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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 #12 of 60 Activities in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Golf Courses, Sports
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, Sports
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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Chicago, Illinois
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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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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19 reviews 19 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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Petaluma, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Nice little mini golf course. Clean and in the shade. A fun place to take kids or be a kid yourself!

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Eugene, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Have been going for the miniature golf as part of our Avalon visits since the '90s. Charming, a bit retro, but that is part of the fun. Prices have gone up a little since a major rehab three years ago, and some of the lush feeling of being "Avalon's Central Park" was lost when some trees and foliage had to... More 

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