We visited Congo Rapids Adventure Golf based in Easton Norwich on Tuesday. We drove past the golf centre a few weeks ago when going to Easton college to collect our chicken egg incubator and A said ‘Can we go there one day’ so I contacted Congo Rapids regarding a review and we thought we would give it a go.
We went on a ridiculously hot day when it was 32 degrees, so sun cream and hats were definitely needed. We were all very hot and red by the end of the golf session.
When arriving you head through the main reception where they have a bar area and a golf shop (they also offer other golf.. too serious for us). Upon entering the adventure golf area you go into the zebra printed hut to pay and collect your balls, score card and your clubs. There were loads of different coloured balls and 3 different sized clubs to choose from – kids, youth and adults.
The first thing I noticed was the jungle sounding music which was fab! The decor of the course was lovely with lots of animals and things to look at. We like that the last hole collects your ball into the volcano. Hubby commented saying it was like we were on holiday when we played crazy golf in Fuertuventura. There are 2 undercover sections with benchs which are good for those less able to stand for long periods and also in this hot weather somewhere to rest your legs for a drink. We loved the pull yourself along rafts on two of the holes this was great fun.
There is water running along most of the course and it wasn’t until half way round we noticed the ball scoops on poles for when you aim badly and end up in the water… which happened quite a few times!! We are by no means golf pros. Each hole has an easy and harder course route marked out on the bollard where you start each hole. Most of the holes had a fun element usually the harder option eg. through a tunnel, wall, down a hole and this was great.
Overall we had a fantastic time playing adventure golf. We all enjoyed the raft and the decorations. I felt the holes were all unique enough to keep the attention of K at 6. 18 holes was perfect and we spent around an hour playing. We would highly recommend a visit to Congo Rapids it was a great laugh and we were very competitive…. Daddy won, then me, then K and finally A. She has learnt from this trip not to hit the ball too hard so that it doesn’t lands in the water constantly.
Congo rapids are open : Open 364 days from 8am Mon-Fri last entry 8:30pm, close 9:30pm
Sat-Sun last entry 6:30pm, close 7:30pm.
They currently have an offer on : Fridays from 5pm onwards couples play for £12 instead of £16. This would make a good date night! A family of 4 would cost £21 to play on their standard prices.
If you would like to find out more information check out their website: http://www.congorapids.co.uk/
* We were given complimentary entry in exchange for an honest blog review. All opinions are our own.