Finding out about the Dinosaur Valley Mini Golf courses in Sudbury, Canada.
We recently heard about the Dinosaur Valley Mini Golf courses at Josephines Vegetables in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. The venue has SEVEN courses and 63-holes!
|There's a LOT of minigolf at Dinosaur Valley Mini Golf|
In 2010 we played a minigolf course in a Pub Beer Garden in Sudbury, Suffolk, England! Hopefully one day we'll get to visit Sudbury in Canada too.
Opened in 1997, Dinosaur Valley Mini Golf has been a member of the US ProMiniGolf Association since 2000. Next year the course will host the 21st Annual Dinosaur Valley Mini Golf USPMGA event.
|The gates/gaps in the obstacles remind me of the frame on the Labyrinth obstacle on the Eternit style of miniature golf courses|
We've seen quite a few dinosaur, Jurassic and dragon themed courses on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour travels, but none have looked like the unique layouts at Dinosaur Valley Mini Golf. The dinosaur skeletons give the course a museum-like feel.
|One of the steel dragons on the course|
The seven course layouts were designed by Josee and Marcel Rainville, who have operated Josephine's Vegetables on the property since 1982. The courses are dedicated to their son Steven and his friend Tyler, and all families who have been impacted by cancer.
The layouts were designed to be unpredictable and fun to offer something different each time a game is played. Josee tells me that it is possible to score a hole-in-one on each of the 63-holes - however, attempting the feat took FIVE YEARS of playing! I bet 'The Putter King' Allan Cox would like to take on that challenge.
|Can you name this Pokemon? The hole has only seen one hole in one since 1997!!!|
Interestingly five of the courses are what would be termed 'traditional' minigolf, in that you play the holes using a golf putter and ball. But two of the layouts are called Pool Putt and require you to use a pool cue! We always like to see variations of the game and have played Pit-Pat and Crazy Golf Pool on our travels. Emily also found some Snookergolf Billiards tables in Blankenberge, Belgium earlier this year.
|The Dinosaur Valley Adventure Golf scorecard|
The Dinosaur Valley Mini Golf courses re-open for another season of fun on the 1st of May 2018. Check out the Dinosaur Valley Mini Golf website and Facebook Page for more information.
- Dinosaur Valley Mini Golf website
- Dinosaur Valley Mini Golf & Josephine's Vegetables on Facebook
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All photos courtesy of Josee Rainville at Dinosaur Valley Mini Golf.