Showing posts with label Scotland. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Scotland. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

Portal Minigolf opening in Edinburgh

A new minigolf course is opening in Edinburgh.


A new minigolf course is opening in Edinburgh

There are plans for a new minigolf course to open in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Portal Minigolf will be a 1980's themed indoor layout.

Visit the Portal Minigolf website for more information.


We're looking forward to getting back up to Scotland on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour in the future.

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Thursday, July 30, 2020

Fore Play Crazy Golf goody bags

We love seeing minigolf merchandise and the team at Fore Play Crazy Golf in Glasgow are offering the first 100 guests at the course a 'Baw Bag' containing a selection of items, including a branded face mask.


Fore Play Crazy Golf reopens its doors on Saturday 1st August.

Visit the Fore Play Crazy Golf website for more information on the Glasgow and Edniburgh venues.


We're looking forward to playing at both locations on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour in the future. Both sites opened since our last visits to the Scottish cities.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Woolworths in Brunstane, Edinburgh

A look at an old Woolworths store in Brunstane, Edinburgh.


The abandoned Woolworths store in Brunstane, Edinburgh in August 2011
The abandoned Woolworths store in Brunstane, Edinburgh in August 2011

My recent revisit to the old Blockbuster Video store in Fallowfield, Manchester reminded me of the old Woolworths shopfront we saw in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent last November. That in turn prompted me to look in our archives for the photos I took of the abandoned Big W Woolworths store at The Jewel retail park next to the railway station in Brunstane, Edinburgh, Scotland from 2011.

A closer look at the old entrance

Brunstane railway station on the left is dwarfed by the old abandoned Woolworths store on the right

The building is now home to The Range.

The last Woolworths


The last Woolworths shop in the UK closed in January 2009 so we were amazed to see the sign was still up at the Stoke-on-Trent store last year.

Ghost signs


We see a lot of ghost signs on shops and building on our travels. Many of these are from decades ago and they help tell the story of an area.

Unfortunately in the coming months and years we are likely to see a number of other brands disappear.

In addition to these Woolworths shops and the Blockbuster Video store we've seen the remnants of retail brands from recent years including Tandy in Hitchen, RadioShack in Lytham Saint Annes and Kwik Save in Barrow-in-Furness.

Do you have a favourite brand from years gone by? Are the remains of an old brand still visible on a building where you live or work? Do let me know.

Woolworths Pick n' Mix


Interestingly there's a Woolworths-themed miniature golf hole at Teezers Retro Golf course in Coventry, we played that course in April last year.

A loop-di-loop obstable on a Pick n' Mix minigolf hole

Friday, April 24, 2020

The Himalayas at St Andrews

A look at The Himalayas putting course, the world's first Miniature Golf course.


Playing The Himalayas course at the St Andrews Ladies' Putting Club back in 2012.

Playing The Himalayas Putting Course at the St Andrews Ladies' Putting Club

The layout was created in 1867 and is the world's first Miniature Golf course.


When we visited there were two courses to play, an 18-hole course and a 9-hole layout. They were an absolute pleasure to play and one of my very best putting experiences.


Visit the St Andrews Ladies' Putting Club website for more information.

The two courses at The Himalayas became the 292nd and 293rd miniature golf courses played on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour. We've now been to 948 courses since September 2006.

Friday, March 13, 2020

New Crazy Golf course in Dundee

A new Crazy Golf course is planned to open in Dundee.


A new Crazy Golf course is planned to open in Dundee

A new indoor Crazy Golf course is hoped to open as part of a new adventure play centre. The venue will also have tenpin bowling lanes.


The site is a former Toys 'R' Us superstore on Kingsway West Retail Park in Dundee.


The family entertainment centre would be built by House of Play.

The proposal is another example of the popularity of using former retail spaces for retailtainment options giving a people to visit, revisit and stay in a shopping area.

It's also another example of a venue combining crazy golf and tenpin bowling in its offer.

