After two months of anticipation, we finally visited Ghetto Golf in Digbeth, Birmingham on Saturday afternoon. Spaces seem to go like hot-cakes so, if you want to go book well in advance, but you have to be 18+ to play!
The place lives up the “ghetto” title. As soon as you enter, its dark warehouse-like building is lit up with neon drawings, graffiti and fairy lights.
Each of the 18 holes are weird and wonderful, and host a completely different scene to the next – from old pubs to chicken coops to destroyed bathrooms (where the hole is the toilet bowl!).
Its full of groups having a good laugh, apart from the more competitive individuals that are spitting their dummy out the pram from losing… I’ll mention no names!
The staff are ace as they wander round the holes as mobile bartenders and deliver your drinks as you’re moving round! This is great because the cocktails are delicious (almost too delicious that they go down like pop…). I’d personally recommend ‘The Fluffer’ and ‘Golfer’s Paradise”. Although, if you are a competitive one, your golf skills will definitely be impaired by the drinks – so it’s your risk to take! For myself, I actually think it helped – I claimed 2nd place, behind Joel in 1st (shock), * rolls eyes *.
You can then celebrate your success or drown your sorrows with something from their BBQ street food stand. It’s definitely not a figure-supporting menu as it boasts: loaded fries, loaded nachos, burgers and cheesecakes, but golf is exercise, right?
I cannot wait to go back and claim 1st place!
“Golf is a good walk spoiled.” – Mark Twain
Ghetto Golf, Digbeth