Wales
Hole 11

The Crazy Golf course in Prestatyn, Wales
Hole 12

The Crazy Golf course in Prestatyn, Wales
Hole 13


The Crazy Golf course in Prestatyn, Wales
Hole 14 
The Crazy Golf course in Prestatyn, Wales
Hole 15



The Crazy Golf course in Prestatyn, Wales
Hole 16

The Crazy Golf course in Prestatyn, Wales
Hole 17 
The Crazy Golf course in Prestatyn, Wales
Hole 18



The Crazy Golf course in Prestatyn, Wales
Top Hole - Hole 19

We're looking forward to our next visit to play the course.














Related blog posts:
- Minigolf Course Visit No. 147 - Arnold Palmer Putting at Prestatyn
- Crazy Golf in Prestatyn (2014)
- Prestatyn Crazy Golf (2017)
- The Butler Cup Holiday on the Buses Crazy Golf tournament 2017
- Crazy World of Minigolf Tour
- Prestatyn

Videos:
- Arnold Palmer Putting Course in Prestatyn
- Hole-in-one on the Windmill at Prestatyn Crazy Golf

Link:
On the Buses fan-club