Price: $7 (season pass is $60) Other Activities: Grill, Video Arcade
Difficulty: 9 Difficulty: 5
Creativity: 5 Creativity: 5
Atmosphere: 9 Atmosphere: 9
Unlike the other moonlight golf we’ve played, which was in the center of a town, thus had to deal with street lamps and the like, this course is in the middle of nowhere. In fact, on the night we played it was less “moonlight golf” and more “pitch black golf”- but that made it fun. Although this course played the same, with glow-in-the-dark lights in the cups and sticks in the balls, many of the holes were so long and windy that you couldn’t see the faint green glow to guide you. Most of the time you more or less putted into the darkness, hoping your ball didn’t fall into a pile of rocks or slide down an opening into the water.
Because of the darkness, the true difficulty and creativity will differ from the moonlight ratings because we couldn’t really see anything. The course seemed to be in good shape and the holes were somewhat tough, but playing them in the dark with balls that roll slightly different than normal ones really adds to the difficulty. The only real flaw we found in the course was that if the ball did go into the water it often traveled quite far before you could retrieve it. There weren’t many nets or traps to keep the ball from going all the way down to the ponds at the bottom, should you be unlucky enough to dump it in the drink while you were towards the top of the hill. It was also a little hard to keep score as you had to do so by the glow of the ball, which wasn’t all that much light.
overall atmosphere of the course was great and they had a lot of little things
we hadn’t seen much of before. Each hole
was names after a particular animal and had fun facts about the animals (and
the scorecard asks that you allow all woodland creatures to cross the greens
before putting). The scorecard also had
an “animal tracking” activity on the back where you wrote down what hole you saw particular animal tracks at. Both are good ways to kill time while waiting
to play a hole. In addition, there were
soda machines at the 10th hole and the course had a great lodge for
a clubhouse. In the lodge one could
purchase merchandise from the course or see if their score beat the lowest or
highest for the day. The course had good
music playing and uses a bingo style free game where if the ball pulled out of
the bingo turner matches any of the holes on which you had a hole-in-one, you
get a free game. The theme is exactly
the sort one would expect from a course in the woods of
We reviewed this course again in the daylight and when we re-rated it, we did it without looking back at our first review. So, it was good to see that both the course and our review style remained consistent by the scores we gave. It was also nice to see that the price didn’t change in the four years since we last played the course. Overall, the course is extremely well maintained and has very simple and good looking landscaping. The carpets are in excellent condition and our previous note about the balls running away in the water didn’t have any effect on us this time. We really enjoyed that there was an open starting area to each hole (no rubber mats) and the cups were the good plastic kinds. The music was also a great addition and added to the overall atmosphere. All of our previous notes about the free game, low score and clubhouse all still apply. Again, this is a great course to play even if you have to travel a little bit off the beaten path to get there.
Reviewed by Pat, Mandy, Megan, Katie, Putt
Reviewed in 2003 & 2007
Putt neither needs one or has one to leave.
Picture provided by Mulligan’s Miniature Golf
Putt says its not good to go this way
Putt’s not sure where this is supposed to go Putt wonders what larger animal made this track.