Keeping score at Paradise Island Adventure Golf
Lucy Markillie says...
This is the perfect family activity – there are two 18 hole courses to choose from (one is split between 2 levels, the other on one level, making it a great choice for those with disabilities). The atmosphere adds to the fun, with animal sound effects, strobe lighting and even a plastic elephant that squirts water at players. There’s also a bonus hole which gives you the chance to win a free game if you can get a hole in one.
Tina Bailey says...
Me and Hubby went to Paradise Island Adventure Golf with the baby. When we arrived, we were issued with 2 balls, 2 clubs, a scorecard and a pencil. As we had the pram with us, we decided to use the 18 hole disabled course, rather than the full on “crazy” circuit, which was not pram or wheelchair friendly. Your scorecard shows you the “par” for each hole, and then you take turns to complete each hole. You cannot move onto the next hole until all members of your party have completed the current hole. The holes become more challenging as you proceed, and we had a great time. The sound effects and scenery are great too.
One thing I want to point out though, is that while the disabled course is pram friendly, there are still steps, uneven surfaces and bumps to navigate, so wheelchair users might need a bit of assistance here and there. We will definitely be back for another game soon! It is a fab way to kill a rainy afternoon in the school holidays.
Tina Bailey is The Mother Geek, a mum-of-one blogger from Manchester. You can read the full versions of her Trafford Centre reviews over on her brilliant blog – click here to pay her a visit!
Hayley Edginton says...
I have wanted to take the kids here for a while as I loved crazy golf as a child. I was so disappointed!
The place lacked any kind of atmosphere and apart from being passed our clubs as we entered, we had no help from the staff.
A diagram with hints on or a member of staff providing assistance may have improved this experience.
Alan Mead, Paradise Island Adventure Golf, replies:
“Thanks Hayley very much for taking the time to visit and review Paradise Island Adventure Golf! We are really sorry that you didn’t feel as though enough assistance was offered on the course, as all of our staff is trained to provide help when requested.
“In terms of a diagram, we make sure that we display posters and clear instructions on the scorecards for those players who need them – but we’ll certainly be looking at ways to make these more obvious to our customers, in light of your remarks. We hope you’ll visit again soon for another round!”