Its miniature undulating greens, quaint water wheel and pretty gardens lure players in with their deceptively tranquil appearance. However, deceptively easy holes prove unnervingly difficult to master. Others just appear impossible from the get go. A trip to Bellarine Adventure Golf is sure to frustrate but also bring out your competitive spirit.
Just like the big greens of the full sized version of the game, the courses feature water hazards, sand traps and tricky putting situations. But unlike the real thing your brightly coloured ball may be sucked up a tube, ring a bell and you will at some point have to chase it up the stairs.
So mini golf may not have the rigid formality and glamour of its grown up equivalent, it does still offer challenges at least as exasperating as the full form of the game. And an afternoon spent playing mini golf is definitely not an afternoon spoilt.