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Happy Birthday UrbanCrazy – Sweet 16!

Sat, 24 Nov 2018  |  James Palmer, UrbanCrazy

This time 16 years ago, UrbanCrazy was registered as a new company, bringing what was then a predominantly seaside activity crazy golf to parties, offices and events nationwide. Loved by children, adults, skilled golfers and fun-seekers alike, miniature golf has great appeal to all.  And UrbanCrazy has been at the forefront of bringing this to the masses ever since.

We have been thrilled to build, hire and sell portable courses to hundreds of events, people and companies from the UK to New Zealand and from Qatar to India, which just goes to show the universal appeal of all things minigolf!

Over the years, we have come up with many exciting obstacles, such as: a laptop tunnel; a TV remote control arch; a beer bottle pouring amber nectar in to a glass; a rugby player with ball in hand; some Pringles snack tubes; a feature based on England football legend, Terry Butcher, complete with blood spurting out of his bandaged head; a giant Doritos dip pot; ten-pin bowling skittles with bowling ball; and a seagull perched on a sea-groyne, amongst others. In addition, we have created many specifically customised and bespoke features for our clients, from obstacles to borders, playing surfaces to playing equipment.  All of this means that our courses are kept exciting and different from event to event and there is never a dull moment with an UrbanCrazy course.

We have had the pleasure to have entertained at many different types of event, such as: award ceremonies; TV shows (over 30 appearances, including on: A Question Of Sport; The One Show; Blue Peter; Taskmaster; and Legomasters); weddings; university balls / freshmans fares; exhibitions; product launches; festivals; staff team-building; etc.  UrbanCrazy has earned the trust of some of the finest venues and establishments including the likes of The Royal Albert Hall, The Grosvenor House Hotel, Wentworth Golf Club and Celtic Manor Resort.

In addition, UrbanCrazy has also established itself as a market leader supplying miniature golf accessories and equipment to many of the numerous mini golf, adventure golf and crazy golf courses across the UK and overseas and have also gone on to build many courses as well as designing and advising courses worldwide. Our love for minigolf has seen us have an affiliation http://www.urbancrazy.com/images/CelticManor.jpgwith our friends at the BMGA (British Minigolf Association) and we are proud to be the long term sponsor of the Great British Minigolf Team.

As if minigolf wasn’t enough, we have also developed our portfolio to incorporate a large range of fun and exciting activities to get any party started.  Check out some of them below:

  • PongCrazy – uniquely themed table tennis tables
  • DartsCrazy – uniquely putting/chipping/throwing game played out on a giant floor lying dartboard
  • PoolPutt – putting version of the game of pool
  • SnookerPutt – putting version of the game of snooker
  • Tic-Tac-Toe-Tap– putting version of tic-tac-toe
  • BallDropCrazy – putting version of the popular Victorian penny drop game
  • Dorito Chip Throwing game – Based on the advertising campaign, where Dorito chip sare thrown in to a pot of sauce
  • Choc Me Up – chocolate shawarma kebab stall – mmmm!

UrbanCrazy would like to thank everyone who has worked with us and supported us over the years.  We have loved every minute and look forward to continuing to bring exciting courses and games to you all and there is a HOLE lot more to come!

It’s darts, Jim, but not as we know it

Mon, 18 Dec 2017  |  Jon Angel, UrbanCrazy

Have you seen our newest game yet? DartsCrazy is a hybrid of golf and darts and is the world’s largest target-based game of its kind, playable in numerous formats. It can be hired for all manner of functions, be they corporate, public or social and is perfect for team building events, promotions or even as an ice breaker at your wedding!

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Building the pyramid

Tue, 28 Nov 2017  |  Nick Tulp, UrbanCrazy

Our Jon’s brief was to make a pyramid of golf balls “like the Ferrero Rocher tower with a tunnel through it” for a minigolf obstacle. With this the thoughts and opportunities spiralled with the different choices we had. Starting from the geometry of the Great Pyramid of Giza (51.5° side angle) and a maximum footprint size, it was time to play with some ideas to see the scale this beast would be.

