GlowGolf's miniature course is tucked indoors, eschewing the sun's rays for psychedelic black lights and letting players putt through 18 luminescent holes rain or shine. Putter wielders send multicolored spheres down jet-black microfairways aglow with fluorescent green, orange, and pink bunkers that ricochet shots toward holes-in-one and give visiting time travelers flashbacks to the alien libraries of tomorrow. Each pass is valid for two consecutive rounds of golf, encouraging putters to spend the afternoon in colorful competition while scoping out the indoor environment ablaze with paintings of phosphorescent palm trees, bright blue ferns straight out of the Cretaceous period, and a living dinosaur named Roy.
With obstacles such as water wheels and undulating greens, miniature golf at Epic Entertainment is tricky enough. But, true to its name, the Mischief Mini-Golf spinner adds even more obstacles to the 19-hole course by daring players with challenges such as playing an entire hole on one leg. Such tasks don't hinder visitors to Epic's five batting cages, whose machines fling everything from baseballs at 60 mph to softball slow pitches. Slow and steady likewise rules the day at Epic's fog-flooded laser tag arena, where phaser-armed players patiently search for opponents within an outdoor maze.
Stalactites and stalagmites. A thundering waterfall. A treacherous mountain face. Given the primordial surroundings, one might think they’d been sent back to the continent of Pangea armed with only a putter. That's what Academy Miniature Golf’s creators were going for when they designed their twin 18-hole courses, pairing lush landscapes with obstacles that are as difficult to putt around as they are unable to accept bribes. Players are rewarded for skillful shots as opposed to sheer luck as they spelunk into the cave hole and slalom their golf balls down the steep mountain slope, all with a view of Pikes Peak in the distance.