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Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf

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Address: 3815 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34234-5361
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09:00 - 23:00
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An 18-hole Adventure style miniature golf course with a live educational...

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

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The course was very challenging! Lots of neat scenery and obstacles to play through. We did guys versus girls and I'm sad to say the girls beat us by 14 strokes!!! LOL... The only... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2017
Kevin P
Goshen, Indiana, United States
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Toronto, Canada
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93 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great mini golf course, very clean, nicely landscaped with interesting water features and coves. 18 holes, nicely spaced. Alligators welcome you upon entrance ( the area is fenced off). You can feed alligators if you wish, feed available for purchase. We had good time and will return

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always like to play miniature golf at locations we visit. This is by far the best, most well-maintained course we have ever played. Everything was new or like-new, greens were new, overall course is extremely clean and kept up-to-date. We saw no damage or wear and tear. Rebecca, who took care of us, was very nice and we had... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

It's something of a family tradition that we play mini golf wherever we go on holiday, so when someone at our hotel recommend Smugglers Cove we were straight out the next morning! Great, fun course with eighteen entertaining holes that are just the right balance of challenge and fun. All of us agreed it was one of the best courses... More 

Thank Ian_T_D
Goshen, Indiana, United States
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27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

The course was very challenging! Lots of neat scenery and obstacles to play through. We did guys versus girls and I'm sad to say the girls beat us by 14 strokes!!! LOL... The only drawback I have is the price for the first round of golf, I thought it was a little high, personally. Other than that, great experience and... More 

Thank Kevin P
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

This is a fun miniature golf course that's in good shape. There's a lot of foliage around it not to mention you can feed the alligators. Good place for the entire family.

Thank Susan A
Hugo, Minnesota
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We come to Smugglers cover every time we come to Sarasota. I love the course, the staff is always friendly and helpful and the gators are always a nice touch. They are so much fun to feed. There was a crazy bird on a rock there who was acting weird. He was so close to us but not afraid at... More 

Thank StacerLukester
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

This is a great way to spend a couple of hours, it's exceptionally clean, well maintained, very helpful staff, all greens appear to be newly laid, and as a bonus you can feed the small alligators. Plenty of free parking, and if you ask the person in the shop about the dice roll, children get to roll a dice, completely... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Both my BFF & I are just a bit over 60. We saw this & went in. Haven't played mini golf in years. This is a fun layout and not an easy 'course'. One is given clues the best way to play the green at each hole. Each got a hole in one & got to roll the 'dice ball'... More 

Thank BusyMicheLady
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

The course isn't quite as challenging as some of the other local places, but it is much better maintained and the grounds are much nicer. Feeding the alligators are fun and they're good-sized gators, not just 3-foot babies.

Thank FloridaBeachbabe
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

We had so much fun at this fun beautiful exceptionally maintained Mini Golf course. We would defiantly recommend this place. It is a great way to spend quality time with the kids. My boys aged 17 and 11 really enjoyed it. Memories to be made at this place. And I loved it even more as my boys let me win... More 

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