Friday, February 21, 2020

New minigolf courses in the UK

Details of new miniature golf courses opening in the UK.


Details of new adventure golf, crazy golf and mini-golf courses opening in the UK

Do you want to have a guess where the next new minigolf course will be opening in the UK?


So far this year new miniature golf courses have been announced to be opening / have opened in Walsall, Pembrey, Crawley, Northampton, Edinburgh, Newcastle upon Tyne, Norwich, Hull (two venues), Rochdale, York, Leeds (two venues), King's Cross London, Harrow in London, Reading, Milton Keynes and Glasgow.


There's also going to be a new adventure golf course at Les Mielles Golf & Country Club in Jersey.

If you know of a new minigolf course opening do let us know in the comments.


If you are interested in installing or building a minigolf course and would like to receive specialist help, Richard Gottfried is able to provide experience, knowledge and support for all aspects of minigolf business, at any stage of the process. Get in touch to find out more.

Minigolf in Glasgow

A look at the miniature golf courses in Glasgow, Scotland.


Details of places to play minigolf, crazy golf and adventure golf in Glasgow, Scotland

We were last up in Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games in 2014 and a lot has changed on the crazy golf scene since then.


The first course we played in the city on a visit in 2009 was a grass Putting Course set up on a Bowling Green in Victoria Park. That course was the 89th on our travels. We've now been to 947 in total.

On that trip we also found an abandoned Crazy Golf course in another part of the park.

There are two indoor 18-hole courses at Paradise Island Adventure Golf at intu Braehead. They were among some of the first indoor minigolf courses that opened in the UK.

There is a Jungle Rumble Adventure Golf venue in the city centre where you will find two indoor 18-hole courses.

Fore Play Crazy Golf has two 9-hole indoor courses at the venue in the city centre.

Outside the city centre is Jurassic Parrr Adventure Golf, an 18-hole course at Great Western Golf

Jungle Creek Adventure Golf is a 12-hole indoor course located at SoccerWorld Glasgow.

Queen's Park is home to a Pitch & Putt miniature golf course.

There will be a new indoor minigolf course when Ghetto Golf Glasgow opens its doors later this year.

There are also plans for a Treetop Adventure Golf course to open in the city.

We're looking forward to a return visit to Glasgow and playing the courses on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

If you know of any other minigolf courses in Glasgow do let us know in the comments below.

Ghetto Golf opening in Glasgow

Glasgow Ghetto Golf course opening soon.


Ghetto Golf is heading to Glasgow

The team at Ghetto Golf are opening a new venue in Glasgow.


The indoor crazy golf course will be the first from Ghetto Golf in Scotland following Liverpool, Birmingham and Newcastle upon Tyne.


There will be another of the adults-only courses opening in Leeds this year too.

Part of the Ghetto Golf course in Digbeth, Birmingham

Visit the Ghetto Golf website and Glasgow Ghetto Golf Facebook Page for more info.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Fore Play Crazy Golf heading to Edinburgh

A new Fore Play Crazy Golf course is opening in Edinburgh.


The team at Fore Play Crazy Golf in Scotland will be opening their second venue with an adults-only pop-up minigolf site in Edinburgh this Spring.


A new Fore Play Crazy Golf course is opening in Edinburgh

The original Fore Play Crazy Golf course opened in Glasgow in 2018.


The new Edinburgh course will be a pop-up and opens this Spring.

In addition to the Edinburgh-themed Crazy Golf element the venue will feature a bar and street food.

Visit the Fore Play Crazy Golf website for more information.

Related blog posts:
- Fore Play Crazy Golf
- Edinburgh

Friday, November 01, 2019

New Treetop Adventure Golf course in Glasgow

Plans have been submitted for a new Treetop Adventure Golf course to be built in Glasgow.


Treetop Adventure Golf
Mini golf, big adventures

It is hoped that the indoor adventure golf centre will open at St Enoch Centre in Glasgow city centre.


