Great Times Fun Park – Indianapolis, IN

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Played October 19, 2015

Reviewed by Mr. Tee

Our short and sweet visit to Indianapolis last Fall for a presentation on our work at the Indianapolis Museum of Art  meant an opportunity to dive into new courses. We played Otte Mini Golf  right after we landed and immediately followed that game with a round at Great Times. The sun was still out and it was a beautiful fall day. We like to have a good time, so how could we pass it up!

Rating:

Par – This is a solid green turf and red brick landscaped course. By no means is that a criticism. The course offered a good variety of challenges to reach the cup and we definitely didn’t get close to the course par. In fact, I didn’t tally up our scores until doing this review but needless to say, it wasn’t our best outing. The course seems like an ideal spot for holding tournaments and presented enough challenges to inspire repeated visits. The tiki theme was nice, but was used too sparingly for my own tastes. While we prefer the design aesthetic of the go-kart area (see the last photo below), this was a solid course.

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Color coordinated putter holders. Nice touch!
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Looking over all of the options
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Less interested in the rules than the colorful sign
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Two courses. Red or Blue?
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We went with the red course and the first hole was a doozy
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Let’s get to the putting
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Keeping track of the scores
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Beautiful fall mini golf weather
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Lucky number 7 offers a view of the highway
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Volcano hole and tiki hut
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Greens were in excellent shape
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The Pink Putter aiming to bounce towards the cup
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Love the colorful final hole although I thought it would be painted red to match the course color option
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Score on the last hole depends on which hole you get it into. A two seems way harder to get than a one.
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If you know us, this is totally our style but this was for the go-karts.

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Great Times Mini Golf

Pros:

Well maintained greens
Challenging play and game design
Rustic tiki theme

Cons:

Design not incorporated into play areas
No major “wow” factor

Nerdy Notes:

  • Two Courses: 18 holes each. Red Course –  Par 39, Blue Course – Par 40
  • Rubber covered putters.
  • Adults – $5.5 each – Child (4-12) – $4 each – Ages 3 & Under – FREE.  Other discounts available via passes.
  • Other attractions include go-karts, bumper boats, kiddie carts, soft play and an arcade

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