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.
Before invading Hunter's Creek Golf Club, you may want to invest in a stronger navy; the course is loaded with water hazards. Designed by Lloyd Clifton, the 18-hole course unfurls rolling fairways through 13 ponds, most of which nestle in the shadows of windswept cattails. Timbers and sandtraps also pock the layout, which stretches to an imposing 7,268 yards from the tips. Golfers who can stripe the fairways and evade greenside traps still have a test awaiting, as vast greens make any two-putt a tricky proposition. Before rounds, golfers can munch on pub food anchored by local produce and seafood at The Creekside Grill, where panoramic windows give way to views of the course and the migratory patterns of caddies.
Volcano Island Miniature Golf’s 18 holes wind through an immersive landscape of volcanic crags and life-size dinosaur statues. A towering brachiosaurus welcomes visitors to the complex, its neck extending far above a canopy of palm trees that casts shadows on the course’s emerald corridors, tropical tiki huts, and camped-out dinosaur-rights activists. As golfers putt through the jungle, course-side plaques aim prehistoric factoids into their brains to fill holes in dinosaur trivia. A dazzling eruption spews from a volcano to celebrate holes in one on the final green, sending golfers and stranded hot air balloons on their way home.
Wedgefield Golf and Country Club in Orlando offers blissful golf courses with great greens and well-kept fairways.
For a well-crafted dish, be sure to visit the restaurant at this course.
Bring the whole clan to this course — kids and parents will love the ambience here.
For your viewing pleasure, Wedgefield Golf and Country Club also stocks TVs in the bar area.
Drink up because there's plenty where that came from!
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.