Scientists agree that children are our future, which is why most children are sealed in time capsules with a flashlight and a stack of magazines. Give a child something he or she will really dig with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of play at mini golf, batting cages, driving ranges, and more at Mulligan's Island in Cranston.
Mulligan's Island's 64 acres entertain humans of all ages with mini golf, batting cages, a par 3 golf course, and more. Children and adults dressed like children can putt their way through either of the two 18-hole mini golf courses ($8 per round for children, $10 per round for adults), on which rivers, waterfalls, and a fireball-spouting volcano add distraction and intrigue.
Those keen to brush up on their adult-size golf game can practice short strokes at the 18-hole pitch-and-putt course ($10 per round), buy a bucket of balls ($7–$12), and send them skyward at the 11-acre, 60-stall driving range, or hack away on the 9-hole par 3 executive course ($14 per round on weekdays, $15 on weekends and holidays). A round of 16 pitches of variable speed ($2) at the 10-station batting cage challenges guests to transform their golf swings into a more horizontal motion.
- The novelty of this place hasn't worn off yet and their 2 18-hole mini golf courses, pitch n putt, par 3 course, driving range, etc are enough variety to keep everybody happy. – Jeff J., Yelp, 4/2/09
- the course is very big and fun. They have alot [sic] of other things to do other than golfing too. Have fun if you go, you won't be disappointed. – Amanda C., Insider Pages
Mulligan's Island Golf & Entertainment
At Mulligan's Island Golf & Entertainment, 60 covered hitting stalls look out onto 11 acres of target areas, a sprawling configuration that helped earn the facility a spot on Golf Range Magazine's 2011 list of top 100 ranges. Golfers can use the driving range's 20 heated stalls to practice during off-season months without worrying about cooler temperatures stiffening their swings, or they can invest in lessons that use digital teaching methods such as computerized swing analysis to lower handicaps. A USGA-rated course tests participants with nine holes of regulation-size golf, while an 8-hole pitch-and-putt short course and two mini-golf courses help golfers calibrate aspects of their short game. The practice mecca also tests swings at 10 batting cages that feed baseballs and softballs at adjustable speeds to suit both little leaguers and professionals fishing for compliments.