Played on February 8, 2015
Reviewed by Mr. Tee
This winter found the Pink Putter down south on an artist residency at Hub-Bub. Our plans to spend time together in South Carolina around Valentine’s Day shifted to Florida after the sudden passing of a member of her family. The trip did not come under the best circumstances but we found time to celebrate life with family and through a respite trip to the beach. As usual, we sought out the local mini golf options and found this little gem. Despite getting turned around by our “smart” phones, we eventually landed at this oceanside recreation space.
Birdie – Sharks, surf boards, boats and bright blue water seem like an obvious choice for a mini golf business just off the Florida coast. We’re suckers for fiberglass and/or plaster animals, especially pelicans. I waffled on it but eventually landed on giving this a “Birdie” rating versus our top tier, “Hole-in-One“. The course was definitely a cut above your average course with lots of interactive features but the actual play itself was fairly generic. It reminded me of Professor Hacker’s in Lancaster. Looking back at the photos it was clear we had tons of fun but there wasn’t more than 5-6 out of 36 holes that registered in my memory after reviewing pictures. It’s impeccably maintained with pristine greens and landscaping that makes for consistent play. We had a blast and would play here again but Lighthouse Cove fell just short of being in the conversation with our favorite courses around.