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“Very disappointing ”

Smuggler Cove Adventure Golf
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Owner description: An 18-hole Adventure style miniature golf course with a live educational alligator exhibit. Open 365 days a year. Explore 18-holes of mini golf while winding through a tropical setting with waterfalls, caves, and 25 real American Alligators! You can even purchase food to feed the alligators with an old style bamboo cane fishing pole!
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

We were very disappointed with this place after visiting their other locations and loving it. It wasn’t as well kept and they closed one of their holes to trim bushes, which meant you only got 17 holes which we weren’t told about before we started. The staff weren’t as friendly and I would even say rude as they ignored us when we were leaving. The female was more interested in chatting to a delivery driver and snatched our clubs from us without even looking at us. I won’t be back!

Thank Aissum
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Smugglers C, General Manager at Smuggler Cove Adventure Golf, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

We apologize that your visit did not meet your expectations. That day it didn't meet our expectations as well... The large shrub trimmed was one of our final cleanup projects from Hurricane Irma. The shrub was damaged so badly that it was falling onto the green. Since the shrub was a giant thorny bouganvilla shrub, it took over 6 hours to cut down and move off that green! Again we apologize for the inconvenience. Please, consider visiting again.

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"second round"
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"mini golf course"
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"feed the alligators"
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"live alligators"
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"free game"
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"a lot of fun"
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"crazy golf"
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"rain check"
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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely thing to do in the evening when it's not so hot or when you're not swimming or on the beach.

They give you the option of feeding the alligators (via a fishing rod) for a small fee which our kids enjoyed but my kids love animals of any kind!

Thank Sharon S
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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

We went here in the afternoon to play some mini-golf with our 18-month old son. The staff here is wonderful!

The holes are a lot of fun. It was definitely cool to watch the alligators in their area. Due to the heat, we left after only 9 holes, but were offered a rain check to finish the last 9.

I had been to this location MANY years ago with my parents and brother and sister, so was excited to bring my husband and son.

It's still great!

2  Thank Merry G
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Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Mini golfing was on the back burner for our Florida vacation but my wife said it was around 1.99 per round. Misinformed. Late Wed evening we decided to check it out. Two adults and two kids with alligator feeding cost about 65 bucks. Pace was slow, but overall we had fun. The second round is 1.99. Alligator feeding was neat, checked off the bucket list!

Thank Ryan T
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

We had a fun time! Pro's:

– Fun theme and attractive design
– Tips on each hole
– Clean and well kept
– Not too difficult, we could keep on par!
– Good flow, no back-ups behind other visitors
– Minimal places for kids to get into water or wander off the path

Things to know:

– LOTS of steps to climb. If you have to bring a stroller or have difficulty climbing, may want to try somewhere else.
– There are only a few holes that have shade, so if you go in the summer, be prepared with some cool drinks. It gets very hot!

Thank Grace C
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