Showing posts with label snow. Show all posts
Showing posts with label snow. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 05, 2021

Bruntwood Park Pitch & Putt in Cheadle

Our first miniature golf course visit of the year.


Bruntwood Park Pitch & Putt in Cheadle

We had a walk round Bruntwood Park in Cheadle on New Year's Day and while there took a look at the Pitch & Putt course.

Bruntwood Park Pitch & Putt in Cheadle

Bruntwood Park Pitch & Putt in Cheadle
Rules for the time of Covid

Bruntwood Park Pitch & Putt in Cheadle
A view to the 7th tee

Bruntwood Park Pitch & Putt in Cheadle
A frosty bunker

Bruntwood Park Pitch & Putt in Cheadle
An icy green

Bruntwood Park Pitch & Putt in Cheadle

The layout was the second miniature golf course we visited, and 695th overall on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour, when we moved to Cheadle Hulme back in 2016.

Visit the Bruntwood Park Pitch & Putt website for more information.

Social distancing minigolf

The Bruntwood Park Pitch & Putt course was the first place saw social distancing measures in place in person. That was in May last year.

A look back at 2020

The last course we swung by in 2020 was the grass Putting course at Park Square in Cheadle Heath on the 29th December.

Before the first national lockdown hit and our out-of-home putting was paused we'd visited 948 courses since September 2006.

We had a very strong start to the year and visited 20 courses in the first 20 days of 2020.

We were still able to visit a total of 46 courses in 2020, including revisits. 15 of them were new layouts to us. We've been able to visit eight courses during the pandemic (March to December 2020), playing two of them.

We've now been to a total of 956 courses on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Park Square Putting Green in Cheadle Heath

A look at the snowy Park Square Putting Green in Cheadle Heath.


Park Square Putting Green in Cheadle Heath
Unplayable

Sunday, December 27, 2020

NIFO Steel Minigolf course at Solna Bangolfklubb in Sweden

A look at the NIFO Steel Minigolf course at Solna Bangolfklubb in Sweden.


In February 2018 we had a short break in Stockholm, Sweden and managed to visit nine miniature golf courses in 42 hours. Two of them were at the Solna Bangolfklubb in Solna.

NIFO Steel Minigolf course at Solna Bangolfklubb in Sweden
A long hole on the NIFO Steel Minigolf course at Solna Bangolfklubb in Sweden

The NIFO Steel Minigolf course at Solna Bangolfklubb in Sweden was the 799th visited overall on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

 

Check out the Solna Bangolfklubb website for more information.

Our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour

We've visited 956 miniature golf courses on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour since September 2006. 917 of those have been in the British Isles, while 39 have been in eleven overseas countries including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Finland, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Poland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden and the USA.

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Miniature Golf course at Solna Bangolfklubb in Sweden

A look at the Eternit Miniature Golf course at Solna Bangolfklubb in Sweden.


Back in February 2018 we had a short holiday in Stockholm, Sweden and managed to visit nine miniature golf courses in 42 hours. Two of them were at the Solna Bangolfklubb in Solna.

The Eternit Miniature Golf course at Solna Bangolfklubb in Sweden
The Eternit Miniature Golf course at Solna Bangolfklubb in Sweden

The Eternit Miniature Golf course at Solna Bangolfklubb in Sweden was the 798th visited overall on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.


Visit the Solna Bangolfklubb website for more information.

Our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour

We've been to 956 miniature golf courses on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour since September 2006. 917 of those have been in the British Isles, while 39 have been in eleven overseas countries including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Finland, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Poland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden and the USA.

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Minigolf at the Vasaparken in Vasastan, Stockholm

A look at the Swedish Felt minigolf course at the Vasaparken in Vasastan, Stockholm.


Minigolf at the Vasaparken in Vasastan, Stockholm


One of those was the Swedish Felt minigolf course at the Vasaparken in Vasastan, Stockholm.

Minigolf at the Vasaparken in Vasastan, Stockholm

It became the 802nd course visited overall on our tour, and the 33rd overseas. It's a nice looking Swedish Felt minigolf course, but was unplayable because of the snowy conditions at the time of our visit.

Minigolf at the Vasaparken in Vasastan, Stockholm

Thursday, December 17, 2020

A snowy day on two lost minigolf courses

A look back at a snow day on the minigolf courses in Wardown Park, Luton.


Mini & Crazy Golf in Wardown Park, Luton
Snow play allowed. This was back in January 2010

When we lived down in Luton, Bedfordshire our local park had two miniature golf courses. One was a 9-hole grass Mini Golf layout, the other was a 9-hole fibreglass Crazy Golf course.

