Holey Moley in The Valley has mini golf, cocktails & food
New Bars and clubs are always opening in Fortitude Valley, but I have never seen the same amount of buzz for Holey Moley, a, perhaps holy (or unholey) combination of cocktails and miniature golf in the old church in Fortitude Valley.
So the concept is simple; they have 18 holes of the craziest putt-putt golf you have seen, with holes that range from the easy to, "I have had too many tequilas so I am just going to cheat", hard, and from the simple through to the absurdly complex.
One of the crowd favourites involves hitting your ball into a washing machine, pressing a button, which sucks the ball through the machine, into one of several pipes and out to the next hole. Though my favourite involves putting your golf ball into a pinball machine, playing a bit of pinball, which then spits the ball out onto a billiard table where you hit the ball into one of the pockets to take it to the next level.
It looks like pool and pinball, but it is actually a crazy golf hole
Most of the holes have great themes, including twister, a gym and maybe my favourite theme is the bowling alley hole with a mural of The Dude from The Big Lebowski on the wall. Even if you are not playing golf, it is still fun to walk around with a drink in your hand checking out the holes.
A bowling alley themed hole at Holey Moley (Photo Courtesy of Pinkie Laine hellopinkie.com")
Pricing starts at $16.50 for 9 holes. With 18 holes in total, you can do the holes downstairs, or play the back 9 which are upstairs. I think my preferred set of holes are the ones upstairs where there is a little more room and the holes are more interesting.
Overall, this is an interesting bar experience that is great for people looking to do something at night other than drinking and talking and is a great place for parties. Even before they had opened, they have parties booked right through to Christmas. Pricing for parties start at $36 per person including golf and food, and you can also have kids parties there during the day on Saturday and Sunday starting at $30 per person.
Beyond the golf, this is a really fun bar and everything is themed, with lots of golf puns and decorations that reference pop culture icons going back decades. Of course ,some of the references are very up-to-date and like most people, you will want a photo sitting on the Irons (get it, because some golf clubs are called irons) Throne.