Miniature golf is one part sport, one part visual art, and one part magic. Many of us have fond memories of our favorite childhood putt-putt course, and our own children continue to find delight in knocking a golf ball through quirky, imaginative obstacles. Area courses offer families physical activity and relaxed time together for no more than the price of a movie.
Here are a few of our favorites. Also check with your local park district; some maintain their own miniature golf courses and charge reasonable rates.You might also like:
Golf your way through the circus at Rocky's Fun House Miniature Golf in Waukegan, just three miles from Six Flags Great America. Rocky's (2411 Grand Ave.) boasts a 16-foot moving Ferris wheel, Big Top, trapeze artists, elephants and a wacky mirror room. This indoor 18-hole, glow-in-the-dark course is part of an arcade complex. Golf every Wednesday for just $3 or earn a free game by making a hole-in-one.