Purpose and Description of Site
Minigolf Related Links
Submitting your own reviews
Shameless Attempts to Make Money and Other Links
Please take a look at the bottom of the page as I have some links up to sites that are important to me, personally. Notably, the site related to the cross-country trip my family took back in 1982 and a link to my sister-in-law's web page.
Purpose and Description of Site:
One of my favorite pastimes is playing miniature golf. I have decided to review the various places I have made the attempt to play at and set them up here. If you have a comment, please send it to me and I will add it. I will rate all of the locations on four options using a scale of one to ten. The facilities will be rated on: Challenge, Variety, Fun and Overall Value.There will also be a brief description of the facility and the amenities offered as well as prices as remembered from past experience. Some prices may have changed since I was there.
Challenge is a ranking of how difficult the course is to play. There may also be a factor for how much skill it takes vs how much luck is involved in playing the course. Try to view it as if you don't play often when using this rating.
Variety is a ranking of how many other things are available to do at the facility. Does it have any extras like batting cages or go-carts. I generally will keep courses that have a good variety of holes but nothing else around a 5-6 range. The more amenities, the higher the score.
Fun may be my most subjective item. Is the golf course too difficult to have a good time, or to easy. Is there a good balance between difficulty and challenge. How much do you enjoy this course vs. some others? Would you take a date there?
Overall Value is based on the price to play vs the fun had. It should reflect some composite of the other factors.
Feel free to try them out and tell me if you agree or disagree with my ratings. I am, by no means, an expert. I just know what I like.
Also, a note for the owners of the locations: If you find I have made an error in reporting your location or prices, drop me an email and I will correct it at my first opportunity. My opinions are my own regarding value for dollar, but Idon't want to provide incorrect factual information.
Please note that, unless otherwise stated, all prices are for one round adult admission. Children's pricing and specials may vary.
I wanted to apologize, publicly, for not having updated the site for a while. I've been very busy and, frankly, the web site was not at the top of my priorities. Please check to make sure I have updated everything you sent.
There is one other thing. I have noticed that a lot of miniature golf owners lately have been sending me reviews of their own places, basically for free advertising. I have no problem with this, per se, but I would like to ask that any owners who do so also be sure to post at their facilities that they are shown on the Miniature Golf Review Page and encourage your customers to send me an objective review. (I know many of you try to be objective, but it is extremely difficult to be critical of your own work. Trust me, I know.) It seems like a fair deal for those looking to get themselves noticed.
British Columbia, Canada
I was recently contacted by Indoor Golf Simulator asking for a reciprocal link. They have a line of golf training products and services. Please check them out and let them know where you saw them.
There is a review page out there for Europe as well.www.miniaturegolfer.com is a site dedicated to miniature golfing in Europe. Give them a visit if you are heading across the pond.
Pat Sheridan contacted me some time ago asking that I put a linkup to his mini-golf review site. To my shame, it has taken me a month to do so. Sorry Pat. Check it out, New England area is well covered by www.theputtingpenguin.homestead.com
Finally, check out the www.thePmga.com
There is a company which builds miniature golf sites locatedin the USA. http://www.sportexe.com/ is a company that has their fingers in many sports related pies. Give them a shout if you need advice.
Well, the construction sites keep coming. I was contacted by the folks at Atlantic MinatureGolf and they also provide help constructing miniature golf facilities. They are willing to help out those who are interested in getting their questions answered. A big thank you toChristopher Cawley for letting me know about them. Let them know where you saw them.
One more place sent me their link, but basicly hit me with an advertisement trying to get me to buy from them instead of asking me to put them up. I'll put up the link, but cannot vouch for their information. www.bowenminigolf.com
That's all for now. I'll try to add more if I find any others.Write me and I'll add yours.
One request, when submitting a site, please try to follow the format of my other reviews. If I don't have a description or a location I will not put up the review. If you wish to allow people to contact you, let me know and I will add your email address to the review. I will always try to give credit where credit is due. If you have any other request for me regarding a submission, add them at the end of your description in a separate paragraph and I will do my best to accommodate. I would ask that anyone submitting a review, please include an email address so I can contact you with any questions. I do not keep any sort of mailing lists (I HATE spammers) and will never distribute your names for any reason to mass marketers. I will only post email contacts for people who are willing.
Please do not use the feedback form to contact me for other reasons. The email link at the bottom should work for everyone. If that is not the case then, by all means, use the feedback form to get my attention. I usually write back within a few days. ;)
Submit your Own
Yes, I am giving it a shotagain. Why not.
Andrea Strumpf, my sister-in-law, is a tutor and also sells children's education books at her website www.andrea-aplus.com. Please check her site out.
This isn't an attempt to make money, but it isn't directly related to minigolf and it's something I am working on right now:
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Last Minigolf Update: 5/26/13