Treetop Adventure Golf in Cardiff
Treetop Adventure Golf in Cardiff

You can find Treetop Adventure Golf courses in Cardiff, Manchester and Leicester.


Treetop Adventure Golf in Manchester
Treetop Adventure Golf in Manchester

Visit the Treetop Adventure Golf website for more information on the venues.

Treetop Adventure Golf in Leicester
Treetop Adventure Golf in Leicester

We need to head back up to Glasgow on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour and visit the new courses that have opened since we last played in the city back in 2009!

Treetop Adventure Golf is one of the brands setting up in shopping centres around the UK.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Scrapheap Golf opening in Edinburgh

New indoor Scrapheap Golf course opening in Edinburgh.


Scrapyard Golf is opening in Edinburgh

A new indoor minigolf venue is opening in Edinburgh next month.


The venue will be home to two 9-hole courses - 'Wizard Golf' and 'Scrappy Doo'.

The opening date is Friday 4th October 2019.

More info can be found on the Scrapheap Golf website.

Related blog posts:
- Edinburgh
- Crazy Golf
- Indoor Crazy Golf

Thursday, February 14, 2019

New Jungle Rumble Adventure Golf course opening in Glasgow

A new Jungle Rumble Adventure Golf course is opening in Glasgow.


The team at Jungle Rumble Adventure Golf are opening a new indoor Adventure Golf course in Glasgow, Scotland.


Many thanks to our friend and minigolf rival John Moore for letting us know about it after he spotted this sign on a recent trip to the city.

Jungle Rumble Adventure Golf will soon be open in Glasgow. Photo by John Moore
Jungle Rumble Adventure Golf will soon be open in Glasgow

We've visited the Jungle Rumble Adventure Golf courses in Bristol and Leeds, plus the former venue in Liverpool. We've yet to play the Jungle Rumble outdoor course on the site of what was the old Peter Pan Minigolf course in Brighton.

The Jungle Rumble Adventure Golf courses in Leeds were the 822nd and 823rd visited on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour
The Jungle Rumble Adventure Golf courses in Leeds were the 822nd and 823rd visited on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour 

Visit the Jungle Rumble Adventure Golf website for more information.

Related blog posts:
- Jungle Rumble Adventure Golf
- Indoor Adventure Golf
Glasgow

Saturday, November 03, 2018

Fore Play Crazy Golf in Glasgow

There's a new indoor Crazy Golf course in Glasgow.

A new 9-hole indoor Crazy Golf course recently opened in Glasgow - Fore Play Crazy Golf.

Fore Play Crazy Golf is now open in Glasgow

Check out the Fore Play Crazy Golf website for more info.

It's another course we'll have to visit on our never-ending quest to visit every minigolf course in the UK. When we began in 2006 there were 600 courses. To date we've visited 853, including 38 courses overseas.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Crazy Golf in Dunoon

A look at the Crazy Golf course in Dunoon, Scotland.

Many thanks to Martin Evans, head of the Telegraph Pole Appreciation Society, for sending over this snap of the Crazy Golf course in Dunoon. It's a course we're yet to visit!

Crazy Golf at Dunoon. By Martin Evans September 2018

By a strange coincidence Telegraph Pole Appreciation Day and Miniature Golf Day are both on the 21st of September each year. Who would've thought there'd be so much crossover between the two hobbies.

You can view a post about the telegraph poles Martin found on his trip on the Telegraph Pole Appreciation Society website.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Mini Golf at Brodick, Isle of Arran

A view of the Crazy Golf course at Brodick, Isle of Arran.

Stockport-based artist Eamonn Murphy recently stumped us on Twitter when he challenged us to identify a Crazy Golf course he had visited.

Crazy Golf at Brodick, Isle of Arran by Eamonn Murphy, September 2018
What a location for a course

We had no idea it was the course at The Taste of Arran Shop & Mini Golf in Brodick, Isle of Arran.

It looks like a cracking layout with some wonderful views. We can't wait to play it.

