Categories: Hong Kong, Sport, Travel
What kind of self-respecting golf course has concrete instead of grass? A good question! Turns out the answer is “the only mini-golf course in Hong Kong”, which is where we found ourselves one grey and chilly winter’s day in the spirit of entertaining our out-of-town-guests.
This post needs no narrative and no words other than “crap yet hilariously entertaining and rather challenging”…the challenging bit being how much time you’ll spend in the rough, swearing disgracefully at the bouncy combination of golf ball + concrete. We’ll let the pictures speak for themselves. And should you find yourselves in Hong Kong at a loose end, head out to Shek O for a spot of mini-golf.
Wow this is possibly the most ridiculous yet funny thing I’ve ever seen haha awesome.
It’s the stuff that we love our days being made of – ridiculous yet funny.
Hahaha that last pic of Dan. I can feel the frustration radiating from the photo!
Its not rocket science to factor in the bounce factor of concrete when one’s planning a mini-golf course, is it?!
The pure wackiness of Hong Kong. Love it. Have you guys visited the indoor ice rink at Festival Walk? Do some shopping and then zip around on a REAL ice rink (none of this plastic crap, trust me I know as I destroyed my leg when I fell while in shorts).
Oh Happy New Year! I presume the festivities have started over there. The decorations must be awesome.
LOL, there’s a rink in the Cityplaza Mall in Taikoo, just down the road from our house too…but no, haven’t succumbed as yet!
Gung hei fat choy! The shops are just starting to go nuts with all the NY paraphernalia, the lanterns are emerging and the place is feeling very red and festive. Bring it on – such a cool time of year 😉
How did you even find this weird place? Maybe they’d just pulled up the green fake turf for replacement and let you play as a laugh? Worht it for the pictures either way. Next time come to Tai Po for strawberry picking!
A sudden hankering for mini-golf (we’re very competitive but have short attention spans, haha) and an expectation that the land of everything would have something cool led us to Google…which led us astray, hahahaha. It is literally the ONLY mini-golf park in HK!!! Crazy…A fun and memorable afternoon though, for sure.
Strawberry picking in Tai Po sounds great – is it the season now?!
Yes, now and for at least a month or so. The strawberries are not a bargain, but they are actually organic and delicious. Details on the place we go are in this post from last winter: http://expatlingo.com/2013/01/17/slingshots-strawberry-fields-and-body-language/
Cool! That sounds like a great weekend escape 🙂 Thanks for the tip!
Absolutely! Who needs grass?!
Wheres the food?, I ate specifically before reading this so you wouldn’t make me hungry and I get concrete?
Lol, sincere apologies! We’ll be sure to include something drool-worthy with the next post, PROMISE!
HK you’ve got awesome game face! That mini golf course is so….austere. Nothing like the crazy, wacky, colorful mini golf courses in north america! Interesting.
Maybe for our next grand adventure we should embark on a Mini Golf World Tour. We might need sponsors…
for sure gonna take the mini bus to shek o try out this mini golf ,, did you rent the golf stick and the ball there from the store?
Hiya! Yeah, everything (other than grass) was provided on site. Hope you enjoy it 🙂 Still our most ghetto mini golf to date!