Monday, November 17, 2008

Polynesian Putter


















The other evening we played a round. Polynesian Putter is a 1970s mini golf course on St. Pete Beach that features a large tiki head with glowing blue eyes. Three years ago it was chosen as the area's "Best Putt-Putt," and I don't think much has changed since then. It's basic, many of the course obstacles are actually garden statuary, but if you just want a relaxed way to pass an hour with family or friends, it's just the thing.

Founded in 1972, Polynesian Putter is a Treasure Island survivor. The tiki head on the course is echoed by a tiki head on the score card, although some have pointed out that the tiki head on the score card was actually at Tiki Gardens. Tiki Gardens was a Hawaiian-themed resort down the road, which is now a local beach access.































The hole under the snake forks, and you have to choose which way to go.

2 comments:

  1. Anonymous10:35 AM

    Thanks for the share, enjoy your page immensely as I was born and raised in Pinellas County. Went to Tiki Gardens and the Aquatarium on a yellow school bus field trip in the sixties. I think I've played that putt putt course, but there used to be several and get them mixed up. There's still an oldish one on Clearwater Bch too. Cheers!

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  2. I'm glad this is still around- with all the development around Treasure Island, I was worried.

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