We may be biased but you gotta love Glasgow. And when venues around the city show off that love, we’ve just got to give them props. Taking their love for the city, the creators of the popular adult-only entertainment chain Ghetto Golf have brought the unforgettable crazy golf course known as Golf Fang to town. The course has been designed to pay homage to Glasgow’s culture and renowned entertainment scene, by featuring a miniature replica of the iconic Old College Bar.
The enormous 40,000-square-foot venue has been brought to life by a team of specialist street creators and local artists who invested hundreds of hours to cover every inch of the space bring some of the most recognisable aspects of the Ghetto Golf experience to Scotland. The ceiling alone took over 300 hours to complete, with each individual hole requiring more than 100 cans of spray paint. The Big Fang Collective have taken that Glasgow-loving further by incorporating Scottish food, creatives and artists in the continuing development of the venue on Lancefield Street, which opened to keen putters back in September 2021.
Golf Fang’s co-creator, Kip Piper, said: “We’re known for our tongue in cheek style which is unmissable within the Glasgow venue. We want guests to walk through the door and feel like they’ve been transported into a weird wonderland where you never know what is going to be around the next corner. One minute you’re playing through a human sized teddy bear picker, the next you’re on the set of the Jeremy Kyle show or in a giant hamster cage – it’s going to blow the minds of the public!”
The venue can hold an impressive 400 people, all swinging their way to glory on the 18-hole crazy golf course, which has been designed with a distinct Glaswegian twist. Across the course, players will putt on a range of instantly recognisable themed holes including the Old College Bar, which has become a symbol of the city having been widely regarded as one of the oldest public houses in town. The pub’s legacy will now live on through the miniature replica that players will pass through as part of the course.
Martin Hennigan, Ghetto Golf’s Head of Production, said: “It’s a staple of our venues that we honour a local pub that’s well-known in the city. For Glasgow, we selected the Old College Bar as we loved the story of how it claimed to be the oldest pub in the city – but really it wasn’t. It’s a bit cheeky and we can definitely relate to that.
This is Big Fang Collective’s first venue in Scotland, so they’ve really pulled out all the stops with a giant hamster cage, ‘Tunnel of Love’, and a bouncy castle strewn across the course. All that graffiti, street art and neon lighting is ready to brighten up our social media feeds, but don’t let the quest for the ideal selfie distract you from the true target – eternal glory, and infinite bragging rights over your friends.
In addition to the course, the entertainment destination also houses the Flip & Dip food outlet to Glasgow, Birdees Bar, and the Big Fang Collective’s unique take on karaoke. Guests will also keep cool on the course with a variety of Golf Fang signature cocktails including ‘Lethal Drizzle’ and World Class Wrecking Brew’.
Starting at £12 per person, the over-the-top venue also offers a variety of packages that cater to every player’s needs. But will fore-tune favour your game here?