Thursday, May 03, 2012
Broughty Ferry Crazy Golf course near Dundee, Scotland
Playing the 291st Miniature Golf course on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.
During our recent roadtrip of the north west of England, some of Scotland and the north east of England we headed to Broughty Ferry, Dundee to visit the 18-hole Crazy Golf course at Castle Green.
On our visit on the 8th of April (Easter Sunday) we found the course to be open so we jumped on and had a game, it was £2 per player (for adults).
Some of the holes on the Crazy Golf course looked very similar to the Eternit-style of Miniature Golf, although the concrete course did not play much like one.
Despite its rough shape it was quite fun to play and was very busy too with a constant stream of people heading onto the course for a traditional seaside Putt around.
The course was the 31st visited on our roadtrip, but only the seventh played! In our match-up I managed to get only my third win in a round of the North West England, Scotland & North East England Tour Challenge contest between me and Emily with a 48 to 56 victory.
Possibly the oddest hole on the entire course was the 18th. This short hole was the only one on the layout that had any felt on it. It also had a choice of six cups to Putt into!? It's one of the strangest holes/obstacles we've come across on our travels and reminded me a bit of the 5 Star Crazy Golf course we found at Bainland Country Park, near Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire last year.
Video: Crazy Golf in Broughty Ferry, Dundee, Scotland - Scoring a Minigolf Hole-in-One
Prior to our visit I had read a news story about plans for the course to receive a bit of a makeover with some recycled carpet from the Dundee International Sports Complex and a lick of paint too. According to the report the course hadn't had any work done to it since the 1970's!
Prior to our visit to Broughty Ferry the only knowledge we had of the town was that it was home to the star of three excellent books, a radio series and a Hero of Dundee - Bob Servant.
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