Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Paradise Island Adventure Golf - Review

We were invited along to Paradise Island Adventure Golf at the weekend, with our nearest one being based in Soar at Intu Braehead, Glasgow. They celebrated their 10th birthday on July 15th - the same day we celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary!

Zachary and Husband have been along to the crazy golf at Braehead before and really enjoyed themselves. You can walk in on the day to play but, when we arrived at 2.30pm on Sunday, it was quite busy, so depending on when you want to go, it might be a good idea to book in advance.

As you go in, you choose your golf ball. There are lots of different colours and we were able to have a different colour each so we'd be able to tell which ball belonged to who. We were also given a scorecard which told us what par each hole was - how many shots you should be able to complete the hole in. If you complete under par then that's good. In golf, the winner is the person with the lowest score.

Once we'd gotten our ball and checked in, we headed up the stairs. There we were greeted and given our golf clubs. They have different sizes so there was a club suitable for Charlotte and Zachary as well as adult ones for us. Inside is amazing in terms of theming and decor! The little Tiki huts are so cute!

There were two courses to choose from; one had more twists and turns and the other had more hills and bumps. As Zachary and Husband had played the Tiki Hut Trail (twists and turns), we decided to play the Maggie MaGaws Challenge (hills and bumps).

Working our way around the 18 holes took about an hour and 10 minutes. It was quite busy and at certain holes we felt like we were being rushed because people started to catch up with us. But then we would have spells of quiet because of the tricky holes that people would get stuck at for awhile. It was after an easy hole that people would start to catch you up.

The course was really fun and well laid out. The kids loved seeing all the displays around the course and the addition of obstacles to some of the holes made the game even more fun. The full place was really clean as well.

Husband ended up winning, of course, but Zachary did really well as did Charlotte who managed to get a few holes in one. Charlotte is left handed but she played the course as a right handed person would and did great.

Once you've finished at the 18th, you have the chance to win a free game on a very tricky 19th hole. None of us managed it though!

There isn't a time limit on completing the course but if it is busy, I think it's natural to feel like you need to hurry a bit so people aren't waiting on you. We really enjoyed ourselves and it's definitely somewhere we'd go back to as a family. I also think it would be really fun at night as a group of adults as something a bit different from going to the pictures or bowling.

There are various locations throughout the UK so if you want to check if there is a Paradise Island Adventure Golf near you, click here to visit their website. You can also find details of prices and booking. To give you an idea, a family of 4 costs £22 for one game and £32 for two games, which I think is pretty reasonable.

We made a short video of our time at the crazy golf. The lighting wasn't great (for filming anyway) and it was quite noisy but I think it shows you how much fun we had and what you can expect from a course.

This is a review post. All opinions expressed are my own. 

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