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“Top Notch Mini Golf Course”

Smuggler Cove Adventure Golf
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Owner description: An 18-hole Adventure style miniature golf course with a live educational alligator exhibit. Open 365 days a year. Explore 18-holes of mini golf while winding through a tropical setting with waterfalls, caves, and 25 real American Alligators! You can even purchase food to feed the alligators with an old style bamboo cane fishing pole!
Baytown, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Top Notch Mini Golf Course”
Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

We visited this mini golf course with our family of 9, varying in ages. This was one of the most well constructed courses I've been to. It was perfect for families of all skill levels. The course wasn't too tough, but it did have plenty of unique holes and wasn't too easy either.

The alligators were cool, but don't come just for this.

Great course!

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Bloomington, Indiana
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Lost our balls more than once!”
Reviewed July 22, 2014

My husband & I went putt-putt golfing across the street from our condo one night. The late June temps made it more of a challenge than I would have liked. The evening was so muggy & hot! Even the alligators weren't moving. We talked to other families as we waited our turn to golf each hole. My husband managed so many holes in one that I thought he had been taking lessons! We managed to make it through the entire course & back to our condo before the rain started! For once I can say we didn't have any trouble with bugs/mosquitoes/no-see-ums. The only real problem they can fix is that the shrubbery is so dense & sticking out on some holes you can't see where you are hitting & the golf balls end up in the bushes. We helped the family in front of us retrieve their lost golf balls more than once!

Visited June 2014
Thank PTSnyder
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Stamping Ground, Kentucky
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Cool mini golf”
Reviewed July 12, 2014

It's a little pricey -- around $50 for a family of 4 -- but they really put a lot of work and effort into the course. The kids really enjoyed feeding the baby alligators, too. If we should be so lucky as to visit Indian Shores again, I'm sure we'd pay another visit to Smuggler's Cove.

Visited July 2014
Thank Chad J
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Clarksburg, Maryland
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Fun Family Golf”
Reviewed July 11, 2014

We have played here for the past three years. The kids love it, its not very crowded when we go since we try to go early before the Florida humidity sets in. There are 10 of us in our group and we all compete for the "hole in one" but I will say feeding the alligators are the kids favorite.

Visited July 2014
Thank tsmith3601
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Toronto, Ontario
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Fun but really pricey”
Reviewed July 7, 2014

We did this with two kids on a sweltering afternoon. We're thankful for the shady spots but there weren't enough for the hot sun. Feeding the alligators is fun for an extra fee.

Cost us $60+ for the golf. We won a free round for getting a hole in one on a secret hole but it was only for one person. In the end we didn't use it as the cost was so much to begin with.

Visited July 2014
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