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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Crazy Golf at Mead Open Farm in Billington, Bedfordshire

Playing Crazy Golf on a visit to Mead Open Farm.

Crazy Golf at Mead Open Farm in Billington, Bedfordshire

On Saturday 18th October we headed to Mead Open Farm for a morning of fun on the farm. And some Crazy Golf!

Crazy Golf at Mead Open Farm in Billington, Bedfordshire
Emily putting on hole 2 of the Mead Open Farm Crazy Golf course

The course was the 350th we've played on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour and the 584th visited overall.

Crazy Golf at Mead Open Farm in Billington, Bedfordshire
Playing hole 9 of the Mead Open Farm Crazy Golf course

The 9-hole course at Mead Open Farm was the last of the 'local' courses for us to play in Bedfordshire and it was worth the wait. We first heard about the farm about thirteen years ago when there was a very catchy local radio advert for it. We were singing it to ourselves on the drive there!

Crazy Golf at Mead Open Farm in Billington, Bedfordshire
Emily playing hole 1 of the Mead Open Farm Crazy Golf course

Play of the Crazy Golf course is included in the entry price and you can have as many goes as you like! Check out photos of the 'Swedish Felt B-run' style of miniature golf course below.

Crazy Golf course at Mead Open Farm

Crazy Golf at Mead Open Farm

Miniature Golf at Mead Open Farm

Crazy Golf at Mead Open Farm

Mini-Golf at Mead Open Farm

Adventure Golf at Mead Open Farm

Miniature Golf at Mead Open Farm

Crazy Golf at Mead Open Farm

Mini Golf at Mead Open Farm

Crazy Golf at Mead Open Farm

Crazy Golf at Mead Open Farm

Minigolf at Mead Open Farm

Crazy Golf at Mead Open Farm

Crazy Golf at Mead Open Farm

Crazy Golf course at Mead Open Farm

In our minigolf medal match-up played over two 9-hole rounds I defeated Emily with a score of 42(+6) to 46(+10).

Crazy Golf at Mead Open Farm in Billington, Bedfordshire
Scoring a hole-in-one at Mead Open Farm

Check out the videos of Emily and me scoring some holes-in-one on the course.

There's lots to see and do at Mead Open Farm in Billington, Bedfordshire
There's lots to see and do at Mead Open Farm

We had a great time at Mead Open Farm, there was plenty to see and do (even for big kids like us).

Lots of sheep, lambs and rams at Mead Open Farm in Billington, Bedfordshire
Lots of sheep, lambs and rams at Mead Open Farm

Crazy Goats at Mead Open Farm in Billington, Bedfordshire!
Crazy Goats!

A bull and a cow at Mead Open Farm in Billington, Bedfordshire
A bull and a cow

A funny looking alpaca at Mead Open Farm in Billington, Bedfordshire
Richard and a funny looking alpaca

As the 18 October was the first-day of the farm's special Halloween Freaky Fortnight there were ghoulish fun activities too.

Mead Open Farm's Freaky Fortnight Halloween Event
Emily doesn't look too happy before we headed into 'The Dark'. I wasn't happy afterwards!

Mead Open Farm's Freaky Fortnight Halloween Event
Getting a high-five off of a giant inflatable pumpkin witch

Check out the Mead Open Farm website for more information, opening times, prices, events and activities.

In my element
In my element

On the 18 October last year I played at the Putt in the Park Minigolf course in Wandsworth, London, and in 2012 I played the Woolly Golf course in Covent Garden.

Links:
- Mead Open Farm
- Mead Open Farm on Facebook
- Mead Open Farm on Twitter

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

Video links:
- Crazy Golf at Mead Open Farm 1 of 9 - Emily scores an Ace
- Crazy Golf at Mead Open Farm 2 of 9 - Richard Aces hole 1
- Crazy Golf at Mead Open Farm 3 of 9 - Richard Aces hole 3
- Crazy Golf at Mead Open Farm 4 of 9 - Richard Aces hole 6
- Crazy Golf at Mead Open Farm 5 of 9 - Richard Aces hole 7
- Crazy Golf at Mead Open Farm 6 of 9 - Richard Aces hole 8
- Crazy Golf at Mead Open Farm 7 of 9 - Close 2 on hole 5
- Crazy Golf at Mead Open Farm 8 of 9 - Close 2 on hole 8
- Crazy Golf at Mead Open Farm 9 of 9 - Emily plays hole 8 & course view

Friday, August 11, 2017

Crazy Golf at Sutton Fields in Sutton Weaver Village

Playing Crazy Golf at Sutton Weaver Village near Runcorn, Cheshire.

Over the years we've played some strange crazy golf courses in weird locations and on Saturday 22nd July we were able to add another oddity to our list as we played a round on the miniature golf course at Sutton Farm Cheshire. The farm is at Sutton Weaver Village near Runcorn, Cheshire.

