Play Crazy Golf in Trafalgar Square!

If built the he Crazy Golf Course will be free to play

The Crazy Golf Course will take up the whole of London's Trafalgar Square for a week in September during the London Design Festival

Plans are in place for a nine-hole crazy golf course to be built in London's iconic Trafalgar Square this September.

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It's all part of the London Design Festival and the crazy golf course has been designed by nine of the world's famous architects, artists and designers.

The project is known as 'Visionary Crazy Golf'.

Paul Smith Crazy Golf Trafalgar Square

Paul Smith in Trafalgar Square (Credit: London Design Festival)

It will be free for the public to enjoy and play on and will be set up in Trafalgar Square for a week.

The plan is for the course to take up the whole of the square, which is one of the busiest in the world.

The theme for the event is 'Cities of the Future' and many of the holes feature innovative designs with different shapes and curves to replicate what Cities may soon look like.

Ambassador for the project is fashion designer Sir Paul Smith.

Another of the designers includes the late architect Dame Zaha Hadid who passed away last month.

Crazy Golf Trafalgar Square

Initial sketches (Credit: London Design Festival)

Paul Smith has come up with a design that uses the steps outside the National Art Gallery to create a set of colourful stripes.

It's not the first time the London Design Festival has come to Trafalgar Square, in previous years the square has hosted a giant chess set as well as a light show performed by a line of robots.

The holes include:

Paul Smith's stripes down the steps outside the National Art Gallery.

Zaha Hadid's undulating dual-level course that traces the shadow of Nelson's Column.

Tom Dixon's hole that features a funnel and winding tubes.

Mark Wallinger's circuitous maze.

Japan design company Atelier Bow Bow's netted driving range.

Crazy Golf Trafalgar Square

Bow Wow's Driving Range hole (Credit: London Design Festival)

Ordinary Architecture's giant pigeon where the ball goes in through its mouth and out the other end.

There are still more designs to be finalised from Camille Walala, HAT Projects with Tim Hunkin, and NEON.

The whole project relies upon £120,000 being raised on Kickstarter.


Elliott Heath
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Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news team as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as five Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays off of a six handicap. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: Titleist TSi2

Hybrids: Titleist 816 H1

Irons: Mizuno MP5 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Srixon Z Star XV