Like drive-in movies over the summer, mini golf could be the next old-fashioned delight to make a comeback during a socially distanced fall.
“It’s the ultimate test of ability to lightly tap a ball in rhythm to the spinning blades of a miniature windmill,” says Evan Watters, an amateur mini golf enthusiast who just so happens to be my fiancé. “Plus it’s the least possible amount of effort to play and still be considered a sport.”
While Watters did not appreciate me questioning his claim that mini golf is a sport (apparently, “it’s not up for debate”), he was still kind enough to share three courses in our area that are worth checking out:
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If you’re really into fall …
Moorland Road Golf Center in New Berlin (5900 S. Moorland Rd.) has a farm theme that will pair well with your PSL. The holes here are intricate, plus you get to challenge a wizard.
If you care as much about pictures as putts …
Swing Time Golf & Baseball is a picturesque course in Waukesha (1601 E. Main St.). The backdrop is an idyllic town made exciting with a pirate theme. Beware of hitting your ball in the water – a shark might eat it.
If you want to make par …
Gastrau’s Golf Center in Oak Creek (1300 E. Rawson Ave.) is the home of classic, straightforward mini golf. This is the place to go for a good clean game, no fluff.