Putter Falls – Arnold, MD

Played August 18, 2012

Reviewed by Mr. Tee

We finally took a day of rest after  an epic binge of play over the first part of our vacation. Our travels brought us to the Pink Putter’s family in Maryland and we decided to seek out the local options for mini-golf. Pink Putter’s uncle recommended Putter Falls mini-golf so we decided to investigate. Putter Falls is part of a “golf center” that included a driving range, golf shop, batting cages and a food truck. The Pink Putter’s sister and her sister’s boyfriend joined us and this is the first course we have reviewed where our group was larger than two.

Rating:

Par – In our interview with the Walker Art Center blog, we talked about not being fans of courses that try to mimic the “golf” experience. The design of this course was very much middle of the road. This doesn’t necessarily make it bad but it just ends up being a very average play. A safe comparison would be Action City in Eau Claire, WI. The course played well and was impeccably maintained. It wasn’t an overly easy course so I felt good about shooting under par for the course. Not much else to speak of and this is why I gave it a Par. Our group left satisfied after a solid round of mini-golf on a beautiful Summer day.

Colorful selection of balls
Pink Putter retrieving her ball with her putter
Sister of the Pink Putter teeing up
Mr. Tee, Pink Putter’s sister and her sister’s man friend
“By far the most fun hole” – Pink Putter
Trying to keep my blue ball out of the blue water
Final destination for our group

Pros:

Well maintained greens
Solid course design
Water hazards well used

Cons:

Lack of kitsch
Little creativity in hole placement
No nets for retrieval of ball from the water hazards

Putter Falls Website

Nerdy Notes:

  • 18 hole, Par 41
  • “Classic” bright blue water
  • $8 – Adult, $7 – Seniors, $6 – Juniors (12 & under), free – 3 & under, $6 – Replay
  • Excellent selection of ball colors
  • Blue flags in the holes
  • Last hole does not take your ball
  • Food truck at the course
  • Full color scorecard includes image of course layout
  • Rubber covered putter heads

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