Mini Golf Review: Fiesta Falls Miniature Golf
After spending a couple of hours milling about in St. Augustine Beach (back in February when little andy and I flew down to
Southern South Georgia Florida) we grew restless and eventually found ourselves some mini-golf.
After a short drive down Beach Boulevard in our rented 2012 Mazda5 minivan we spied a sign proclaiming "Miniature Golf". Since the weather was nice (not too hot, not not at all rainy) we stopped and played a round at Fiesta Falls Miniature Golf.
- The greens were reasonably well kept and the flat parts were actually level. (+5)
- While there wasn't an abundance of shade, the foliage was nice (+5) as was the running stream and the large pool in which a pirate ship sat (+10).
- The course was built on a bit of hill, which means that as you play your view of the surroundings change. In fact, the course takes you through a pirate ship, a cave and a gazebo at the top of the hill (+20).
- Prices are a bit on the steep side ($8.49/adult). (-5)
- One of the water flows was stopped, which left behind some foul smelling sludge in its trough (-5). In fact, one of the holes would have had you putting behind a waterfall had that water attraction been running. Instead, you were putting behind a smelly, slimy sheet of Plexiglas. (-15)
What does this all mean? It means a net score of +15! Anything above zero indicates a course worth playing. So when you get bored with getting sunburned on the beach, stepping on dried-up jellyfish or fighting through the relentless salty turf, take the short drive down to Fiesta Falls and putt a few balls around.
P.S. Little Andy beat me by seven strokes on this course (+11 to +18).