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Subpar Miniature Golf finally opens to the public on Saturday, August 25 at 10:00am. The project has been in the making for over a year but the wait has been well worth it. This is a one-of-a-kind 18-hole indoor mini golf course that offers a whimsical take on Bay Area icons.
Subpar Miniature Golf has something for everyone! Take a quick tour around the San Francisco Bay and play through your favorite landmarks. The themed course is custom-built and includes the opportunity to putt through miniature versions of Alcatraz Island, Coit Tower, the Winchester Mystery House, the Port of Oakland, and across Alameda’s own Park Street Bridge. Or how about navigating your way through the I-880 interchanges or trying your luck at a Golden Gate Bridge loop-de-loop hole? The holes vary in difficulty from those that first-time golfers can find success on, to those that will challenge the seasoned veteran.
In addition to the golf fun, there is an arcade room upstairs with skeeball, air hockey, pinball machines, and classic video games.
When it’s time to relax, there’s an area with picnic tables where you can grab a snack or soda while watching the nearby play. You can even order pizza to be delivered fresh from Linguini’s across the street.
Subpar Miniature Golf is not only fun for the family, but it is also a great place for children’s birthday parties, corporate team building events, and adult gatherings.
PSBA Tip #1: Want to give the course a try before the grand opening? Subpar Miniature Golf is doing a soft opening this week during the day. I had a chance to go a round. My favorite hole is the Winchester Mystery House because after “teeing off” it’s a mystery which door the ball will drop through to finish the course.
PSBA Tip #2: Don’t miss the grand opening on Saturday. Owner Michael Taft says he has some surprises planned.