Showing posts with label Somerset. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Somerset. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 06, 2020

Fella's Crazy Golf in Weston-super-Mare

A look at Fella's Crazy Golf course in Weston-super-Mare.


Fella's Crazy Golf in Weston-super-Mare

We played the 14-hole Crazy Golf course opposite the Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare back in July 2011.

Fella's Crazy Golf in Weston-super-Mare

Fella's Crazy Golf in Weston-super-Mare

It was the 260th course played on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

Fella's Crazy Golf in Weston-super-Mare

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

Fella's Crazy Golf in Weston-super-Mare

In a first for us the course charged an extra 30p if you wanted a scorecard and pen to score your game!

Fella's Crazy Golf in Weston-super-Mare

Fella's Crazy Golf in Weston-super-Mare

Emily won our minigolf match-up with a score of 39 to 43.

Fella's Crazy Golf in Weston-super-Mare

Fella's Crazy Golf in Weston-super-Mare

Fella's Crazy Golf in Weston-super-Mare

Fella's Crazy Golf in Weston-super-Mare

We're looking forward to a return trip to Weston-super-Mare in the future.

Fella's Crazy Golf in Weston-super-Mare

Fella's Crazy Golf in Weston-super-Mare

Friday, July 19, 2019

Adventure Golf at Wookey Hole

A look back at our visit to the Adventure Golf course at Wookey Hole.


Pirate Island Adventure Golf at Wookey Hole

On our holiday in Somerset back in November 2012 we had a round on the Pirate Island Adventure Golf course at Wookey Hole.


Pirate Island Adventure Golf at Wookey Hole

Pirate Island Adventure Golf at Wookey Hole

The 9-hole course was the 310th played and 514th visited on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.


Pirate Island Adventure Golf at Wookey Hole

Pirate Island Adventure Golf at Wookey Hole

Pirate Island Adventure Golf at Wookey Hole

Pirate Island Adventure Golf at Wookey Hole

Pirate Island Adventure Golf at Wookey Hole

Pirate Island Adventure Golf at Wookey Hole

Pirate Island Adventure Golf at Wookey Hole

Pirate Island Adventure Golf at Wookey Hole

Visit the Wookey Hole website for more information.

Related blog posts:
Minigolfing in Bath, Wookey Hole, Cheddar and Brean (but not Bristol)
Crazy World of Minigolf Tour
Somerset

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Adventure Golf at Victoria Park in Bath

A look back at our visit to the Adventure Golf course at Victoria Park in Bath.


Adventure Golf course at Victoria Park in Bath

On our holiday in Somerset back in November 2012 we had a round on the Victoria Falls Adventure Golf course at Victoria Park in Bath.


Adventure Golf course at Victoria Park in Bath

The 18-hole course was the 309th played and 513th visited on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.


Adventure Golf course at Victoria Park in Bath

Adventure Golf course at Victoria Park in Bath

Adventure Golf course at Victoria Park in Bath

Adventure Golf course at Victoria Park in Bath

Adventure Golf course at Victoria Park in Bath

Adventure Golf course at Victoria Park in Bath

Visit the course website for more information.

Related blog posts:
- Minigolfing in Bath, Wookey Hole, Cheddar and Brean (but not Bristol)
- Crazy World of Minigolf Tour
- Somerset

Friday, February 08, 2019

Monorails and Minigolf at Butlin's Minehead

A look back at the Monorails and Minigolf course at Butlin's Somerwest World holiday camp in Minehead.


My brother Christopher was recently looking through some old family photos and spotted this snap of us riding the monorail at Butlin's Minehead back in the early 90's.


Riding the Tango branded Monorail at Butlin's Minehead in the early 1990's. Photo from the Gottfried family photo archive
Riding the Tango branded Monorail at Butlin's Minehead in the early 1990's

My family holidayed at the camp a number of times in the late 80's and early 90's and I've got brilliant memories of the monorail, funfair, laser tag and arcades there. It's little wonder that even now I'm such a big fan of the British seaside, monorails, crazy golf and video-games.

Emily and I also had one of our first holidays together at the camp in 2004 and we remember playing the Arnold Palmer Putting Course you can see in the postcard below. This card is from the time the camp was known as Butlin's Somerwest World from 1987 to 1999. Sadly we haven't got any photos of us from our pre-Crazy World of Minigolf Tour game on the course.

A Butlin's Holidays postcard of Somerwest World. Postally unused. Undated
A Butlin's Holidays postcard of Somerwest World. Postally unused. Undated

While looking at the history of Butlin's for a feature in Picture Postcard Monthly to mark the 80th birthday of Butlin's in 2016 I found that the UK's first commercial monorail was opened at Butlin's Skegness in 1965! The Skegness holiday resort is the one remaining camp I haven't been to.

It's brilliant collecting old postcards of minigolf courses, monorails and holiday camps as they are superb pieces of social history, as well as bringing back some great memories.

Related blog posts:
- Butlin's
- Postcards

Link:
- Butlin's

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Congo Adventure Golf at Brean Sands in Somerset

A look back at our visit to the Congo Adventure Golf course at Brean Leisure Park in Brean Sands, Somerset.


Congo Adventure Golf at Brean Leisure Park in Brean Sands, Somerset

The 519th course visited on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour was the Congo Adventure Golf course at Brean Leisure Park in Brean Sands, Somerset back in November 2012.

Congo Adventure Golf at Brean Leisure Park in Brean Sands, Somerset

On the day of our visit the weather was poor. It was also out of season so the course was closed.

Congo Adventure Golf at Brean Leisure Park in Brean Sands, Somerset

Congo Adventure Golf at Brean Leisure Park in Brean Sands, Somerset

Congo Adventure Golf at Brean Leisure Park in Brean Sands, Somerset

Congo Adventure Golf at Brean Leisure Park in Brean Sands, Somerset

Congo Adventure Golf at Brean Leisure Park in Brean Sands, Somerset
A crocodile - or alligator - lurking near a tricky looking hole

Visit the Brean Leisure Park website for more information.


Related blog posts:
- Brean
- Crazy World of Minigolf Tour

Link:
- Brean Leisure Park

Monday, December 04, 2017

Smugglers Cove Pirate Adventure Golf in Brean

A look back at our visit to the Smugglers Cove Pirate Adventure Golf course in Brean Sands, Somerset.


Smugglers Cove Pirate Adventure Golf in Brean Sands

While on our short break in Somerset back in November 2012 we called into the seaside town of Brean to see what minigolf we could find there. One of the unexpected discoveries was the Smugglers Cove Pirate Adventure Golf course.

Smugglers Cove Pirate Adventure Golf in Brean Sands

The layout was fairly small, but plenty of piratey theming had been piled into the playing area.

Smugglers Cove Pirate Adventure Golf in Brean Sands

Smugglers Cove Pirate Adventure Golf in Brean Sands

Unfortunately as has so often been the case on our travels, the course was closed so we didn't get to play it.

Smugglers Cove Pirate Adventure Golf in Brean Sands

Smugglers Cove Pirate Adventure Golf in Brean was the 518th course visited on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

Related blog posts:
- Brean
- Crazy World of Minigolf Tour