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

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

Friday, December 01, 2017

Cheddar Crazy Golf

A look back at our visit to Cheddar Crazy Golf in November 2012.


Cheddar Crazy Golf

On our holiday in Somerset back in November 2012 we spent the day in Cheddar where we had a round on the excellent Cheddar Crazy Golf course.

Cheddar Crazy Golf
Cheddar Crazy Golf is in a very nice setting

The 18-hole layout was great fun, tricky and unique - just what we like in a minigolf course.

Cheddar Crazy Golf
Nice rules/tip/warning sign

Cheddar Crazy Golf
Not many courses have a secret grotto!

The Cheddar Crazy Golf course was the 311th played on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

Cheddar Crazy Golf

Cheddar Crazy Golf

Cheddar Crazy Golf
Putting on this hole...

Cheddar Crazy Golf
...takes you onto/down/through this obstacle...

Cheddar Crazy Golf
...or not!

Cheddar Crazy Golf

Check out the Cheddar Crazy Golf course website for more information.

Cheddar Crazy Golf

Related blog posts:
Minigolfing in Bath, Wookey Hole, Cheddar and Brean (but not Bristol)

Monday, November 27, 2017

Indoor Crazy Golf at Brean Leisure Dome

My blog post about the indoor mini-golf course at Funspot in Laconia, New Hampshire reminded me of our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour visit to the Brean Leisure Dome back in November 2012.

Indoor Crazy Golf at Brean Leisure Dome
We hadn't expected to find the course on our visit to Brean, so it was a pleasant surprise

Indoor Crazy Golf at Brean Leisure Dome
The course became the 312th played on our tour

Indoor Crazy Golf at Brean Leisure Dome
One part of the 9-hole layout

Indoor Crazy Golf at Brean Leisure Dome
The other bit

Indoor Crazy Golf at Brean Leisure Dome
The first elephant I'd putted through!

Indoor Crazy Golf at Brean Leisure Dome
The tricky 8th hole

Indoor Crazy Golf at Brean Leisure Dome
Emily tackling a big minigolf loop-di-loop

We've also played indoor minigolf at Amusement Arcades in FelixstoweCleethorpesHunstanton, and Whitby.

Related blog posts:
- Minigolfing in Bath, Wookey Hole, Cheddar and Brean (but not Bristol)