Where are you located?
We are located just off I-10 Exit 38 in Spanish Fort, Alabama inside suite 230 of the Eastern Shore Centre
across from Great American Cookies/Marble Slab Creamery.
For Hours of Operation, see the home page.
Do you serve food or drinks?
No. At this time we do not serve any food or drinks.
Food or drink of any kind is prohibited inside the course. That includes bottled water.
Do you have an age limit?
We have no age limits. Very young children can still enjoy the experience even if they can't play and children 3 and under are free with the purchase of at least one General Admission. Children 3 and under must use the plastic putters provided. They will not be allowed to use a standard putter.
Children 12 and under MUST be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.
Tortuga Adventure Golf is a fun place, but it is not a playground.
PLEASE NOTE: Children MUST remain alongside their parent/guardian, at all times! Running/jumping around, replaying holes repeatedly, disrupting other players, etc. is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.
What are the rules?
As far as the game itself goes, the general idea is to get the ball in the hole in as few strokes as possible. There is a firm limit of six (6) strokes (putts) per player per hole regardless of age. If a player fails to get their ball in the hole in six strokes, they must pick up their ball and move on to the next hole. Please allow groups faster than your own to play through. (let them go ahead of you.)
Only ONE BALL can be "in play" at a time. A hole may only be played once the previous player has COMPLETED that hole, removed their ball, and left the playing area.
That means players do not take turns putting on a hole. This avoids unnecessary congestion on the course and allows your game to go smoothly and fairly.
PLEASE NOTE Putters and balls are provided by us. In order to prevent accidental damage to your property and ours, players may not bring their own equipment.
If the ball leaves the playing area, the player must place it back at the point where it left. NOT start over.
The holes are always played in order 1-18.
There are a few rules of conduct we require all visitors to our facility to abide by. Click here for the Ground Rules.
You can read the official rule book of the United States Professional Mini Golf Association (yes, that exists.) Here.
How long does it take to play?
The length of play depends on the skill of each player, the size of the party, and the joviality of the group. A rule of thumb is that a good player can average less than a minute a hole. A bad player can take up to 2 minutes per hole. Since we have 18 holes it takes about 15 to 30 minutes per player.
A couple can play a leisurely game in about 45 minutes. A group of 4 is about an hour. Younger kids tend to play rather quickly.
Please allow groups faster than your own to play through. (let them go ahead of you.)
Do I need to make a reservation?
No. Admission to the course is sold on a first-come-first-served basis.
However, if you are with a large group (more than 20 people) we do ask that you call at least 24 hrs. in advance and leave a message to let us know when you plan on being here so that we can make any necessary staffing arrangements.
Can I book a special event or party?
You can call or come in to make arrangements for church groups, schools, civic organizations, businesses, etc.
We currently do not offer birthday party packages of any sort. However, you are quite welcome to celebrate your special day with us! Just come on in with no reservation needed! We do ask that if you have more than 20 people in your group, you call ahead to let us know when you plan on being here so that we can make any necessary staffing arrangements.
We do not have a party room or venue.
We cannot hold items behind the counter or in the lobby.
NO food or drink is allowed inside the building.
Do you offer military or senior discounts?
Absolutely! Active or retired military personnel, active police, fire, or EMT personnel with ID, and individuals over the age of 55 are eligible for a $1.00 off discount per General Admission purchased. (Discounts are not applicable to kids admission.)
Follow us on Facebook for updates on special price sales, etc.
Is the course wheelchair/stroller accessible?
Our facility is ADA compliant in that the building, exits, and restrooms are wheelchair accessible. However, only around 9 of the 18 holes are easily playable by someone in a wheelchair.
Standard-size strollers are usually not a problem at all.
Are you hiring?
Check out our Employment Page for details.
Are there any loud noises, flashing lights, etc.?
Each room has different thematic background sound effects that relate to the scenery in that room. This includes but is not limited to harbour sounds, swords clashing, cannon fire, whales/undersea sounds, birdsong, a dripping cave, the occasional pirate voices, etc. There are no sudden loud bursts of sound.
As for lights, the entire course is lit with over 175 blacklight fluorescent tubes on the ceiling. There are two CGI effects screens displaying thematic effects. We occasionally have projections on the walls. There are gently swirling "water effect" lights in the "Under Water" section of the course. In the unlikely event of a power failure, emergency lights will guide you to the front lobby/exit.
All this being said, persons with light or sound sensitivity should proceed with caution and use their own best judgement. If upon entering, you feel you will be unable to complete the course, simply see the front desk attendant for assistance.
We are happy to make special group appointments for silent games for sound/light-sensitive persons in either blacklight (dark with fluorescent glow effect), white light (standard fluorescent), or both (slight glow effect with mostly white light). Call for details.