Friday, March 20, 2009

Miniature Golf in Taichung






Last Sunday was the official opening of Taichung's only miniature golf course. The owner and friend, Steve Brown, has done a great job in designing and constructing the course. The standard 18 holes has been reduced to 12 - Hey, that's 3 more than I figured anyone could fit inside the city - and the official name has correspondingly been shortened to Mini Golf.


It's located on Da Dun 7th Street, No. 493 (大墩七街493號) near the amphitheater (近圓滿戶外劇場). They have refreshments, a second floor practice range (real golf) and offer instruction for those not familiar with the concept - and believe me, there are plenty of those. Just like the hypermarts have attendants at the top of the escalators to "remind" the customers that they need to keep moving, I think Steve will need some golf marshals to remind them to walk on the paths and that the little flags have a number on them for a reason.


One round is $100 NT, but for now, Steve is handing out 2-for-1 business cards. He is also very willing to seriously discount groups. He didn't give me an exact number, but I get the feeling that even groups as small as 5 would be cut a deal. Steve wanted me to stress that if you do have a group wanting to play, call him first. He can arrange a better deal for you and ensure you will have time and space to play. Give it a try. I'll be going back this weekend with my niece and looking to improve on my first round score of 29 - which was Karl's score for the front 6.


Telephone: English (that would be Steve) : 0983-109-541

中文: 0937-296-520
Karl the Groundskeeper celebrates a 5.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is it just me or does Cynthia look taller?

: said...

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Anonymous said...

Is this mini golf course still there?

Alexandre Ducrocq said...

Mini-golf does not exists anymore....
but you can come to see us : http://www.minigolf.tw
Not far from where this one was, but indoor, air conditionned and blacklight :)