Where are you located?
We are located in Spanish Fort, Alabama in 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.
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.
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. 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.
Only ONE BALL can be "in play" at a time. That means a hole can only be played once the previous player has COMPLETED that hole, removed their ball, and left the playing area.
This avoids unnecessary congestion on the course and allows your game to go smoothly and fairly.
If the ball leaves the playing area, the player must place it back at the point where it left. NOT start over.
The holes should always be played in order 1-18.
When playing in groups the holes must always be played in the same order.
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. And a dozen 11-year-olds can complete the course in 15 minutes.
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 in advance to let us know when you plan on being here so that we can make any necessary staffing arrangements.
How do I book a special event or party?
You can call or come in to make arrangements. The Party Room area is currently closed.
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.