Mini Golf Blog


Independence Day 2009

Posted in news, special offers by Administrator on the July 7th, 2009

Thank you to all the folks who came out to Pioneer Park July 4 to celebrate Independence Day. We welcomed over 6,500 guests with blooming flowers, heaping plates of apple pie with ice cream, and 36 holes of Alaskan Adventure. OK, maybe not all 6,500 came to play golf on Saturday – but young and old, ragged and refined, patriotic and just hungry; you came.

The festivities aboard the Riverboat Nenana were a fine kick-off for the day’s events which featured fine foods, wonderful music, storytelling at the Gazebo, and all kinds of games and the kids’ parade.

Thank you for coming to see us and for those Military families who were asking about Military Appreciation Day; you will be invited to be our guests in August! Check back on our calendar for exact dates.

Fairbanks Grizzlies Rock

Posted in special offers by Administrator on the June 6th, 2009

In support of the Fairbanks Grizzlies and their super-charged fans, we are offering a ticket-stub promotion. Bring your ticket stub from any 2009 Fairbanks Grizzlies home game and get free popcorn when you play Mini Golf.

And we do make great popcorn!

In association with the Grizzlies and with a special appearance by the Lady Grizzlies, Mini Golf Fairbanks will be hosting a Meet and Greet for American Youth Football players to meet their coaches and teammates, pick up their gear, and play a round of Mini Golf. Players will receive their Golf and Give cards to share with their families and friends. For every card redeemed at Mini Golf, we will make a donation to AYF. Golf and Give cards can be redeemed for the Special of the Week which will be displayed weekly on our website.

Go Grizzlies!

Open For the Season!

Posted in special offers by Administrator on the May 31st, 2009

You can put away the plastic cup, ramps, and plumbing pipes that have been covering the floor of your livingroom all winter: because Mini Golf Fairbanks is open for 2009! All the wonderful weather we’ve been having here in the great State of Alaska has melted the piles of snow and dried up the puddles left behind.

Mini Golf is open most days 10-4pm, so please call ahead to confirm. Pioneer Park and the rest of the merchants will open Memorial Day weekend.

The best news, besides the renovations and painting going on today, is our generous preseason price of just $3 per person to play all 36 holes! Come out and play!

Except for the naughty little squirrel who found a way into our supply shed and shredded all the paper products! You, little rascal, will have to pay full price!

School Groups Mini Golf in the Classroom

Posted in school groups, special offers by Administrator on the March 20th, 2009

Hi Teachers and Students,
The educational aspects of Mini Golf are not to be overlooked. Aside from the fresh air, exercise, comeraderie, social opportunity, and fun factor; Mini Golf offers a wonderful setting for mathematics at work.

Tabulation of scores on our Mini Golf Fairbanks scorecard requires careful and accurate addition. Here is a website that creates a scorecard for practice adding that long column of 36 numbers. http://themathworksheetsite.com/subscr/golf_scorecard.html

The angle of incidence is equal to the angle of reflection. Here’s how one teacher used Mini Golf to illustrate and illuminate that principle http://mathforum.org/workshops/sum96/golf.math.html

We hope these lesson ideas will be useful to classroom teachers planning to visit us for our School Group Special beginning May 11, 2009. Be sure to reserve early!

A weblog about Mini Golf?

Posted in Quotations, intro, special offers by Administrator on the February 7th, 2009

Welcome to Mini Golf Fairbanks in Pioneer Park and our dynamic weblog full of exciting events, special offers, entertaining news, and lots of silly and serious Mini Golf information.

If you are surfing in here in the grey of Fairbanks February, you must be hankering for Mini Golf like we are. The good news is that we are planning many special events this summer for you and making some important improvements around the course.

So visit us again soon for a dose of Mini Golf mania and stay warm!
“Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.”
John Ruskin