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“Mini golf with perks!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pirate's Cove Miniature Golf

Pirate's Cove Miniature Golf
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Mini golf with perks!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

We went after a long day of whalewatching, so we were tired and a bit cold. We drove out. Very short drive, ample parking space...do not trip on the uneven pavement!
We payed for only one round since we were tired, and took the regular course. Fun for all, but not impossible for my 5 year old. He even made a hole in one that earned us a token for a free game! When we finished the kids were re-energized and happy. So much that we went for a second time, on the Blackbeard challenge! Fun, more challenge for the older ones, still fun for the little one. We also earned a discount for the next time and another free game token by spinning a wheel that had to land in the number where we had made holes in one.
Facilities are nice, clean and well equipped. Personnel very pleasant.

Visited August 2013
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Painesville, Ohio
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“Upper tier of putt putt courses”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

I would put this in the top 25% of putt putt courses. Two 18 hole courses, with the scenic area throughout the course of pirates. Golf balls were slightly beat up, but I expected with this being a high volume tourist attraction. The putting greens were all well maintained, some brick edging needed to be resecured, but added to the difficulty of the course. I would stop again on another trip as a filler. At the end of playing they have a prize wheel if you got a hole in one. Also they had a deal running with nearby business for the rounds loser to receive a kids cone of ice cream. I wish our putt putt courses near me would take some decorative pride in their courses like this one. The elevation changes at this course, as viewable when pulling up, makes this course not handicap accessible. It would be difficult for them to make it handicap accessible and maintain the course difficulty.

Staff could do a better job of helping each other, but they appeared to be summer high school employees. Appeared one was handling golfers that were done, and the other was checking people in. If their are only people checking in, both should help to get the golfers on to the course, not just sit there and watch the other employee check in several groups in line.

Visited August 2013
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“fun!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013

This is a great mini golf course, we had a really nice time here, but it is a drive from bar harbor, not really something you can walk to. Staff and surroundings are really nice. The course is a little challenging, but lots of fun.

Visited August 2013
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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100 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Expect the usual from Pirate's Cove! Fun!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

Great mini golf, fun courses! Two courses, Blackbeard's challenge and the scenic course through waterfalls! Very scenic and fun and also really nice landscaping! Great mini golf and great courses!

Visited August 2013
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Burlington, Vermont
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35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“So much fun!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

We were hesitant to stop
because it always looks so crowded, but so glad we did. Although many people were playing we did not have to wait long at all. We won 4 free rounds while there. Two separate courses, one more challenging. Open until 10:30 pm. Fun music and great atmosphere.

Visited August 2013
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