A delightful mini golf course in the stunning Wanneroo Botanic Garden.
Having never taken the kids to a game of mini golf, I decided it was time to check out the beautiful course at Wanneroo Botanic Gardens in Perth’s northern suburbs.
I wasn’t expecting a competitive game with a 3.5 year old, 20 month old and myself, who has never had much in the way of sporting achievement, but we all had a lot of fun regardless of our lack of golf talent.
The kids can play as soon as they can pick up a club, and we were provided with adult and kids’ sized golf clubs, balls and a scoring card. An 18-hole game of mini golf also includes a game of ‘Billiards Golf’ which is definitely one for the more competitive of players.
As you may expect, the course starts out with an easy first putting challenge before getting progressively harder, with various obstacles, curves and ramps to navigate to get the ball in the hole.
My oldest daughter actually gave the course a good crack, and did actually try to get the ball into the hole, while the youngest quite enjoyed picking up the golf balls and throwing them around.
As mentioned, the cost of entry included the 18-hole Billiards Golf course, which is certainly a bit more challenging than the standard mini golf course, with more obstacles and challenges to get around. We decided not to have a go at this as the kids were getting ratty by then. If you have a pram, you can leave it at the kiosk as the course is quite narrow in parts.
Before we started we sat down for some breakfast at the delightful Leapfrogs Cafe, which is also on the site and next to the golf course. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner plus coffee and snacks.
You can also buy snacks, lollies and ice creams at the mini golf kiosk, which is the same place you buy tickets and get your clubs and balls.
The mini golf course is open from Tuesday and Wednesday from 9am, with the last tee-off at 4pm, and from Thursday to Sunday from 9am, with the last tee-off at 8:30pm. The course is closed on Mondays, except on public holidays and school holidays, when it is open from 9am.
Tickets are $20 for adults (ages 16 and over) and $14.50 for kids aged 4 to 15 years. Concession tickets are $17 and children under 4 years are free.
Older children will probably get the most enjoyment out of the game, especially if they are at any age where they are becoming competitive, but it’s also a fun activity for a child-free outing. The kids had a ball (no pun intended) and it was a lovely way to spend time with the kids, get out and about and visit a part of Perth I’d never been to before. I would certainly recommend to anyone!
Mini Golf at Wanneroo Botanic Garden 25 Drovers Place, Wanneroo