King Putt – Las Vegas, NV

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Played on January 14, 2013

Reviewed by the Pink Putter

About a half an hour drive from the Vegas strip and tucked away in a strip mall lies the first of two King Putt courses we played on our trip. After some terrible indoor, black lit mini golf experiences like those of Dragon’s Lair and Cosmic Golf, and the grandeur of KISS Monster Golf from the day before, I had low expectations going into this. When we got inside, there was just one other group playing and the little girl sounded like she was having a blast. This was a sure sign of fun to come.

Rating:

Birdie – This course pleasantly surprised me with its quality decor and fun variety of play. There was a coherent jungle theme that transitioned into an underwater world motif and then back out to the jungle. The walls were covered in black light paintings of animals amidst lush foliage that were tastefully done. Obstacles took the form of tigers, elephants, parrots, snakes, turtles and crocodiles, as well as classics like tunnels and loops. We even encountered a hole with moving floor boards that went up and down randomly, this was a first for us! There was also a windmill-like obstacle disguised as a spinning starfish, a curved ramp with a rotating bar and a pachinko-style final hole. Unfortunately, the weekend that we went to Vegas happened to be the coldest of the year so it was nice to play indoors. Most of the time it’s just the opposite;  you’d want to play indoors to escape the oppressive heat of the desert sun. We didn’t have to wait in any lines, another plus. On the down side, the background music was a pop/top-forty station. Overall, King Putt had a lot to offer, but wasn’t quite up to standards with KISS, therefore  it comes in at a strong birdie.

Ball and putter display.
Ball and putter display, plus arcade prizes.
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Parrot with course overview.
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Fun crocodile obstacle with turtle in background.
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Classic loop.
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Mr. Tee takes a photo op.
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Giant gorilla!

Pros:
Quality decor
Fun obstacles with many moving parts
Large variety of hole styles and play
Clean and well-maintained

Cons:
Bad background music.
Mostly flat terrain.

King Putt Website

Nerdy Notes:

  • 18 holes, Par 51
  • Cost: General- $8.50
    Students, Seniors (55+), Military- $7.00
    Children 3 and under: free with paid adult
    Re-play (play a 2nd round the same day!): $5.00
  • Chance for a free game on final hole
  • Glow-in-the-Dark rubber putter covers and balls
  • No flags in holes.
  • Small arcade

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