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Mini golf is coming to town

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A fully ADA accessible mini golf course comes to Cedar Rapids as seen on Thursday, March 25, 2021. PHOTO JESSICA MCWILLIAMS.

Now that students are moving outside to enjoy the increasingly nicer weather, the Twin Pines Golf Course in Cedar Rapids has announced they will be opening a mini golf course this year.  

The City Council and Parks and Recreation Department helped Twin Pines make this a reality. According to Dale Todd, Cedar Rapids City Council member, the mini golf course will be fully ADA accessible, which means it is one of nine mini golf courses that offer wheelchair access to their entire course in the nation.  

Here is what to expect. It will be an 18-hole mini golf course and it will include a nine-foot waterfall with at least four holes to play around. It will have many Instagram worthy spots for taking those sweet selfies, including many different trees and plants, and a butterfly garden built into the landscape, making garden and plant enthusiasts jovial. 

The course is in its final stages of completion, there could be a possibility to test it out in May. The grand opening will be on June 5. The price of admission will be adults $8, seniors $7 and students $6. Admission includes a putter. Punch cards will be available to help students get a free game of play.  

The hours will be 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and if visitors want to have a party, they do have spots for birthdays and celebrations available for rent.  

Twin Pines is located at 3800 42nd St NE, Cedar Rapids. 

As a mini golf enthusiast, I highly recommend supporting the Twin Pines Mini Golf Course. It could not have come at a better time now things are starting to open, and that Covid vaccinations are becoming more available. After the Derecho and the year we’ve had, we could all use some fun (even if you might not be the best at it). I know I will be ready to go with my sunblock, camera, and Happy Gilmore spirit ready to “tap” my way into happiness.  

Image courtesy of Jessica McWilliams

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