Junkyard Golf is a crazy golf concept which celebrates the strange, bizarre and the peculiar.
Their new venue opened on Newgate Street in Newcastle last week (24th November) offering guests access to their brilliantly creative 9-hole crazy golf courses.
As with all other Junkyard Golf venues, in Newcastle, there are three courses available. Bozo is for those who enjoy that uneasy feeling; that something unnatural is watching you. The course has a creepy fairground feel, emphasised by the circus freaks and twisted clowns, who bear down on you as you navigate the holes.
Pablo is for the adventurous types. Grab your backpack and head into the polluted jungle paradise to discover ancient ruins, escape from pirates and shelter from the erupting volcanoes.
Gary is the junkyard original. A trip back to the 90s as you putt through the UV garage, scrapyard slide and bounce along to the disco vibes.
Around the courses you’ll find an array of reclaimed and repurposed features from speedboats to life-sized plastic cows covered in UV paint. Each Junkyard venue showcases wonderfully creative holes, many crafted around interesting pieces acquired from skips, charity shops, car boot sales and other random places.
Junkyard Golf Newcastle boasts three bars serving beers and cider as well as their bespoke colourful and nostalgic cocktails. You don’t even need to play golf, you can just come on in, enjoy a drink or two and soak up the vibes. Just check out these stunners …
Junkyard Golf is the wonderfully insane imaginings of founders Matthew Lake, Chris Legh, Bart Murphy and Lyndon Higginson. Lake explains, ”Junkyard Golf Club was born following a night of Pina Coladas. During trips away to Miami and Berlin, we experienced a whole new type of crazy golf, like nothing we’d seen in the UK. From gigantic, over the top courses that spanned beaches, to courses pumping techno music in UV lit basement bars, we were hyped by the concept and decided to take the gamble by opening Junkyard Golf Club in UK.”
Having opened their first site in Manchester in 2015 there are now six venues across the country. Hopefully, there will be many more opening up in the years to come.
Where: Unit 4, 17 Newgate Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 5RE
Cost: Off-Peak £8.50 per putter per game / Peak £10
Age: 18+ during peak times and after 7pm off-peak