Mini golf’s popularity has naturally led to a host of miniaturized copycats, including toeball and nano-marbles, which is played inside a particle accelerator. Engage in the most timeless shrunken sport with today's Groupon: for $16, you get four 18-hole rounds of mini golf at Ghost Golf in Concord (up to a $32 value).
Ghost Golf's indoor haunted-graveyard-themed course snakes through skeletal guardians, spooky crypts, and immersive special effects for nine holes of paranormal putt-putt fun. Wrought-iron gates cast deceptive shadows across the emerald putting surfaces, enhancing the creepy ambiance conjured by black-lit tombstones, crumbling gothic architecture, and a nonstop flurry of Phil Mickelson commercials. Putters loop the nine-hole labyrinth twice for each of their four 18-hole rounds, and may choose to entice adventurous friends for a four-person round or play all four rounds with their favorite alter egos.
Ghost Golf offers different rates for adults and children six years and younger.
Legend has it that, one night, while Daryn Coleman was hard at work on the construction of his indoor mini-golf course, he watched a fan move across the floor all by itself. The irony of the event was not lost on an awe-stricken Daryn—the plan for his new course was to be centered on graveyard-inspired animatronics of his own design.
The hauntings didn't stop when Ghost Golf opened for business. Staff members continued to report supernatural incidents unrelated to the course's spooky decor. Finally, after catching some mysterious orbs on the security cameras, Daryn called in medium Maria Langana. Maria immediately discovered the presence of Everett, a self-described friendly spirit who expressed a fondness for amusement parks and admitted a special appreciation for the course's morbid special effects.
Everett purportedly continues to hang out around Ghost Golf—his favorite haunt seems to be the fifth hole. His supernatural presence only adds to the ambiance of a nine-hole, wheelchair-accessible course that meanders through a chilling array of urns, skeletons, and ghouls who take mischievous pleasure in blowing balls off track.