Whether you’re looking for a fun day out with the family or hoping to enjoy an activity with friends, these are the best places for crazy golf in Galway.
Crazy golf is a laid back and leisurely sport, which was first established in the United States in 1916. By the end of the Roaring Twenties, it was a major trend with courses popping up all over the USA, and spreading across continents.
Today, crazy golf (also known as mini golf or miniature golf) remains ever-popular due to the fact that it is widely accessible and suitable for most ages and levels of fitness.
The activity, or sport, is a bite-sized version of golf and follows the same basic principle: get the ball in the hole. Easy, eh? Think again!
Indeed this family-friendly activity may be a great way to spend the day with kids (big and little), but it can undoubtedly test aim, patience, and above all, skill.
3. Pure Skill – for more than just crazy golf
If you’re keen to try out some crazy golf but are looking to explore some other activities, too, then we have just the ticket.
Pure Skill in Knocknacarra, Galway, is a great place to head for a party and is often chosen for stags and hens, as well as private and corporate parties.
The 25,000 square foot (7,620 square metres) activity centre is one of a kind. Participants move around the course, enjoying ten different sporting challenges; these range from soccer penalties and tennis volleys to basketball free throws and golf putting.
At the end of the course, participants will be marked out of 100 points for their performance at each station.
The course is suitable for ages eight and up, and the experience lasts for approximately two hours. Remember to pre-book at Pure Skill, as walk-ins are not permitted.
Address: Western Distributors Road, Knocknacarra, Galway
2. Taylors Hill Pitch & Putt Club – for the local experience
This old-school, no-frills pitch and putt is, without a doubt, one of the best places for crazy golf in Galway.
Located on Taylor’s Hill Road in Galway City, this family-friendly golfing experience is perfect if you like the personal touch.
Run by a local who loves to get to know their visitors, you can expect top tips from someone who knows a thing or two about the art of pitch and putt.
Expect lots of laughs and a friendly, social experience at this laid-back nine-hole course in the centre of the city.
Address: Taylor’s Hill Rd, Galway
1. Leisureland – one of the best places for crazy golf in Galway
Leisureland is one of Galway’s leading destinations for family fun.
Home to a plethora of activities, Leisureland is a popular choice for office, birthday, and private parties, as well as team-building events, school trips, stags, and hens.
Offering a nine-hole course with stunning views over Salthill Promenade, this is most definitely one of the best places for crazy golf in Galway.
Leisurelands’ Adventure Golf is suitable for all ages, and it costs per €7 per adult and €5 per child. This course is also weather dependent, so take note of the forecast before heading out to play.
Should you be looking to extend your day of activities and adventure at Leisureland, you’ll have tonnes to choose from. On-site, there is a state of the art fitness centre and gym, as well as a swimming pool and a giant 213 foot (65 metres) slide.
The cherry on top? There are seasonal activities that also take place at Leisureland, including Curry’s Fun Fair in Spring and Galway Skates during the Winter months.
With all this being said, it is safe to say that Leisureland takes the top spot on our list of the best places for crazy golf in Galway.
Address: Salthill Rd Lower, Galway
Have you taken a swing on any of these courses in Galway? Or maybe you’re looking for some of the best traditional golf courses in Galway? If so, let us know which you thought was the best place to hit a hole in one!