Who needs bogeys, pars and birdies, when there are volcanos, pirate ships and ancient temples ready to be explored in some of the Isle of Wight’s best crazy golf courses.
Sure there are plenty of stunning golf courses on the Isle of Wight, including overlooking the bay at Freshwater and retracing the footsteps of royalty at Osborne, but sometimes there’s nothing better than an evening out with your friends or family navigating windmills and water features.
Crazy golf on the Isle of Wight is often highly themed, immersive experiences, meaning even if your ‘over par’ you can still have a good time enjoying everything there is to see and do around the course. Unlike its traditional counterpart, crazy golf doesn’t require membership, or for you don the sometimes questionable golfing gear. All you need are your mates, a semi-good aim, and a little putter to get going.
Mini-golf in Sandown
Dare you to enter the Ancient Aztec ruins and experience crazy golf like you’ve never seen before? Explore the rainforest ruins, experience lightning, monkeys and lions while whilst you tackle the 11 holes around the course in this indoor all-weather attraction. This fully immersive experience takes you through a tropical rainforest thunderstorm as you make your way around the course which should take approximately 30 minutes to complete.
Open year-round, find Lost World Adventure Golf inside at Sandown Pier making it perfect for the colder winter months, or an ideal spot to cool off in the sunnier summer season.
New for 2019, Dino Islands will take you on a prehistoric journey into a forgotten land full of dinosaurs. This huge course includes a number of water features and life-size dinosaurs, and with a whopping 18-holes, it is an experience suitable for all ages. On your journey find obstacles such as sizzling volcanoes, rickety bridges and wonderful waterfalls.
Open daily from 10:00am until late during school holiday periods. Opening times will vary depending on the time of year and daily weather conditions, so make sure to check their social media channels before your visit.
Mini-golf in Shanklin
This 18-hole course is the Isle of Wight’s newest outdoor golf experience with great jaw-dropping features including pirates, waterfalls, caves and a fully rigged pirate ship! Test your skill and even win the ‘treasure’ of a free game.
Once you’ve finished your game be sure to make the Pirates Cove Fun Park your next port of call Located on the seafront next to the crazy golf course, it offers the latest crazes in outdoor entertainment from mini go-karts and bumper boats to water zorbs, trampolines and bouncy castles. Take your seat on the Pirates Cove runaway train and enjoy a rollercoaster ride with beautiful views out to sea and across Shanklin Beach.
Open from 9am daily (providing the weather holds out!) last games are at 9pm in the Summer, and 6pm in the Winter season.
Right next door to Pirates Cove, you’ll find an adventure of Jurassic proportions! The 18-hole dinosaur-themed adventure is guaranteed to thrill the whole family, from the hatchling to the prehistoric. Each hole provides an action-packed fun challenge and as you complete the course, you will find yourself face to face with our full-sized lifelike dinosaurs for an unforgettable adventure.
Open from 9am daily with last games at 9pm in the Summer, and 6pm in the Winter season.
Mini-golf in other places on the Isle of Wight
As well as the top spots we’ve already mentioned, you can also get your fix of mini-golf on the Isle of Wight at a few other spots.