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Viva Team Great Britain

Mon, 02 Oct 2017  |  Jon Angel, UrbanCrazy

The World Adventure Golf Masters was contested for the seventh time in its history last month and this year the venue was Zaton Holiday Resort, Croatia. Proudly supported by UrbanCrazy, Great Britain was represented by two teams in the two-day competition with the squad comprised of a blend of experienced players and international debutants who were up against representatives from many countries including: Germany, USA, Japan, New Zealand, Russia and Ghana.

On their return I caught up with three key GBR players – Sean Homer, Andy Exall and Will Donnelly – to ask them about their experience. Here’s what they had to say…

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Putting practice for The Open Championship

Sun, 16 Jul 2017  |  Jon Angel, UrbanCrazy

Last Thursday’s Clare Balding Show featured twice Olympic rowing gold medallist, Helen Glover, former F1 World Champion, Damon Hill and the popular and charismatic pro golfer, Andrew ‘Beef’ Johnston.

So in honour of Beef’s imminent appearance in The Open Championship at Royal Birkdale, Clare and her production team decided to organise a putting challenge between herself and all the guests and turned to us at UrbanCrazy to set up an extra-long hole in the studio, with some rather unusual obstacles. So who won the putt-off?

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Hot summer deals: miniature golf supplies

Mon, 26 Jun 2017  |  Richard Linden

What incredible weather we’re having already and it’s not even July yet! The mercury keeps tipping over 30°C and we’re having some of the hottest June days since 1976! Not so great if you’re stuck indoors – but perfect if you’re outdoors – and even more perfect if you fancy a spot of mini golf. Read more

Reflecting on our latest ping pong creation

Thu, 16 Mar 2017  |  Richard Linden, UrbanCrazy

Have you seen our wacky ping pong tables yet? Paddington Central had, at an event where we supplied their entertainment some time ago. We were delighted when, just recently, they contacted us again, this time to commission us to build a bespoke table for their site. Read more


Bespoke Putters

Tue, 20 Dec 2016  |  Richard Linden, UrbanCrazy

Working in the world of crazy golf I’m continually surprised with requests from customers, even after all these years. So when a client asked us to create 400 custom-made putters we knew it would be an exciting project!

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Life on the British Minigolf Tour

Tue, 29 Nov 2016  |  Steve Lovell, contributor

We asked Steve Lovell to share some of his experiences playing on the UK Minigolf Tour, his rise to the upper echelons of the rankings and getting called up to the Great Britain Team. Here is his ‘player’s eye view’ of the journey so far…

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Choc me crazy

Wed, 07 Sep 2016  |  Micaela Blitz, UrbanCrazy

Are you planning an event? Are you looking for that extra-special something? Do you like chocolate?

If the answer is yes to any of the above then we have just the thing for you. It’s our newest addition to the UrbanCrazy range and definitely the most delicious – chocolate shawarma kebab! Read more


Fri, 15 Jul 2016  |  Richard Linden, UrbanCrazy

In the last few weeks I’ve had bundles of fun coming up with ideas and creating this one-off 9-hole crazy golf course for JW3. The family-friendly course is themed around Rio’s summer of sport and is now fully-installed on site. It will be open every day – except Saturdays – from Sunday 17 July until Sunday 4 September.

Click here for location, prices and details on how to book. And if you do get to play, I’d love to hear how you got on… let me know via UrbanCrazy’s twitter page. Happy putting!

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Playing Saltburn Minigolf: Hints and Tips

Mon, 02 May 2016  |  Jon Angel, UrbanCrazy

Saltburn Promenade has been home to a fabulous new minigolf course since March 2016. We designed and built the course to offer an enjoyable game for visitors of all ages and a treat for the eyes, with cleverly-placed seaside-themed obstacles and features. You must putt past the surfboard, around the lighthouse, over the bridge, through the beach hut and down the Bagatelle for glory!

Read on to learn more about the facility and for pointers on how to play some of the holes ahead of your next visit. Check out the gallery to the right for some of our favourite photos.

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