Having a look at the Crazy Golf and Grass Putting Miniature Golf courses at Haigh Country Park in Wigan.
On a recent visit to Wigan, on a bitterly cold & snowy day, I checked out the Crazy Golf course that I had heard had been refurbished by the Friends of Haigh Country Park.
Nine of the 18-holes have been cleaned up and are open for play during school holidays and the team of volunteers behind the clean-up are looking to develop and renew the course over the coming months and years as it is a work in progress.
From my brief look at the course it appears to have a mixture of playing surfaces. Some of the holes and obstacles appear to be 'eternit' style Miniature Golf, while others are more unique felt on concrete holes.
The Play Haigh Golf Complex is home to a regular golf course and also a Putting Green called the 'Himalayas'!
The undulating Putting Green looked very good and it was a shame it wasn't warmer as I would have definitely given it a play.
I've played two other courses named 'The Himalayas' - one is in Melbourn, Cambridgeshire and replaced an old Crazy Golf course, the other is at St Andrews and was the world's first-ever Miniature Golf course!
The courses were the 521st and 522nd courses visited on the Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.
- Haigh Country Park
- Friends of Haigh Country Park
- Play Haigh Golf Complex
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