When you live in the north, you learn to enjoy the cold and the snow but sometimes (okay, lots of times) you want to do something with the kids that doesn’t involve a half hour of layering and looking for matching mittens. We decided to try the Nepean, Ontario location of Putting Edge Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf & Arcade.
If you or your kids are not a fan of black lights and glow in the dark, this is not the place for you. The entire building, not just the mini golf portion, is under black light. If you love the glow in the dark effect then you are in heaven.
When you walk in you are surrounded by a lot of arcade games complete with lots of noise before you make your way to the desk and sign up for the mini-putt. Keep in mind that to lessen the chance of arguments, make sure everyone has a different colored golf ball.
The effect of the glow in the dark design and décor are well done. It was nice to see that every edge of the course was well painted so that you can easily walk around without tripping. There was however enough light that you can see everyone in our group and especially enough light to fill out the score card.
The different holes were a lot of fun and worked well for all ages. There were plenty of obstacles but not enough to frustrate you. Many of the holes featured a small dial that you can spin to give you an additional challenge at that hole which was quite a lot of fun. A few of the options included: “Ball Envy” where you could switch your ball position with anyone else; “Crane Shot” where you would take your first putt standing on one leg; and “Bowling Putt” where you actually roll the ball with your hands.
For informational purposes only, it should be noted that this reviewer made a hole-in-one on the 17th hole while standing on one leg.
Mom, dad and the two kids were able to complete the course in about an hour and a half. The important thing to remember at any mini-putt is that you can’t rush through. Kids have to understand that they are to play then move on and that they may have to be patient when there is another group ahead of them.
The green fees were $10.50 for ages 13 and over while kids 12 years and under were $8.50 each.
They also offer a number of birthday packages that include mini putt, pizza and tokens to play the arcade games. They have a number of locations across the United States and Canada.
Our Recommendation: Yes!
For more information visit them at www.puttingedge.com .
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