Miniature golfing, like reading Don Quixote, promotes enjoyment, provides a challenge, and fosters resentment toward windmills. Putt past obnoxious obstacles with today's Groupon: for $6, you get two games of mini golf (up to a $10 value) and two soft drinks (a $3 value) at Play Faire Park (up to a $13 total value).
Play Faire Park, which was established in 1947 and reigns as one of Texas's oldest mini-golf meccas, challenges putters with two colorful, castle-themed 18-hole courses. Golfers follow the green fairways through strung colored bulbs and festive flags, competing against the gravity-defying flipping of the loop-de-loop, the revolving menace of the stop wheel, and the distracting tap dance of competitive uncles. Strategizing swingers tap toward yellow-fenced bridges above deep-tunneled chasms, while geometric go-getters measure bounce tactics off of wooden walls and around ball-borrowing water traps. Thickets of lush trees and brush complement the illuminated medieval stone castles rising from the course, where ramps elevate wayward strokes through wooden barns.
This vintage, colorful family park also hosts live music festivals, tournaments, and parties, making it the perfect place to celebrate a birthday, graduation, or promotion from envelope-stuffer to origami master.
Play Faire Park
Since its establishment in 1947, Play Faire Park has invited putt-putters to navigate their way through a pair of 18-hole gauntlets filled with castle-themed obstacles. The emerald fairways on each technicolor course draw groups past medieval sights such as a gravity-defying loop-de-loop, a revolving stop wheel, and a cavalcade of festive flags. More treacherous hazards include water traps and tunnels, as well as the strategic screaming of competitive toddlers. The park hosts evening musical acts throughout the summer, as well as other fun-filled events that don't require a putter.
Cobb Park Area
2300 N 2nd St.
Abilene, Texas 79603Get Directions