Played on September 20, 2014
Reviewed by the Pink Putter
The second stop on our day trip to Taylor’s Falls was the Adventure Falls, a mini golf course linked to a classic style Drive-In right in the heart of town. We had driven by this one on previous trips, but this is the first time we actually played it.
Par – Adventure Falls is a run of the mill course that delivers a full 18 holes accompanied by ponds, streams and a small-scale waterfall. The holes have minimal obstacles and the few we saw consisted of rocks and faux sand traps (tan carpet). The focus of the play was fairly straightforward and was given variety through small hills and bumps as well as some curved greens.
As soon as we started putting at Hole 1, we noticed that the turfed area felt soft and squishy, unlike anything we had walked on before. I peeled up the edge ever so slightly to reveal there was white styrofoam under the greens. This was odd, yet made for interesting play as the ball bounced lightly across the surface. Yet as we continued throughout the course, we quickly realized that half the holes had the styrofoam base while the rest were traditional concrete surfaces. This led us to believe that the course was originally just 9 holes and the front 9 were added in recent years.
This course is a fun day destination, but mostly because of the Drive-In that it’s next to. I wouldn’t go out of my way to play Adventure Falls.
Ponds, streams and waterfalls
Long putting areas
Delicious, retro style Drive-In on premise
Inconsistent greenways (some foam, some concrete)
Noticeable wear and tear on some of the holes
Lack of fun obstacles
- flags in holes
- rubber covered putters
- varied assortment of cups
- 18 holes, par 50
- faux sand traps
- $6.50 for adults, $5.50 for ages 12 and under