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Address: 10 Island Plaza, PO Box 212, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Phone Number: 310.510.1200
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Description: 18 hole course that has delighted visitors for 50 years! Internationally...
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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Best crazy golf ever

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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London
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

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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Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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San Clemente, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

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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33 reviews 33 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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 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
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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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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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