Holey Moley Golf Club Wintergarden
Head to the Wintergarden to get tap, tap, tapping around nine themed holes — while drinking cocktails.
Fancy teeing off at mini golf over a few drinks — while playing your way through over-the-top, pop culture-themed holes — but don't feel like venturing from the Brisbane CBD to Fortitude Valley? From Friday, November 29, you can now grab a club and start swinging at the city's second Holey Moley, which has opened its doors in the Wintergarden shopping centre.
First announced last month, the location is hardly surprising, as it's where Strike Bowling — which is also run by the same company as Holey Moley — has been operating for well over a decade. Lucky for us, Funlab has decided to double the Queen Street Mall fun, meaning that you can now knock down a few pins and then get tap, tap, tapping (or vice versa, if you'd prefer).
Inner-city dwellers can work their way around a nine-hole course that features a Ferris Bueller's Day Off-inspired hole, a replica of Vincent van Gogh's bedroom and a room filled with flying cash. Among the other themed holes, there's one paying tribute to Steve Irwin, another featuring King Kong, a Forrest Gump-style hole and yet another ramping up the wizarding antics — it's called Hole 9 & 3/4, naturally.
Fancy breaking up your time on the green — not that Holey Moley's holes are typically green — with a stint of singing? Earlier in the year, the chain added karaoke to its Fortitude Valley digs, and it's on offer in the Wintergarden as well. Don't worry, you'll be doing your crooning in private rooms, so only your mini-golf pals will hear your vocal stylings.
Booze and food are also part of Holey Moley's lineup, including plenty of cocktails. When you're not downing drinks with names like Austin Sours and The Sugar Caddy, you can sip an alcoholic concoction from a tiny bath tub that even has rubber ducks floating in it — or opt for wine, beer, spirits or a mocktail.
As for snacks, choose between pizzas, hot dogs and extravagant burgers (such as The Dirty Birdie, which combines southern fried chicken, lettuce, bacon, slaw, guacamole and chilli mayo). Or, enjoy chicken wings, mac 'n' cheese bites, and five types of potato dishes (spanning normal fries, loaded fries, waffle fries, tater tots and sweet potato fries). If you're vegan, vegetarian or gluten-free, you'll find something on Holey Moley's menu, too.