By Gretchen Pahia
Photos courtesy of Puttshack
In the bustling Phoenix metropolitan area, new venues for wholesome family fun have always found a warm welcome. The Valley has just added another feather to its entertainment cap, presenting a delightful new locale where daylight brings joy for all ages, and evening hours promise sophisticated enjoyment for those over 21. Welcome to Puttshack Scottsdale, now unveiled in the heart of Scottsdale Quarter.
Puttshack isn’t just your run-of-the-mill mini golf experience. It’s a fusion of futuristic technology and traditional fun, offering an indoor golfing experience that caters to both children and adults. Nine innovative holes may not seem like a full round, but the technological magic embedded within the course layout ensures that each putt is memorable.
Beyond the greens, Puttshack Scottsdale offers a full-service restaurant and bar, enhancing the enjoyment with delightful refreshments. The mini golf game gets an innovative twist, with golf balls boasting patented technology that automatically links to your game profile. This revolutionary feature lets players focus less on scorekeeping and more on the thrilling experience.
Here’s how the scoring works: A hole in one nets you 50 points, two shots earn 40 points, three shots bring in 35 points, and it scales down to 15 points for 9 or 10-plus shots. Bonuses and hazards along the course can either amplify your score or pose exciting challenges. Pricing is modest and varies with age – $14 for ages 13 and up, and $9 for the younger players.
The venue invites guests to enjoy their drinks on the course, with dedicated spaces at each hole to rest your beverage. The bar is stocked with a variety of drink options, from specialty cocktails and a range of beers and wines to an assortment of non-alcoholic beverages and mocktails for non-drinkers or underage players.
And for those with an appetite, Puttshack’s menu offers a wide array of appetizing dishes. From zesty steamed edamame and Maryland crab dip to a selection of delectable flatbreads such as the mighty meatball and margherita extra, there’s a dish to suit every palate. Salads, sandwiches, and burgers round out the menu, leaving no one hungry.
Located at 15059 N. Scottsdale Rd., #100, within the Scottsdale Quarter, Puttshack welcomes families until 8 p.m., after which the venue caters exclusively to patrons aged 21 and over. Plan your family outing accordingly to ensure a memorable time for all. For additional information, visit puttshack.com.