Submitted by: S.L. Reissler
Course Web Site: http://annuit.com/spiffytek/oceania/minigolf
Overall Value: 9
This place is fantastic. I'd write personally about it, but here's a recent
article written in The Miami Herald, which I believe is the
" Welcome to
discovered this gem of a vacation spot. Beautiful waters, gentle breezes and people with hearts of gold.
New this year is Cozumel Putting Course. A beautiful
18 hole tropical course, set amidst waterfalls,
fountains, streams and ponds, Cozumel Putting Course
was designed to replicate the bends and breaks found on real golf courses.
Reggae, blues and soft jazz emanate from hidden
speakers around the course. Adults and children, both tourists and locals, are enjoying this new addition to the island.
The owners, Scott Helikson and Sally Hurwitch, were adamant in preserving the natural beauty of
the raw land they started with. Only one tree was cut down in
the construction of the course, and only because city zoning required the
addition of six parking spaces. The placement of the
holes skirted all the remaining trees, incorporating some of them in the center of the greens. Additional 30 foot palms were rescued from other construction sites and replanted on the course. Hundreds of additional tropical plants, many of them flowering, completed the landscaping.
Families of iguanas living on the property prior to construction adapted quickly to the nooks and crannies of the rocks that form the waterfalls and ponds. Of course, it doesn't hurt that they are being fed fresh fruits and vegetables regularly to keep them from nibbling on the newly planted flora. Although not brave enough to be fed by hand, they sunbathe regularly on the rocks and allow fairly close inspection and photo opportunities.
At night there's a family of white owls that live in the water tower, and
astonish golfers as they circle the black skies from time to time, screeching
their cries. An occasional feather lands on the course, and other reminders as
well, that confirm the size and majesty of these
If you're not a big fan of mini golf, it's still worth stopping by to enjoy
the setting, the music and the wildlife. For those of you who are up to the
challenge of a well designed course, make a point of playing a round or two. It'\''s a great way to relax after a day of
sightseeing. After lunch mini golf allows you to justify the bananas flambe, since you'll be getting all that "exercise", anyway!
The course is within easy walking distance of the
For photos of the course, see the Cozumel Putting Course website at: http://annuit.com/spiffytek/oceania/minigolf"
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