Showing posts with label UV Golf. Show all posts
Showing posts with label UV Golf. Show all posts

Sunday, November 01, 2020

The Floodgate turns one

Happy birthday to The Floodgate in Digbeth.

The Floodgate in Digbeth, Birmingham opened it's doors a year ago today.

Pit-Pat table golf at The Floodgate in Digbeth, Birmingham
Pit-Pat table golf at The Floodgate in Digbeth, Birmingham

It was brilliant to be the first player on the Pit-Pat table golf layout as I'm a big fan of the minigolf and pool crossover game.

You can also play on indoor baseball batting cages and a curling rink at the competitive socialising venue.

Visit The Floodgate website for more information, opening times and prices.

Check out the blog post from my visit to The Floodgate.

Friday, October 30, 2020

Opening The Floodgate

The Floodgate in Digbeth turns one this weekend.

The Floodgate in Digbeth, Birmingham officially opened it's doors a year ago this Sunday.

Pit-Pat table golf at The Floodgate in Digbeth, Birmingham
Pit-Pat table golf at The Floodgate in Digbeth, Birmingham

It was nice to be the first player on the Pit-Pat table golf layout on the pre-opening night a year ago today as I'm a big fan of the minigolf and pool crossover game.

You can also play on indoor baseball batting cages and a curling rink at the social sports venue.

Visit The Floodgate website for more information, opening times and prices.

Check out the blog post from my visit to The Floodgate.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

New UV Crazy Golf course opening in Hull

A new glow-in-the-dark Crazy Golf course is opening in Hull.


A new UV Crazy Golf course is opening in Hull

Hull will soon be home to a new UV Crazy Golf course as the team from the East Park Pirate Golf course are opening a venue at the Princes Quay shopping centre in the city.

Visit the East Park Pirate Golf Facebook page for more information.

Minigolf in Hull

There has been a real boom in minigolf courses opening in Hull, with the East Park Pirate Golf course joining Putt Club and the Pirate Adventure Golf course at One Stop Golf. The city will also be home to a new Lost City Adventure Golf venue soon.

Retailtainment

Minigolf has grown in popularity in the last eight years and has moved from being seen as a traditional outdoor seaside summer activity to become a year-round game that can be played indoors, outdoors and at pretty much any time of the day.

A number of high streets, retail parks and shopping malls are now home to minigolf courses, with more new venues planned to open.

Businesses also use portable and temporary pop-up minigolf layouts to boost footfall, create awareness, product launches and promotions.

Our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour

Hull has been on our to visit list for a few years now. It'll be a busy trip with all of the new courses to play when we eventually get there!

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Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Glo-Golf at the Riverside Bowl in Andover

A look at the indoor Glo-Golf course at the Riverside Bowl in Andover.


Last year we played the 9-hole round-the-world themed indoor glow-in-the-dark crazy golf course at the Riverside Bowl in Andover, Hampshire.

Glo-Golf at the Riverside Bowl in Andover

Our road-trip to Southampton last May saw us visit 18 courses on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

Thursday, April 09, 2020

Around the world in 9 minigolf holes

A minigolf trip around the world.


While the outdoor playing part of our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour is on hiatus because of the coronavirus pandemic it doesn't stop us taking a trip around the world by looking back at the Glo-Golf course in Andover.


Our road-trip to Southampton last May saw us visit 18 more courses, playing eight of them. One of those was the 9-hole indoor Glo-Golf course at the Riverside Bowl in Andover.


Each of the holes on the Glo-Golf course is themed on a certain city or country.

Glo-Golf indoor minigolf at the Riverside Bowl in Andover
Hole 1 - the Netherlands

Glo-Golf indoor minigolf at the Riverside Bowl in Andover
Hole 2 - London, England

Glo-Golf indoor minigolf at the Riverside Bowl in Andover
Hole 3 - Paris, France

Glo-Golf indoor minigolf at the Riverside Bowl in Andover
Hole 4 - Parts Unknown! What country is this? That looks like the Italian flag. But Leopards aren't native to Italy

Glo-Golf indoor minigolf at the Riverside Bowl in Andover
Hole 5 - The Great Wall of China

Glo-Golf indoor minigolf at the Riverside Bowl in Andover
Hole 6 - Where is this? Could it by Thailand? Or is it Japan? Or somewhere else in South East Asia? The flag on the building to the left is part of the Thailand flag, but missing the red lines above the white lines

Glo-Golf indoor minigolf at the Riverside Bowl in Andover
Hole 7 - Australia

Hole 8 - Brazil

Glo-Golf indoor minigolf at the Riverside Bowl in Andover
Hole 9 - New York City, USA

Visit the Riverside Bowl website for more information.





Saturday, January 25, 2020

4D Cosmic Golf at Xplore at the Xscape Centre in Castleford

A look at the glow-in-the-dark Cosmic Golf courses at the Xscape Centre in Castleford.


Xplore at the Xscape Centre in Castleford, West Yorkshire is home to two indoor Cosmic Golf glow-in-the-dark courses.


4D Cosmic Golf at Xplore at the Xscape Centre in Castleford

One is the Search for Atlantis. A 6-hole layout with an underwater theme.


4D Cosmic Golf at Xplore at the Xscape Centre in Castleford

4D Cosmic Golf at Xplore at the Xscape Centre in Castleford

4D Cosmic Golf at Xplore at the Xscape Centre in Castleford

4D Cosmic Golf at Xplore at the Xscape Centre in Castleford

The second course is the Curse of the Mummy in 3D (or 4D depending on which sign you read).


