Miniature versions often present significant advantages—take the TV version of Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, the running time of which perfectly matches the average time between sour-gummy-worm cravings. Shrink your golf game down to size with today's Groupon: for $14, you get two 18-hole rounds of mini-golf (up to $10.99 value each) and two gator feedings ($2.99 value each) at Congo River Adventure Golf (up to a $28.87 combined value, including tax). Choose one of six locations:
Congo River Golf presents an exciting mini-golf safari in an African setting. The rowdy voyage covers shrunken fairways and greens littered with palm trees, rocky protrusions, wooden outposts, cascading waterfalls, zebra-striped airplanes, and more than 25 live alligators that can be fed or conversed with.
At Congo River, golf transcends its sportive origins and morphs into a full-scale adventure where frustration lies behind every clump of foliage. Bring the whole family to experience this sunny marriage of safari and golf, where smacking a colored globoid guides you through untamed African jungle.
- The course, the only one of its kind in Pasco County, is owned by the same group of investors connected to Congo River Golf in Clearwater, which opened in 1992. Like the Clearwater course, the one in Pasco features waterfalls and a black-and-white plane crashing into boulders. – Jodie Tillman, St. Petersburg Times
- Along the way, signposts refer to an imaginary Stanley and Livingston trek through territory barely encountered by civilized man, all done in a theme-park type tone. – Klint Lowry, Tampa Bay Online
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.