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Kauai Mini Golf & Botanical Gardens
Ranked #1 of 1 Fun & Games in Kilauea
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This is not your typical miniature golf course. There are no clown's mouths or windmills to shoot through. This 18 hole putting green style course is set within a lush Hawaiian botanical garden representing the different eras of Hawaii's culture. Meanwhile, water hazards, pipe shots, and many other obstacles make for a fun and challenging experience. Along the way you will travel through Hawaii's history, learning about the islands storied past and its beautiful tropical flora. This combination of recreation with education in a beautiful setting creates a truly unique experience for both the local community and visitors on Kauai's North Shore. Furthermore, mini golf is a great game for keiki, kupuna, dates, families, and even those looking to brush up on their short game. While on the Anaina Hou campus, enjoy free events, casual dining, farmers markets and more!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

It was a fine mini golf course, but I feel like we would have had a better time at the beach. Come if you're looking for something light and different. If you're in Kauai for a limited time, there are better activities, and there are beaches.

1  Thank Kyle M
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"water hazards"
in 14 reviews
"shaved ice"
in 11 reviews
"challenging holes"
in 6 reviews
"native plants"
in 16 reviews
"snack bar"
in 12 reviews
"educational signs"
in 4 reviews
"free game"
in 4 reviews
"all ages"
in 17 reviews
"a lot of fun"
in 15 reviews
"great fun"
in 13 reviews
"lots of water"
in 4 reviews
"hawaiian history"
in 11 reviews
"hiking trail"
in 4 reviews
"nice gift shop"
in 8 reviews
"take your time"
in 5 reviews
"history lesson"
in 5 reviews
"community park"
in 4 reviews

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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

I didn't actually play minigolf here, but the staff did let me walk around the course. It is beautifully architected with signs that indicate which plant you are walking past. If given more time, I would have loved to play a game here.

Thank Tuanh N
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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

We spent a few hours here during our week on The North Shore and had a great experience. The mini golf course is situated in a beautiful, natural setting with an abundance of native plants and trees. And signage and displays at each hole teach you a bit about the history of Kauai, its people and its fauna. So while you're having fun trying to navigate the course, you're learning some new information, as well. The course has been recently updated and the turf and surroundings were in perfect condition. And you can grab a shave ice or other grub at the on-site cafe after a competitive round. Certainly one of the most beautiful mini golf courses I've ever been to... enjoy!

1  Thank AZdesertdweller1955
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

We never intended to play miniature golf while in Kauai but I am so happy we stopped. The combination of mini golf and botanical garden is brilliant. Learn and play! Next time we will make sure we hike through the property after our round of golf. I understand that it is beautiful.

1  Thank KVD388
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Reviewed 16 December 2017

We decided to do the mini golf the evening before our late night flight out of Kauai. The course was under construction so only 9 holes were open. Still had a nice time though. Built with garden surrounding of tropical plants, waterfalls and koi ponds. Water traps on some holes. Was similar to water hole at Camelot in Tustin, California course. Staff was friendly. Small counter service dining on site too. $5 for 9 holes. Coupon in this week Kauai book for 10% discount, but since course was under construction we got charged only $5.

1  Thank mariedesjardins
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