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“Fun, local putt-putting at a good price”

Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf
Ranked #1 of 18 Fun & Games in Bradenton
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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
Brookville, Ohio
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32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Fun, local putt-putting at a good price”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

I used the local Entertainment book and received Buy 1 round get 1 round free. Also, the 2nd round is only $1.99 and can be used at any time before 10 pm the same day the first round is purchased. The location has baby alligators for kids to feed and is family friendly. Fun course, 18 holes, nothing overly difficult, and is next door to Sarasota Jungle Gardens.

Visited March 2013
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Bradenton, Florida
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59 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Always Clean and nicely maintained”
Reviewed January 31, 2013

We visit the Bradenton locations fairly often. The people are nice. The prices are fair and the facility is clean. It is a nice way to pass an afternoon. Especially in the winter. One of the locations has (or at least had) an albino alligator on display.

Visited January 2013
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North
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29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“You need to play twice to make it pay”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

Nice 'course'---clean and well laid out. Well maintained. Pricey (I guess that is why it looks good). It was $25 for myself and a three year old---the only 'up' is that you can play a second round for $2 which is a must since it is fun and costs lots. Been there lots.

Visited January 2013
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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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118 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Not cheap, but awesome mini golf.”
Reviewed November 26, 2012

I agree with some of the previous reviews, this place is really expensive for mini golf. Cost $21 for two people to play one round of golf. I guess they have to pay for the alligators somehow.

You can feed the live baby alligators for an additional three dollars.

The course if very well maintained, the holes are not that challenging, but great for kids. They way that the course is set up makes it work well for the small space it is in. There are no interactive holes here.

Visited November 2012
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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89 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“UNIQUE BUT COSTLY MINI GOLF WITH ALIGATORS”
Reviewed November 25, 2012

This is a typical but fun mini golf course. Very expensive even for tourist areas. They offer online discounts or coupons, but who carries a printer with them on vacation? The course was in great shape. The unique twist is the baby alligators up to 4 foot long that live in a pond right outside the office. They offer an optional feeding the alligators experience. Basically a few pieces of dog food cliped to the end of a string with a paperclip and tied to a wood pole. You dangle it over the fence in front of the gators and they grab it and roll. The experience is nice in that you get to feel the power even these little guys have. The pond is large and seems to be sufficient for the beasies. On the other hand, they have a rare albino aligator too. He is not promoted at all, but when we saw him, my heart broke. I am not an animal rights activist by any means, but this poor gator was in a glass cage so small it could not straighten out. Such a shame for such a rare creature.

Visited November 2012
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