Played September 7, 2015
Reviewed by the Pink Putter
Goodrich Golf Dome is an indoor Driving Range and outdoor Mini Golf course located in the northwestern suburbs of Minneapolis/St. Paul. It was one of the few places left on our quickly shrinking list of mini golf courses to play in the Twin Cities area and so we decided to finally give it a visit on Labor Day 2015, the unofficial last day of summer.
Sandtrap – Based on its scale, game play and general layout, this course appears to have once had a heyday that has since disintegrated. Goodrich displayed intermittent efforts for improvement which were strongly outweighed by blatant neglect. Overgrown weeds, haphazard and broken obstacles and ripped turf are just a few of the negatives we experienced. Unfortunately, the course’s state of disrepair led to a below average mini golf experience.
Long holes with lots of putting areas
Neat hand-illustrated map at start of course
Dead and overgrown foliage made for unattractive landscaping
Haphazard and broken obstacles did not enhance game play
Wasp nest in one of the sandtraps
Worn turf, defunct waterfall, dead landscaping and broken scorecard stands
- Plastic flag poles in some of the holes
- 18 holes, no course par
- Two cups in many of the holes (possible kid’s hole?)
- Indoor driving range and Pro Shop on premise
- Rubber-covered putters