Par 59: Will Gareth Bale’s new golf bar in Cardiff be a hit or miss?

With the opening of Par 59 in Cardiff last Friday, Gareth Bale’s notorious “Wales. Golf. Madrid” slogan has officially become reality.

Par 59 is a new bar, restaurant and mini-golf venue co-owned by Welsh footballer Gareth Bale who aims to provide Cardiff citizens with a new and exciting way to drink and socialise with your friends.

Gareth Bale’s highly anticipated mini-golf bar Par 59 officially opened its doors on Friday, 18th March on St Mary Street in Cardiff city centre. 

The Welsh and Real Madrid footballer — who celebrated Wales’ Euro 2020 qualification with a flag displaying the now infamous and iconic words “Wales. Madrid. Golf. In that order” — has collaborated with Depot founder Nick Saunders to establish a mini-golf venue.

Guests can sip their favourite cocktails and enjoy Dirty Birdie’s buttermilk chicken, while hitting putts at the brand-new golf-themed bar. It consists of a premium bar, independent kitchen, space for laid-back, casual dining, and two custom-designed mini-golf courses boasting 9 holes each.

While golf may not be everyone’s favourite sport, there’s no denying that the two mini-golf courses offered at this bar are a great way for a large group of friends to engage in some light-hearted competition and simply hang out. 

The open space created a comfortable and cosy ambiance, allowing big groups to interact without feeling overcrowded.

However, in terms of pricing, it is not a very student-friendly establishment, implying that its main clients are individuals looking to unwind after work.

The cost of playing golf is £10 per person, which is pretty reasonable in contrast to other indoor golf locations. However, the cost of cocktails, which range from £8 to £10 per person, will undoubtedly make for an expensive night. 

But if you are looking for a sporty, social night out with money to spend, this is the place for you.