Visitors enter a gleeful realm of recreation and friendly competition amid the indoor and outdoor attractions of Putt-Putt Golf & Games. The emerald corridors of 54 mini golf holes meander throughout the playscape, forming three 18-hole courses that gradually escalate in both difficulty and the territorial aggression of their native windmills. The thunderous clap of bat barrels smacking line-drives resonates from the baseball and softball cages, where mechanical hurlers sling baseballs at four different speeds and softballs at fast- and slow-pitch standards. More than 50 arcade and ticket-redemption games hungrily devour tokens in the game room, and guests can sate their appetites with pizza ($9 for a large), hot dogs ($1.50), and scoops of Blue Bunny ice cream ($2 for one scoop).
The noble squires at Sir Goony's Family Fun Center engineer amusement with a sprawling facility dedicated to outdoor recreation. Towering, inflatable slides draw guests' eyes upward at the splash zone, where voyagers shatter the sound barrier in a near-vertical 27-foot plunge or jump in an attached castle-themed bounce house. An enclave of absurd obstacles?including a professorial owl and an irate tree?await to disrupt putts at the Center's two 18-hole miniature-golf courses, which runs alongside scenic water features and other cheerful decor. At Sir Goony's 800-foot go-kart track, racers hug the tire-cushioned rails, weaving in and out of fellow drivers in single or tandem karts. Guests can soothe itchy trigger fingers and don their favorite pair of sequined protective goggles at the paintball course, which promotes fast-paced action with a relatively open field populated by inflatable obstacles that supply minimal cover. The concession stand features Hilton Head hand-dipped ice cream in flavors that can include Oreo, birthday cake, and blue cotton candy.
The phosphorescent indoor landscape at Monster Mini Golf immerses putters in an eerie universe that inverts the sun-soaked cheer of conventional courses. Rimmed in glowing green barriers, 18 holes lure swingers of all sizes to challenge their coordination and resolve in the face of winged monsters, scowling animated trees, a creepy clown, and their opponents' shockingly dazzling smiles. Sheltered from searing rain and howling wind, the indoor course enables play around hazards such as a spell well and luminous, ghostly windmill at any time of the year. An in-house radio station and DJ mask the sound of pounding hearts with lively beats and course commentary, and golfers looking for additional glory can win prizes by participating in regular contests or at the on-site arcade.
Putt-putters can bask in the soothing phosphorescent splendor of Glowgolf’s mini course as they navigate their illuminated golf ball through glowtopia. Courses contain sights such as light-defying blush corals, incandescent fishes, and lush foliage. Each pass is good for three 18-hole games, giving golfers ample opportunity to outmaneuver any vividly bright and very alive windmills that may appear. Equipment is available on the spot, so you won't risk bending your own putter when you chase after that pesky, good-for-nothing, hole-digging, ball-stealing, and most likely hallucinated gopher.
You never know who you might meet on the mini-golf course at Sir Goonys Family Fun Center?a bear pulling off a handstand, a jack-in-the-box, or even a T-Rex. That's because the indoor-outdoor park is full of surprises, especially since their renovation earlier in 2014. Perhaps their coolest addition was LAZER FURY 360, a unique laser-tag game played in vehicles across a darkened rink. Guests can stay on the move with Sir Goonys other attractions as well, including?bumper boats, bumper cars, and electric go-karts that replace the outdated models that run on the sonic waves and now emulate a real racing experience, complete with pit crew sounds. The remodeled arcade features some intense new games, including the two-player first-person shooter Aliens: Armageddon and four-player air hockey.
Perched on the Tennessee River's Nickajack Lake, Hales Bar Marina and Resort is a destination for docking boats and enjoying waterside diversions for all ages, from miniature golf for children to a floating bar for adults. With 200 deep water wet slips measuring up to 100 feet in length, revelers can arrive at the resort by both land and lake. Rental pontoons and ski boats are available by the half- or full-day, and nighttime accommodations include floating cabins, which allow for fishing right off the front porch, as well as cabins situated squarely on dry land, perfect for fishing for food deliveries.