Mr Mulligan’s Space Golf Grand Opening
It’s Golf, Jim, but not as we know it
We were lucky enough to be invited to the VIP Grand Opening of Mr Mulligan’s Space Golf on Newgate Street last week.
It was a fab night with a free bar, loads of deliciously moreish snacks and a free round of space golf.
What more could you ask for?
We rocked up at 7pm and were warmly welcomed by the staff and given a glass of prosecco to toast to the opening of Mr Mulligan’s latest venture, this time into Space! This from the team that previously brought the UK pirate, dino and lost world golf. We were blown away by the set up, a large central bar and eating area, private areas for hire and the stunning space golf course.
We mingled and chatted as the crowd builded in anticipation of the grand opening.
We were treat to some tasty treats with an array of amazing snacks. Mini yorkshire puddings full with roast beef and horseradish sauce, smoked salmon with cream cheese, mini pizza, fries, halloumi and falafa bites. We stuffed our faces and grabbed a few free beers as we waited for the ribbon cutting at 8pm.
We were kept entertained by Capital Radio, on hand with music to get the crowd revved up for the big event. We were also treated to some close-up magic by Oliver Parker. He was amazing, bewildering everyone with his amazing sleight of hand. Oliver did an array of mind-blowing tricks at close quarters with golf balls, playing cards and pennies.
The venue was jam-packed which was impressive given its size in Newcastle’s impressive former Co-op building. Adventure Leisure Ltd who run Mr Mulligan’s had spared no expense with the site and its grand opening. A representative of the group introduced himself and then gave way to local businessman and co-founder of The Sage Group Graham Wylie to cut the ribbon. He explained that Mr Mulligan’s had been working with The Graham Wylie Foundation to raise funds with their grand opening. It was then time to curt the ribbon and get to the serious business of space golf!
“I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time… like tears in rain… Time to Golf.”
The course is made up of three 9-hole courses. One with a moon landing vibe, another with an industrial, steam punk look and the other with an interplanetary feel. First up for us was the moon landing area.
We got our moon boots dusted off and headed through the large central airship onto out lunar landing.
We played through and round craters, moon rocks, strange glowing crystals and an array of bizarre other worldly sites.
The course was dotted with surprises, like a cheeky alien growling and flashing at us as we got ready to tee off. It was a great laugh, there was a fun party atmosphere and the drinks were in full flow. There was plenty of places to put your drink on while you played and the course was perfectly suited to both daytime family fun and night-time revelry.
I must admit I was a little off my game at first, distracted by a couple of Newcastle United’s boys trying their hand at the course. Karl Darlow and Dwight Gayle were a few holes ahead of us with some mates. Gayle seemed to be having the upper hand, proving the number 9’s instinct transcends all sports.
With our competitive edge starting to kick in we grabbed another drink and headed for the next 9.
The course was rammed with revellers now and everyone was having a great laugh. It was fab to see, the crazy golf seemed to bring a smile to everyone’s face.
It didn’t matter if you are a golf lover with a decent handicap or a complete novice, the course was a leveler and just plain fun to go around.
We batted on, playing around falling stars and a host of crazy space features we started to get the hang of it, drawing level for the last 9.
We headed out into the industrial and scientific looking course, ready to bring our A Game.
Unfortunately the course got the better of us a little, obviously it needs bedding in a little and time for the greens to settle, nothing to do with the beers and our total lack of concentration!
This area was really good fun, with all manner of scientific equipment to play around such as infuriating fans you need to time your putt just right with and crates, boxes and tunnels to negotiate.
I has to be said we lost our game completely here, and the scores suffered, but we had such a good laugh.
All in all it was an amazing laugh and we’d definitely recommend Mr Mulligan’s Space Golf Newcastle. It is a really great venue, perfect for a lads or lasses night out, a cheeky date night or to take the kids for some entertainment. We’ll certainly be back and working on our scores soon!
Sunday – Wednesday 10am – 11pm
Thursday – Saturday 10am – 12am
|Ticket Type||One Game (9 holes)||Two Games (18 holes)||Three Games (27 holes)|
|Junior (Under 12)||£4.50||£7.50||£10.00|
|Infant (Under 5)||£2.00||£4.00||£5.00|
One or two Adventurers with two or three Juniors (Maximum 4 people): One Game £18. Two Games: £28. Three Games: £36
Please note: Under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult between 18:00 and 20:45. All under 18’s must leave the venue by 20:45. This is a legal requirement. Please bear in mind when booking online. *Concession refers to OAPs/Students/Carers.
- 3 x 9 hole adventure golf courses
- Large restaurant
- Late night bar
- Private party room
- VIP area
Situated next to the gate, Mr Mulligan’s superb facility is just a short walk from Newcastle central station.