Crazy golf has been given a distressed, industrial makeover in the basement of a brewery in east London.
Junkyard Golf Club, London, officially reopened last week following a serious face-lift at the Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, following its success last year. There are four courses, designed to reward trickery and imagination, as well as bars and the best fairground food and snacks around – think salted caramel popcorn and pick n’ mix sweets alongside classic hotdogs, burgers and nachos. And if you’re thirsty, then the likes of the Golf Lundgren and Who’s Your Caddy (Portobello Road Gin, strawberry, lemon and cranberry) cocktails have got you covered.
When Junkyard Golf Club landed in London a little less than a year ago, its impact was huge. There were 200,000 players through the doors, clocking up nearly 250,000 games of twisted, freaky golf along the way, including the likes of Jonathan Ross, Tom Hardy, members of Bastille and Gossip Girl’s Ed Westwick.
The venue has returned with three new courses; Pablo, Bozo and Gary. Pablo transports players from a treehouse, past a deep-cave-bear-wrestling-cage via a Rihanna-themed forest, with a stopover at Rio-On-Sea. Bozo is not for the fainthearted, given its circus freak inhabitants, as the winner takes all in Junkyard’s dark homage to all things carnival. A Ferris wheel, hall of mirrors and rather freakish looking clowns mean it’s time to run away from the circus.
Gary is all about the scrapyard, firmly implanted in Junkyard’s roots and a good old-fashioned challenge with tyre loop-the loops, a salvaged slide, Gary’s UV garage rave and plenty more. The new courses to play join the previously installed blockbuster-themed forth course, Bruce. Nine holes of Oscar-winning proportions skew the plots of legendary movies, move through prison cells, crocodile-infested territories and Mount Mordor on a quest for glory.
Tickets are now available from JunkyardGolfClub.