Melbourne’s manic bar and mini-golf course Holey Moley has been closed for a big refit.
But as of Tuesday June 12 it’s back with an entirely new ground floor featuring an updated bar design and nine new holes.
Four of the new holes are exclusive to Melbourne and include the pretzel-shaped hole These Pretzels Are Making Me Thirstee, and a riff on the Operation board game with Zappy Go Larry.
Holey Moley is a concept by Funlab, which owns Strike Bowling and Sky Zone Trampoline Parks. Of the exclusive new holes, Funlab CEO Michael Schreiber’s favourite is Ferris Wheeler’s Day Off, which features a 6ft high ferris wheel golfers need to putt through.
Other favourites of Schreiber’s include the Donald Trump send-up Make Golf Better Again that requires golfers to putt through a wall, and Crappy Gilmore which references Adam Sandler’s classic golfing comedy Happy Gilmore.
The new bar design has moved towards more of a tiki shack vibe rather than the country club feel of the old design. New cocktails on the menu include the Austin Sours with Aperol, vanilla vodka, citrus and egg white and the Cherry Ripe for the Picking that features cherry liqueur, chocolate liqueur, coconut rum, milk and whipped cream.
In the 15 months since it opened, more than 300,000 rounds of mini golf have taken place at Holey Moley, with 5000 people hitting the greens weekly.
Currently, there are 11 Holey Moley venues across Australia. Venues in Auckland and Singapore are also in the works.
Despite his expanding golfing empire, Shreiber isn’t shooting for the PGA tour.
“I haven’t really focused on my main core score; it’s all about the fun.”
For more information visit holeymoley.com.au.