Now that Brisbane and Melbourne have been hit with this weird hybrid of a bar and mini golf course, it’s Sydney’s turn. Opening up in Newtown, the rapidly expanding Holey Moley is set to mirror its success in the other two cities with a pop-culture approach to the timeless tradition of putting a ball into a hole in between drinks. Taking over the former site of Newtown Social Club (or The Sando), the bar plans on introducing locals and visitors to all types of indoor courses, themed after everything from Game of Thrones and The Simpsons to Luna Park and Pacman.
It’s from the same folk behind Strike Bowling, who are thankfully keen on honoring one of Newtown’s most beloved buildings and it’s undeniable history by including live music as a driving force behind Holey Moley’s weekly offerings. Whether that means a platform for up-and-coming local bands or just DJ’s isn’t quite clear yet, but if done right then those rolled-eyelids from older Newtown locals should centre soon enough.
Holey Moley will be bringing two different nine-hole courses with 18 themed holes, spaced throughout the venue alongside all the usual elements of a good modern cocktail bar. Food is taken care of with an Asian lean, meaning that we can expect everything from spicy Korean glazed wings to pork belly baos, all washed down with signature cocktails that sit along with beers and wines.
Prices for a game are set at $16.50 per person, per nine-hole course.
Those who have been to the Melbourne or Brisbane venues (they also plan to open in Adelaide come August) should know what to expect – the holes are pretty much the same – but Sydneysiders will get a better idea when Holey Moley officially opens its doors on Thursday 6th July.
Holey Moley Golf Club
Address: 387 King Street, Newtown
Hours: Mon-Fri 12pm-late; Sat-Sun 10am-late