Miniature golf courses are a great respite for all skill levels and all interest levels. Whether you’re an aspiring pro, former regular golfer or just looking for somewhere fun to take the kids over the long, hot summers, there are many fine miniature golf courses to be had in Los Angeles county. Consider these three Los Angeles area golf courses for your putt-puttering about this summer or anytime of year!
Putting Edge (6081 Center Drive Los Angeles, CA 90045. 310-348-9770) – If you’re looking for miniature golf for younger people, Putting Edge isn’t your granny’s miniature golf course. Perhaps more Los Angeles than anything else, Putting Edge is an “active entertainment experience” for players of all ages. While I can’t imagine mom and pop coming out to a place like Putting Edge on a Saturday afternoon (with the Putting Edge’s characteristic “glow in the dark surroundings and upbeat music”) Putting Edge fun centers certainly are a place to keep the whole family entertained. There are actually a number of Putting Edge facilities around the nation where folks can host birthday parties, play miniature golf, and so much more.
Arroyo Seco Golf Course (1055 Lohman Lane South Pasadena CA 91030. 323-255-1506) – Certainly a lot more traditional than a place like Putting Edge, Arroyo Seco Golf Course in South Pasadena is a full service golf course which has been teeing off for 50 years. Arroyo Seco has a full par 18 golf course, a lighted driving range, pro shop, restaurant, as well as a fully functional and separate miniature golf course. South Pasadena sort of deteriorated in the last 50 years around Arroyo Seco, but the neighborhood and its surroundings are on the rebound making Arroyo Seco the perfect spot for you to tee off at a great value.
Mountain Gate Country Club (12445 Mountain Gate Drive Los Angeles CA 90049. 310-476-6215.) One of the more ritzy miniature golf destinations in Los Angeles, the Mountain Gate Country Club is a members only kind of deal. However if you have an interest in golf course access, you’d like to play tennis on one of their 16 lighted tennis courts or you’d otherwise like to be a part of the social events and tournament play which comes through a place like this then Mountain Gate Country Club is the place for you. At Mountain Gate Country Club it’s called “Junior Golf,” but it seems to be the equivalent to what average folks would call miniature golf. In all seriousness though if you play often enough and you’d like to afford yourself of the striking Hollywood Hills vistas, then Mountain Gate Country Club may be the place to go.
Miniature golf can be a one-off event or a regimented training program and everything in between. Consider these three miniature golf courses the next time you’re putt-puttering about in Los Angeles.