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 $5, you get 18 holes of miniature golf and a regular-sized soft drink (a $10 total value) at Golf N' Stuff on Tanque Verde Road.
Use your knowledge of geometry, spheroid kinetics, and the Dewey Decimal System to smack balls past princess castles, Victorian houses, marooned ships, windmills, and wood mills at either of Golf N' Stuff's two challenging courses ($8 for one game). Well-groomed landscapes and crazy obstacles color the teeny greens with adventures and excitement appropriate for kids, adults, and world-weary immortals alike. As you tally up scores after your round, quench thirst and belly-fires with a decidedly non-miniature fizzy phosphate of choice ($2.25 value).
The pleasures of miniaturized golf are many: blocking out distracting noises with pure focus, channeling your hatred of windmills into a fluid avenging putt, and the singular joy of landing a small ball into a gorilla's mouth without it attacking you. Mini golf improves concentration, patience, and technique with every stroke. An afternoon on the little links of Golf N' Stuff gives stressed nannies, hyperactive tots, and competitive colleagues a healthy alternative to family ice cream night, and a legal alternative to family fight club.
Six Insider Pagers give Golf N' Stuff four stars:
Golf N' Stuff
The sight of a medieval castle surrounded by tall cacti may seem anachronistic at first, but it's hard to question the image when one is trying to putt a mini golf ball into a grassy hole off the circulating paddles of a windmill. It's whimsical moments like this that make Golf N’ Stuff's name feel understated. Beyond the two lush 18-hole mini golf courses that draw year-round visitors, the entertainment center boasts go-karts, bumper boats, and more than 100 arcade games. Batting cages let both kids and adults perfect their swings. Visitors can refuel on hot dogs, Dippin' Dots ice cream, and soda at the snack bar.
6503 E Tanque Verde Rd.
Tucson, Arizona 85715Get Directions