Showing posts with label Whitby. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Whitby. Show all posts

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Social distancing at Whitby's Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf course

The Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf course in Whitby has reopened with social distancing measures in place.


The 9-hole Arnold Palmer Putting Course on North Terrace of the West Cliff in Whitby is a brilliant layout.

Whitby's Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf course. August 2015
Playing hole 1 in August 2015

The course was the 545th visited overall on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour and we're looking forward to returning to play there again in the future.

Whitby's Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf course. August 2015

It's the sort of course I could play on all day long.

Whitby's Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf course. August 2015

Sunday, March 06, 2016

Indoor Pirate Adventure Golf in Whitby

Playing the updated Pirate Adventure Golf course at Whitby's Pleasure Island Amusement Arcade.

We love visiting Whitby in North Yorkshire and on our last trip to the seaside town we revisited the Pleasure Island Amusement Arcade. We were quite surprised to find that the Adventure Golf course we had played on our previous trip had changed a lot!

Indoor Pirate Adventure Golf course in Whitby
At the Pleasure Island Adventure Golf course in Whitby

In March 2014 the indoor Pirate Adventure Golf course had become the 327th course played on the Crazy World of Minigolf Tour. And with the significant changes it also became the 386th played!

Indoor Pirate Adventure Golf course in Whitby
Hole 8 used to be the 1st

As well as the addition of some new holes - notably the first - most of the course had actually been reversed. Crazy!

Indoor Pirate Adventure Golf course in Whitby
This didn't used to be the 1st hole

Check out the photos of the course as it was on our most recent play of the course in August 2015, and how it looked in March 2014.

Indoor Pirate Adventure Golf course in Whitby
On the new 1st

In our match-up on the course Emily smashed me 18 to 25.

Indoor Pirate Adventure Golf course in Whitby
Emily on the tricky 3rd hole

Indoor Pirate Adventure Golf course in Whitby
Hole 8 used to be the 1st! 

Indoor Pirate Adventure Golf course in Whitby
The 4th hole is another new addition

Indoor Pirate Adventure Golf course in Whitby
Emily on the new 4th

Indoor Pirate Adventure Golf course in Whitby
This didn't use to be the 7th hole
 
Indoor Pirate Adventure Golf course in Whitby
A crocodile! Or is it an alligator?

Indoor Pirate Adventure Golf course in Whitby
I'm not sure the Fountain of Eternal Youth works...

The Shooting Shack there has been massively upgraded too.

Shooting Gallery in Whitby
We love a good old seaside shooting shack

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Saturday, November 21, 2015

Playing the Arnold Palmer Putting Course in Whitby

A revisit to the Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf course in Whitby.

Arnold Palmer Putting Course in Whitby

We originally visited the Arnold Palmer Putting Course in Whitby in March 2014 and earlier this year had the opportunity to return to the seaside town. Luckily the course was open to play this time!

Arnold Palmer Putting Course in Whitby
Playing hole 1

It's a brilliant 9-hole Crazy Golf course with some classic Arnold Palmer obstacles including the Windmill and Waterwheel.

Arnold Palmer Putting Course in Whitby

Arnold Palmer Putting Course in Whitby

We had a fun and competitive round which ended in a draw after we both shot rounds of 20.

Arnold Palmer Putting Course in Whitby

Arnold Palmer Putting Course in Whitby

Arnold Palmer Putting Course in Whitby

Arnold Palmer Putting Course in Whitby

One round was certainly not enough for me though and I had to have another crack at the LUCKY LAST HOLE for a chance to WIN A FREE GAME PASS.

Arnold Palmer Putting Course in Whitby
The Lucky 10th Hole

Luckily for me I managed the feat! The 'no expiry' free game card looks amazing and I won't be cashing it in as it's gone straight into my collection of miniature golf stuff.

Arnold Palmer Putting Course in Whitby
Another FREE GAME PASS for the collection

My second round was a clean 16 (-2). Nice.

Arnold Palmer Putting Course in Whitby
What should be an easy ace opportunity

You can find the Arnold Palmer Putting Course on North Terrace of the West Cliff in Whitby. It's well worth a visit.



The course was the 545th visited overall on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour and became the 385th played.

Arnold Palmer Putting Course in Whitby
Emily on the 4th

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- Arnold Palmer Minigolf Putting Course in Whitby
- Crazy World of Minigolf Tour - Courses Visited List
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- Crazy Golf at the Arnold Palmer Putting Course in Whitby

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- Arnold Palmer Putting Course on VisitWhitby.com

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Indoor Pirate Adventure Golf in Whitby

Playing the Indoor Pirate Adventure Golf course at Whitby's Pleasure Island Amusement Arcade.

On Thursday 20th March 2014 Emily and I decided to head to the seaside resort of Whitby, one of the east coast towns we were yet to visit on our tour of the UK seaside.

Emily teeing-off on hole 1 of the Pleasure Island Adventure Golf course in Whitby
Emily teeing-off on hole 1 of the Pleasure Island Adventure Golf course in Whitby

We hadn't planned to visit Whitby on our road-trip that saw us take a journey up to Newcastle Upon Tyne and back over four days, but having had a stopover in Northallerton we decided to make the relatively short trip to spend some time beside the seaside.

While walking along the harbour-side towards the beach the signs for the indoor Pirate Adventure Golf course at the Pleasure Island Amusement Arcade caught my eye!