Crazy Golf at Sutton Fields in Sutton Weaver Village
At the 744th course visited on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour

What made the fun experience strange was that the course itself is located at what was once a Golf Driving Range but is now part of the farm and is being used as a dog training centre! Another first for us on our travels.

Crazy Golf at Sutton Fields in Sutton Weaver Village
The course was the 439th we've played

When we arrived we thought the visit was going to be another to add to the 'unplayable' files, or worse the course may have been completely removed. We spotted three of the holes and then, through an archway in the tall hedge spotted other holes. As the course layout looked unlike anything we'd seen before we had to have a game on it. We spoke to the man there, Mike, who told us about the site and that we were welcome to have a game. After grabbing our sticks we jumped on the course for a very fun round of crazy golf.

Crazy Golf at Sutton Fields in Sutton Weaver Village
Being careful not to step on the lane

Crazy Golf at Sutton Fields in Sutton Weaver Village
Over a bump

Crazy Golf at Sutton Fields in Sutton Weaver Village
A dogleg

Crazy Golf at Sutton Fields in Sutton Weaver Village
Through the gap

Crazy Golf at Sutton Fields in Sutton Weaver Village
Through a zig-zag

The course itself is a miniature version of the 'eternit' format of the game. It's obviously seen better days, but was still quite playable.



We even shot some aces during our game! Incredibly I played the flat loop hole better than I have done on any previous occasion - including when I've had to tackle the obstacle in international tournaments!



In our match to contest the Sutton Weaver Village Classic title I picked up the win 20 to 22.



The course was the first we played on a day out which also included visits to the indoor Adventure Golf course at Cheshire Oaks, an abandoned Crazy Golf course at Higher Bebington Recreation Ground near Birkenhead, and Championship Adventure Golf in New Brighton!

Photos of the 9-hole Miniature Golf course at Sutton Farm Cheshire / Sutton Fields in Sutton Weaver Village.

Crazy Golf course at Sutton Farm Cheshire in Sutton Weaver Village near Runcorn
Through the arch to the other 6-holes

Crazy Golf course at Sutton Farm Cheshire in Sutton Weaver Village
Hole1

Crazy Golf course at Sutton Farm Cheshire in Sutton Weaver Village
Hole 1

Crazy Golf course at Sutton Farm Cheshire in Sutton Weaver Village
Hole 2

Crazy Golf course at Sutton Farm Cheshire in Sutton Weaver Village
The flat loop on hole 2

Crazy Golf course at Sutton Farm Cheshire in Sutton Weaver Village
The exit

Crazy Golf course at Sutton Farm Cheshire in Sutton Weaver Village
A view of the green on hole 2

Crazy Golf course at Sutton Farm Cheshire in Sutton Weaver Village
Hole 3

Crazy Golf course at Sutton Farm Cheshire in Sutton Weaver Village
Hole 4
  
Crazy Golf course at Sutton Farm Cheshire in Sutton Weaver Village
Hole 5

Crazy Golf course at Sutton Farm Cheshire in Sutton Weaver Village
Hole 5

Crazy Golf course at Sutton Farm Cheshire in Sutton Weaver Village
The very green green on hole 5
  
Crazy Golf course at Sutton Farm Cheshire in Sutton Weaver Village
Hole 6

Crazy Golf course at Sutton Farm Cheshire in Sutton Weaver Village
Hole 6

Crazy Golf course at Sutton Farm Cheshire in Sutton Weaver Village
Hole 7

Crazy Golf course at Sutton Farm Cheshire in Sutton Weaver Village
Hole 7

Crazy Golf course at Sutton Farm Cheshire in Sutton Weaver Village
Hole 7

Crazy Golf course at Sutton Farm Cheshire in Sutton Weaver Village
Hole 7

Crazy Golf course at Sutton Farm Cheshire in Sutton Weaver Village
Hole 8

Crazy Golf course at Sutton Farm Cheshire in Sutton Weaver Village
Hole 8

Crazy Golf course at Sutton Farm Cheshire in Sutton Weaver Village
Hole 8

Crazy Golf course at Sutton Farm Cheshire in Sutton Weaver Village
Something's missing...

Crazy Golf course at Sutton Farm Cheshire in Sutton Weaver Village
Hole 9

Crazy Golf course at Sutton Farm Cheshire in Sutton Weaver Village
Hole 9

Crazy Golf course at Sutton Farm Cheshire in Sutton Weaver Village
Hole 9

Link:
- Sutton Farm Cheshire

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

Videos:
- Crazy Golf at Sutton Weaver 1
- Crazy Golf at Sutton Weaver 2
- Crazy Golf at Sutton Weaver 3
- Crazy Golf at Sutton Weaver 4



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