4D Cosmic Golf at Xplore at the Xscape Centre in Castleford

This is a 9-hole courses and one where you need to wear 3D glasses to enjoy the full effects as you putt around the layout.

4D Cosmic Golf at Xplore at the Xscape Centre in Castleford

4D Cosmic Golf at Xplore at the Xscape Centre in Castleford

4D Cosmic Golf at Xplore at the Xscape Centre in Castleford

4D Cosmic Golf at Xplore at the Xscape Centre in Castleford

4D Cosmic Golf at Xplore at the Xscape Centre in Castleford

4D Cosmic Golf at Xplore at the Xscape Centre in Castleford

4D Cosmic Golf at Xplore at the Xscape Centre in Castleford

4D Cosmic Golf at Xplore at the Xscape Centre in Castleford

4D Cosmic Golf at Xplore at the Xscape Centre in Castleford

4D Cosmic Golf at Xplore at the Xscape Centre in Castleford

4D Cosmic Golf at Xplore at the Xscape Centre in Castleford

4D Cosmic Golf at Xplore at the Xscape Centre in Castleford


Check out the Xplore website for more information, opening times and prices.

4D Cosmic Golf at Xplore at the Xscape Centre in Castleford

The two courses at Xplore were among the 20 courses we visited in the first 20 days of 2020.

The entertainment, leisure and retail area at Junction 32 of the M62 in Castleford is a real minigolf hotbed.

There are six miniature golf courses with a total of 87-holes to play.

Thursday, November 07, 2019

Art Attack FX and GlowGolf

It was great to chat to the Art Attack FX team at the Family Attraction Expo and Holiday Park & Resort Innovation Show in Birmingham.

GlowGolf by Art Attack FX

I'm a big fan of UV / glow-in-the-dark minigolf and enjoy playing them on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

My brother and Charter Member of the Crazy World of Minigolf Tour Christopher has played one of Art Attack FX's GlowGolf creations in Amsterdam.

Time Machine GlowGolf in Amsterdam
Time Machine GlowGolf in Amsterdam

As well as miniature golf courses Art Attack FX also create laser tag arenas, mini bowling alleys, play systems and more.

Wednesday, November 06, 2019

A visit to The Floodgate in Digbeth, Birmingham

Checking out The Floodgate, a new experiential entertainment venue in Digbeth.


The Floodgate in Digbeth, Birmingham

Last Wednesday I headed down to Birmingham to check out the new indoor entertainment venue at the Custard Factory in Digbeth.


Bleachers baseball, Pit-Pat table golf and Curl Club curling at The Floodgate in Digbeth, Birmingham

The Floodgate is home to three activities - indoor baseball batting cages, curling and Pit-Pat table golf.


The Floodgate in Digbeth, Birmingham

As a BIG fan of all things minigolf-related my main interest was the Pit-Pat table golf.

Pit-Pat table golf at The Floodgate in Digbeth, Birmingham

Pit-Pat is similar to crazy golf in that you have to play over, up, through and around different obstacles on each of the tables. The main difference though is that you use a cue rather than a club.

Pit-Pat table golf at The Floodgate in Digbeth, Birmingham

After checking out the baseball cages in the main bar area I walked through a corridor to find the curling rink.

Baseball at The Floodgate in Digbeth, Birmingham
The baseball batting cage

Curling at The Floodgate in Digbeth, Birmingham
Curling

A little further down the corridor was a sign for Pit-Pat and then to the left was a doorway into the Pit-Pat course.

Pit-Pat at The Floodgate in Digbeth, Birmingham

The Pit-Pat layout is split into three, with most of the tables in one large retro graffiti art covered room. The tables have been UV painted and so there's a nice glow-in-the dark look to it.

Pit-Pat at The Floodgate in Digbeth, Birmingham

Pit-Pat at The Floodgate in Digbeth, Birmingham

Table 12 can be found all on its own in a very cool black & white room. The mono look is a very nice contrast to the UV sections.

Pit-Pat at The Floodgate in Digbeth, Birmingham

Pit-Pat at The Floodgate in Digbeth, Birmingham

Pit-Pat at The Floodgate in Digbeth, Birmingham

Tables 13 to 18 then follow, with more graffiti art on the walls and some tricky obstacles including a bridge, ramp & net, pipes and a loop-di-loop to tackle.

Pit-Pat at The Floodgate in Digbeth, Birmingham

Pit-Pat at The Floodgate in Digbeth, Birmingham

It was brilliant to be the first person to play the UK's first and only indoor UV Pit-Pat Table Golf course. I had five rounds at The Floodgate, scoring 47, 51, 37, 34 and 36. I was very happy with my rounds in the 30s and the 34 was very sweet as I shot four aces.

Pit-Pat at The Floodgate in Digbeth, Birmingham

I'd previously played Pit-Pat at the UK's only previous course back in 2014. Sadly that course in Littlehampton became a lost course a couple of years ago.

As I was leaving to catch my train back home the Pit-Pat area began to fill up with more players taking to the tables.

Pit-Pat at The Floodgate in Digbeth, Birmingham

Pit-Pat at The Floodgate in Digbeth, Birmingham

Pit-Pat at The Floodgate in Digbeth, Birmingham
This is a nice obstacle and hole to play into

It was nice to see people enjoying the batting cages and curling too, along with the street food and well stocked bar.

Pit-Pat at The Floodgate in Digbeth, Birmingham
Table 18

Check out The Floodgate website for more information, opening times and prices.

The Floodgate in Digbeth, Birmingham
The Floodgate is housed in this old building built in 1938