What started as an exploration of the minigolf courses in the UK and around the world has exploded into all areas of the weird, wonderful and especially the unique. Sharing the great (and not so great) things we find, learn about and appreciate as we go!
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Crazy World of Minigolf Tour - Course Visit #175 - King Putt Indoor Mini Golf - North West Las Vegas
The first stop on our Tour of Las Vegas' minigolf courses was to the north west location of King Putt.
The Jungle King Putt at Mead and Tenaya is an 18-hole jungle-themed indoor blacklight minigolf course, the first full course of its type that we have played on the Crazy World of Minigolf Tour!
Having not really adjusted to 'Vegas-time' we had woken up very early on Thursday 10th June and decided to head out for some breakfast at The Cracked Egg in the north west and then head over to King Putt.
However, our taxi driver didn't know anything about the roads 'off the strip' so we had a lovely scenic trip. With us not knowing the exact opening times of the course either meant that when we arrived at 8am(!?) we had a four hour wait until opening time! This allowed us to have a pleasant four mile walk in the 90 degree heat to The Cracked Egg and back, and still have time for some shopping at the Whole Foods Market on the same strip mall at West Lake Mead Boulevard.
The course was great fun to play, and the blacklight effects were very interesting. The 18th hole (see videos below) was also great, as you played your shot up a ramp, into a hole, where the ball was moved up a tube, then over a small bridge and down a wall of pegs until it dropped into one of a number of different scoring slots!
Great course, nice friendly staff and a good location - well worth a visit.
The course visit was also the location for the first round of the first ever 'Las Vegas Minigolf Desert Classic' tournament that was to be played by me and Emily during out stay in Las Vegas.
The scores for round one:
Richard 'The Low Roller' Gottfried - 48(+12)
Emily 'Snake Eyes' Gottfried - 47(+11)
So Emily carried a one-shot lead into our next stop - at the Pike's Pass Miniature Golf course at the Circus Circus hotel's AdventureDome.
Videos from our visit.
Visit to King Putt Indoor Minigolf in Las Vegas - Intro 1 - 1 of 6
Visit to King Putt Indoor Minigolf in Las Vegas - Intro 2 - 2 of 6
Visit to King Putt Indoor Minigolf in Las Vegas - Intro 3 - 3 of 6
Visit to King Putt Indoor Minigolf in Las Vegas - hole 18 - 4 of 6
Visit to King Putt Indoor Minigolf in Las Vegas - hole 18 - 5 of 6
Visit to King Putt Indoor Minigolf in Las Vegas - post-match - 6 of 6
Posted by Richard Gottfried at Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Labels: Adventure Golf, Crazy Golf, Crazy World of Minigolf Tour, Golf, Indoor Golf, Las Vegas, Mini Golf, Minigolf, Nevada, Putting
I’m a Champion Miniature Golfer on a tour of the UK’s minigolf and crazy golf courses. Coeliac living a gluten free life. Train nerd. Retro gamer. Urban explorer.
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Lovely stuff. I wish there were some glow in the dark courses over here. Do they have curry in Las Vegas?
I'm sure you could get a curry somewhere over there.
Plenty of Gluten Free options for me :) I also had a great meal that had a 'natural chicken stock jus' with it at the Botero restaurant at the Wynn/Encore Casino.
On the Blacklight Minigolf scene, the third hole at Mannings Indoor Golf FX/Magical Golf in Felixstowe is Blacklit! There also used to be one or two others (Castleford was one I think).
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