Showing posts with label unplayable. Show all posts
Showing posts with label unplayable. Show all posts

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

Wednesday, January 01, 2020

Putting Green at the Park Square offices in Cheadle Heath

The first unplayable course visit of the year.


Putting Green at the Park Square offices in Cheadle Heath

On New Year's Day we walked past the Miniature Golf course at the Park Square offices in Cheadle Heath, Stockport.


Putting Green at the Park Square offices in Cheadle Heath

It's our nearest course. We've never been allowed to play it as it's for tenants of the offices only.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Pitch & Putt and Crazy Golf at Shibden Park in Halifax

A look at the Pitch & Putt and Crazy Golf courses at Shibden Park in Halifax.


We visited Halifax in West Yorkshire for the first time on Saturday. We've been meaning to go there since we moved north in 2016 and finally found some time to a look round. We really liked the town and are looking forward to a return visit.


While there we played at the new Galactic Golf indoor adventure golf. Once we'd wandered around the town centre we drove out via Shibden Park where we knew there was a four-hole(!) Crazy Golf course.


Pitch & Putt and Crazy Golf at Shibden Park in Halifax
The entrance to the two miniature golf courses

Pitch & Putt and Crazy Golf at Shibden Park in Halifax
Up these steps is the strangest Crazy Golf course we've ever seen

Our friend and minigolf rival Brad Shepherd had played the course in 2015 and we were intrigued by the layout.


It certainly looks a lot different now to the summer of 2015!

Crazy Golf at Shibden Park in Halifax
Unplayable

Shibden Park is a nice spot and we enjoyed our walk round it. We also found it's home to a miniature railway.

As the park is quite large and we didn't fancy a wild goose chase looking for the Crazy Golf course I called Brad and he told me the course was next to a Pitch & Putt course. Another bonus.


Unfortunately as it's currently out of season neither the Pitch & Putt or Crazy Golf was playable on this occasion.

Pitch & Putt Golf at Shibden Park in Halifax
The Pitch & Putt course

But the Crazy Golf was certainly a sight to behold!

Crazy Golf at Shibden Park in Halifax
Blimey!

Crazy Golf at Shibden Park in Halifax
It looked like a minigolf course graveyard

The Pitch and Putt course at Shibden Park was the 936th course visited on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour. The Crazy Golf course the 937th.

Crazy Golf at Shibden Park in Halifax
Hole 1

Crazy Golf at Shibden Park in Halifax
Hole 2 is there

Crazy Golf at Shibden Park in Halifax
Hole 3

Crazy Golf at Shibden Park in Halifax
Hole 4

Crazy Golf at Shibden Park in Halifax
A closer look at an obstacle

Crazy Golf at Shibden Park in Halifax

Crazy Golf at Shibden Park in Halifax

Crazy Golf at Shibden Park in Halifax

Crazy Golf at Shibden Park in Halifax
One of the best worst course visits we've made in the last thirteen years

Crazy Golf at Shibden Park in Halifax
Hole 1

Crazy Golf at Shibden Park in Halifax
Hole 2

Crazy Golf at Shibden Park in Halifax
Hole 3

Crazy Golf at Shibden Park in Halifax
Hole 4

Monday, December 11, 2017

Adventure Golf on Sea Road in Felixstowe

One of our most visited minigolf courses is the Fantasia Adventure Golf course on Sea Road in Felixstowe. We never fail to swing by to look at the layout - even if it's out of season. It was definitely unplayable in the snowy weather conditions we faced in the seaside town yesterday.

A snowy Fantasia Adventure Golf in Felixstowe
A snowy Fantasia Adventure Golf in Felixstowe

Here's a blog post about the course from a better day in 2016.

The 9-hole course was the 7th we ever played on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour way back in 2007!

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

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

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Putting Course at Bishops Meadow in Hereford

A visit to the Putting Course at Bishops Meadow in Hereford.

Bishops Meadow Putting Green in Hereford
Hole 1

On Sunday 8th October we stopped off in Hereford to visit the Putting Course at Bishops Meadow. Unfortunately the course wasn't open so we couldn't have a game.

Bishops Meadow Putting Green in Hereford
Bishops Meadow Putting Green in Hereford

Bishops Meadow Putting Green in Hereford
Another unplayed course added to our tour

Bishops Meadow Putting Green in Hereford
There's no hole on hole 1

Bishops Meadow Putting Green in Hereford
Hole 2

Having a wander around the 18-holes it looked like holes 5-8 to have disappeared as part of some building work.

Bishops Meadow Putting Green in Hereford
The fairway of hole 5

The Putting Course at Bishops Meadow in Hereford was the 788th visited on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour since September 2006.

Bishops Meadow Putting Green in Hereford
Hole 12

On our previous visit to Hereford we played the Adventure Golf course next to the Bowling Alley. That course was #194 on the tour.

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

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

The old Crazy Golf course at Starr Gate in Blackpool

A tram's eye view of the old Crazy Golf course at Starr Gate in Blackpool.


Crazy Golf course at Starr Gate in Blackpool. Photo by Philip Walsh, 23rd September 2017

Many thanks to our friend Philip Walsh for sending over these great snaps of the derelict Crazy Golf course at Starr Gate in Blackpool. Philip photographed the course while aboard a tram during a recent tram heritage weekend.

Crazy Golf course at Starr Gate in Blackpool. Photo by Philip Walsh, 23rd September 2017

Crazy Golf course at Starr Gate in Blackpool. Photo by Philip Walsh, 23rd September 2017

Crazy Golf course at Starr Gate in Blackpool. Photo by Philip Walsh, 23rd September 2017

Tram at Starr Gate in Blackpool. Photo by Philip Walsh, 23rd September 2017
The tram at the Starr Gate depot

Emily and I visited the remnants of the minigolf course - formerly an Arnold Palmer Putting Course - last October. Luckily we did get to play it once, back in April 2008.

Crazy Golf course at Starr Gate in Blackpool. Photo by Philip Walsh, 23rd September 2017
A sad sight indeed

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Bar Billiards at The Goose in Jersey

Spotting a Bar Billiards table at The Goose in Beaumont.

I haven't blogged about Bar Billiards for a while so it was nice that Emily sent over a snap of the table at The Goose in Beaumont in Jersey. Unfortunately she was unable to play it though as it was broken.

Bar Billiards table at The Goose in Beaumont

Jersey is a hotbed for Bar Billiards and the venue for World Championship tournaments. Although we struggled to find any tables there during our holiday last summer!?

Related blog posts:
- Bar Billiards in Jersey
- Bar Billiards
- Jersey