South Florida Science Museum – West Palm Beach, FL

Played on December 30, 2016

Reviewed by the Pink Putter

After our little Orlando Christmas adventure, we drove about three hours south the visit my family in the West Palm Beach/Delray area. My mom had heard about a new mini golf course that opened at the local Science Museum, so we knew we had to check it out.


Par – This 18-hole Conservation themed mini golf course was designed by Jim Fazio and Gary Nicklaus. Located in the museum’s backyard, it blends in well with the surrounding landscape. Palm trees, natural grass, ponds, brooks and local plant life work together to create a small sized version of what feels like a real golf course. While very scenic, the game play is better catered toward practicing real golf putting. There are no novelties or games of chance. It was a pleasant outing and we got to check out the rest of the museum and aquarium, which had some fun exhibits.

Main museum entrance
Gift shop counter
Mom and I ready to play
Mr. Tee at Hole 3
Tree hugger
Course signage
A lovely little pond
View of the terrain
Kid climbing through a rocky brook
Pic of a pic
Course rendering
Classic photo op – Pink Putter
Classic photo op – Pink Putter’s Mom
Classic photo op – Mr. Tee

South Florida Science Museum website


Lush landscaping with natural elements
Ticket includes museum/aquarium admission


Average game play
Long waits with not a lot of space between holes

Nerdy Notes

  • 18 holes, no par
  • rubber-covered putters
  • no flags in holes
  • natural grass putting greens

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