Kirsten and I like to do fun little date-like activities about twice a month. We have a system where we alternate who plans the date, so it’s always a fun surprise to find out what we’ll be doing. This last weekend, Kirsten found a mini-golfing place that is apparently one of the highest-rated in America!
It’s called Perils of the Lost Jungle and it was by far the best mini-golf course either of us have ever been to. It had all the staples of mini-golf with multiple paths on the green, pipes to shoot into that lead to different areas, etc., but this place was more like an Indiana Jones Disney Land ride than a mini-golf course—each hole was it’s own set piece in a larger story of explorers in this cursed jungle.
They had multiple animatronic characters, mock radio reports of explorers going missing in the area, and all kinds of small touches that made for a really fun experience. One of the holes was a tomb where you shot the ball under the entrance, then you couldn’t proceed until you put your hand in this special altar, which was the key to opening the ancient tomb. There were animatronic animals that would come crawling out of the jungle as you walked by, or aquatic animals that would spray water on you as you were trying to line up your putt, or even a poacher’s hut that had a gorilla come out of the shadows to scare you. It was never just a regular hole and there was something special at every one.
Typically I think of mini-golf as something that’s just fun to do every once in awhile, but this place was such a cool find by Kirsten that I felt compelled to write about it. It definitely earns its standing as one of the best mini-golf courses in the country! Also, Kirsten won by 2 strokes, in case anyone’s wondering…