Miniature Golf for Two or Four at Novelty Golf & Games (Up to Half Off)

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In a Nutshell

10-foot-tall chickens, giant fiberglass shoes, and Frankenstein heads tower over two classic, 18-hole mini-golf courses

The Fine Print

Expires Oct 7th, 2013. Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Not valid on Holidays. Not valid with other offers. Only paying customers allowed on course. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Establishment is cash only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Mini-golf courses are covered with obstacles, not unlike the path to romance between a skateboarding hoodlum and a queen who died 500 years ago. Conquer all with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $9 for 18 holes of mini golf for two (up to an $18 value)
  • $18 for 18 holes of mini golf for four (up to a $36 value)

Rates fluctuate throughout the day and week.

Novelty Golf & Games

Several years ago, during a filming of WTTW's Wild Chicago, Novelty Golf & Games owner Craig's brother stood next to a 10-foot fiberglass chicken and lamented, “This is the world’s loneliest chicken.” Its match had recently been stolen, and every fiberglass fox in the city had a solid alibi.

Shortly after the taping, a viewer called in with a tip: he’d seen the missing hen roosting in a backyard, clearly visible from the window of the Brown Line train. Boarding the "L" himself, Craig confirmed the spotting, and soon enough, the Loneliest Chicken's counterpart was on its way back home in the bed of a pickup truck.

Thus reunited, the two chickens stand proudly today over the 36 mini-golf holes at Novelty Golf & Games, along with the full menagerie of bears, elephants, mermaids, circus seals, and dinosaurs that the course has accumulated over its 63 years. Some of the attractions are as old as the course itself, including a 15-foot fiberglass shoe hand-built over a chicken-wire frame. While the statues are often replicated, Craig and his business partner Cassandra continue to design new obstacles the only way they know how, often sharing margaritas as they sketch their designs on cocktail napkins. “We change things,” they say, “but not for the sake of change.”

The course, after all, has always been a place of innovation. In the 1960s, Craig's mother opened an onsite restaurant and promoted the rabbit statue on the 14th hole to head doorman, earning the eatery its perennial nickname, “Bunny Hutch.” Throughout the years, the family has also acquired popular games, including four pinball machines, Dance Dance Revolution, an authentic photo booth, and a 1950s metal-stamping machine. Though they welcome each new addition, they strive to maintain the course’s classic appeal, insisting that “you can’t improve on perfection.”

On the same token, you can't just sit idly by when perfection flies the coop.

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