Junkyard Golf

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Junkyard Golf

Junkyard Golf has arrived in London. Originating in Manchester, the London format opened its doors in May. When we heard about it, we decided to book some tickets and see what the fuss was about.

Junkyard Golf

Junkyard Golf is very much like crazy golf, not real golf. Lucky really, as my friends will testify, I hate real golf and I’m also a really bad sport as I’m sooo bad at it. The difference with Junkyard Golf is that it literally is made out of junk. There are three courses in the London venue which is located at the Old Truman Brewery at Brick Lane.

We played on the course called Pedro, which is described as a polluted paradise. It has some really interesting setups on the holes.

Junkyard Golf

There was one where you had to hit your ball up the ramp and into an old washing machine which in turn would spit it back out on the other side of the course. I did have a good go at this one. My ball was poorly aimed and I managed to hit the washing machine door. Much to everyone’s amusement it pinged off in the correct direction and then landed on the correct bit of the course for its final putt.

Junkyard Golf

Junkyard Golf

Junkyard Golf

After the fifth-hole we decided to stop at one of the four bars and try out the cocktails. All were cleverly named, things like ‘who’s your caddy’ and ‘tee diddy’. My cocktail was pretty good, but then again it had vimto in it and I love vimto.

Junkyard Golf

After our cocktail stop we carried on to the final few holes. There was one very tricky one. The aim was to hit your ball up the ramp with a view to it dropping in the top of the volcano. Only one out of seven in our party managed it. The rest of us were left chasing our balls which were in various places on the hole or in some cases on other holes (due to our general lack of skill).

Junkyard Golf

Totting up the scores, I came a very respectable second. After completing the course we went and had a look at the other courses. There were some pretty impressive installations made out of junk.

Junkyard Golf

Junkyard Golf

Junkyard Golf

At £10.50 per person (including a booking fee) I think it’s a little steep for a nine-hole course. I can’t deny I had a lot of fun, but I think I would have had as much fun at one at the seaside that might have only cost a fiver. But you do only live once and I can now say I have played on a crazy golf course made out of junk.

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15 thoughts on “Junkyard Golf

  1. This looks like a blast! I'm sure it's as much fun to look at what they used to make the course as it is shooting the course! LOL That does seem a bit steep for 9 holes, but for a night out it does look like fun.

    And congrats to you! Coming in second although you don't like golf, seems like I could do okay! LOL But I bet my ball would be shooting around onto other holes.

    • Sally Sally says:

      I did a bit of that. My other half's ball ended up on a different course on one of the more tricky holes. It was a lot of fun though.

  2. This looks like so much fun! I've never played real golf. I like mini golf. This looks even better though with the cocktails & fun course designs! Thanks so much for joining us at #BloggerClubUK

    • Sally Sally says:

      It was a lot of fun Becky and yes I liked the cocktail bars dotted around, it made for a very different day out.

    • Sally Sally says:

      It's quite a new concept I think. I've seen a few of them cropping up now. Can't beat seaside crazy golf though.

  3. That's so cool. I didn;t know this existed and looks like a ton of fun and so interesting! I don't like golf, but this would be a nice activity with the family!

    • Sally Sally says:

      Surely that's half the fun (and skill of it) battling gale-force seaside winds to hit a ball around a small course! 🙂

  4. I have never heard of this despite living close to Manchester! It looks fab but I agree, quite expensive, particularly as a family of six! I love crazy golf though, always brings out the competitive streak in my husband! #mg

    • Sally Sally says:

      I think the Manchester one is now closed. It was a lot of fun and yes it bought out the competitive streak in me, especially as no one believed I got one of the holes in just 2 shots!

    • Sally Sally says:

      It was good fun. They've done it quite well with the array of junk. It was a bit odd being underground in the dark playing crazy golf but the cocktails did make up for it. You'd love the cocktails, they were yummy. No funky glasses though.

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