Hello again lovely readers - time for another little update on the holiday front!
The rain has stopped now, but the weather still not very swimmable so Charlie and I, being secret mini-golf fans, headed down to the Kaiteriteri local and bought a round.
All was going well on the green and I was leading the way - however a few unfortunate 7's (max) Charlie came crawling back...
It was neck and neck - but the 18th and final hole was the decider - the most difficult of the course.
Try as I might I was far over par (and may or may not have begun pounding the green with my club). When I lost my ball in the rough it was all over.
Charlie took a shot - a perfect hole in one and had the game under his thumb (the hole that last year took us both about 20 shots to get). The tally up called Charlie the victor on the day.
The final score 62/67 - close indeed! But to the loser went the spoils - a real fruit ice cream to cheer me up! (these ice creams are the region's speciality)
I would call myself quite the mini golf fan - we have played all the courses in Christchurch (that I know of) and a few others around the south island. I would love to one day go on a mini-golf tour and visit courses nation/worldwide. This lead me to researching a few courses for you...
Pirate's Cove Christchurch - nice course, but the waterfall wasn't going when we went.
Caddyshack City Queenstown - The sets are great on this course. They are really interactive - the gondola going up the mountain is my favourite hole - and on the last hole you get a lollypop - a plus for any golf course!
This course in Napier looks pretty swish!
A colourful looking course in Beijing, China.
I've read good reviews about Mayday Golf in South Carolina, USA. I imagine most mini-golf courses in the States would be awesome. They are great at the theme park thing.
I doubt this course exists anymore, but the picture looked rad. It almost looks like she is playing a giant Hungry Hungry Hippos game doesn't it?
But out of all the courses I've read about - Disney's Fantasia Gardens in Florida looks like a course I would really like to visit. Don't the sets look really artistic?
What courses do you like? Are their any sport tours you'd like to go on? I know the White Stripes used to like visiting bowling alleys when they toured.
That's all for now on the mini-golf front. x