Happy New Year! I hope everyone has had a great festive season! I’m back in Newcastle after a little break at home where I was able to check out the new Paradise Island Adventure Golf in Cheshire Oaks. It’s been a while since I’ve been to Cheshire Oaks and, if I’m being honest, my main memories of it involves being dragged round M&S whilst being bribed with the promise of a Pizza Hut buffet. However, the course is located in a building that used to be home to an awful, sticky nightclub, so it’s an improvement already. There are two 18 hole courses to choose from. I chose the one with the least children on, that happened to be underwater themed, complete with a plastic shark head. You work your way through the ocean and find yourself in the jungle of a desert island. The other course transports you to a Moroccan Bazaar full of exotic fruits, carpets and lanterns. The decoration was fun and interesting and was a nice addition to the actual golfing experience.
They describe the courses as a “rollercoaster ride” which I think was a bit of an exaggeration, for me at least, but I can imagine children loving the adventure aspect. I was a little disappointed at the lack of windmills and clowns on the course but I feel like I may have a very stereotypical idea of mini golf. At the end of the course is a 19th hole which gives you one shot at winning a free game by getting a hole in one, which was a nice little addition. Despite the harsh reality of losing the game to my boyfriend (I hate losing) I still had a great time. The staff were really friendly and they even had a loyalty card to earn yourself a free game. I’d definitely recommend a visit to anyone, especially those with kids as it was a nice alternative to the other activities on offer at Cheshire Oaks. Shopping and the cinema is becoming a little tired.