Played on January 14, 2013
Sure, we’re oddballs. When planning a trip to Las Vegas we focused our efforts on playing as much mini-golf as possible but the other reason for going was to escape January in Minnesota. As we have eluded to in other reviews, winters can be brutal in our home state so we planned on visiting a place with warmer climates to take in some much needed warm weather. Sadly, our trip to Vegas coincided with unseasonable temperatures of 20-40 degrees fahrenheit. Putt park was the only outdoor course we played and chilly temps resulted in our rush to finish.
Rating: Par - Putt Park resides about 10 miles directly west of the Vegas strip away from the sights and sounds most tourists take in. The club house is in a strip mall with the course settled in the adjacent parking lot. The course came highly recommended by our internet mini-golf pal from across the pond, Richard Gottfried, and he set us on a scavenger hunt to find the momento he left for the course. You’ll see in the photos below that we found it.
We arrived just as someone had finished cleaning up the course and from the looks of it, this was a regular occurrence. The greens were near spotless. The hazards and exterior landscaping were in excellent shape. Real sand traps, rocks, brick and plants surrounded the exterior of the green.The course offered a decent challenge but lacked anything to put it above par for our tastes. It’s the only outdoor course we could find in Vegas and it clearly would have been more enjoyable with nicer weather. Hoping we can take it in again on our next trip to Sin City.