The crazy golf course is very conveniently located next to the Pleasure Beach, and across the road from the Sandcastle Waterpark.
A game of mini golf is reasonably priced at £4.99 for each adult. Payment is taken in advance, unlike the majority of restaurants where customers are able to dine first before paying. Unfortunately we didn’t have the exact change but, unlike the majority of buses, we were able to give the vendor slightly more than the advertised price and receive the difference in small change in return. It’s worth noting that you do not require a membership like you do at the majority of golf courses, which is ideal if you are visiting Blackpool for the weekend and are only looking for something casual.
Golf sticks and balls are included in the advertised price, as is a scorecard. However, a 50p deposit is levied if you require a pencil to fill out the scorecard. The 50p deposit is refunded on the safe return of the pencil. Fortunately, we were not required to sharpen the pencil prior to its return unlike some rental car companies where you are expected to return the hired vehicle with a full tank of petrol or diesel. This was a welcomed relief as we rarely travel with a functioning pencil sharper. In hindsight, we would have probably supplied our own pencil, and would advise others to do so.
The golf pitch itself is made up of 12 holes, which is 6 less than the a typical 18-hole golf course yet 3 more than the 9-hole variety. Each of the holes has at least one obstacle which the player has to navigate in order to sink their ball (in the least amount of shots) and progress to the next hole. The type of obstacle differs which each hole, and include bridges, tunnels and uneven gradients. Some obstacles were frustrating difficult, but kept us intellectually stimulated in our attempts to chart a route to the hole. The playing surface is predominately an old style AstroTurf type covering, unlike the majority of car parks which have a tarmac surface.
A flag is used on each of the holes to mark their location and, like the majority of flags, indicated the direction of the wind. This proved to be a helpful aid in supporting us with our shot choice. The crazy golf course also features at attractive water feature running through it which doubles as a tricky obstacle in at least 2 of the holes, unlike the majority of water features sold in garden centres and found in a residential garden which are purely for ornamental purposes.
As alluded to by other reviewers, we would have to agree that this mini golf course is unsuitable for wheelchair uses. However, as we are non-wheelchair users, we found the course very accessible.
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