You know what I could use more of? All-age places to hang out and have a blast that are open until a reasonable hour (as in LATE!). You know what else I could use more of? Glowing crap. Glowing Greens provides both of those and in a pretty bad-ass package.
If you’re like me, you’d heard of the glow-in-the-dark put put that’s in town. I swear every couple I know is aware of it at least. Perhaps that lends to me not going on many dates, but it wasn’t until this weekend I had a reason to go visit. I had almost expected a mildly cool but cheesy location that’s a normal mini-golf course that just happens to turn on black lights on the weekend. What I found was something completely different.
A single door, beset by Qdoba and a parking garage, is marked by a skeleton dressed up as a pirate, likely guarding booty if I had to guess. This is good news, because I can get down with both skeletons and pirates. After stepping in and walking down 2 flights of stairs I was essentially standing in a gigantic, pitch black basement with nothing but black light and glowing walls. This… is kind of rad.
The full 18 hole course is surprisingly fun and just challenging enough to make at least one person in your group curse at how much they suck. That’s a great thing when your friend is demoralizing themselves.
The experience is awesome, especially for the conservative $10 cost. Literally everything from the walls, to decorations, to golf balls are glowing in the black light. Skeletons are laughing and heckling at you from the sidelines. Giant boxes are motion activated to scare the crap out of you as you walk by and it lurches and shakes with a devilish growl. Ask me how I know that last one.
Overall, Glowing Greens provides a fantastic experience that’s fun for all ages. Whether you’re going on a date, a trip with the kids, or even wasting an hour hanging out with yourself, this is a great spot.