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.


  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!

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


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