You’ve rode the rides at the theme park, had a splashed in the water park, whatever next? Well if you fancy some golf with a twist then take a stroll over to Extraordinary Golf. Play your game across a course themed around the many rides and attraction at the resort and battle your friends and family for supremacy on the wackiest golf-course in the land!
Extraordinary Golf is a golf course like no other, here you can play your way around 9 or 18 holes all themed around rides and attractions both past and present in the theme park. The course takes you through crazy obstacles streams of water and through tunnels to get to your goal under-par.
Extraordinary Golf offers guests a leisurely activity that is great fun with a group of friends or the family. The course is split into 2 halves so if you think a whole 18 holes will be too much you can keep to just one course, though if you have the time we fully recommend having a go at both courses. You can find Extraordinary Golf next to Splash Landings Hotel behind the Monorail station.
The course is outdoors so be aware you will be subject to the elements, but so long as the wind isn’t to bad or thunder and lightning isn’t approaching, the course remains open. The golf is also often open after the theme park and water park have closed for the day, so its worth planning your visit later in the day to maximize your time at the other resort activities (please check golf opening times with the resort before visiting).
If you are visiting the park for the day and are in no rush to get home then it may be worth having a round of golf before leaving and avoiding the traffic that builds up in the surrounding area when the theme park closes.
Extraordinary golf is located next to Splash Landings Hotel behind the car park Monorail station. The course is split into two separate areas; the East course, and the West course, each with a range of different holes to play, all themed around various Alton Towers attractions.
Each course consists of 9 holes, themed as follows:
- Katanga Canyon (Par 2)
- River Rapids (Par 3)
- X Sector (Par 3)
- Oblivion (Par 3)
- Old MacDonald’s Chicken Run (Par 3)
- Old MacDonald’s Windmill (Par 4)
- Rita (Par 3)
- Ug Land (Par 2)
- Duel (Par 4)
Extraordinary Golf arrived at the Alton Towers Resort in 2007, with the aim of offering more variety to guests staying over at the hotels, as well as a diversion for guests on their way way home at the end of their day at the park. The arrival of the golf course, saw some unexpected changes to the car park’s monorail station, with the original path between the car park and the station sealed up with the path passing the Extraordinary Golf becoming the only access to the Monorail, in an attempt to raise the profile of the new course.
Since it was introduced, not much has changed within the course itself (with the notable change of Air becoming the Galactica hole), however developments elsewhere have had an interesting impact on Extraordinary Golf. The course is now the only place in the resort, where guests can still enjoy the classic Tea Cups or make their way through Ug Land, with the course retaining the themed holes, long after the attractions themselves have been rethemed.