We had a big family party this weekend and headed for Cornwall Football golf, just off the A391 close to St Austell and five minutes from the Eden Project.
I have been wanting to try this out for a while and a family celebration seemed to be the ideal opportunity as it promised entertainment for our big age range of 2-72! It was a gloriously sunny day and after checking in at reception (prebook for large numbers) we grabbed or footballs and score cards and set off in groups to tackle the red course (less hilly and easier than the blue)
All you do is pick up a ball and kick – trying to avoid the obstacles and get the ball in the hole, scoring as you go, just like crazy golf. It takes about 2 hours to do one course and well behaved dogs are welcome too.
The courses are set into a gentle hillside with lovely countryside views and it is a great leveller – the keen footballers did no better than the novices as the hazards are cunningly arranged to deflect the balls off course.
We grouped the little ones together and set them off first. They had a whale of a time just kicking their balls along and into the holes at speed, laughing all the way. At this time of year you can play both courses and stay as long as you like – in the summer when they are busy, it is one course at a time.
It was certainly a great success and everyone enjoyed it, some are keen to arrange a return match to redeem themselves! I highly recommend it and imagine it would be perfect for stag or hen parties and team building sessions. We didn’t stop laughing.