Miniature golf shrinks the vast Scottish sport down to more manageable size with tiny golf clubs, diminutive pencils, and motorized Barbie Jeeps. Play a miniscule game with today's Groupon: for $19, you get two all-day passes (up to a $15 value each) and two fountain drinks (a $2 value each) at Greatest Adventures Mini Golf in Branson (up to a $37.94 total value, including tax). All-day passes are good from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Customers should call ahead for availability if weather conditions are questionable.
Greatest Adventures Mini Golf, the site of the 2011 U.S. Open Mini Golf Tournament, sends putters across bridges and betwixt life-size attractions during 36 holes of themed mini golf. On one set of 18 holes, club swingers swat dimpled orbs through medieval set pieces, avoiding such obstacles as a dragon, castle, knights, and a waterfall cave guarded by the ghosts of caddies past. On the other 18 holes, putt-putters embark on an adventure odyssey, sending golf balls through jungle-themed attractions such as Egyptian artifacts and a gorilla. Gamers satiate thirst with two fountain drinks while toasting to successful ball retrievals from the course's ponds and the Gollums that protect them.
Though Greatest Adventures Mini Golf sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Greatest Adventures Miniature Golf
At Greatest Adventures Miniature Golf, an Egyptian sphinx, a towering dragon, and a waterfall cave present fun challenges for anyone from casual mini golfers to skilled putters competing in the US Pro Mini Golf Association, which has been hosted at the 36-hole facility. The USPMGA rated facility showcases two distinct 18-hole courses, both with their own themes and characters. Knights and a giant dragon roam the grounds of the medieval course, whereas a giant ape heckles players as they putt around Egyptian structures at the jungle course. In 2011, the USPMGA invited players to put their skills to the test at Greatest Adventures Miniature Golf for the US Open Championship. Though competition was fierce, the then-16-year-old Olivia Prokopova took home the win with her precise shots, determined swing, and ability to pick out the luckiest color golf ball.
Between games, guests can visit the onsite Scooter's Sports Grill, where they can nosh burgers, subs, and other grill fare while watching sports on four flat-screen TVs.