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Address: 1400 N Belt Hwy, Saint Joseph, MO
Phone Number: (816) 232-2663

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What a bummer.

I grew up in St. Joe and visited Cool Crest all the time as a kid. I used to just love coming here to play mini golf. But, on our recent trip back, we went as a family to play and... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2014
LHoppins
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Windsor, Canada
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Olathe, Kansas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

What a shame. As a kid, my family and I loved this place and went often. I remember the older couple being friendly - loving all people. Unfortunately, current staff are rude and unwelcoming. My daughter, who is 4 and a half, discovered mini golf in Branson and wanted "to teach Grandpa how to play". St. Jo is about halfway... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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92 reviews 92 reviews
58 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I grew up in St. Joe and visited Cool Crest all the time as a kid. I used to just love coming here to play mini golf. But, on our recent trip back, we went as a family to play and were really surprised (and not in a good way) by all the changes they've made to Cool Crest. Sure,... More 

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Atchison, Kansas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This was a great place to go as a child, very welcoming kid friendly atmosphere. Now with a child of my own who loves to miniature golf it feels extremely unwelcoming and children seemed to be frowned upon. I understand not wanting children to run wild but your judged before you even walk in the gate especially if you have... More 

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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

If you are in St. Joe take the time to go and play some good old fashioned garden golf at Cool Crest. This family owned business and brought joy to me and my family for years! They always seems to be updating the place with a new statue or two which are so visually pleasing, but to play a round... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

Cool Crest does not let young children play on their course, even with proper adult supervision! The management follows golfers, making sure everyone is following their rules, which makes people feel uncomfortable.

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Maryville, Missouri
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We decided on a whim to take our two girls mini golfing. They were SUPER excited. Get there and they wouldn't let our youngest play. She would turn 5 in 4 days! The older lady said they couldn't let us play because she wasn't 5 yet. We were so mad and kids were crying because they couldn't end up playing.... More 

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Maryville, Missouri
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We have this annual tradition that when Red Lobster does the once a year "All you can eat shrimp" fest we head to st. joseph for dinner then some mini golf. The lady behind the counter was instantly rude to us because we had different ppl trying to pay with different methods, some cash,some debit cards etc. We had 6... More 

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Clearfield, Iowa
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

My wife of 11 years and I made a tradition of traveling 1.5 hours to St Joseph to golf at Cool Crest, eat out and shop on Memorial Day each year. In recent years, we had been going more often, up to three times a year. When my son was 1, we went there and he had a great time.... More 

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Saint Joseph
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Cool Crest Garden Golf is a great escape from modern day entertainment venues. Well groomed flower beds, relaxing music, whimiscal statues, fountains and waterfalls help you to forget the busyness of life. Three challenging and fun 18 hole courses await your arrival. Electronic features on each course create an enchanting game of minature golf. Take a trip down memory lane... More 

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Savannah
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

no matter how many times I play it is always a challange But it is always fun has 3 courses so has fun for every one back 18 is thehardest of the 3 courses but all are great

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