Happy days for 2 new crazy golf courses

Ghetto Golf is number one attraction in Liverpool

Ghetto Golf Liverpool minigolf course

Ghetto Golf, the new themed crazy golf extravaganza in Liverpool, has been listed by a local paper as the number one new thing to do in the city.

The Liverpool Echo has published a list of 15 things you can do in Liverpool that you couldn’t do a year ago, and Ghetto Golf comes in at number one, above gin tours, new stores, the British Music Experience Exhibition, Nerf guns, new restaurants and new nightclubs. It seems crazy golf is ‘bigger than Jesus’ in Liverpool, to quote John Lennon.

We blogged about it back in November just before it opened and it’s great that it is a success. The 18-hole crazy golf wonderland has a cocktail bar and street food stand and can be found in the old Cairns Brewery, Upper Parliament Street. The brainchild of locals Danny Bolger and Kip Piper, Ghetto Golf makes full use of the large indoor space the old brewery provides. Players putt through a full-size house, a hippy caravan and an old sailing boat, to the music of a DJ perched in a treehouse. It’s a surreal and anarchic crazy golf experience that Liverpudlians love.

UK’s most Northerly minigolf course contributes to Orkney tourism

 

Burray Orkney Minigolf Course

Here’s another new minigolf course we blogged about last year that is doing well. It’s the most Northerly course in the UK, at Burray on Orkney.

Orkney has seen a boom in tourism during 2016. VisitScotland Island manager Barbara Foulkes said, ‘ … Orkney has enjoyed one of the best years for tourism in recent memory, with accommodation providers, attractions and other businesses all reporting increases in business in 2016.’

She partly attributed some of this success to the Burray minigolf course. ‘A culmination of a year-long effort by the local community, the 12-hole course made headlines across the country when it opened in April and Britain’s most northerly crazy golf course went on to become a big hit with locals and visitors alike.’

We’re chuffed to bits that these new, permanent minigolf attractions are doing well. With minigolf so popular and such good fun for guests, why not have your own minigolf course? We provide the UK’s leading portable modular minigolf courses that can be set up anywhere in minutes. We provide everything you need including putting surface, putters, balls, obstacles, hole markers and scorecards. If you are planning an event, wedding or party in 2017, give us a call to find out more on 08450 570 321 or email office@connectedshopping.com.

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Two new minigolf courses open!

Two new minigolf courses have opened in the last few days on mainland Britain (Well, nearly mainland Britain – see below).

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If you are in or near Doncaster, head over to Lakeside Village for a free game of adventure golf

 

The Lakeside Village shopping centre in Doncaster has chosen to tempt in shoppers with a 9-hole adventure golf course open all Summer long.

You can pick up your putters and balls from DOMO and enjoy a game at your leisure free of charge. All they ask is ID and proof of address to discourage you from running off with their putters. That seems a fair swap for a free game. And under-16s must be supervised. But we firmly believe that fun is still possible. That’s the minigolfer spirit!

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Looks pretty good

 

And in case you missed it, Britain’s most northerly crazy golf course has opened for business. Presumably it’s the new most northerly course because there must have been a previous most northerly course that this one has trumped in the northerly stakes. Anyway it’s at Burray on Orkney, which is very northerly indeed. Not far from Grimness (how good a minigolf name is that?).

An hour and a half’s ferry trip from Thurso to Stromness, followed by a not inconsiderable road trip, gets you to the 12-hole course. If you’re English that will have been preceded by at least a day’s driving up Great Britain. But surely it’s worth it – just look at those natural obstacles and beautiful Orkney scenery.

The Burray course is part of a new community park development in the village and it’s free to use all year round. A competition was held last year for local schoolchildren to design the holes and obstacles, and local architect Paul Green incorporated the winning entries into the park. The project was partly funded by the community, who raised £8,000 towards it. It’s another great example of how, when people are scratching their heads trying to think of a fun idea for a new outdoor space, minigolf so often comes out tops.

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This course’s notherliness is beyond dispute.

http://www.orkney.com/whats-new/crazy-golf

http://www.doncasterfreepress.co.uk/news/crazy-golf-course-to-open-at-doncaster-shopping-centre-1-7883066

http://www.lakeside-village.co.uk/2016/04/free-crazy-golf-now-open/