Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Minigolf and Crazy Golf courses in Pub Beer Gardens

Details of Pub Miniature Golf courses we've found on our travels

On our travels around the UK we've found Minigolf and Crazy Golf courses at a few Pubs along the way. Though not as many as we'd have liked!

Here are the links to the Pub Miniature Golf courses we've visited and played on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour to date:

Pub Beer Garden Minigolf
One of the holes at The Horse & Harrow Pub Crazy Golf in 2006

Pub Beer Garden Crazy Golf
A view of the now long-gone Crazy Golf course at The Green Man Pub

#110 Tudor Rose Inn, Fordingbridge, Hampshire - Miniature Golf - Update: October 2012 - the beer garden has had a makeover and the course is no longer there.

Pub Beer Garden Miniature Golf
Playing a hole on the very good Miniature Golf course at The Tudor Rose Inn

Pub Beer Garden Crazy Golf
A double-humped hole at The Maldon Grey Pub in Sudbury

Pub Beer Garden Mini Golf
Playing on the course in the beer garden of The Sutton Staithe Hotel

- The Pitch & Putt Inn - North Shore Holiday Centre, Skegness, Lincolnshire - Pitch & Putt Course (did not play) and a Miniature Golf Course (#233)

- Not played (Pub under reconstruction) - Aber Falls Tavern, Abergwyngregyn, Wales - Crazy Golf

- Not played (too early, Pub not open) - The Woolpack Inn, Smeeth, Kent - Crazy Golf

- Not played (no course there any more) - The Bell Pub, Wendens Ambo, Saffron Walden, Essex - Mini Golf

Looking at the course lists on the excellent MiniatureGolfer.com website there are a few other Pub courses in England too.

Our friends at The Putting Penguin in the USA have also played some Mini-Golf courses in pubs and have set up courses at the Cambridge House Brew Pub in Connecticut!

Other Pub-related Blog Posts on The Ham & Egger Files:


Richard Gottfried said...

Issue 8 (March 2012) of Inapub magazine – a pub trade publication – features Mini Golf as the ‘lesser known pub sport’ in the regular Minority Report section on page 39.

The piece includes the rules of the game, a quote from me, details of the Tudor Rose Inn at Fordingbridge and a link to the BMGA’s website.

The story is in the hardcopy of the magazine.


Richard Gottfried said...

For fans of seasides, pubs and Minigolf there is great news as the smallest pub on the planet - the Signal Box Inn at Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway - has recently installed a 9-hole Miniature Golf course!

Richard Gottfried said...

There's a new Plonk! Golf crazy golf course open in London.

The 9-hole minigolf layout is in the beer garden at The Duke of Edinburgh pub in Brixton.

Find out more at 'New Plonk! Crazy Golf course open in Brixton, London'