The Kitschy Kingdom of Golf N’ Stuff

Mini Golf. It’s a kitsch-tastic thing that I think everyone loves. I mean, really, if you hate mini golf, then there’s something wrong with you. Even if you’re no good at it, like me, it’s still fun to hit a ball at weird concrete sculptures. Which is exactly what Patrick and I did with some friends atΒ Norwalk’s Golf N’ Stuff Friday evening.

Golf N’ Stuff, as its name implies, has more than mini golf, including an arcade, snack bar, and a handful of rides, including bumper boats, and go-karts. Despite being built in 1969, the arcade only offers newer games, so the really the best part of this place is the four, yes, four, mini golf courses.

The devil is really in the details here. Every time I turned around I saw something weird. There are carvings of skunks and turtles on of some of the obstacles, I saw mosaics of goofy faces, and the windows of the various buildings are often not just painted blue, but rather with eerie depictions of what is within.

Sign for Golf N' Stuff, a blue sign with yellow lettering spelling "Golf N' Stuff" with pale pink lettering below spelling "Family Fun Center" atop the sign is a cartoony king in red and blue clothes with a golf club.

Myself, wearing a long sleeve, mini dress of orange, yellow, and green in a paisley print, standing in front of the doors to the "party room." A garish red sig with yellow letters reads "Party Room" with yellow bulbs around the edge.

Myself, wearing a long sleeve, mini dress of orange, yellow, and green in a paisley print, walking into the golf course. Various hedges form arches over the walkways. A brightly colored fanciful version of Big Ben stands in the distance.

Overall view of the mini golf course.

Myself, wearing a long sleeve, mini dress of orange, yellow, and green in a paisley print, walking into the golf course, looking over my shoulder.

A miniature pink and purple mission.

Myself, wearing a long sleeve, mini dress of orange, yellow, and green in a paisley print, standing in the middle of the golf course. Various green hedges wind around paths, a pale green gloomy looking house stands in the background.

A cartoonish king with brown hair and beard, and a yellow shirt, red coat, and blue pants, looks like he is read to putt, but is missing his club!

A pink castle with blue roof.

Myself, wearing a long sleeve, mini dress of orange, yellow, and green in a paisley print, standing in front of a well with a bright, multi-colored roof.

A pale green house with tall dark roofs, a black arch in front reads "Haunted Mansion"

Ghosts play carry golf clubs within the green haunted house.

Myself, wearing a long sleeve, mini dress of orange, yellow, and green in a paisley print, putting toward the hole.

A middle eastern style palace painted red, yellow, white, and gold.

Myself, wearing a long sleeve, mini dress of orange, yellow, and green in a paisley print, standing in front of a tree house.

A miniature light house painted white, red, and yellow.

Close-up of a window of the Light House, features a ghostly looking woman with her hands on the window. A fish swims by her.

Myself, wearing a long sleeve, mini dress of orange, yellow, and green in a paisley print, standing in front of a tree house.

A fanciful version of Big Ben clock tower in primary colors.

A miniature wood water tower reads "Dry Gulch Water Col. It's the Water"

A giant shoe house, like the tale of the women who lived in the shoe, painted in yellow, blue, and red.

Myself, wearing a long sleeve, mini dress of orange, yellow, and green in a paisley print, standing in front of the doors to the "party room." A garish red sig with yellow letters reads "Party Room" with yellow bulbs around the edge.

While Golf N’ Stuff has been around for 50 years, perhaps its biggest claim to fame is that it was used briefly in the 1984 film, The Karate Kid.

Putt around Golf N’ Stuff at 10555 Firestone Boulevard, in Norwalk.

Outfit
Dress & Purse: Buffalo Exchange
Shoes: TJ Maxx

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