4 new minigolf attractions planned for England!

Minigolf seems to be top of the list for developers, councils and shopping centres as a sure-fire winner to attract business and happy putting people. With a bit of luck and a fair wind, this Spring and Summer could see FOUR new minigolf attractions around England, and probably more. These are just the ones we’ve heard about this week!

Jurassic-themed course in Tonbridge

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Families will have a roaring good time at the new course

‘Dino Putt’ is slated as the name of a new 18 hole adventure golf course to be built within the boundaries of the existing Tonbridge Golf Centre. The Jurassic-themed course aims to attract around 50,000 visitors a year.

A planning statement submitted to Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council says: “The emphasis of the game is that the participant embarks on an adventure through the features, which all form interactive environments that the player will engage with.

“Tonbridge Golf is well known for its junior golf and the Centre is continuing to develop programmes to encourage and facilitate the take-up of the sport by younger people.

“The Adventure Golf Facility would fulfil this objective, with typically 50 per cent of customers being children under the age of 12.”

The plans have been approved, so Families will soon be able to enjoy a brand new 2,000 square metre 18-hole adventure golf course in Tonbridge.

Cheltenham’s Brewery Quarter to get a Mr Mulligan’s course

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Mr Mulligan drops in to Cheltenham

The Brewery Quarter in Cheltenham has signed up Adventure Leisure Ltd. to build a Mr Mulligan’s Lost World of Golf in the centre. Mr Mulligan’s is going from strength to strength and the Cheltenham course will add to the portfolio of current courses at Castleford, Sidcup, Milton Keynes, Nottingham, Stevenage and Woking.

Work on the 20,000 square foot space is expected to start this month.

A spokesperson for Adventure Leisure said: “We’re very excited to bring Mr Mulligan’s Lost World of Golf to The Brewery Quarter with such a prime location within the town centre, we’re sure it’s going to be the perfect location for our unique brand of adventure golf fun.”

Demelsa Coleman, Marketing Manager for The Brewery Quarter said: “We’re delighted to welcome Adventure Leisure and Mr Mulligan’s Lost World of Golf to The Brewery Quarter, as a visitor attraction we expect it to add to footfall and complement our existing mix of tenants.”

Glow-in-the-dark minigolf for Chichester?

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Glow-in-the-dark minigolf is a special kind of fun and we haven’t seen all that much of it in the UK yet, so it’s great to hear that Chichester District Council has received a planning submission for a luminous minigolf-filled extension to Chichester Golf Club in Hunston. If approved, it will add to the existing minigolf offer which includes Jungle Paradise Adventure Golf.

Seaton Carew (Hartlepool) redevelopment to include crazy golf

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There’s an obstacle you might want to hit

Hartlepool Council is seeking bids for a crazy golf attraction to be privately run and financed at seaside resort Seaton Carew. This comes as part of a seafront regeneration effort that will include water jets, play areas, beach huts and communal spaces on the promenade. It will complement recent traditional seaside additions to the seafront such as Gelatos, Glady’s Vintage Tearoom and Fizzy Izzys. Yay! We’re all for keeping England’s seaside atmosphere and traditions alive.

We’re taking bookings for our portable minigolf courses, so as well as visiting permanent attractions, why not hire or buy your own crazy golf course to set up wherever you like? Talk to Shelley for more details on 08450 570 321 or email office@connectedshopping.com.


2 new minigolf courses!

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Ghetto Golf in the old Cairns Brewery, Liverpool

Ghetto Golf, Liverpool

Coming very soon is Ghetto Golf at the Cairns Brewery, Baltic Triangle, Liverpool. The new venue is billed as ‘Crazy Golf, Cocktails, DJ’s & Street Food set in a Ghetto Wonderland.’ The brewery has had a creative makeover featuring a blend of graffiti and skate punk humour. We particularly like the industrial silo turned into a rude Minion.

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That’s one way of repurposing a big brewing vessel.

As new minigolf courses go, this one is pretty cool. Abandoned breweries are generous on space, so Ghetto Golf is a full 18-hole course and by all accounts it’s pretty bonkers. There’s going to be a DJ suspended above the minigolfers in a treehouse, a PacMan room dedicated to vintage video games, and every available surface is covered in spray paint graffiti. There are 3 bars, hot dogs, cocktails and a cool vibe.

Ghetto Golf say on their Facebook page: “We’re a few mates who wanted to create an experience and a venue that people wouldn’t forget.
We’ve carried out every aspect of work on the abandoned brewery ourselves. It’s been hard, but we’ve loved every second!!”

Ghetto Golf should be opening in the next two or three weeks or when they run out of spray paint, whichever comes first. For more details check their Facebook page.

Approval for Crazy Golf course in York

Council planners have recommended approval for a new crazy golf course next to York’s Designer Outlet. It has been up before the planners because it will mean the loss of 26 parking spaces at the Designer Outlet, but if given the final green light it should add more to the area than it takes away. We would say that, being minigolf freaks.

Designs for the course’s 12 holes include ones based on York landmarks like the Bar walls, St Mary’s Abbey, Clifford’s Tower and a Viking longboat. Obstacles will include a 1.4 metre high Viking helmet, a set of stocks and a hut resembling one of the buildings on The Shambles.

We’ll keep you posted here on our blog about any more new minigolf courses we hear about!

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A branded Putterfingers minigolf green for Tommy Hilfiger