What is it about dads and golf that go so well together? With Father’s Day fast approaching, have you thought about how you’ll celebrate him and the occasion? There are 9- and 18-hole golf courses around the city where you can schedule a tee time for dear ol’ dad, but miniature golf is a fun option for anyone who might want to get in on the action.
The Links at Dred Scot is open from 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM and is only $8 per adult with discounts for kids 12 and under, and if you go during the “happy hour” times—right when they open and just before they close—you’ll receive an extra $2 off.
The pirate theme of Grand Slam in Burnsville offers 18 holes of mini golf with other onsite activities including batting cages, laser tag, and an “x-treme” trampoline. The family-friendly spot is a good option for a full day’s fun.
Finally, Can Can Wonderland (a course that wins in name alone) is unique in that each hole of the course has its own theme and artist(s) who designed the setup. The quirky, cleverness found here will have you putting at stops like Gramma’s Living Room, Hot Tub Time Machine, and Blue Toad, to name just a few.
These are simply a handful of the many putt-putt places sprinkled throughout the city. Whether you’re taking dad out for a Father’s Day treat, you’re a dad yourself, or you just want to spend a weekend tackling the many adventures of miniature golf, score a hole in one this weekend with family time spent on the greens.
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In addition to putt-putt, there are plenty of opportunities to give the dad in your life a gift he’s sure to enjoy. Entertainment is an easy find with SNL Weekend Update alum Seth Meyers performing at State Theatre on Friday. If stand-up comedy isn’t his thing, Star Wars is a surefire bet for any dad, and you can catch an outdoor screening of it at one of this weekend’s Moonlight Movies.
If the weekend seems too far off, you can always start yours extra early with a throwback tour of an 80’s dream come true this Wednesday night. Paula Abdul, Boyz II Men, and New Kids on the Block have teamed up for the Total Package Tour to bring nostalgia to the stage in a big way. Perhaps a throwback is in the cards for dad?
On his big dad, head to Target Field when the Twins will take on the Indians and offer a special salute to fathers. Who doesn’t love kicking back at the ballfield while tossing back a few hot dogs and cold brews? As usual, the hardest part about the weekend ahead is choosing from all the festivity around us.
A father is neither an anchor to hold us back nor a sail to take us there, but a guiding light whose love shows us the way.