Is there Crazy Golf in London? Can we go? I wanna go.
125 High Street Kensington, London W8 7RW
- Kensington High Street Station (<0.1 km)
- High Street Kensington Tube Station (<0.1 km)
- Contact us:
020 7248 8600
8 reviews of Urban Golf in English
My poor excuse for not recapturing the promise I showed as a young golf-loving lad was the trousers the bloke a couple of booths along chose to wear; trousers so loud that they were shattering eardrums in Glasgow, had their own personal team of K & F Council noise inspectors and that John Daly himself would have probably have turned them down as being a bit excessive.
Hence, our little corner of this plush Conservative Club-like basement setting, witnessed more hacking than a NOTW reporter (allegedly). The selection of clubs and courses was flawless, the former all in excellent condition, but the place overall did have far too much of a corporate, testosterone-filled bankers field trip feel for me.
And like most video-based entertainment, nothing ever beats or even comes close to the real thing.
Was my first time at an interior golf, and I would say I want to go back!! For those who never played interior Golf, try try tryy... you keep all the sensations of the real Golf from choosing your club then prepare yourself to finally hit the ball with your best swing! It is actually as much difficult as in real also... we spend most of our time trying to get out the rough but that was very funny!
The kensington high street venue is great as well. Very smart furnitures with big leather sofas, the staff are very attentive and friendly! There is obviously more men than women but I was with other girls and we all enjoyed it (I suppose :)). The whole atmosphere of the place is a bit like in a modern men's club, as I imagine men's club in my head because I've never been in any!
I would recommend this venue for a smart and fun after work with colleagues or friends!
Make outdoor sport in central london while drinking a beer is exciting, isn't it?!
If you want to observe millionaire playboys at ease in their natural habitat, this is the place. A swish, clean venue with buttoned leather sofas, tasteful décor and glamorous dollybirds keen to cater to your every whim, this isn't the sort of place I frequent often.
That said, even though our rabble obviously weren't their usual clientele, the staff were super-slick, warm and friendly, and the service was speedy too. I didn't try the golf simulators (like Sian, I'm more of a crazy golfer than an actual golf enthusiast), but everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves after a few initial baffled faces at working out how to use them.
Although it seemed like a surreal addition to the venue, I also liked the bookcases and comfy (but sophisticated, natch) sofas at one end of the room. Maybe this is where the not-so-hot-at-golf can chat and booze, nosey through the book collection (which contained everything sports biographies to the The Dirt, the infamous account of Motley Crue's misadventures) and generally have a breather from all the manly backslapping.
Siany, 12 October 2010:
JaneB, 12 October 2010:
There's a place in Hither Green! We should definitely go...
Siany, 12 October 2010:
I forgot about that! But I think that's urban golf too, instead of crocodiles and windmills, isn't it?
Urban Golf is a good place to play golf (or at least try it) without get tired and with a beer in your hand. The interface of the simulator is confusing at first but when you realise how it works is easy.
Before that I don't even know "the rules" or how to hit the ball properly (well, I still don't know), it was my very first time playing golf (realistic golf, I mean) and it was way too hard, so I think it should be a really good simulator.
Going to urban golf is what I imagine to be the modern day equivalent of going hunting in BC times.
There were other girls there, but they were with me, so there was a distinctly man flavour about the whole experience, from the wooden flooring and leather couches, to the shouting, grunting and thrusting that went on post shot.
However, after taking the lass macho men aside and mixing them with us feeble ladies we did actually have a bit of a laugh. It interactive part is a bit hard to work out- like how to play against each other vs in a team around the course. Golf is golf, it's not overly simple, but once you get the hang of it it's not that hard really. Plus you have to get over the fear of hitting a tough ball as hard as you can into a wall a couple of meters away from your face (yes it looks like a golf course, but I know there's a wall there and I've seen nasty rebounds in real life!).
The staff here are really good, attentive and sharp, the venue is clean and smart looking. If I had a sophisticated stag do to organise I would definitely start here- of course I wouldn't be invited and that tells you everything.
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