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Golf Gardens Miniature Golf, Avalon

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Mini Golf Fun & Games
A long-established island institution, Golf Gardens Miniature Golf features 18 fun and challenging holes for all ages. Putt your way around loops, hills, tunnels, and more, all set in 0.4 hectares (1 acre) of landscaped gardens. Don't expect the sort of quirky decorations that characterize some other mini golf courses, but make sure to look out for the informative displays about Catalina Island situated at each hole. The course's clever design endears it to locals and has also earned it a number of awards and guidebook mentions. Before you head to Avalon, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Avalon holiday planner, to make sure you see all that Avalon has to offer, including Golf Gardens Miniature Golf.
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  • Hands down the best pure mini golf course I have ever been to. No windmills or hazard-like structures. This is a "shot-makers" course. If you can putt, you will get a good score and be challenged. New...  more »
  • Catalina is a beautiful place, and we saw lots of great sights while on the island. We had plenty of free hours while we were there, and we tried this great miniature golf course one morning before lu...  more »
  • This is a very interesting course with lots of beautiful gardening around it. The price is a little steep, but that's what you get with Catalina. Gets backed up when the cruise ship is in town, try to...  more »
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  • Really fun little stop. Plus you get a free game on your b-day!
  • Very fun course newly landscaped looks much better than it did in years past.
  • Great course with creative holes. Surfaces are fairly well kept and each hole has some fun facts about Catalina.
  • This is one of the best mini golf courses I've ever seen. It is really creative and well kept.
  • Decent selection of hole layouts. No electronic or water based diversions, but course has enough skill shots to keep it interesting. If anything, it's the lack of consistency that keeps it interesting, as you go from an easy 1-2 shot hole, to a 3 par extreme incline with a bonus trap at the top of the ramp. Might be a little hard on some holes for small children, but that's only maybe 1-2 holes.

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