A brand new mini golf experience has opened in Hamilton Hill. Glowing Rooms is an indoor mini golf facility that offers something special that sets it apart from other mini golf places: 3D special effects. Glowing Rooms is a first of its kind for Australia. It features over 800 square meters of hand painted artwork in four different themed rooms that come to life under ultra-violet light when you put on a pair of 3D glasses.
Glowing Rooms has attracted much positive interest since it opened. It's been reported about in the local press and has been praised by happy customers for being "unique" and "so much fun" and featuring "amazing" artwork. The 3D mini golf craze has been a popular trend in Europe for the past few years. Glowing Rooms owner Ben Herzog got the idea to bring it to Perth after experiencing the craze for himself in Germany a couple of years back. It took artists specially brought over from Europe over 1300 hours to paint each of the rooms.
Glowing Rooms is located at 1 Emplacement Crescent in Hamilton Hill. It is a five minute drive south of Fremantle. There is parking available onsite and there is a bus stop for the 548 bus located at the front of the venue. A game of Glowing Rooms mini golf consists of 18 holes of golf and takes a little bit over an hour to complete with a maximum of six players per group. Glowing Rooms is best suited for children 5 years and older because younger children might find it difficult to complete some of the obstacles in each of the rooms. Glowing Rooms is a low-light facility (but not so dark that it will scare kids) so make sure you watch where you step when moving around the rooms. Glowing Rooms has been designed so that it is wheel-chair accessible and promises fun for the whole family.
Admission is $25 for Adults (16 years and older), $18 for Children (5 years to 16 years), $18 for Concession (Pension Card, WA Seniors Card, School Student Concession up to year 12), and $76 for a Family Pass (2 Adults and 2 Children).
The space room was my favourite. The 3D glasses really made it feel like you were in outer space
Glowing Rooms has four rooms: Outer Space, Under Water, Australia and Super Heroes. When you first arrive you will be asked to choose a ball and a club and will be given a pair of 3D glasses to wear. The first room you will enter is Outer Space. This was my favourite room. The 3D effects really impressed me. I loved the asteroid field in the corner of the room. It was vivid and colourful and really came to life when viewed through the 3D glasses.
The Underwater Room was filled with lots of interesting sea creatures
Another highlight of this room was some of the floor art. The golf holes had been painted so that they blended into the artwork. Just check out this octopus. It is sitting at the end of a golf hole. You have to stand at the other end and tee off from there; but be warned, there are hidden obstacles that might make this shot a little bit difficult. Can you see the diamond? It took me a while to notice it at first because I was so distracted by everything else. I really liked how they were able to use lighting and the special effects to hide obstacles in the challenges. It added an extra level of fun to the game.
A lot of the holes have challenges like this one which require you to hit your ball so that it rolls up and down the spiral
As you progress through the rooms you will start to notice that the difficulty level for each of the golf holes will start to rise. Some of them have ramps and planks and trenches and tunnels included in them. Look at this shot here. The goal is to hit the ball so that it goes up and down the ramp and reaches the hole at the end. I was able to get it in a couple of shots.
How many famous landmarks will you be able to spot on the walls in the Australia room?
The next room we went into was the Australia room. I really liked the level of detail that went into the artwork in this room; there were famous landmarks on the walls, a giant kangaroo, a female surfer catching a wave, images of the outback and the floor was covered in waves of rolling white water.
One of the things that really impressed me about Glowing Rooms was how the artwork hid obstacles in each of the golf holes
The last room we visited was the Super Hero room. It had some of the most difficult shots to complete and was decorated with pictures of interesting characters. I finally scored a hole in one in this room. It was a pretty good way to end my game.
Glowing Rooms was a lot of fun and well worth the visit. It is gaining a lot of attention for being a new family-friendly experience that is unique and interesting. I would definitely recommend it if you are looking for a new place to take the kids or if you just like mini golf. Glowing Rooms are closed on Mondays and open from 2pm to 9pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 2pm to 10pm on Fridays, 10am to 10pm on Saturdays and 10am to 9pm on Sundays and Public Holidays. Last tee occurs one hour before closing.
Glowing Rooms has function rooms that are available to book for work parties, social parties and birthday parties for the cost of $35 per person. For more information, please check out the parties section of their website. After you've finished your game of mini golf make sure, you check out their onsite café which sells a range of cakes, snacks and drinks.
Why? Explore an 18-hole golf course that has been set up in rooms that have been painted in special glow in the dark artwork that comes to life when you put on 3D glasses.
When: Closed Mondays, open 2pm to 9pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 2pm to 10pm on Fridays, 10am to 10pm on Saturdays, and from 10am to 9pm on Sundays and Public Holidays. Last tee occurs one hour before closing.
Excellent descriptive article. Great explanations of how it all works and it sounds really interesting! It is hard to spot the obstacles in some rooms! The 3D glasses would help to make it all come together.