Crazy Golf & Trouble

As Simon and I explored a small resort where we spent a few days after the wedding, I saw a sign for “Crazy Golf”.  Hmmm… I thought. What is that? Of course we had to find out. We followed the small wooden arrow over a little bridge, through some flowered hedges and… what did we find? A small, rather weedy open space scattered with nine concrete mini-golf fixtures!  They had obviously been poured on the spot, but I must give someone credit for knowing a game that their guests would enjoy, and creating it with whatever resources were available.  After a quick trip to the resort’s office, we discovered that they even had balls and clubs to play! The clubs made the whole experience even more fun.

The home-made golf clubs - very sturdy and got the job done.

The home-made golf clubs – very sturdy and got the job done.

Hole 1

Hole 1

Hole 2

Hole 2

Hole 3

Hole 3

Hole 4 - you must hit the ball into the hippo's mouth, and yes, it comes out where it naturally would.

Hole 4 – you must hit the ball into the hippo’s mouth, and yes, it comes out where it naturally would.

Hole 5 - very creative. Required significant velocity and accuracy, creating some rather amusing and dangerous situations.

Hole 5 – very creative. Required significant velocity and accuracy, creating some rather amusing and dangerous situations.

Hole 6

Hole 6

Hole 7 - very irksome. The hole is on a raised section in the middle and cement does not slow a ball down much.

Hole 7 – very irksome. The hole is on a raised section in the middle and cement does not slow down a ball much.

Hole 8

Hole 8 – also quite tricky.

Hole 9 - you have to hit your ball up the ramp and make it through that hole. For the sake of all involved, I will not mention who, whether or how many times either of us were successful.

Hole 9 – you have to hit your ball up the ramp and make it through that hole. For the sake of all involved, I will not mention who, whether or how many times either of us were successful.

 

Then… as if discovering mini-golf wasn’t enough of a treat (and lots of laughter), guess what we found next? Remember this game – the one with the push-dice bubble in the middle?

Life-sized Trouble game

Life-sized Trouble game

It’s life-sized Trouble! Well, that just made my day. Sending an opponent’s piece “home” is so satisfying when they have to carry it the whole way. :)

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Posted on June 25, 2014, in Adventures, Fun, Kenya, Misc. Life. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Woah!!! That is so cool!!! I love the life-size Trouble game too. I have a great love for life-size games :)

  2. That’s amazing and hilarious!! So fun!

  3. Margy and John

    Advice: Keep FUN and adventure in your married life, spoken from your married friends who just celebrated 34 years of fun and adventure! We love how God, the Creator of this glorious earth and the Author of re-creation in our transformed lives, also guides us to the joy of recreation! Love you both!

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