You will find the 9-hole course laid out in the left-hand corner of the well presented arcade.

On our travels we've visited and played at well over 500 courses and 30+ have been indoors. We thought the look and feel of the course at Pleasure Island was very well done. It was very piratey and nautical and when you climbed the stairs to the top deck of the course (hole 5) you'd never know you were in an amusement arcade in North Yorkshire!

Indoor Crazy Golf in Whitby

It's well worth a play and is only £2 a round.

Adventure Golf in Whitby

Mini Golf in Whitby

Miniature Golf in Whitby

Mini-Golf in Whitby

Minigolf in Whitby

Our fellow Minigolfer Adventurers Paul and Owen Johnson visited the course in 2010 and you can see their photos on the excellent MiniatureGolfer.com. The course appears to have had a refurb since then.

The Pleasure Island Adventure Golf course is well worth a play if you're in Whitby and it's great to be able to have a Putt there whatever the weather.

Pirate Adventure Golf in Whitby
A Crocodile (or Alligator) lurks below the bridge near the 1st and 9th holes

The course was the 544th visited and 327th played on the Crazy World of Minigolf Tour since 2006.

In our match-up I beat Emily, putting her to the sword 20 vs. 32. But she made me walk the plank!

Minigolf in Whitby
Walking the plank on hole 9!

The amusement arcade is also home to that other seaside favourite - the shooting gallery.

Pleasure Island Amusement Arcade in Whitby
The Treasure Cove Shooting Gallery at the Pleasure Island Amusement Arcade in Whitby

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Not playing the Mini Golf course in Whitby

A visit to the Pitch & Putt Mini Golf course in Whitby, North Yorkshire.

Over the road to the 9-hole Arnold Palmer Putting course on North Terrace in Whitby is another miniature golf course.

It's of the grassy kind and more of a Pitch & Putt than a Crazy Minigolf course. But as with the nearby Crazy Golf course it was closed on our visit. 

Whitby Mini Golf
The hut and Mini Golf course on North Terrace in Whitby. It doesn't look half as exciting as the Arnold Palmer course over the road

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Monday, March 24, 2014

Arnold Palmer Minigolf Putting Course in Whitby

Visiting the Arnold Palmer Minigolf Putting Course in Whitby, North Yorkshire.

On Thursday 20th March Emily and I visited the seaside resort of Whitby and as part of the trip visited the Arnold Palmer Putting Course on North Terrace.

Unfortunately as it was out of season the course was closed (it is open on weekends though).

Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf Course in Whitby
Richard at the Arnold Palmer Putting Course in Whitby, North Yorkshire

It was a shame we couldn't give the 9-hole 'links' Minigolf course a play as it looked to be in very good condition indeed.

Arnold Palmer Miniature Golf Course in Whitby
A view of hole 1 of the Arnold Palmer Putting Course in Whitby

The course had three of the all-time great obstacles in Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf courses - the Windmill, Waterwheel and Space Rocket.

Arnold Palmer Mini Golf Course in Whitby
The spaceship, windmill and waterwheel - classic Crazy Golf obstacles

The course had a lucky top (10th) hole too, where you could win a free game.

Arnold Palmer Minigolf Course in Whitby
A view of the Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf course in Whitby. The lucky last hole is on the right

Next time we go to Whitby (it's a great seaside resort and well worth a visit) we'll make sure it's on a weekend, or during the peak season, so we can get in a game or three.

Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf Course in Whitby
The Arnold Palmer course with hole 5 in the foreground

The course was the 545th visited overall and the 218th visited that was unplayable on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

Arnold Palmer Putting Course in Whitby
There's always next time...

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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Great gluten free fish and chips at the Quayside in Whitby

While on a recent road-trip we visited the North Yorkshire seaside resort of Whitby.

Emily and I love visiting new seasides and exploring new places and the trip was made even better when we found that a number of places offered gluten free food!

We decided to have a sit down fish and chip lunch at the Quayside Restaurant as we were impressed by the range of gluten free options on the menu, plus the sign in the window that said "Gluten Free is an option, not an afterthought. We are proud to serve 'Gluten Free Fish & Chips'. Not necessary to pre-book, we will cook to order."

The Quayside in Whitby caters for Coeliacs with Gluten Free fish and chips

Peace of mind was further given by a note on the menu that explained that gluten free options are cooked separately to 'normal' food.

Quayside Fish & Chips in Whitby
The Quayside has won multiple awards in the fish & chips and food industry

When I ordered my lunch I stated that I needed gluten free as I am a Coeliac and the waiter also mentioned the separate pans and utensils used for gluten free food.

The Quayside Fish & Chip Shop and Restaurant has lots of gluten free options. The menu is clear and the prices are no different for gluten free options. They also have gluten free vinegar available and the tartare sauce is gluten free too.

They've really gone all out to ensure people who are on a (strict) gluten free diet are well catered for.

I had fish & chips, a gluten free bread roll, tartare sauce and home-made mushy peas. And I'll certainly be back for more. If I hadn't have been driving I would've also had a bottle or two of the Green's Gluten Free lager that's on the menu.

Quayside Fish & Chips in Whitby
A great (gluten free) meal at the Quayside in Whitby

As a bonus, when the bill arrived it came with a specially designed Postcard! I'd heard about this through Brian Lund at Picture Postcard Monthly and it was great to actually receive one of the limited edition postcards.


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