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Golf Gardens Miniature Golf

Address: 10 Island Plaza, PO Box 212, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Phone Number: 310.510.1200
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Ranked #6 of 50 things to do in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Golf courses, Outdoor Activities
Owner description: 18 hole course that has delighted visitors for 50 years! Internationally known as one of the...
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Type: Golf courses, Outdoor Activities
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.
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San Clemente, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We have family vacations every year with my grandchildren and miniature golf is a must with ice cream afterwards! Good for all ages

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Los Angeles, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

My kids thought this was the BEST mini-golf course EVER. I have to agree. It's GREAT and well worth it. We will return.

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Chicago, Illinois
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

What a course! Choices on almost every hole and some really nice variations from hole to hole. The "maze" hole is superb. I was told by the cashier that the person who designed it (back in 1973, I believe) never did another one. A pity, indeed. By far the best course I've ever seen!

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California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I loved this mini-golf course. Like they say, it's a garden. The design was impressive and the holes clever. There is also interesting interpretive placards for Catalina at each hole. Great way to spend a little time, even without the kids!

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Dana Point, California, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

greatest of all time. this mini-golf course is undefeated. Seemed to be a little nicer than i remember in years past, and they have little tidbits about the island at every hole. Lotta fun

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

One of the most challenging mini golf courses we've tried. I was surprised how difficult some of the holes were. Definitely would try this course again.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The mini-golf was fun and challenging. There was lots of trees, so you are in the shade most of the course.

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Irvine, CA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Nothing fancy ... much like the miniature courses of 50+ years go. Relaxing! Hurry ... a new Von's Grocery store may replace it :-(

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newport beach, CA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

My boyfriend had so much fun when went at night we went again, since we had time before our boat, the next day. The course is actually challenging. During the day is definitely easier to see but the night just added another level. I have been coming here since I was 7 and play every time I come....never gets old.... More 

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Claremont, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I had not played miniature golf since my children were young. This course is very interesting and challenging. lots of fun. We played each of the 2 days in Avalon. I recommend it for any age person.

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