Pirate's Cove Mini Golf in Duluth, Georgia
by Theo G.
My family and I went to Pirate's Cove Mini Golf (http://www.piratescove.net/), in Duluth, Georgia last summer. Mini Golf is one of our favorite activities, so we've been to quite a few parks.
It was honestly very fun, I'd say it was one of the top two or three we've been to. The environment was very true to their name. The main entrance is in the hull of a legitimate looking pirate ship, the end of the course is the top of the same ship.
The whole place is covered in pirate memorabilia, and it doesn't come off as cheap or thrown together. There is a large and complicated series of ponds, fountains, waterfalls and streams that cover the whole place and are part of some of the holes, providing both variety in obstacles and some pretty funny moments when someone's ball flies off the course.
The course also has plenty of foliage and tree coverage, even though we went in the middle of the summer, none of us felt uncomfortable nor were we excessively exhausted when we were done. As for the course itself, it starts off fairly easy as you might expect, with pars in the 2-3 range, but it slowly ramps up in difficulty to some 5's and 6's.
There is quite a variety of obstacles, valleys with streams in them, bank shots, multi-level courses with holes and pipes linking them, and various obstacles that utilize the pirate theme. There are a couple of holes in or on top of pirate ships and there are pirate themed items throughout the course.
The park was very clean and there didn't seem to be any delinquency or other non-family-friendly things. All-in-all it was a very good outing that we will probably repeat and that I would recommend to other families.