Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Treasure Island Mini Golf, Bridlington

Treasure Island Mini-Golf in Bridlington is an indoor game of 10 holes. The course is situated close to Bridlington harbour in the small strip of amusement arcades, opposite the fun fair.

The cost was £4 each and it was a lot of fun. It seemed quite new inside and there were plenty of pirate statues, one of which kept imploring us (over and over) to have a chocolate sundae after the game. I think the chocolate sundae seller might have been the adventure golf owner too.  Just a hunch.

Anyway, it was good fun even if the holes were short and space was tight inside the game. Many of the holes were easy hole-in-one shots. That is... as long as you got the ball in the right place to allow it to run the right way to the hole in the first place. What I mean is that some of the holes allowed a hole in one but you had, first for example, to get the ball up a very steep, short volcano, that kind of thing.

Definitely worth checking out if you're in Bridlington, a lovely place to visit.


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Monday, April 23, 2018

Mr Mulligan's Space Golf, Newcastle

A new indoor crazy golf has opened this year in Newcastle and off we went to give it a whirl.  It's called Mr Mulligan's Space Golf and it based in what was the Co-operative store on Westgate Street.

Inside it's huge - with three games of nine holes each. You can play as many as you like and of course, we paid to pay all three games, a total of £11.25 each.

With it being new it was very impressive and clean. There were free lockers to store bags and jackets in, you were given a choice of colour of ball and off you went to any one of the three nine hole games you wanted to play first.

The first round we played was a little disappointing as the holes were really short - and far too easy. Not much of a challenge there, but enjoyable enough.  The second round was better and by far my favourite was the third and final round of the steampunk game which came complete with some special effects that made us laugh out loud. As we were the only people in playing on the day we went, and we had the course to ourselves, we made those special effects go a bit mad once we realised what was going on.

Yes, it's fun. It's also huge with a large seating area for drinking and dining. It feels a bit 'corporate' but still worth checking out.

Scores: Sunny Jim won - but only just.

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Friday, October 27, 2017

Crazy Golf in Seaburn, Sunderland

As part of Sunderland's annual illuminations each autumn, a mini-fairground has set up in Cliffe Park in Seaburn, which is just a few minutes walk from our house.  And this year, along with the big sightseeing wheel and kiddies rides, a mini golf course has opened up too. Of course, we had to go and take a look!

It's a really nicely constructed course. It's called Golden Putter and there are 18 holes. 

Based on the seafront it's in a lovely location tour. 

It's a temporary course for the duration of the illuminations and so there was a bit of an uneven playing surface on many of the holes but that really didn't matter.  It felt new and fresh, it was clean and inviting and at only £4 a game for adults, it was good value for money too.

You can see the portable course, that's currently in Seaburn, on the Golden Putter website where there's a hole by hole breakdown.   It's here.

All in all, this was a really enjoyable game to play with some tricky holes.

Final scores: Sunny Jim 53 and Flaming Nora 62.

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Crazy golf in Benidorm, Costa Blanca, Spain

Just back from a wonderful few days holiday spent in Alicante, Spain. 

As we were on the same Costa as the city of Benidorn, which we'd never visited before, we thought we'd make a day of it. Off we headed on the tram down the coast to Benidorm and had our eyes opened to the place. Far cleaner, happier and much more Spanish than we ever thought it could be, we can see what all the fuss is about now around having a holiday to "Benny".

And although we weren't looking for it, we found a mini golf course too!

Benidorm Mini Golf has its own facebook page here.

It was a nicely kept course in a shaded spot under trees, in a street just one step back from the main drag.
And the scores were in - a draw!

You can also read about a course we played in Alicante too.

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Crazy golf in Alicante, Costa Blanca, Spain

Just back from a few days spent on holiday in Alicante.  We never expected to find any Crazy Golf there and so it was a lovely surprise to stumble across this little gem.

It's in Parque infantil "Mundo de los niƱos" - and it has a website here.

It was a quick and easy course to play as it was meant for, er, children to play on, not adults. But did that stop us? No, it did not!  We had fun! I tell you, fun!

Loved the fact that every hole came with its own pen so you didn't have to carry a pen or pencil around the course in order to keep the score card updated.

There were lots of holes which had moving parts, which added to the childish fun too.

And this was wonderful (below). You had to hit the ball into a moving waterwheel. Once the ball went into the bucket of the waterwheel it was carried around and droppped out on the other side, ready to hit into the hole.
All in all, a good, fun course set on a lovely location by the marina in Alicante.
And the scorecards.  Barry won by 2 points.

You can also read about a game we played in Benidorm too.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

JD Golf Dome, Seaton Carew, Hartlepool

We took a trip to Seaton Carew on the Tees coast today. It's a seaside town that both of us had been to before, when we were kids, and we went back today for Glenda's birthday day out. Much fun was had including a chippy lunch in a great pub (The Marine Hotel) on the sea front and an ice-cream to follow, eaten by the magnificent, wide beach.

We also checked out the JD golf dome which we'd found about online.

It probably goes down as one of the most bizarre crazy golf experiences we've ever had - and we mean that in a good way, of course!

The golf dome is a short walk along the sea-front from central Seaton Carew. You can't miss it, it's huge. Inside, the crazy golf course, or golf trail as it's officially known, it was £4 each to play 10 holes.

The greenery isn't real, it's all plastic and the turf is artificial too. But it's a great surface to play on and being in the huge dome made the whole experience something very special indeed, if not a little odd. It was great fun with some tricky holes.

Each hole had two ways to play them - the easy way or the hard way, indicated by a yellow and blue dot at the start of each hole. 

We were also offered, when we went in, the choice of left or right handed clubs! This is something we've never been offered before, and was a first for us both.

All in all, a good game. The staff member was really friendly and helpful and there's a bar inside the dome too.

Final scores?  It was a rare win for Glenda with 31, Barry was on 33.

The website to find out more is at http://www.thesportsdomes.co.uk/thegolfdome/

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Putting it Together - a story of crazy golf

Glenda has a short story published in this week's The People's Friend magazine, on sale Weds 17 August 2016.

The story is called A Crazy Idea and it's about a woman who sets up her own crazy golf course on a patch of land she's been left in her uncle's will. 

It's a fun story that she really enjoyed writing and hopes you will enjoy reading it too.


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