Crazy Golf in Wardown Park, Luton
That's hole 1 of the Crazy Golf course under the snow

The grass course at Wardown Park opened in 1934 and was an interesting one to play. It was too big to be considered to be a Putting Green, but not large enough to be classed as a Pitch & Putt, even though you were issued with an iron and a putter when you played.

Ticket for the Crazy Golf course in Wardown Park, Luton
You also received a paper ticket every time you played a round on the courses. A really nice touch and something we've rarely seen elsewhere on our travels

Sadly both courses are now long gone. Luckily we played a lot of games there in the latter half of the noughties.

The area where the two courses were was turned into a mini meadow in 2015.

Friday, February 28, 2020

Snowy minigolf

Is there any snow where you are?


Eternit Miniature Golf at Solna Bangolfklubb
The Eternit Miniature Golf course at Solna Bangolfklubb in Sweden

There's none in Stockport - we seem to have missed it so far.


Thankfully there are now plenty of indoor courses to get your minigolf fix while you wait for some sunny weather.


When our travels began in 2006 there were only two indoor minigolf courses in the UK. There are now around 100 indoor miniature golf courses.

In February 2018 we visited Sweden and managed to visit nine minigolf courses in 42 hours. A lot of those were covered in snow.

Bangolf Vasaparken in Vasastan, Stockholm
Bangolf Vasaparken in Vasastan, Stockholm

Goflbaren Aspudden
At Goflbaren Aspudden

Golfbaren Kristineberg
Golfbaren Kristineberg

NIFO Steel Minigolf at Solna Bangolfklubb
The NIFO Steel Minigolf course at Solna Bangolfklubb

Sports World Mini Golf at O'Leary's in the Mall of Scandinavia
Playing on 'ice' at the Sports World Mini Golf course at O'Leary's in the Mall of Scandinavia in Solna, Sweden

Swing by Golfbaren in Stockholm, Sweden
In the warm at Swing by Golfbaren in Stockholm, Sweden

Monday, January 21, 2019

Visiting Bangolf Vasaparken in Vasastan, Stockholm

A visit to the Swedish Felt minigolf course at the Vasaparken in Vasastan, Stockholm.


Bangolf Vasaparken in Vasastan, Stockholm

In February last year we made a short trip to Stockholm, Sweden and managed to visit nine miniature golf courses in 42 hours.

Bangolf Vasaparken in Vasastan, Stockholm
At the fifth of nine minigolf courses we visited in Sweden

Bangolf Vasaparken in Vasastan, Stockholm became the 802nd course visited overall on our tour, and the 33rd overseas. It's a nice looking Swedish Felt minigolf course.

Bangolf Vasaparken in Vasastan, Stockholm

However, as it was out of season and very snowy we couldn't play it.

Bangolf Vasaparken in Vasastan, Stockholm

Bangolf Vasaparken in Vasastan, Stockholm

Bangolf Vasaparken in Vasastan, Stockholm

Bangolf Vasaparken in Vasastan, Stockholm

Bangolf Vasaparken in Vasastan, Stockholm

Bangolf Vasaparken in Vasastan, Stockholm

Bangolf Vasaparken in Vasastan, Stockholm

Bangolf Vasaparken in Vasastan, Stockholm

Bangolf Vasaparken in Vasastan, Stockholm

Bangolf Vasaparken in Vasastan, Stockholm

Bangolf Vasaparken in Vasastan, Stockholm

Bangolf Vasaparken in Vasastan, Stockholm

Bangolf Vasaparken in Vasastan, Stockholm

Bangolf Vasaparken in Vasastan, Stockholm

Bangolf Vasaparken in Vasastan, Stockholm

Bangolf Vasaparken in Vasastan, Stockholm

Bangolf Vasaparken in Vasastan, Stockholm

Bangolf Vasaparken in Vasastan, Stockholm

Bangolf Vasaparken in Vasastan, Stockholm

Bangolf Vasaparken in Vasastan, Stockholm

Bangolf Vasaparken in Vasastan, Stockholm
 
Bangolf Vasaparken in Vasastan, Stockholm

Bangolf Vasaparken in Vasastan, Stockholm

Bangolf Vasaparken in Vasastan, Stockholm

Bangolf Vasaparken in Vasastan, Stockholm

Bangolf Vasaparken in Vasastan, Stockholm

The course has a bit of a dubious claim to fame and I hadn't put two and two together until our friend Hans told us, but the course was the location of this infamous minigolf viral video!

During our trip to Sweden we made the BIG 800th course visit on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour. That was at Swing by Golfbaren in Vasastan.

Related blog posts:
- From Stockport to Stockholm on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour
Crazy World of Minigolf Tour
- Stockholm
- Sweden