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Address: 10 Island Plaza, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Phone Number: 18777788322
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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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Catalina Island Golf Gardens - Miniature Golf

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Fun afternoon outside.

Great way to spend a sunny afternoon with lots of laughs. Lots of families having fun hitting colorful golf balls around an imaginative course.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Virgangulo
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San Leandro, California
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San Leandro, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great way to spend a sunny afternoon with lots of laughs. Lots of families having fun hitting colorful golf balls around an imaginative course.

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Milwaukee WI
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Golf Gardens is one of the best things to do on Catalina Island. Many of these reviews have done a marvelous job of summarizing the experience and there's not a lot to add, but let me say this: I'm a miniature golf aficionado and I've never, ever come across a hole quite like Golf Garden's #7! It's a 1,790 inch... More 

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Thank Tom_TopCat
Santee, California
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170 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed it so much the first day we played again on our last day. I will say that at times the wait at the ticket booth can take a while because they book for tours at this same window as well. There are little cubby spots where you can leave some of your items while you play if you... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The experience starts at the ticket booth. The frist thing I noticed was how the staff was both patient and polite. In the evening hours the place gets swamped. With one staffer to help everyone pay and pick the right size club. All this is time consuming. While some tourist became agitated the women in the tiny booth remained pleasant... More 

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Thank BluewaterGypsy
Malibu, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Look no further. Don't look for bells, whistles, clown's mouths, Eiffel Towers, or fake anything. Just look for a high quality super challenging traditional mini-golf course and you will find what you are looking for. We've been coming here for years. From the first hole - which rewards a straight shot (though it does break slightly to the left) and... More 

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Thank Mike M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Had some time before our boat left so we decided to go mini golfing. Easy to find/get to and the staff was nice. Course is what you'd expect but we had such a good time! It is well maintained and the grounds made it very nice on a hot summer day - shade trees and benches. Always hard to find... More 

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Thank Ruth O
Tustin, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

It's a great deal for your kids to play and they can spend as much time as they want there, it's 18 holes and my kids spend about an hour there. It's not super crowded so very worth it.

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Hemet, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

It was fun for everyone! It was quite the challenge! There's a bit of fun information about the island at each hole that was interesting.

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Thank SereneEcho
California
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

Full disclosure: I hate putt-putt. My kids love it though, so Mom has to go along. My grown kids still love it, so on our trip to Catalina we had to go. Honestly, I think I had more fun than anyone. Golf Gardens is different from any other place I've been. The course is challenging in such a fun way!... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

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!!!😄🍻🍻🍻🍻

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