Masters Mini Putt's outdoor course pits short games against 18 challenging holes in the style of a traditional miniature golf course. Families putt through well-maintained greens, each with a name alluding to its unique challenge and reputation during its former career as a miniature football stadium. Aim orb launches through an illuminated windmill's narrow tunnel, or navigate varying elevation down two turf steps to complete the drop-zone hole. A traditional swinging log waits above one of the greens, ready to start on a pendulum course to block dimpled orbs from reaching the hole just beyond. Masters' mini putt course winds around the shores of two large man-made ponds brimming with bull rushes, lily pads, and marine archaeology students. Victorious groups may retire to the snack shop, where the friendly staff doles out mounds of ice cream atop cones or cups.
Glowing monkeys scamper toward a neon waterfall, and a knight bearing a radiant yellow lance rides past a bright orange octopus emerging from the ocean. What appears to be a time-traveling session gone awry is really the evolving environment within Putting Edge’s indoor black-lit mini-golf course, which whisks players to deep seas, Aztec jungles, and medieval times. Since opening its original location in Canada, Putting Edge has now expanded to 16 North American locations, all of which invite guests onto its challenging 18-hole courses to seek victory over opponents and the forces that keep their teeth from not glowing as brightly as they could. Elsewhere, the facility houses private party rooms, concessions, and an arcade filled with gamer favorites such as air hockey.
At In Play Inc.'s weekly Kids Night Out, parents drop off kids ages 4–12 for four hours' worth of food and fun supervised by a staff of watchful grownups at an expansive indoor activity centre. Amateur earthlings flourish in the facility's gargantuan indoor playground, a multihued, multilevelled jungle gym equipped with a zip line, moving tunnels, a punching-bag forest, and beach-ball savannah. Younger children can play in a toddler area tucked away from the main flow of playground traffic, in which pretend toys such as a kitchenette and beauty salon are available for imaginative imaginations.