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“Prettiest course I have played”

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: Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Reviewed 28 March 2018

My husband and I were visiting Kauai for four days and unfortunately had a lot of rainy weather that kept us away from other activities. We had a patch of light rain (rather than a downpour) and decided to play mini golf. Neither one of us is very competitive, but we enjoy the activity especially in a pretty setting. This was the prettiest course we have ever played with many flowering plants, water features, and fish. There were interesting signs about the plants, the island, and related topics. The course was busy, but we didn't mind waiting for our turn, because there was so much to see!

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank debhim
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"water hazards"
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"shaved ice"
in 12 reviews
"challenging holes"
in 6 reviews
"snack bar"
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"native plants"
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"free round"
in 4 reviews
"all ages"
in 17 reviews
"lots of fun"
in 14 reviews
"hawaiian history"
in 11 reviews
"hiking trail"
in 4 reviews
"nice gift shop"
in 8 reviews
"take your time"
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"fun afternoon"
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"community park"
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"year olds"
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

In addition to the fun and typical mini golf experience, you are treated to the display of Hawaiian plants surrounding the holes, along with their name and description. Oh, and you never know when a troop of chickens might cross your line as you are preparing to sink the winning putt! Great fun. Educational and a break from fighting the wild surf. Enjoy!

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank HollysKauaiCondo
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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.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank 369kylem
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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.

Date of experience: January 2018
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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!

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank AZdesertdweller1955
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