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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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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We had a Fun time,and teh complexity of the holes are interesting but they need attention attention. The surfaces wwere worn around teh tee - most of the mats were missing,; perhaps they are in teh process of being replaced?,

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California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Fun, "home-made" touches on the course, with a few challenging holes. When we played the tee-pads were missing, hopefully they will be replaced soon. A while ago the course changed owners and they have added native plants with descriptive plaques. Missing is the nicely shaded landscaping, but as the newer plants grow, the deep shade should return.

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Los Gatos, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is a real home-spun deal, with bricks and lots of real trees and bushes for shade. A fun course, no plastic dragons or volcanoes, and has lots of historic information about Catalina at each hole.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I have always been a fan of this little 18 hole mini golf course. I grew up going and I have taken my kids as well .A family favorite! But, our last trip, my husband and I took alone.(Romantic Weekend) We went on an evening date. Dinner and golf under the stars. It was fun because we laughed as we... More

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California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We always play mini golf whenever we visit Catalina. Its inexpensive and the course is so much fun! Allow an hour if you are planning your activities. Service is always friendly. Even gave my 6'4" son a longer club without us requesting!

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Santa Barbara, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

No trip to Avalon is complete without a visit to the Miniature Golf Course. Our favorite time to go is after a great dinner and before it gets too dark. Follow up with a trip to Lloyds candy shop for ice cream.

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Alta Loma, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This is no ordinary mini golf course. Every hole was challenging and unique. There was a lot of family competition going on during our game. I think this was the 2nd most challenging course I've played on, the 1st being the course in Keystone, SD, near Mount Rushmore.

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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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61 reviews 61 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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