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Best Miniature Golf Courses in St. Louis

May 4, 2012 6:00 AM

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Miniature golf has been a staple of St Louis family fun since 1955’s Holiday Hill amusement park. The best miniature golf courses in St. Louis still sit in family fun centers. These modern mini golf courses are kid friendly, yet still challenging enough to provide an exciting game for the whole family.

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Arizona Action Park
11801 Tesson Ferry Rd.
St Louis, MO 63128-1447
(314) 843-9200
www.concordlanes.com

Prices: $5 12 years old and younger/$6.25 13 years old and older
Hours: Sun to Thurs – 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Fri and Sat – 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Arizona Action Park’s family friendly, 18-hole course draws in crowds with offerings for every age and a fun-filled course featuring a kid-sized waterfall cave. Exciting painted Native Americans and animal statues, including an open-mouthed snake hole, keep kids engaged while they wait their turn. Arizona Action Park boasts 32 lanes of bowling, three sand volleyball courts, nine batting cages and event planning for any occasion. The facility can accommodate up to 72 golfers.

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Tower Tee Par-3 Golf Complex
6727 Heege Rd
St Louis, MO 63123-2647
(314) 481-5818
www.towertee.com

Prices: $5 regular rate adult and child/$16 family rate for four people/$3 each additional child
Hours: Sun to Thurs – 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Fri and Sat – 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Tower Tee miniature golf, opened in the mid 1960s, is one of St. Louis’ oldest courses. The miniature course features original designs celebrating the history of St Louis. The first hole is Route 66 — St. Louis was the third major city on the historic route. Additional holes replicate Lindberg’s flight from St. Louis to Paris, Union Station, Phil the Gorilla and Bevo Mill. Tower Tee awards a coupon for either a free round of miniature golf or a Ted Drewes concrete to players who hit the bull’s-eye on the 18th hole.

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Tee Time
4631 Lemay Ferry Rd
St Louis, MO 63129-1615
(314) 487-7777
www.teetimefun.com

Prices: visit website for 2012 rates
Hours: after Memorial Day Sun to Thurs – 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Fri and Sat – 10 a.m. to 12 a.m.

The newly remodeled Tee Time miniature golf course features 18 holes with real sand traps and water hazards, miniaturizing the fun of a real golf course. This more challenging course includes animal sculptures and a three-level putting hole that cascades through each level. It offers four-hour passes, birthday specials and rain checks for bad weather. Tee Time is popular for summer date nights and family fun days with bumper cars and boats, a soft play area for the little ones, and a 3-D maze.

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Gateway Fun Park
Two St Louis locations:8 Gateway Dr
Collinsville, IL 62234
(618) 345-7116
www.gatewayfun.com

Prices: $6.50 adults/$4 kids ages 4 to 8/free kids 3 and younger
Hours: Sun to Thurs – 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Fri and Sat – 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
After May 1st, closes one hour later each day.

Gateway Fun Park miniature golf, open since 2000, has two 18-hole courses. Each miniature golf course features old-fashioned houses, a saloon and a sawmill. Gateway miniature golf simulates actual golf courses yet is easy enough for kids to enjoy. Parents and grandparents will appreciate the flat course and the abundance of beautiful spots to sit and enjoy the fun. Kids will love the arcade, bumper cars and roller coaster simulator.

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Swing-A-Round Family Fun Center
3541 Veterans Memorial Pkwy.
St. Charles, MO 63303
(636) 947-4487

335 Skinker Ln.
Fenton, MO 63026
(636) 349-7077.
swing-a-round.com

Prices: $5.75 adult and child for nine holes/$6.50 for 18 holes/$7.25 for 27 holes (available at the Fenton location)
Hours: Sun to Thurs – 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Fri and Sat – 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Swing-A-Round family fun centers provide excellent customer service and well-maintained grounds. Both St. Louis locations offer miniature golf. St. Charles features an 18-hole course with a tree house, castle and windmill. The Fenton location features three nine-hole courses with an old-school design complete with water wheels, fountains, a castle and lighthouse. The miniature golf courses are quaint, but these facilities also offer go karts, bumper boats, batting cages and an arcade to keep the whole family engaged.

Pennee Struckman is an accounting professional in St Louis, MO. She currently writes for Examiner.com on topics related to parenting teenagers and living well on a budget in St. Louis. She is also a professional financial management writer with articles and white papers published by a well-known information firm. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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