Monday, October 16, 2017

It's an axe!

We did a bit of shopping in Asda this evening and I had a look at the Halloween section. There's some good stuff in stock, but I'm not sure about this item.

'Swashbuckling Pirate Sword' - or as it's more commonly known, an axe
'Swashbuckling Pirate Sword' - or as it's more commonly known, an axe

'Swashbuckling Pirate Sword' - or as it's more commonly known, an axe

Related blog posts:
- Funny
- Pirates
- Shopping
- Halloween

Plonk Golf's new Crazy Golf Puzzle Room

New minigolf course concept by the team at Plonk Golf.


The team at Plonk Golf recently celebrated the brand's third birthday and have opened a new Crazy Golf Puzzle Room in London Fields to celebrate!

The Crazy Golf Puzzle Room has 9-holes, 9-puzzles and players have an hour to solve the riddles to escape. The layout is partly indoors and partly outdoors so it'll make for an interesting playing environment.

Plonk Golf in London

Check out the Plonk Golf website for more information, opening times and prices.

On our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour travels we've played the Plonk Golf courses at Efes Snooker Club in Dalston and at the Duke of Edinburgh pub in Brixton.

Other Plonk Golf locations can be found in Walthamstow, Hackney and Battersea.

Related blog posts:
- Plonk Golf
- Crazy Golf in London

Link:
- Plonk Golf

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Mini Golf in Muscat, Oman

Details of the Mini Golf course at the Shangri-la Hotel in Muscat, Oman.


My cousins have been Crazy Golfing again and have sent over some snaps from their game at the Shangri-la Hotel in Muscat, Oman. Conditions looked a little different from their round of Crazy Golf at the Seawick Holiday Park in St Osyth, Essex earlier this year.

Mini Golf course at the Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa in Muscat. Photo by Adam Trigg, October 2017
The 9-hole Mini Golf course is at the Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

My cousin's husband Adam tells me he won the game with 18 shots over the 9-holes - including holes-in-one on the first and last hole. A very nice score indeed. He must of been in Crazy Golf paradise after the round. My cousin Sharon aced hole 1.

Mini Golf course at the Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa in Muscat. Photo by Adam Trigg, October 2017
Sharon playing hole 6

Interestingly eight of the nine holes on the Mini Golf course at the Shangri-la Hotel had two cups to putt into!? I haven't seen that as an option before!

Mini Golf course at the Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa in Muscat. Photo by Adam Trigg, October 2017
An interesting green on the minigolf course in Muscat

Mini Golf course at the Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa in Muscat. Photo by Adam Trigg, October 2017
You have the choice of two cups to putt into on eight of the holes!
Mini Golf is one of the many facilities on offer at the Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa. Visit the hotel website for more info.

Link:
- Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

Related blog posts:
- Adam Trigg
- Guest Blog
- Crazy Golf

Friday, October 13, 2017

Crazy Golf at Chasewater Country Park

A visit to the Crazy Golf course at Chasewater Country Park in Walsall.

Crazy Golf course at Chasewater Country Park

On Sunday 10th September we swung by Chasewater Country Park in Staffordshire to check out the Crazy Golf course there. Unfortunately it was closed.

Crazy Golf course at Chasewater Country Park
An all too familiar scene on our travels

Crazy Golf course at Chasewater Country Park
Part of the 9-hole course

The 9-hole Crazy Golf course was the 777th course visited on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

Crazy Golf course at Chasewater Country Park
I assure you that this sign actually says "CRAZY GOLF"!

Crazy Golf at Chasewater Country Park
Hole 1

Crazy Golf at Chasewater Country Park
Hole 1

Crazy Golf at Chasewater Country Park
Hole 1

Crazy Golf at Chasewater Country Park
Hole 2

Crazy Golf at Chasewater Country Park
Hole 2

Crazy Golf at Chasewater Country Park
Hole 3

Crazy Golf at Chasewater Country Park
Hole 4

Crazy Golf at Chasewater Country Park
Hole 5

Crazy Golf at Chasewater Country Park
Hole 5

Crazy Golf at Chasewater Country Park
Hole 5

Crazy Golf at Chasewater Country Park
Hole 6

Hole 6

Crazy Golf at Chasewater Country Park
Hole 6

Hole 7

Crazy Golf at Chasewater Country Park
Hole 8

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Crazy Golf at Chasewater Country Park
Hole 9

Crazy Golf at Chasewater Country Park
Hole 9

Crazy Golf at Chasewater Country Park
Hole 9

Crazy Golf at Chasewater Country Park
Hole 9

Crazy Golf at Chasewater Country Park
Hole 9

We did however make the most of our time at Chasewater Country Park as we spotted there was a heritage steam railway there too so stopped by to indulge in some train nerdery. Marvellous.

