Urban Putters is a new indoor, urban-themed crazy golf experience in Lincoln. It’s a bright place full of imagination and style, and an absolute heaven for Instagrammers and photographers! You will weave through obstacles like a sawn-in-half mini, glow-in-the-dark space invaders and a music festival portaloo as you navigate the nine-hole course. As the first ever place to play indoor crazy golf in Lincoln, it’s added a fresh dimension to the city’s fun activity scene. We went along to check it out, and here’s what we found.
Disclosure: Urban Putters provided us with a free round of the indoor crazy golf course as part of a press day. All views are our own, and we always strive to give honest reviews and recommendations.
Where is Urban Putters in Lincoln?
Urban Putters is set in a repurposed warehouse at Vulcan Park, on an industrial estate to the east of Lincoln city centre. It take a bit of a walk to get there – about 20 minutes from the train station – crossing south of the tracks and then heading eastwards along the Great Northern Terrace.
It’s easy to reach by road, and there’s a car park on site too. The street lighting isn’t great in this part of town, so we definitely recommend driving or taking a taxi if you can!
The warehouse is also home to Escape Lincoln (escape rooms) and Axed (axe throwing). As you’ll see later, you can combine all three into a jam-packed day of fun.
What is Urban Putters crazy golf all about?
Urban Putters is a nine-hole indoor crazy golf course that is decorated with a flamboyant range of street-style features and artworks. What a fun way to revitalise a disused warehouse! It’s brought some life and colour to a low-key part of town.
The game works the same way as the typical crazy golf format. Each player gets a putter and a golf ball, and you also get a team score card to record your progress and compete. Then, take as few shots as you can to sink the ball in the hole, dodging obstacles on the way, and repeat for each of the nine holes.
Four people can play each hole at a time, but if you’re in a larger group then you can split into teams and take turns. It’s a super fun activity for families, groups of friends, or couples. It would probably make a very entertaining first date idea too!
Don’t forget to take your photo by the Urban Putters sign at the top of the stairs as you start the course.
Indoor crazy golf in Lincoln, urban style: our experience
We arrived at the warehouse car park after dark, and it took us a little while to figure out where to enter. If you don’t see signs for Urban Putters, then look out for the Axed and Escape Lincoln logos – it’s all part of the same complex, and you use the same entrance.
Walking inside the warehouse in the evening takes you from the cold outdoors into a hive of activity. The place is buzzing! The industrial decor is irresistibly photogenic, and that’s even before you set foot on the urban golf course upstairs. It’s a stellar visual experience from start to finish.
We were greeted by the friendly staff and ordered a beer to sup while we waited a few minutes to start the course. I’ll stop for a moment here to give a shout-out to the beer, but first, a caveat – drink and putt responsibly, kids! If you do want to drink any alcohol while playing crazy golf, then you need to sign a waiver form.
There are a selection of craft beers available, and we tried ‘Pump up the Jams’ – a jam doughnut flavoured pale ale. Wow, it was delicious! We took a seat in the funky waiting area and grabbed a tasty slice of pizza. (Urban Putters has a partnership with local pizza restaurant Dough LoCo.)
Onto our crazy golf round
When it came to our turn to start, we climbed the metal-mesh stairway to hole one, took our obligatory selfie by the Urban Putters sign, and got started, scorecard in hand. Every hole has a different theme and colour scheme, each one more creative than the last.
I won’t describe each hole in detail, as that might get tedious and give too many spoilers away. Part of the fun is the anticipation of what the next hole will bring! But here’s a little taster of what you can expect on the course…
There are many ramps, obstacles and gadgets to navigate. Some involve light physical effort, such as winding a handle or pumping on a pedal to take your ball through a machine.
And those ramps… you probably know the scene. You hit the ball up, it comes back down. Repeat a few times, and suddenly your golf score is looking more like a cricket score. It’s all part of the fun! (And if you’re like Lisa, you’ll probably pretend a few of those extra shots never happened…)
Whoever designed the course at Urban Putters needs an award. It is so well laid out, and makes amazing use of a limited space. Every corridor and corner is utilised, and there are plenty of surfaces along the way to rest your scorecard and drinks while you play.
Some parts of the course are a little cosy, and you may need to wait for a couple of minutes here and there for the group on the hole ahead to finish. But we didn’t mind that at all, as it gave us more time to take some snaps of the dazzling decor.
Make sure you look out for the details. We particularly loved the space invaders level, complete with glow-in-the-dark retro stencil artwork, and 80s computer music and sound effects. So cool!
Elsewhere around the course you will also encounter stacks of beers cans, a punk mannequin in a festival portaloo, a helter skelter, pinball-style games, and even a real-life mini cut in half.
Rounding the experience off in eccentric style, when you sink your ball in the last hole, you can watch as it rolls through a tube that spirals down to the bar below.
It took us about 45 minutes in total to complete the course, and we enjoyed every minute.
How much does it cost to play crazy golf at Urban Putters?
It costs £9 per person for a nine-hole round of indoor crazy golf at Urban Putters, which is pretty good value in our opinion. The opening hours are 10am to 10pm, Wednesday to Sunday.
You can book via the Urban Putters website.
Multi-activity day packages
Just as we were about to leave, one of the friendly guys at the bar told us about the group packages that can be arranged. If you’re coming with a large group, you can organise a package that includes Urban Putters, Axed and Escape Lincoln, as well as some pizza, drinks and popcorn. Drop them an email to find out more.
All in all, we had a fab evening out playing crazy golf in Lincoln at Urban Putters! It’s a great place to take friends for a fun day out in Lincoln. We’ll definitely be back for more.
Looking for more fun activities around the city? Check out our guide to the best things to do in Lincoln.