Provided by Paradise Island Adventure Golf
A couple of weeks ago, I was invited to try out Paradise Island Adventure Golf in the Trafford Centre. I was super excited as even though I'm absolutely rubbish at mini golf, it's something my boyfriend and I enjoy doing and so of course I accepted straightaway.
We made our way to the venue, which is just next to Laser Quest and the cinema, and joined the queue. Our session was booked for late afternoon on a Saturday, and so as you would expect it was fairly busy but we were served in no time. You're given clubs, balls to choose from and a scorecard with a pencil. They even serve cold drinks and slushes which was great news for me as we played when we were having particularly good weather.
There are two 18 hole courses to choose from, and we picked the Temple Ruins Adventure. Despite it being busy, we didn't have to wait too long between holes for other people to finish which was good, and there was generally a rule where if you hit a certain number and still hadn't putted the ball you had to move on, which meant you weren't stuck behind someone for too long either. What I really liked about the course was that each hole was different; whether it was the terrain, how you had to putt or the visual aesthetics, each hole was interesting! The venue was themed really well, with stone carvings, outhouses, rainforest sounds and plenty of wildlife. With it being a warm day too, the temperature even felt tropical!
I took a lot longer to complete the course than I anticipated - I'm obviously not as good at mini golf as I thought! George and I had a lot of fun making our way around; the atmosphere was lovely, everyone was having a great time and you could feel the compeitive streaks coming out in those around you. We scored our fair share of "hole in ones" though, inevitably, George did end up winning. I'm so grateful to have been invited to play, and I'll definitely have to head back soon to have a go on the second course. At £6 for one course of £9 for both for a student, how could I say no? If you love mini golf, you're bound to love Paradise Island Adventure Golf!