Links:
- Chasewater Country Park
- Chasewater Railway

Related blog post:
- Crazy World of Minigolf Tour

Videos:
- Crazy Golf course at Chasewater Country Park
- Steam Engine at Brownhills West station on the Chasewater Railway
- Steam Engine at Brownhills West station at Chasewater Country Park
- Departure from Brownhills West station on the Chasewater Railway
- Steam Engine at Chasewater Country Park

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Crazy Golf at Beacon Park in Lichfield

Playing the Crazy Golf course at Beacon Park in Lichfield, Staffordshire.


On Sunday 10th September we swung by Beacon Park in Lichfield, Staffordshire for a game on the Crazy Golf course there.

Crazy Golf at Beacon Park in Lichfield
The Crazy Golf course is in a nice setting

The 9-hole Crazy Golf course is of the Eternit Miniature Golf variety, although it has had some modifications from the norm. This was in the form of felt over the thin concrete playing surface as well as a selection of fibreglass obstacles, including a Humpty.



The Crazy Golf course at Beacon Park in Lichfield became the 775th course visited and 461st played on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

Crazy Golf at Beacon Park in Lichfield
I'm always happy if there's a Humpty obstacle on a course

In our minigolf match-up I won with a score of 19 to Emily's 23.



It's a good little Crazy Golf layout and we had a fun round on it.

Crazy Golf at Beacon Park in Lichfield
Bumpy

We enjoyed our visit to Beacon Park. The whole area looked nice and the facilities in the park were very good. The Crazy Golf course is next to Pitch & Putt, FootGolf and Disc Golf courses, as well as a Petanque terrain and the park cafe.

Crazy Golf at Beacon Park in Lichfield
Disc Golf, Foot Golf and Pitch & Putt layouts can be seen beyond the fence

Crazy Golf at Beacon Park in Lichfield
Hole 1

Crazy Golf at Beacon Park in Lichfield
Over the bridge to the green

Crazy Golf at Beacon Park in Lichfield
Hole 2 
Crazy Golf at Beacon Park in Lichfield
Clowning around


Crazy Golf at Beacon Park in Lichfield
Hole 3

Crazy Golf at Beacon Park in Lichfield
Dogleg

Crazy Golf at Beacon Park in Lichfield
Hole 4

Crazy Golf at Beacon Park in Lichfield
Lumpy

Crazy Golf at Beacon Park in Lichfield
Hole 5

Crazy Golf at Beacon Park in Lichfield
Three peaks

Crazy Golf at Beacon Park in Lichfield
Hole 6

Crazy Golf at Beacon Park in Lichfield
Quite a labyrinth!

Crazy Golf at Beacon Park in Lichfield
The 'green'

Crazy Golf at Beacon Park in Lichfield
Hole 7

Crazy Golf at Beacon Park in Lichfield
Housey

Crazy Golf at Beacon Park in Lichfield
Hole 8

Crazy Golf at Beacon Park in Lichfield
Humpty

Crazy Golf at Beacon Park in Lichfield
Hole 9

Crazy Golf at Beacon Park in Lichfield
Judging by the piece of metal to the left it looks like there used to be a different obstacle on this hole

Crazy Golf at Beacon Park in Lichfield
This was the first time we've seen this variant on the ramp obstacle. Normally the ball is trapped inside the box after putting as a way to collect the ball at the end of a round

Check out the Lichfield Historic Parks and Visit Lichfield websites for more info on Beacon Park and its facilities.

Crazy Golf at Beacon Park in Lichfield
A nice bit of history

Related blog posts:
- Lichfield
- Minigolfing in the Midlands
- Petanque at Beacon Park in Lichfield
- Humpty
- Crazy World of Minigolf Tour

Videos:
- Crazy Golf at Beacon Park in Lichfield 1 of 6
- Crazy Golf at Beacon Park in Lichfield 2 of 6
- Crazy Golf at Beacon Park in Lichfield 3 of 6
- Crazy Golf at Beacon Park in Lichfield 4 of 6
- Crazy Golf at Beacon Park in Lichfield 5 of 6
- Crazy Golf at Beacon Park in Lichfield 6 of 6