Minigolf, an all-American pastime if there ever was one, is generally about as sophisticated as windmills, waterfalls, and whiny adolescents. But as always, Miami is its own animal. And the new minigolf course at the Coral Gables Museum (285 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables) is more art installation than child’s play. This nine-hole experience was crafted by some of the region’s leading architects, landscapers, and contractors — and they’re a lot more creative than your average putt-putt owner. Here, the holes take on our local color, from number four, named “The Swamp,” to number seven, “The Ole Biltmore,” to number nine, “Wish You Were Here.” Giant bunnies, a massive blue gator, and veggies galore line the various holes. It’s nothing short of adorable. The best part? There’s both air conditioning and beer for sale, making it much easier to tolerate all the kiddos running around. It’s minigolf like you’ve always dreamed. Talk about your prestigious putt-putt. The minigolf course is open during museum hours, Tuesday through Friday from noon to 6 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free for members, $7 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, and $3 for kids 6 to 12. Visit coralgablesmuseum.org.
July 16-Sept. 30, 2013