Monday, January 20, 2020

20 minigolf course visits in 20 days in 2020

A Crazy World of Minigolf Tour update.


We've made 20 minigolf course visits so far this year. A strong start to 2020.


Crazy Golf course at Hexthorpe Flatts Park in Hexthorpe, Doncaster
At our 944th course visit - the Crazy Golf course at Hexthorpe Flatts Park in Hexthorpe, Doncaster

Our travels have taken us to miniature golf venues in Oxford, Birmingham, Manchester, Northwich, Doncaster and Castleford.


Crazy Golf at Sunnybank Gardens & The Yorkshire Ice Cream Farm in Hatfield, Doncaster
Emily playing the Crazy Golf course at Sunnybank Gardens & The Yorkshire Ice Cream Farm in Hatfield, Doncaster

A number of those courses have been revisits, including two trips to our local Paradise Island Adventure Golf centre in the Trafford Centre.

Paradise Island Adventure Golf centre in the Trafford Centre
Hole 5 of the Tiki Hut Trail course at Paradise Island Adventure Golf at the Trafford Centre, Manchester

1. Putting course at Park Square in Cheadle Heath, Stockport
2, 3, 4. Junkyard Golf's three courses at the Westgate shopping centre in Oxford - Gary, Bozo and Pablo courses
5. That Funky Golf Place at Becketts Farm in Wythall, Birmingham
6, 7. Paradise Island Adventure Golf's two courses at the Trafford Centre in Manchester - Temple Ruins and Tiki Hut Trail
8, 9. The Putting course and Crazy Golf at Vickersway Park in Northwich
10, 11. Paradise Island Adventure Golf's two course at the Trafford Centre in Manchester - played both courses again
12. Crazy Golf at Elmfield Park in Bennetthorpe, Doncaster
13. Crazy Golf at Hexthorpe Flatts Park in Hexthorpe, Doncaster
14. Crazy Golf at Sunnybank Gardens & The Yorkshire Ice Cream Farm in Hatfield, Doncaster
15. Search for Atlantis Cosmic Golf at Xplore in the Xscape Centre in Castleford
16. Curse of the Mummy in 4D Cosmic Golf at Xplore in the Xscape Centre in Castleford - originally the 200th course played on our tour in 2010 back when it was 3D Cosmic Golf
17, 18. The two Volcano Falls Adventure Golf courses at the Xscape Centre in Castleford - T Rex Trail and Volcano Valley
19, 20. The two Mr Mulligans Pirate Golf courses at Junction 32 Outlet Village in Castleford - Skull Cove and Smugglers Bay

Mr Mulligans Pirate Golf courses at Junction 32 Outlet Village in Castleford
Castleford is a minigolf hotbed, with six minigolf courses across three sites and a total of 87-holes!

As of yesterday, Sunday 19th January, we've visited a total of 945 courses since September 2006.

Curse of the Mummy 4D Cosmic Golf in Castleford
Curse of the Mummy 4D Cosmic Golf in Castleford

New indoor minigolf course heading to Northampton

Northampton town centre will soon be home to a new indoor minigolf course.


Northampton town centre will soon be home to a new indoor minigolf course

The layout will be opening at the new Gravity Active Entertainment centre at Sol Central in the town centre.


There are a number of Gravity Active Entertainment centres in the UK and the Maidstone venue has an Urban Street Mini Golf course.


We're looking forward to playing the new minigolf course in Northampton.

Visit the Gravity Active Entertainment website for more information.

Penguin Awareness Day

Today is Penguin Awareness Day.


A penguin on the Surfside Crazy Golf course at Pensarn Beach in Abergele, Wales

Are you aware of the Putting Penguin minigolf review website?


Pat, Mandy & Putt of the Putting Penguin team and guest contributors have reviewed 345 courses on the site since 2001.


Sea Dwellers Crazy Golf course in Chapel St Leonards in Lincolnshire
A Penguin on the Sea Dwellers Crazy Golf course in Chapel St Leonards in Lincolnshire

Penguin Awareness Day is an annual event. Today's edition falls on a Minigolf Monday.

Pat of the Putting Penguin team and I started our quest to get our favourite game trending with the creation of #MinigolfMonday back in 2010.

We played against Pat at Putt in the Park in 2015

Thursday, January 16, 2020

New minigolf at the Northern Gateway leisure site in Colchester

A new Puttstars minigolf course is planned to open at the Northern Gateway leisure site in Colchester, Essex.


A new Puttstars minigolf course is planned to open at the Northern Gateway leisure site in Colchester

Hollywood Bowl are opening a Puttstars indoor minigolf course and a tenpin bowling centre at the site.


The Northern Gateway leisure area will also be home to a cinema and a sports park.


It is scheduled to open in mid-2022.

Puttstars is a new concept from the Hollywood Bowl Group and their first site at the Rochdale Riverside development in Greater Manchester will feature three 9-hole minigolf courses. Further Puttstars locations are planned for York and Leeds.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

New Adventure Golf course at Tilgate Forest Golf Centre in Crawley

There are plans for a new adventure golf course at Tilgate Forest Golf Centre in Crawley, West Sussex.


