If casual and fun golf is a thing for you, then mini golf would be something right up your alley. Say hello to Holey Moley Minigolf at Clarke Quay. It spots an indoor 27-hole Mini Golf venue touted as Singapore’s best. Let’s check them out with a visit and play through of their courses.
The establishment spans over two floors and sits along river valley lane facing fort canning hill. A small reception area with a vintage-style golf cart greets you at the entrance. Here you can choose from 3 different length of putting clubs and a row of gacha machines to dispense a golf ball with a colour of your choosing.
Moreover, I found the colour of the golf ball does not matter if you play through a course one person at a time. Also, the play area is too dimly lit with multi coloured lights which changes the colour of your ball, so colour does not matter.
Mini Golf 101
Furthermore, Holey Moley comprises of 3 separate courses spanning 9 holes each. To play through, you simply putt your way through to the finishing hole. Also, in mini golf, there is no one way to complete your course play through. All you have to do is to get you golf ball from the starting line to the course hole in the fewest strokes or tries possible. Each try counts as a stroke which goes into your score card tele which determines the winner in your score card.
Also, of course, a hole in one is the best-case scenario, where you get the ball in the hold with one shot. A recommendation is to set some team and boundary rules to abide too. For example, if a ball goes astray or out of bounds in a course, you can reset back to the start line, but retaining the total number of stores of the previous attempt.
Holey Moley Minigolf courses
Moreover, the interior of Holey Moley is vast like a warehouse with minimal support pillars. The area is rather dimly lit too which gives the place tad a fun house ambience. Also, the center of the establishment sits a large pub and bar with an extensively long bar.
Also, their pub has booth style seating great for large groups. Drinks are what you expect in the price range in town, with wine by the bottle going from $40 and beers from around $10 a pint.
Additionally, the mini golf courses are themed around Singapore landmarks such as the Marina Bay Sands and notable snippets of popular culture such as cartoons like the Flintstones and Wizard of Oz. There is even a monopoly board station at the end of one of the course sets. Also, I particularly like the two-tier courses with the starting and send positions on different levels.
Also, one such course be the Ferris wheel. One difficult course is the clown face, but it’s also one course which you can easily strike a hold in one if you get it into the clown mouth.
Furthermore, a number of courses involves a less-conventional way of playing, and does not require much teeing off. Examples includes launching your ball from a pin ball machine ring plunger and balancing board. Also, for every course, the last 9th station of every course eats up your ball upon finishing the last course.
However, I noticed the courses here at Holey Moley are pretty worn out, with chipped and old paint. It is not quite as creative in theming and integration into the environment as those we see oversees. Commendable ones include the outdoor Mini Golf courses we checked out at Alton towers in the UK many years back.
Also, the general golfing etiquette here is to play through and not hog the course you are on. Everyone starts off with the first hole. And if you encounter a course which still has a group currently playing, you can skip that course and play the next one up. Where you can return to the course you skipped beforehand. A 9-hole course typical takes 1 hour to complete and up to 90 mins if you take your time with breaks between.
All in all, wrapping up, establishment is opened from mid-afternoon and closes by 11pm. Holey Moley is not quite a night clubbing spot per se. If mini golf is your thing, then Holy Molly mini golf at Clarke Quay is the biggest and your best bet. Check them out at 3B River Valley Rd. The establishment Is opened from 12 noon to 11pm daily, with earlier opening hours at 3pm on Thursdays and Fridays.