There’d be more courses and bigger, more dramatic immersive environments that are even weirder than anything you’ve seen before, and it must be said – they’ve delivered.
For anyone who has never been to Junkyard Golf Club, the format revolves around the well-loved crazy golf idea; to get the little round ball into the little round hole in as few hits as possible.
Standing in your way though, throughout the 27 different holes spread over 3 courses are some of the weirdest and most challenging obstacles you could ever think of.
While doing this, you’ll also have access to a wide range of fantastic party cocktails and drinks (which you can take on the courses with you), as well as a nice little menu of snacks to keep your energy levels up while navigating a particularly difficult bathtub or 3-wheeled van.
All under one roof there’s 5 boozy bars, some killer tunes and of course – 3 big courses, each with its own theme;
Roll up! Roll up! It’s the greatest show on Earth – or something like that. This course is all about dark fairgrounds, circus freaks and twisted clowns. Winner takes it all in a homage to all things carnival! Avoid some pretty shit scary clowns, try to get your ball on the devilishly difficult Ferris Wheel, traverse the Hall of Mirrors and take a few selfies in the genuine old-school Bumper Cars.
Here we have what can only be described as a jungle themed course, complete with a deep-cave bear-wrestling-cage, a drug-smuggling speed boat and a huge disgusting giant spider that sits atop one of the most annoyingly difficult holes in the whole building. There’s extensive junglist massive influences everywhere including a real-life Aztec pyramid, shipped all the way over from Mexico in 1439, which manages to both annoy and entertain in equal amounts.
Time to take a scrapyard challenge with Gary, winding your way through towers of tyres, written-off cars and other random bits of auto-junk. Take on the giant loop the loop of Tyre-som Fury, putt off the top of a Mini and slide down a slide, before you find yourself in the back of a van full of priceless art. The course then takes a rather unexpected turn by plonking you in Gary’s UV garage rave where you can ‘big-fish, little-fish, cardboard box’ the rest of the night away.
It’s a fantastic night out, and brilliant place to get tipsy with your mates while getting competitive, or indeed the perfect venue for that date you’ve been looking forward to for a few weeks – because even if the conversation goes a bit dry, there’ll be plenty of drinks and giggles to ease everything along.
Junkyard Golf Club, 2 First St, Manchester M15 4RP