Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Mini Golf Adventures: Gator Golf

Date of Visit: December 15, 2023

Location: Gator Golf, Orlando, FL

Gator Golf had caught Dad's attention as looking interesting when we had driven down International Drive earlier in the trip. It was interesting in that it did have gators to see along the course. There were some good variety to the hole layouts as well. When you go up the stairs about halfway though the course, it does feel odd that you are suddenly in a farm theme, though.

Final Scores

  • Kjersti - 55
  • Dad - 41

Tuesday, December 26, 2023

Mini Golf Adventures: Disney's Winter Summerland Miniature Golf - Summer Course

Date of Visit: December 13, 2023

Location: Disney's Winter Summerland Miniature Golf,  Lake Buena Vista, FL

Course: Summer Course

After playing the Winter Course, we did the Summer Course. This one has all the holes with a sand theme instead of snow. There are a few similar holes such as there being a sand castle instead of snow castle on this course and the end with a computer, although the Summer one seemed broken and did not give a message like the Winter one.

There were also some different features on this course to go with it's summer theming such as a hole with surfboards standing in the "sand." One of the funniest is with Santa asleep in the sand and you aim to hit your ball to go over him. Hole 17 with trains going around under the tree is also interesting, although the balls seemed to get really stuck up there if you did not manage to get it through between the trains.

Final Scores

  • Kjersti - 42
  • Dad - 41

Monday, December 25, 2023

Mini Golf Adventures: Disney's Winter Summerland Miniature Golf - Winter Course

Date of Visit: December 13, 2023

Location: Disney's Winter Summerland Miniature Golf,  Lake Buena Vista, FL

Course: Winter Course

We have played the courses at Disney's Winter Summerland at least once before, but that was before we started tracking the mini golf courses we have played. Since it was the holiday season, it seemed a good time to do this trip. We started with the Winter Course, which has a variety of snow themed holes.

Two of the most interesting for the theme are the ski moguls and ski slalom holes. There are also some fun holes with things that happen such as the cooler opening when your ball goes under it and trying to get under Santa's feet that move slightly up and down in a chimney. The end of the computer is also fun with it giving you a message from Santa.

Final Scores

  • Kjersti - 41
  • Dad - 42

Sunday, December 24, 2023

Mini Golf Adventures: Putting Edge Orlando

Date of Visit: December 10, 2023

Location: Putting Edge, Orlando, FL

Dad and I enjoyed the glow decor of the Putting Edge mini golf. There were various themes to the different holes as well as some very interesting layout challenges such as a volcano lava flow of different paths to try to go up and down for the hole. Being indoors is also a nice thing for Orlando when even on our December/January trips there are often years that have warm/humid days and, of course, rainy days.

Final Scores

  • Kjersti - 50
  • Dad - 47

Monday, October 16, 2023

Mini Golf Adventures: Red Dragon Cove Adventure Golf - The Pirates Plank


Date of Visit: October 11, 2023

Location: Red Dragon Cove Adventure Golf, Myrtle Beach, SC

Course: The Pirates Plank

After finishing the Marauder's Challenge course, we decided to also play their other course, Pirates Plank. I think this course was slightly more interesting, but overall they were both fun. The most unique hole was the one on the Junk Ship, which had you start facing away from the hole and there was a pipe to get it to go back behind you to the hole (or you could miss that and bounce it back towards the hole like happened for Dad).

Final Scores

  • Kjersti - 50
  • Dad - 51