Like buses, you don't see the Crazy Golf course in Brodick in twelve years of minigolfing and then two people tell you about the course! Check out Martin Evans photo of the course in this guest blog post.

Crazy Golf at Brodick, Isle of Arran

A look at the Crazy Golf course at Brodick, Isle of Arran.

A big thank you to Martin Evans, founder of the Telegraph Pole Appreciation Society, for sending over this photo of the Crazy Golf course at Brodick on the Isle of Arran. It's a course we're yet to visit and it looks marvellous!

Crazy Golf at Brodick, Isle of Arran. By Martin Evans September 2018
What a colourful layout

You can find the course at The Taste of Arran Shop & Mini Golf.

By a strange coincidence Telegraph Pole Appreciation Day and Miniature Golf Day are both on the 21st of September each year. Who would've thought there'd be so much crossover between the two hobbies.

You can view a post about the telegraph poles Martin found on his trip on the society website.

Like buses, you don't see the Crazy Golf course in Brodick in twelve years of crazy golfing and then two people tell you about the course! Check out Eamonn Murphy's photo of the course in this guest blog post.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

New indoor Adventure Golf course in Edinburgh

There's a new Volcano Falls indoor Adventure Golf course in Edinburgh.


While on holiday in Edinburgh Emily spotted this bit of bus advertising about the new Volcano Falls indoor Adventure Golf course that has opened at Fountain Park in Edinburgh.


Bus advert for Volcano Falls Adventure Golf in Edinburgh
As part of the launch activity the course ran a Spot the Bus promotion

We've played the Volcano Falls course at Xscape in Castleford on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

2017 Scottish Open Putting Championship in Prestwick

The Scottish Open Putting Championship is running at Putting Plus in Prestwick throughout the summer season.


In 2015 Putting Plus held the Open Putting Championship over a weekend, and it rained. In 2016 it was held over 10 days, and it rained. This year the Championship is bring held over the summer season, blame the putting curse when it rains.

In addition to the Champion Putter, category Champions include primary and secondary school age; over 60, over 70 and over 80; and the Grandparent and Grandchild Pairs.

This weekend, Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th July between 12 noon until 4pm, the focus is on the Grandparent and Grandchild Pairs category.

2017 Scottish Open Putting Championship

Champions in all categories will be announced at the beginning of September.

You can find out more about the 2017 Scottish Open Putting Championship on the Putting Plus Facebook page.

Monday, July 03, 2017

Putting on the Prom and BBQ at Parkstone in Prestwick

The team at Putting Plus in Prestwick, Scotland have got in touch to let me know about the Putting on the Prom event next Sunday, 9th July. Check out the poster for more info.

Putting on the Prom and BBQ at Parkstone in Prestwick

It sounds great fun.

Players at the event will also receive free entry to the Scottish Open Putting Championship with a range of category prizes up for grabs!

Check out the Putting Plus Facebook page for further information on the course and upcoming events.

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Crazy Golf at Duthie Park in Aberdeen

A look at the minigolf course at Duthie Park in Aberdeen.


My friend Pam Woodcock sent over these snaps of the Crazy Golf course at Duthie Park in Aberdeen, Scotland from her day out in the park.

Crazy Golf course at Duthie Park in Aberdeen. Photo by Pam Woodcock, 1st July 2017
The Duthie Park Crazy Golf layout

Pam tells me the park is a fantastic public amenity and only half a mile from the town centre. We'll definitely have to give it a visit in the future as we didn't get to Duthie Park on our previous trip to Aberdeen back in 2010.

Crazy Golf course at Duthie Park in Aberdeen. Photo by Pam Woodcock, 1st July 2017
Another view of the Duthie Park Mini Golf course

Pam and her husband Dave are BIG fans of minigolf and spearheaded a project to create a Crazy Golf course in Burray, Orkney. A project which came to fruition last year when they opened the UK's most northerly Crazy Golf course on the island.

At the end of this month the course will be hosting the first-ever Burray vs. the Rest of the World minigolf competition!