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Golf Gardens Miniature Golf

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Address: 10 Island Plaza, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Phone Number: 310.510.1200
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18 hole course that has delighted visitors for 50 years...

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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Great fun

Well worth the visit. Well laid out , fun, interesting, tricky.............one of the highlights of a visit to Catalina. Not a bad idea to hop into the Locker-room and ask Bobby... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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79 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the visit. Well laid out , fun, interesting, tricky.............one of the highlights of a visit to Catalina. Not a bad idea to hop into the Locker-room and ask Bobby for a few pre golf shots before you play!! Adds to the fun!!!😄🍻🍻🍻🍻

Thank foileyer1
Canyon Lake, California
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57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must do whenever your on the island. We make sure we play a round at day and night. It's well maintained, the girls are friendly and we even enjoyed playing a round with a local cat. Lol she made it fun

Thank DCJadeP2R
Santa Monica, California
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Haven't played mini golf in YEARS. Such a fun activity on Catalina. While the course is a little older, it was challenging and we had a great time.

Thank Lisa Z
Fresno, California
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

For $18, my son and I had a great time both playing mini golf and also learning about Catalina. Each hole includes an informative sign describing the design of the hole and how it relates to Catalina. Several holes have multiple levels or a "best shot" feature. This is a great way to spend some time while waiting for a... More 

Thank randylee3
Chicago, Illinois
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33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This was a quick, fun way to spend a couple of hours with my teen. The course is well kept. The day we were there was pretty empty, so it was easy to move along.

Thank Sylvie S
Boise, Idaho
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Best miniture golf course I've tried. Not too much silly shots, but some that will challenge some of us less experienced golfers. Staff was very friendly and prompt.

Thank finesail
Gilbert, Arizona
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This miniature golf course is okay and the kids had fun with it. Like everything else in Catalina, it closes very early (6:30pm, I believe) so it is good for a middle of the day activity if you need to break up the day.

Thank JoanneDeVille
Denver, Colorado
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86 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This was a really fun putt putt! I was pleasantly surprised because from the outside you wouldn't expect it. It is a challenging course so you really do try on each hole. My husband and I enjoyed our hour laughing and feeling like we were on a little date night. Good Times!

Thank deelovnco
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This is an epic mini golf course. Really the best I've ever been on. Cleverly designed and pretty complex multi-level holes. Everyone was having an amazing time playing this.

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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

My son, age 17, and I had a great time. I was pleasantly surprised how fun the course was and I would recommend it. The play can get a little slow if you have a large group in front of you, like we did. But, we simply replayed several holes multiple times while waiting for the group in front of... More 

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