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 at 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.
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.
It was also used in Avril Lavigne’s 2007 music video “Girlfriend” off her album The Best Damn Thing.
Putt around Golf N’ Stuff at 10555 Firestone Boulevard, in Norwalk.