Crazy Golf is hitting the big time, with two adults only indoor courses opening up soon. In Manchester a pop up Junkyard Golf Club is set to open, while early next year in London a permanent location will open to home Swingers in an incredible venue – a World War II bunker under the city, between St Mary Axe and Bury Street.
The Junkyard Golf Club opens for business from the 24th November to the 6th December. Dreamt up by Bart Murphy, the founder of B.Eat Street a popular street dining space, the course will fill a large venue in Great Northern.
Murphy said “I have been accumulating junk in my garage for a few months and now I am building a crazy junkyard golf course with it. I think it’s safe to say crazy golf just got a bit weird and boozy.”
Three holes are already built, made from a collection of teapots, treadmills, weights and inflatable toys.
Tickets go on sale on November 4 at 6pm, priced at £6 per person. The course can be played in pairs or groups of four, six and eight.
On the other side of the pond, and on a much larger scale The San Diego Padres officially announced their intention to set up a pop-up nine-hole golf experience called The Links, with players hitting onto the playing field from various tees set up around the stadium.
Well,… roll up roll up and join the 1,500 golfers who will be teeing it up during the five-day event. The public’s reponse has been amazing, proving that a little outside-the-clubhouse thinking can go a long way. Tee times for the originally planned three-day event sold out in two hours, forcing the organisers to extend to five days, with tee times running from 7am to 9pm.
Padres team President & CEO Mike Dee was fairly taken aback by the response: “It surprised me I have to say. I thought it would be popular but it’s taken off so well I will now be surprised if it’s something people won’t want to do more than once. We hope to deliver this every year. It’s cool”.
So if your fairways are too soggy to play this weekend, go find an indoor pop up golf experience to get your weekly fix.