Much like a trip to Holland, an afternoon of mini golf is an easy way to find out if you're afraid of windmills. Discover more about yourself via putting with today's Groupon: for $10, you get two adult passes at Congo River Adventure Golf in North Port Richey.
During each round at Congo River's 18-hole mini golf course, putters navigate their orbed charges across an emerald labyrinth of undulating turf and safari-themed obstacles. From its prominent perch on the course's formation of central crags, the faux-wreckage of a zebra-striped plane signals a day of rugged, putter-wielding fun, where the civilized sinking of testy putts coexists with the visceral carnage of live alligator feedings. Though the course itself spares players any threat of an encounter with predacious reptiles, it launches a multisensory assault with misting waterfalls, darkened caverns, and the whispered insults of snarky palm trees.
Amid a plethora of peripheral distractions, golfletes putt through the circuit of treacherously sloped corridors, which features intricate turns, perplexing hole locations, and a panoply of landscape impediments. Traverse the topsy-turvy tapestry with the help and mutual encouragement of a significant other or invite an old grandfather clock for a day of rapidly escalating one-upmanship to determine pendulum prowess.
Congo River Golf
During a round of golf in this region, it’s not uncommon for players to see the occasional alligator sunning itself on the banks of a fairway pond. The same, however, cannot be said for miniature-golf courses, unless you’re playing at Congo River Golf, where the civilized sinking of putts coexists with the visceral carnage of live-alligator feedings. More than 25 alligators wait for patrons to feed them morsels of gator food in an exhibit beside the course. Though the course offers no chance for an encounter with the ancient, scaly species, it enchants players with waterfalls, safari-themed artifacts, and towering rock faces. In addition, Congo River Golf encompasses an indoor arcade and a gemstone-mining station, where guests dig through dirt for fossils, arrowheads, and Neanderthal’s kindergarten time capsules.
New Port Richey
10555 US 19
New Port Richey, Florida 34668