Golf, drinks, food and music. What else could be a better way to spend a night out. Honestly, there isn’t that much to do in Singapore at night, so let’s just go with it.
First of all, let’s set the stage for what Holey Moley is all about. If you look on their website you can see this description.
“We’re a mini golf course and bar that turns traditional putt putt into a multi-sensory labyrinth of unique holes that’ll keep you on your toes across the craziest round of golf you’ve ever played.
And with drinks, cocktails and tunes on offer at our full service bar, The Caddyshack Bar will take care of all your off-the-green needs.”
Situated in Clarke Quay where Shanghai Dolly used to be, it is taking over a local nightlife institution, so it has quite big shoes to fill. I’ve had some experience in Shanghai Dolly, so don’t expect the same type of atmosphere and be prepared for a more diverse experience.
Being a launch party we entered to fancy dressed waiters and performance staff offering us welcome cocktails and bubbly to start the night off right. We were promptly ushered into one of the largest nightlife locations in Singapore with a wide open decor that gives you a sense of space rather than the usual stuffiness of a club or bar.
We were given free rein to explore, so we wandered off to see the mini-golf courses with themes that ranged from pop-culture classics like the Flintstones and the Iron Throne from Game of Thrones to the classics like the Wizard of Oz and Evil Knievel.
Holey Moley has two stories of non-stop golf, food and drinks the whole night.
If you get a chance, try their amazing gin and tonics, which are pretty impressive in size – or if you’re a beer drinker, they’ve quite got a few choices available so you can enjoy a more relaxed night out. The Holey Moley cocktails were refreshing and a great way to get the party started for everyone – with tasty drinks to help you with your golf aim.
The food is where they really stood out. Too often we go for events that say free flow of food and drinks till it runs out. It usually runs out half an hour into the event and we’re all looking for something to keep us going through the next hour at least. At Holey Moley, it was non-stop drinks and food the whole night. We stayed for a couple of hours and they never stopped bringing out the drinks, refilling the towers of cocktails and making sure the food stations were always stocked.
Pizzas stacked on two metre long wooden trays were accompanies by fried chicken, salads, hot dogs and even cheese boards. The hot dogs piled high with relish and condiments were a particular highlight of the night.
So in short, let me summarise. Holey Moley is a fun and new way to have a night out with friends. Mini-golf isn’t exactly a huge thing in Singapore, but after a few rounds, we were actually having a lot of fun and getting quite competitive (I won, but who’s counting).
Give it a try if you’re looking for things to do in the evenings or even consider it as a corporate retreat.