Monday, September 04, 2017

Leisure Land Crazy Golf at York Art Gallery

Playing Doug Fishbone's Leisure Land Golf course at York Art Gallery.

Doug Fishbone's Leisure Land Golf at York Art Gallery
A look at the first three holes

On Sunday 3rd September we swung by York Art Gallery to play Doug Fishbone's Leisure Land Golf course. The 7-hole layout became the 451st we've played and 763rd visited overall on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour since September 2006.

Doug Fishbone's Leisure Land Golf at York Art Gallery
Playing hole 2

In our match-up on the course I picked up the win with a score of 16 to Emily's 38.

Doug Fishbone's Leisure Land Golf course at York Art Gallery
My score was enough to top the leaderboard - the previous best on the day had been 26. Although when we walked back through the gardens just as the course was closing a score of 15 had been made later in the day

Doug Fishbone's Leisure Land Golf at York Art Gallery
Doug Fishbone's Leisure Land Golf

The minigolf layout consists of holes and obstacles created by different artists from the contemporary art world.

Doug Fishbone's Leisure Land Golf at York Art Gallery
Hole 1 - Reactor - Alligator Resort

Doug Fishbone's Leisure Land Golf at York Art Gallery
Hole 1

Doug Fishbone's Leisure Land Golf at York Art Gallery
Hole 1

Doug Fishbone's Leisure Land Golf at York Art Gallery
Hole 2 - Yinka Shonibare MBE - Football Cloud

Doug Fishbone's Leisure Land Golf at York Art Gallery
Hole 2

Doug Fishbone's Leisure Land Golf at York Art Gallery
Hole 3 - Eyal and Ines Weizman - The Bridge of Königsberg

Doug Fishbone's Leisure Land Golf at York Art Gallery
My favourite hole - it's always great to score less than 1 on a hole!

Doug Fishbone's Leisure Land Golf at York Art Gallery
Hole 4 - Hetain Patel - Coloured Processor

Doug Fishbone's Leisure Land Golf at York Art Gallery
Hole 4  not the easiest hole(s) to play!

Doug Fishbone's Leisure Land Golf at York Art Gallery
Hole 4

Doug Fishbone's Leisure Land Golf at York Art Gallery
Hole 4

Doug Fishbone's Leisure Land Golf at York Art Gallery
Hole 5 - John Akomfrah - The Turkey Shoot Galactico

Doug Fishbone's Leisure Land Golf at York Art Gallery
Hole 5

Doug Fishbone's Leisure Land Golf at York Art Gallery
Hole 5

Doug Fishbone's Leisure Land Golf at York Art Gallery
Hole 6 - Doug Fishbone - SOS

Doug Fishbone's Leisure Land Golf at York Art Gallery
Hole 6

Doug Fishbone's Leisure Land Golf at York Art Gallery
Hole 6

Doug Fishbone's Leisure Land Golf at York Art Gallery
Hole 6

Doug Fishbone's Leisure Land Golf at York Art Gallery
Hole 7 - Ellie Harrison - Life Raft

Doug Fishbone's Leisure Land Golf at York Art Gallery
Hole 7

Doug Fishbone's Leisure Land Golf at York Art Gallery
X marks the spot

Doug Fishbone's Leisure Land Golf at York Art Gallery
The green on hole 7

Doug Fishbone's Leisure Land Golf course was open at York Art Gallery throughout the summer following its installation as part of an Art Happens campaign to bring the course to York. It was originally created for the Venice Biennale in 2015 and last year was in Nottingham and Derby. I played the course in Nottingham - it was 10-holes then. And indoors.

Who knows where it'll be installed next...

Doug Fishbone's Leisure Land Golf at York Art Gallery
Emily playing hole 2

Minigolf is a popular theme for artists and we've played a few other art-installation pop-up crazy golf courses on our travels. Our friends of at A Couple of Putts have also created a few holes, obstacles and courses for art galleries and shows!

Visit the York Art Gallery website for more information on the exhibition.

Links:
York Art Gallery

Related blog posts:
- York
- Crazy World of Minigolf Tour
- Doug Fishbone's Leisure Land Golf in Venice
- Doug Fishbone's Leisure Land Golf in Nottingham

Videos of the course:
- Hole 1
- Hole 3 - scoring a '2'
- Hole 3 - scoring another '2'
- Hole 3 - scoring a hole-in-none!
- Hole 4
- Hole 5
- Hole 7

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