There are plans for a new adventure golf course at Tilgate Forest Golf Centre in Crawley, West Sussex

The new course is proposed to be an 18-hole layout with a wild forest theme to it.


Visit the Tilgate Forest Golf Centre website for more information.

New Adventure Golf at Les Mielles Golf & Country Club in Jersey

There are plans for a new adventure golf course at Les Mielles Golf & Country Club in Jersey.


There are plans for a new adventure golf course at Les Mielles Golf & Country Club in Jersey

We visited Les Mielles Golf & Country Club while on holiday in Jersey back in 2016. Back then the golf and country club was home to one miniature golf course - Breakers Realistic Miniature Golf.


Breakers Realistic Miniature Golf at Les Mielles Golf & Country Club in Jersey

That course was the landmark 400th played on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.


Breakers Realistic Miniature Golf at Les Mielles Golf & Country Club in Jersey

Since then a new and very colourful Crazy Golf course has opened next to the Miniature Golf.

The new Adventure Golf course is proposed to be next to the Crazy Golf layout.

We're looking forward to returning to Jersey in the future. We had a brilliant time on the island.


The courses at Les Mielles Golf & Country Club at St Ouens Bay are the most southerly in the British Isles.

Breakers Realistic Miniature Golf at Les Mielles Golf & Country Club in Jersey

Check out the Les Mielles website for more information.

Related blog posts:
- Breakers Realistic Miniature Golf at Les Mielles in Jersey
- Mini Golf at Les Mielles in Jersey
- Jersey

Monday, January 13, 2020

Crazy Golf at Vickersway Park in Northwich

A look at the Crazy Golf course at Vickersway Park in Northwich, Cheshire on Saturday 11th January 2020.


Crazy Golf at Vickersway Park in Northwich

We swung by the Crazy Golf course at Vickersway Park while we were in Northwich at the weekend.


Crazy Golf at Vickersway Park in Northwich

Crazy Golf at Vickersway Park in Northwich



Back in September 2016 the course became the 700th visited on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.


Crazy Golf at Vickersway Park in Northwich

We have now been to 942 courses since September 2006.

So far this year we've visited nine courses and played at three of them.



Vickersway Park is also home to a Putting course.

Crazy Golf at Vickersway Park in Northwich
Hole 1

Crazy Golf at Vickersway Park in Northwich
Hole 1

Crazy Golf at Vickersway Park in Northwich
Hole 2

Crazy Golf at Vickersway Park in Northwich
Hole 2

Crazy Golf at Vickersway Park in Northwich
Hole 3

Crazy Golf at Vickersway Park in Northwich
Hole 3

Crazy Golf at Vickersway Park in Northwich
Hole 4

Crazy Golf at Vickersway Park in Northwich
Hole 4

Crazy Golf at Vickersway Park in Northwich
Hole 4

Crazy Golf at Vickersway Park in Northwich
Hole 5

Crazy Golf at Vickersway Park in Northwich
Hole 5

Crazy Golf at Vickersway Park in Northwich
Hole 5

Crazy Golf at Vickersway Park in Northwich
Hole 6 - when we first visited this was hole 7

Crazy Golf at Vickersway Park in Northwich
Hole 6

Crazy Golf at Vickersway Park in Northwich
Hole 6

Crazy Golf at Vickersway Park in Northwich
Hole 6

Crazy Golf at Vickersway Park in Northwich
Hole 6

Crazy Golf at Vickersway Park in Northwich
Hole 7 - or hole 8

Crazy Golf at Vickersway Park in Northwich
Hole 7

Crazy Golf at Vickersway Park in Northwich
Hole 8

Crazy Golf at Vickersway Park in Northwich
Hole 8

Crazy Golf at Vickersway Park in Northwich
Hole 8

Crazy Golf at Vickersway Park in Northwich
Hole 8

Crazy Golf at Vickersway Park in Northwich
Hole 9 - we played this as hole 6 last time

Crazy Golf at Vickersway Park in Northwich
Hole 9

Crazy Golf at Vickersway Park in Northwich
Hole 9

Benches at Vickersway Park in Northwich

A look at the variety of benches at Vickersway Park in Northwich, Cheshire.


On Saturday we revisited Vickersway Park in Northwich to have a look at the Crazy Golf course and Putting Green there.


Bench at Vickersway Park in Northwich
A view of the Vickersway Park Crazy Golf course

There are plenty of different benches in the park to have a rest on between walking, exercising and playing miniature golf.

Bench at Vickersway Park in Northwich
A nice spot for a sit down

Bench at Vickersway Park in Northwich
A seat next to hole 8

Benches at Vickersway Park in Northwich
Benches next to an old pub sign in the park

Benches at Vickersway Park in Northwich
A range of benches near the kiosk

Bench at Vickersway Park in Northwich
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Bench at Vickersway Park in Northwich
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Bench at Vickersway Park in Northwich
The bench looked different on our last visit in September 2016

Northwich town centre is an interesting place to visit and we found out about the salt mining history of the area - and the problems the town has suffered over the years because of it.

There are plenty of benches around the town to have a nice sit down on between wandering.

Related blog posts:
- Benches
- Northwich
- Crazy Golf