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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 17 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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Riverside, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We had a very fun time playing this beautiful 18 hole golf course. Most of it was shaded and it was not too crowded when we went so we were able to take our time with it. The cost is reasonable and it took us about an hour to finish. Tip: We got a 10% discount for this after going... More

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California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

It is just $9 for this course. At least half of it is shaded. Each hole gives a bit of Catalina history. It was a lot of fun. (If you go on your birthday you can play for free, but it closes at 5 pm.) (I posted this as the regular golf course review first--sorry about that.)

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Marina del Rey, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Love this place, fun put put, beautiful location. Also, random cats wander around, making it more Meowature Golf.

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Seal Beach, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This is a fun course for kids and adults alike. Also great a value as so many activities on the island can cost a bundle.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

It was more fun than I expected. It was a nice time away from all the buzz in the Island. It was relaxing. There are 16 holes and we finished in almost one hour.

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El Monte, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Funny little miniature golf course! I thought I would be bored quickly but found it was much tougher than it looked. I think this was the hardest miniature gold I have ever done...but a lot of fun!

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Los Angeles
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91 reviews 91 reviews
10 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

here's a nice way to start of your relaxing holiday vacation, a little miniature gold. Yeah, you can do this at home, but who has the time?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

We had an opportunity to get to play, it was so funny, not to mention that it took us 2hrs of going to the end, it was our first time, ok... and we were very well treated for the employee. Make us feel so good.

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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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
17 helpful votes 17 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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