London has plenty of crazy golf venues for adults, like Swingers, Junkyard Golf Club and Birdies. If you're after something a bit less cocktail-heavy and a bit more wholesome, or you have kids in tow, here's our pick of family-friendly crazy golf courses in London. We've also provided a map at the bottom.
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Jurassic Encounter, New Malden
These 18 prehistoric holes are flanked by nine giant dinosaurs, and surrounded by caves and waterfalls. The course is open every day, and stays open until 9pm for anyone who fancies a bit of night golf.
Jurassic Encounter, World of Golf London, Beverley Way, New Malden, KT3 4PH
Moby Golf, Dagenham
We'd make the "whale of a time" joke here, but Moby Golf's website beat us to it. The course is based on the whale which is rumoured to have washed up in Dagenham in 1790. Unsurprisingly, water features prominently in the course, but the highlight is the 9ft mouth of a full-size sperm whale, which you have to putt through to complete the course. (You can find out more about the area's links to whales here.)
Moby Golf, Cranfield Golf Academy, Whalebone Lane North, Romford, RM6 6SB.
Mr Mulligan's Dino Golf, Sidcup
There's a special place in our hearts for these giant dinosaurs — they were our introduction to the London adventure golf scene back in 2015, when we ventured down to the scenic delights of the A20 in Sidcup. Back then it was known as Lost Island Encounter and you got a choice of two courses. Today, it's one giant, 36-hole adventure. This Mulligan chap has venues all over the country, so we trust he knows what he's doing with our prehistoric pals.
Mr Mulligan's Dino Golf, American Golf, Sidcup Road, BR7 6RP
Dragon Quest, Croydon
18 holes, a hoard of gold, fire-breathing dragons — what could possibly go wrong? Having said that, we'd rather risk the wrath of the dragon than go anywhere near the lurid blue water.
Dragon Quest, Croydon Golf Driving Range, 175 Long Lane, Croydon, CR0 7TE
Dinosaur Escape, Northolt
It's nice to see one of these courses that shies away from the trend for that lurid blue water we were just talking about (what's with that, golf gods?) although we're not sure that the red is a vast improvement. Either way, expect "life size prehistoric predators" dotted among the 18 holes.
Dinosaur Escape Adventure Golf, West London Golf Centre, Ruislip Road, Northolt, UN5 6QZ
Designed for younger golfers and their families this nine-hole course has a nautical theme with plenty of water and bunkers to avoid.
Playgolf London, Watford Road, Harrow HA1 3TZ
Jungle Falls Adventure Golf, Oakwood
According to its website, this is "North London's premier attraction". Some might quibble with that boast, but we can't argue with the fun to be had at this 18-hole course. Oakwood becomes Palmwood as you move through a tropical golfing landscape populated with giant snakes and other beasties, and explore the 'secret caves'.
Jungle Falls Adventure Golf, Bramley Road, Oakwood N14 4UW
Lost Jungle London, Edgware
You can't miss this place, driving past on the A41. The 36 hole leviathan of north London golf course really stands out from the surrounding fields. Play along Congo and Amazon-themed trails set among a genuinely impressive delta of rivers, cascades and pools, which are only slightly lurid blue in colour.
Putt in the Park, Wandsworth/Battersea/Acton
Putt in the Park is the tamer cousin of the above courses — no whales, no dinosaurs, just good old-fashioned crazy golf. Find it at three different London locations: Wandsworth Park, Battersea Park and Acton Park (at the time of writing, a fourth on Clapham Common is under development). The courses are designed for all levels of golfer, from complete novices to the family show-off. All three beautifully landscaped courses have cafes.
Putt in the Park — see website for location details.
Map of crazy golf courses in London
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