Looking for a fun and somewhat educational activity?! Getaway Golf on East Sunshine in Springfield Missouri https://www.getawaygolf.com/ may be what you’re looking for. Recently, I took my oldest son, Bruce and his girlfriend, Cheyenne out for a quick 18 holes of mini golf. We had a great time though I didn’t realize it would involve so much profanity on Bruce’s part. With the possibility of small children playing near us, even at that time of the evening, we shushed him pretty quickly. Unable to swear like the Army veteran he is, he had fun tossing his putter around when he couldn’t make par.
Open ‘til 10 p.m., Getaway Golf has two courses. The United States course is the easier option and The International is the more challenging. We stuck with the United States as it had been years since any of us had putted our way around any obstacle. I liked the option of going later in the evening as it is cooler. The course closes promptly at 10 p.m. so it would be a good idea to get there by 9 p.m. to begin play and have enough time to get your money’s worth. There were also fewer children to trip over or wait for.
The course is challenging enough to cause a lot of ribbing about needing more than 6 tries (6 is the limit to decrease the likelihood of holding up other players) for a few of the holes and they are interestingly displayed. The Statue of Liberty, Old Faithful, and the Golden Gate Bridge are just a few of the well thought out obstacles winding around the park. Cheyenne managed a hole in one, which was impressive as it took her close to six to sink most of the others.
Adults are $10.50 for one course and $18.50 for two. Children 12 and under are $8.50 for one course and $14.50 for two. Kids 2 and under are free and they may enjoy batting the ball around some. Knowing my 4 year old granddaughters, and how little they were likely to enjoy mini golf, we left them home with a sitter. They are both at the age where if they can’t get something right the first try they are more than likely to just give up and sit in a corner to sulk. Or dive into the water obstacles that dot the playing field.
Mini golf is one of those date nights that can give great insight into your current romantic partner’s reaction to challenge! If they sulk, swear or throw their putter at you, it may be time to rethink this particular relationship! Bruce and Cheyenne laughed at each other, me and most importantly, at themselves throughout the course. It was great fun and I will be back!
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