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Miniature Golf Stops Along Hwy 21
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Start off at either end of Hwy. 21 in Huron County and spend the day with the kids or grandkids exploring all three courses. Miniature golf is a great game for the whole family, with its level playing field for every age and ability! Just don’t forget that ice cream and mini-putt go together like summer and day trips!
Point Farms Market & Miniature Golf - This 18-hole course is centred around a windmill that was moved to the course from a local farm. And the agricultural theme doesn’t stop there - many of the holes have antique farming implements as obstacles to get the ball around to get to the hole, including a miniature barn on Hole 14. Hole # is considered the trickiest, two humps to try and negotiate without knocking the ball off the course. Kids love the hole with the swinging milk can and the whoosh of the “loop de loop” hole! All of this will cost only $6 per person, or $20 for the whole family. It’s a one-stop attraction where you can do a quick round of 18, grab ice cream with the grandkids, get all your camping supplies and pick up a takeout order at their famous fry truck. 82522 Bluewater Hwy., (Hwy. 21 North) Goderich.
Putts Mini Golf at Gold Coast Landscaping Inc. – Who better to purchase and re-open an idle mini putt than a full-service landscape design firm? A meandering river wanders through these 18 holes, with a stone waterfall and wooden bridge, showing off the design skills of the team. The pretty setting belies the challenge of the course. Many find the very first hole with its “bumps and grinds” the most difficult. Others enjoy the challenge of timing their putt to avoid the traditional swinging pole. Can you figure out the right trajectory to get through the tire on Hole 4? All of the holes are sponsored by local businesses, making this a real community favourite. Bring out the whole family for a relaxing afternoon (depending on how competitive your family is!) 75526 Bluewater Hwy., (Hwy. 21 South) Bayfield.
Grand Bend Mini Golf – Don’t be fooled by the name. The former Sam’s Playing Field and Mini Putt is under new ownership, but it is the same historic 18-hole miniature golf course. It features miniature replicas of buildings around Grand Bend, such as The Colonial Hotel, and buildings that are no longer there like the casino and the original lighthouse. Don’t miss the framed pictures dotted throughout the course of the original buildings for reference. For just $8 per person (tax included) you can try your hand at sinking a putt before the swinging caber knocks your ball off the course. At another hole, you will have to judge the correct speed and trajectory to get the ball up the ramp, through the building and over the rock garden. The lovely tree canopy over the course provides a shaded hour of fun – a cool break from the strip. 72 Main St., Grand Bend.