Illinois Mini Golf (page 1)

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Novelty Golf
Lincolnwood, IL
Novelty Golf has two courses loaded with nice old concrete and fiberglass pieces. Many of the pieces (such as the payphone above) seem to be unique creations. The place is often incorrectly referred to as Bunny Hutch Golf (there is a Bunny Hutch ice cream stand next door). For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Par-King Skill Golf [gone]
Morton Grove, IL
The Morton Grove Par-King Skill Golf opened in 1956. It was originally known as "George's Gorgeous Golfing Gardens". This wonderful place closed in 2003 and was demolished in 2005. Fortunately, the sign was saved and is in storage. They still have another location in Lincolnshire (see below).

Par-King Skill Golf
Lincolnshire, IL
The Lincolnshire Par-King Skill Golf opened in 1976. It bills itself as the "world's most unusual miniature golf." The figures are placed under wraps each winter and repainted for the spring. Some of the figures (the elephants and the shoe) came from the former Morton Grove course (see above). For more, see this website. [map]

Putt-Putt Golf [gone]
Elk Grove Village, IL
This Putt-Putt Golf had been closed since at least 2008. These photos are from 2012. By 2017, the greens were gone. By 2019, there was nothing left.

Ahlgrim Acres
Palatine, IL
This unique course is known as Ahlgrim Acres. It is located in the basement of Ahlgrim's Funeral Parlor. The course was built in 1966 to entertain the owner's children and employees. The nine holes have references to coffins and death. There is also spooky music and vintage games. For more, see this website.

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