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Imagine a golf park that has no stuffy rules, no dress code, no age limits. A park for fun and laughter. A park where everyone whatever their age, background or ability can play golf or golf-related games in a relaxed, non-judgemental place.

That’s Hounslow Golf Park! Our aim is to make the awesome game of golf accessible to everyone – because play matters. And you are all very welcome.

Why mini golf is a great family activity?

Why mini golf is a great family activity?

Let’s first figure out what mini golf actually is! Some people call it crazy golf; others call it Adventure Golf. In crazy golf you have lots of obstacles on the playing surface and you have to putt your ball through them or over or under them. In Adventure Golf (like at Hounslow Golf Park) the features are often next to the holes so you have to negotiate humps, bumps and big slopes. Now we get to mini golf – which is . . . the term for the sport as a whole. And there is even a British Minigolf Association, as well as World Crazy Golf Championships!

Should we take it seriously? Reigning champion Marc Chapman in a BBC news article by Kevin Peachey says “it’s crazy golf. Of course it’s not serious”!

Any tips? Keen player Marion suggests: “putt with both hands and bending your knees helps”. Regular player David says “pace control of the ball is just as important, if not more so, than accuracy”.

As far as we’re concerned, mini golf is a great excuse to have some real fun with family and friends. It can be sociable and relaxed or you can get competitive with one another and play to win!

What is the difference between mini golf and regular golf?

Regular golf is played on a full-size golf course characterised by longer holes, each requiring a diverse set of clubs and skills, such as drive and approach shots. Conversely, mini golf is really just for family fun and a great time out with your mates. It is compact, featuring short, themed holes to interest and delight players as they putt their way round in an either relaxed or competitive way.

While regular golf courses are more focused on natural landscapes and obstacles like woods, bunkers and water features, the mini golf course’s design incorporates fun and creative obstacles.

Playing a round of regular golf can be time-consuming and demanding whereas mini golf offers a more manageable and time-efficient experience. This makes it an excellent choice for family outings, as it accommodates the varying skill levels and attention spans of all family members.

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Why is mini golf so enjoyable?

Different themes and obstacles

Mini golf is fun because each course offers unique themes and cool challenges. At Hounslow Golf Park, you can choose to play one of the two 18-hole courses themed Cascades and Eruptions – or play both courses for the ultimate fun!

On-site cafe & bar for visitors

Mini-golf sites often have a cafe on site. At Hounslow Golf Park there is a large cafe, outside terrace and bar to enhance the overall experience. It provides an opportunity to savour meals with family and friends, creating memorable moments even off the course. The cafe and bar are open to everyone, irrespective of whether you’re intending to play mini golf or not.

Great opportunity to spend quality time with family and friends

Mini golf is an excellent way to spend quality time with mates and loved ones. It’s essentially a casual, relaxed game which is suitable for different skill levels, making it an inclusive and enjoyable activity for families and friends alike.

Benefits of playing mini golf

Promotes physical activity

Even though mini golf is sometimes considered a leisurely game, it still encourages physical activity. It might not be as physically demanding as some other sports, but it still requires walking, bending and swinging, offering a low-impact workout. It is a great way to get the kids and teenagers off their screens and doing a bit of healthy exercise without them really noticing how far they have walked!

Fresh air

While some mini golf courses are indoors, many, like the Adventure Golf at Hounslow Golf Park, offer the advantage of being outside in the fresh air. This outdoor setting is a welcome break from indoor environments and can provide a sense of relaxation and rejuvenation as players engage in the game.

Break from screen time

In an era where screens dominate our daily lives, engaging in a game of mini golf allows individuals and families to unplug and disconnect from electronic devices. It’s a chance to give our eyes and minds a respite from the constant glare of screens, fostering face-to-face interactions and genuine moments of enjoyment.

Develops social skills

The interaction between players can improve interpersonal connections and communication skills as they chat, laugh and plan together. For those wishing to broaden their social networks and develop their social skills, it offers a casual environment for meeting new people and establishing relationships.

Family bonding

When families play mini golf together, they create shared memories and experiences that strengthen their connections. The lighthearted competition and cooperation required during a round of family golfing promotes communication and teamwork among family members. It’s an activity where people of all ages can participate, making it inclusive and enjoyable for everyone. This shared quality time away from the distractions of daily life strengthens family bonds and creates lasting memories.

Opportunity for kids to learn golf

While it’s not a full-scale golf course, it introduces children to the fundamental concepts of aiming, putting and controlling the ball’s trajectory. The miniature format is less intimidating for youngsters, allowing them to gradually pick up golf’s core principles. This might serve as a stepping stone for kids who may later enjoy the more traditional golf, fostering an early interest in the sport while nurturing their hand-eye coordination and concentration skills.

Where can you find a mini golf course in Hounslow, London?

If you are looking for an enjoyable family activity in West London, then Hounslow Golf Park is the perfect choice. It’s got caves, waterfalls, twists and turns, moving dinosaurs and even a massive erupting volcano! And there’s loads more activities onsite too – like the Footgolf, Pitch & Putt and Games Range. Whether you’re an experienced golfer, completely new to the game or just want a fun activity for you, your family and friends, then you are in for an amazing time!

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Mini golf at Hounslow Golf Park

There’s not one but TWO massive, mega-fun 18-hole Adventure Golf courses at Hounslow Golf Park. They’re the best fun for miles around with secret caves, waterfall wonders, a massive erupting volcano and (beware!) dinosaurs that move. All the equipment is provided. Courses are stroller and wheelchair friendly. It’s soooo much fun for everyone, whatever your age!

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Just left a 4 star review

Yadwinder Singh
05/04/2024

Excellent

Wendy Steele
05/04/2024

Great place to go for fun as team building exercise and its great your whole family can go there's something for all

Amy Wallace
20/03/2024

Nice, chilled place. Well kept, good staff and facilities. Wayne was friendly and funny. Would recommend for a quiet afternoon. Not sure what it’s like when it’s busy 🤷🏻‍♀️

Michelle Hughes
19/03/2024

Great place, big and very well organised. Taking. Lessons here - Lewis is really good at explaining everything and giving tips to improve.

Ajay Sadasivan
17/03/2024

Amazing place, we had a great time. All weather activities. The bays are sheltered and the heaters are great, overall an amazing place to visit for an activity before dinner or just for a family day out

James WS
17/03/2024

Nice atmosphere, friendly staff. Had a great time and will be back!

LYNVAL “MacDADDY” McINTOSH
20/02/2024

Fantastically Friendly Family Space of Fun. Really enjoying the weekly Golf for Beginners class I'm participating in with my Wife. Great Staff and facilities, decent food and drink in the cafe. So inclusive - everyone is welcome. Really enjoying it

David Bates
18/02/2024

Two fun mini-golf courses here, which I'd happily give 5 stars for, but it's very expensive! £24 for one round for two adults - ouch. Then add on the charge for the car park! As if the price of the mini-golf wasn't enough already? I'd be happy to come here more often if it wasn't for these prices. Hersham mini golf is a good course that's £8 cheaper with no charge for parking.