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Anyone know of any mini golf close by?
There's a mini golf place in Castro Valley that's off of the
Strobridge Avenue exit of Hwy. 580.
There's an entertainment center with miniature golf out past
(near?) Livermore on 580 and one with similar (may be the same
company) theme off I-80 on the way to Vacaville. Haven't gone
to either but one of my car pool riders says they're both nicer
than the one in Castro Valley (which is pretty tame compared to
places back east like Pirates Cove on Cape Cod, if that's the
sort of thing you have in mind).
There's a nice mini-golf place in a regional park north of San
Rafael. It's about a 30-minute drive. We haven't found one
any closer, unfortunately. It's at the McInnis Park Golf
Center, which is one mile east of Highway 101 on Smith
Ranch Road in San Rafael. Here's the URL for the
Are there any minature golf courses in the Alameda-Oakland-Berkeley area?
There are no miniature golf courses in the Berkeley-Oakland-Alameda area.
The closest are:
Master Links Miniature Golf Course in Concord--about 35 minutes,
depending upon traffic. They have three 18 hole courses with interesting
holes--it is old, so balls get stuck on a few holes, but so what! It is also
incredibly cheap: $5 per person for unlimited play; one kid 5 and under is
free with a paid adult. For a group of 10 or more, the cost is $3 per person
for unlimited play, and you can reserve a picnic table for your group for no
extra charge, and bring in whatever food you wish, as they only have a few
vending machines. Here are the directions:
Directions to Master Links Miniature Golf Course: Get onto Highway
24 East. Take Highway 680 North at the split. Exit Treat Blvd. Go right on
Treat about 4 miles to Clayton Road. Turn right on Clayton. The course is at
4766 Clayton Rd., less than 1 mile on the right.
The other choice is Scandia Family Fun Center, in Cordelia (between
Vallejo and Fairfield). The cost is much higher--$6 per game; $4 per game
under 10. There are two 18 hole courses, and most of the layouts aren't as
interesting. There are also LOTS of other things for you to have to spend
money on there--lots of video games (Master Links has only a few); go-carts,
etc. It's also literally right on Route 80, with cars whizzing by at 65 mph.
No, nothing in the immediate area. We found a nice one out in Livermore
which is a bit of a trek. Be warned, they don't just make miniature golf
places anymore-they are all arcades with a lot more activities than you
bargain for. It can add up!
There is--or was--a miniature golf course attached to the standard golf
course in Dimond Park off Highway 13 (Park Blvd exit?). It was rather
run down when I went there about five years ago. There is a very nice
miniature golf course in Castro Valley called Golden Tee. It's on Castro
Valley Boulevard, it has lots of holes. You can play a long time for
your club rental fee.
Note from Myriam:
Actually, this was the Montclair Golf Course. I think it's closed now... Not
connected with Dimond (which is off Fruitvale).
Check out this web site for places in California:
There are reviews, addresses, and phone numbers for the mini golf courses
on this web site.
Or, you can go to the main site and click on "Course Listings", then
Listings", then choose "Bay Area": http://www.halcyon.com/raleighc/minigolf/
I don't know how reliable these listings are, but I have been to the ones in
Castro Valley, Livermore, and Fremont. And, as the moderator noted, the one in
Oakland no longer is there.
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