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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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My family agrees - the best mini golf course in the world!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Mike M
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Malibu, California
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Malibu, California
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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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Tustin, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
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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California
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
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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Canyon Lake, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

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

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Santa Monica, California
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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.

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Fresno, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 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 

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Chicago, Illinois
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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.

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