“ Locations in Manchester and Glasgow. „
The golf in question I'm referring to is the one at the Trafford Centre in Manchester. If you are in the Trafford Centre, with the kids a couple, or a group of friends it's a nice little way to finish your evening off. However it might be an idea to drop all the bags off at the car, as me and a friend had 1 bag each, and it was a bit of a faff. You put them down at the start tee, and then once you had all taken your shot and finished, you had to go back to the beggining to get your bags. Not a massive issue but im all about the ease of things.
The Manchester golf had 2 routes inside, we took the route to the left of the pay kiosk, which consisted of 18 holes (plus a bonus finishing hole); and I can only assume the other routed contained the same number. As with all forms of mini/crazy golf they start of easy, and go harder. I was expecting crazy golf, however I soon realised once inside it was more mini golf, so instead of obstacles you had to get the ball through, it was just trying to manueve the ball round corners, over hills ect. Still very good.
It is £7 per person, now personally I think this was a little exspensive for what you get. I would have been happier paying £4 or £5 max personally. Luckily for us that is what I paid, as I had a voucher on my phone buy 2 get 1 free. So it's worth checking for online or app deals before you comit and pay the full price. ONce paid you get to choose your ball, you are provided with a club and you get a nifty little score card to keep track on the way around.
As mentioned about their is a bonus hole. Basically when you have finished this hole is secured behing a wire fence encased within the hut were you pay. Not only have you got to hit the ball through the tiny hole slot, but you kind of have to flick it up and get it smack bang on the bulls eye; and then if you manage that you get a free game...simples << not so much.
It's called Paradise Island, so as you can imagine they have set the decor and theme out in relation to it's name. As you go around the court their is animal sounds, and wooden structures with moneys hanging from them. They have done very well on making it look and feel very 'island' like. I will point out though their was strobe lighting around the court, so be aware of this if this would affect anyone playing within your group.
I'm glad I have been to it and tried it, personally I would have preffered more obstacles along the routes but I didn enjoy it. I would go again, it's not something I would do everytime going the Trafford Centre, but If I would go again, at some point in the future.
Me and my family visited Paradise Island adventure golf in Glasgow which is located in Xscape near Braehead in renfrew, for a birthday day out earlier in the year I have been a few times this year this outing was the latest. There is 2 different course's you can try one being harder than the other Its £7 for an adult for one course and £10 for both and £4-5 for a child for a round, Its all styles like a tropical island with tiki huts and anicent ruins great fun for kids and adults so funny with all the mad things you need to get the ball through then at the end if you manage a hole in one you win a free round token which can be used anytime in the future. Upstairs people can sit and watch there is a balcony bar and snack bar area with seats a pool table some arcade games table football so after the game of crazy golf you can have somthing to eat and a few drinks some games of pool. Not to far from the city centre near motorway and buses go directly from city centre its near Braehed shopping centre and Xscape has plenty more to do aside from the crazy Golf and great day out.
Apologies in advance for the short and probably no-so-useful review, but we visited Paradise Island Adventure Golf in August and dooyoo have only just added it to their catalogue, hence I'm going on 3-month old memories here...
We encountered Paradise Island almost by accident after shopping in the Trafford Centre in Manchester (which isn't half as goos as Meadowhall, but that's another review). Y'see, one great thing about the Trafford Centre is that there's a lot of decent restaurants there, there's a cinema and there's Paradise Island.
Paradise Island is a mini/crazy golf course with the theme of being set on an island. It's £6 each for a round and there's 2 courses to play on. The wife and I like playing crazy golf and we were impressed with Paradise Island - a few weeks earlier we'd played a course at X-scape in Castleford which was pretty poor to say the least, but Paradise Island was much better. It's not quite up to the Pirate's Cove courses you get in America, but it's a pretty decent mini golf for England.
Each course has 18 holes and should take around 20 minutes or so to complete, depending on how good you are and how many people there are in front of you.
Their impressive website has more information: http://www.paradiseislandgolf.com/, including special offers that are worth checking out.