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Golf Gardens Miniature Golf

10 Island Plaza, PO Box 212, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
310.510.1200
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Ranked #5 of 16 attractions in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Golf Courses
Owner description: 18 hole course that has delighted visitors for 50 years! Internationally known as one of the world’s most challenging and beautiful miniature golf... more » Owner description: 18 hole course that has delighted visitors for 50 years! Internationally known as one of the world’s most challenging and beautiful miniature golf courses. No fancy electronics, just a good old fashioned challenging & fun layout. Great for the whole family. Landscaping was re-done a year ago featuring native and endemic plants from the Island. Open every day of the year, weather permitting. Open extended hours during summer months. « less
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San Diego, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

A fun family activity for kids and adults of all ages. I liked that the course it was somewhat challenging.

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San Clemente, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
14 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We play this course as a family every year. Its just the best place, tons of fun and love all the plantings. Our family has to play Mini Golf each visit!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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72 reviews 72 reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This miniature golf place in the heart of Avalon could really use some TLC. Still, kudos to whomever designed the course, as there are many clever and tricky holes I've never seen in any other mini golf joint around the country -- hence the rating.

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Who doesn't love a round of miniature golf?! Our teenagers had a blast here. It's conveniently located in downtown, reasonable price, easy to get in, and a lot of fun.

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Mission Viejo, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I like how challenging the course was. It was a little rough at the tee off, but the rest was perfect!

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Pasadena, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I have played this course every year for the past 10 years and this is the WORST conditions I have seen. Most holes have no "tee off squares" torn carpet, etc. I was so disappoint to see the course in such poor shape. Get on it Catalina, so many of us enjoy this challenging mini golf course.

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San Jose, CA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The "course" could be in a little better repair, but it's cleverly laid out. Watch out for all the little curbs. My friend Tom tripped and scraped his forearm and knee and yanked his thumb.

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Menifee, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We very much enjoyed our morning of miniature golf here. We golfed on Sunday morning and it wasn't very crowded at all. The holes were a lot of fun to play and they have interesting facts posted to read if you have to wait for a hole. The only disappointment was that restoration continues on the course and some holes... More

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San Diego, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Went mini golfing the evening of June 24th. There isnt much to do at night on the island & the nightly fly fishing tour was booked already. The course is fun & challenging, however it NEEDS maintanance. The lighting for playing mini golf in the evening is horrible. At one of the pars there was no light & we had... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We enjoyed the mini golf. It's worn and needs some attention, but it was something to do beside eat and drink all day! We'd go again.

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