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FAQ

Here are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about Smugglers Cove. So if you find yourself caught red-handed by the King’s Men, you can arm yourself with enough knowledge to survive even the most gruelling interrogation…

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to book?

Access to the adventure golf course is subject to availability. Should the golf course be busy when you arrive the Smugglers team will work hard to allow you access as soon as possible. There are plenty of other things to do in the area while you wait for a slot. For group booking of 12 or more, please contact smugglerscove@bcpcouncil.gov.uk. You can always call ahead, and we'll be happy to assist you further.

How can I pay?

Card payments only. We do not accept any gold coins.

What time should I arrive for my booked slot of golf?

We kindly ask all players to arrive 15 minutes before your booking so we can make sure you are all set and ready for tee off.

How many holes is it?

It's an 18-hole mini golf course filled with contraband and great hiding spots! It takes about 45 minutes to play the course, this will vary depending on the size of your group and how busy the course is.

What age is Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf suitable for?

Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf is suited for all ages. Young smugglers are welcome to join the fun as long as they're supervised by an adult (under 12’s). Please be aware of the water features, rocks and other safety hazards on the course.

Can I get a refund after a booking has been made?

After a payment has been made we do not issue any refunds for cancellation.

I’ve tried to book online there are no slots available?

We recommend booking online to secure your round of mini golf, especially during peak seasons. However, we have limited the number of slots for online bookings so that we can also welcome walk-ins. If you have a booking please make the staff aware.

Are dogs allowed on the course?

Unfortunately dogs are not permitted on the course.

Is Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf wheelchair accessible?

Yes, all the golf holes can be accessed and played by anyone in a wheelchair. Should you require any assistance then please don't hesitate to speak to a member of staff.

How to keep safe and enjoy the course

Check out our course rules page to find out what we're doing to keep you and our staff safe.

Is the course open when it's dark?

The dark evenings are perfect for hiding contraband for all smugglers, so we'll be open in the evenings where possible. Please note that opening times are always subject to change.

Do you have anywhere to hide goods?

We are unable to store any loot but we don’t mind you carrying around a back pack and you can easily push around a pram. Items can be left on one of our decking area at own risk.

Do you have toilets?

There are toilets situated nearby in the Pier Approach area. Disabled toilets are also available, please check with our Smugglers Cove team for access. There are nearby toilets with baby changing facilities towards Bournemouth pier.

Where can I dock my ship (car)?

The nearest car park is Bath Road South Car Park, postcode BH1 2EW. Should this be full of rival ships there are other docking areas in Bournemouth.

Do you offer birthday parties, hen parties, corporate events, school visits etc?

Get in touch with our Smugglers Cove team who'll be happy to answer any questions you may have. Send a message in a bottle to smugglerscove@bcpcouncil.gov.uk

Do you offer student discount?

Yes, students get 20% off tickets all year round. To claim discount each ticket holder must be able to present student photo ID with a valid expiry date upon arrival.

Do you sell gift vouchers?

Yes, pop in anytime to get your voucher or call 01202 126099 or 01202 123800. You can also email us smugglerscove@bcpcouncil.gov.uk and the team will pre-load your voucher and post it to the preferred address.

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