Putt putt. Mini golf. A tiny good walk spoiled. No matter what you call it, it’s time to play.
Today – Sept. 21 – is Miniature Golf Day and, thanks to the unseasonably warm weather we've been having, there are many ways to celebrate, indoors and outdoors.
So choose your ball color and grab your putter. Aim for that hole in one.
Here are some of the area’s most creative mini golf options to celebrate the day.
2400 Sheridan Drive, Tonawanda
These outdoor 18-hold courses have different challenge levels and obstacles including tunnels, waterfalls and mountains. Try to spot the different animals incorporated into the course as you putt.
Bonus: If you want some indoors time, this location also has an arcade.
Broadway Driving Range & Miniature Golf
4367 Broadway, Depew
This rurally themed location touts antique tractors and farm equipment. The theme carries through to its outdoor, 18-hole mini golf course, full of ponds, streams, fountains and a waterfall.
Bonus: Let’s say the kids have even more energy. The Broadway location has a driving range with tees galore.
Just Fun FEC
6000 South Park Ave., Hamburg
Indoor mini golf with a fun twist – the course glows in the dark. These 18-holes are in a black light lit room and have different-levelled holes. Keep an eye out for funny animal golfers as you complete the course.
Bonus: There’s plenty of activities for the whole day. The location offers an arcade, bazooka ball, battle ball, bumper cars, aeroball (basketball on trampolines) and a “soft playground,” a dual-leveled source of safe fun.
Grand Island Fun Center
2660 Grand Island Blvd., Grand Island
*This location is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday. So those who want to try out this option can celebrate Miniature Golf Day a day late.
Celebrate the day and your local area at the same time. This outdoor course features Niagara Falls and Grand Island landmarks. Try to spot them as you complete the 18-hole course. Or try Wacky Golf, which features a spinner that alters the game as you know it in more than 50 ways. You may find yourself golfing backwards or with your eyes closed or with a human obstacle in your way.
Bonus: It’s got the local stand-bys with a few extra options, including lasertag, go-karts, an arcade, batting cages and a unique water battle experience.
763 Seneca St., Buffalo
A "nano-sized" golf course located next door to Larkin Square (and pictured at the top of this story). It's open daily through October, and the best part? Putters and balls are available for free.
Says Larkin Square: "Complete with vintage putters and custom score cards, the course is the newest fun, off-beat activity visitors can try out at Larkin Square."