Mega-mini fun

Print Article

Jake Latuseck takes aim at a hole at Putt’n Around miniature golf course. (KEITH ERICKSON/Coeur Voice)

It’s a challenging and colorful golf course with 18 holes on contoured putting greens that are perfectly playable for virtually any age or physical level.

Only putters allowed, please.

Putt’n Around—one of only a couple miniature golf opportunities in Kootenai County, located at 2910 E. Seltice Way in Post Falls—is gearing up for its 13th season.

In a climate that usually sees snowfall six months out of the year, some might think an outdoor miniature golf course is be risky business. But Putt’n Stuff owner Angie McFadden has pulled it off.

“We’re getting things ready and excited for another year,” McFadden said recently as she showed of the custom-built course that even includes a water jump on hole No. 16, plus a chance for a freebie round of golf by nailing a “Plinko”-style challenge at the end.

When her boys (now 24 and 18) were growing up, McFadden says the family went on many vacations and always enjoyed miniature golf. But she didn’t see as much of an opportunity after moving to the area about 20 years ago.

“We always had so much fun and we thought it’d be a good idea to bring it here,” she says.

So, she and her husband, Matt, spent about six weeks building their course back in 2006.

At just $6 per person per round (McFadden isn’t strict on limiting people to a single, 18-hole round), Putt’n Around is affordable by today’s entertainment standards. One round typically takes about an hour.

At Putt’n Around, Keenan Olenslager of Coeur d’Alene raves about the low-energy, high-fun opportunity.

“My wife, kids and I love this place,” he said. “It’s a great course and there are even a couple tunnels to roll the ball through. We had a blast!”

Aside from golf, Putt’n Around visitors can enjoy burgers and more at the Surf Shack in the business’s parking lot. Thirsty customers can opt for a $1.50 float including root beer, orange, huckleberry and cream soda.

McFadden is quick to point out that golfing at her business is for everyone.

“Nine of the 18 holes are handicapped- and- stroller- accessible,” McFadden says. “Some people worry about the little kids or elderly, but they do just fine.”

Cierra Gallian, also of Coeur d’Alene, endorsed the Putt’n Around experience on the business’s website.

“It’s the perfect amount of time to spend doing an activity,” she said. “My boyfriend and I will definitely be back.”

Gearing up for the busy summer season, hours are currently limited. Putt’n Around is open weekdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. But after Memorial Day weekend, hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week.

Information: (208) 964-4304

Print Article

Read More

THROUGH THE LENS presented by KNUDTSEN CHEVROLET June 17, 2019

June 17, 2019 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press ...

Comments

Read More

Senior lunch menus

June 17, 2019 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press Lake City Center Monday — Sweet and sour pork with onions, peppers and pineapple, salad greens, brown rice, dessert Tuesday — Chicken salad sandwich, salad greens, mixed grains, fresh fruit, dess...

Comments

Read More

Treeport neighbors see assessments soar, expect change

June 17, 2019 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press The Treeport Homeowners Association lives in an odd balance with its geographic surroundings. Nestled in a swath of trees just over a mile north of Highway 54, the patch of 25 homes cradles the littl...

Comments

Read More

Use your green to fuel red, white and blue show

June 17, 2019 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press By BRIAN WALKER Staff Writer COEUR d'ALENE — If everyone who takes in the Fourth of July fireworks show over Lake Coeur d'Alene pitched in just a dollar for the extravaganza, the annual fundraisi...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(208) 664-8176
215 N. Second St
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814

©2019 The Coeur d'Alene Press Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X