Miniature Golf at Cameron Run Regional Park

Cameron Regional Park in Alexandria, Virginia includes an 18 hole miniature golf course. Located on a busy stretch of Eisenhower Avenue which runs between Telegraph Road and Van Dorn Street, it is adjacent to the Great Waves water park. Admission to the water park and mini golf are separate.

A huge parking lot is shared for all of the activities in the park and is about a four minute, uphill walk to the golf course. Restrooms are in a large building near the parking lot by the white tent. You can request to use the changing table located inside the main entrance.

Two narrow rocky steps with no railings lead up to the golf range; a stroller would have to be physically lifted to get over this obstacle. Practice holes are located at the beginning of the course, giving patrons the opportunity to swing a few clubs prior to beginning a round. Four uncovered benches are conveniently located next to these two practice greens.

The greens are in fair condition with numerous signs of weathering. Holes were visible on some of them and the course appeared in need of repairs in several areas. This is a bare bones course lacking any creative diversions for youngsters to view with the exception of a large pond in the middle. Lily pads grow rampant in the pond where a small waterfall empties and fish can be spotted through the murky water. Sloped hills very close to some of the holes require vigilant monitoring of young ones who may try to venture off to explore the water.

Three covered benches are scattered throughout the course. It would be moderately difficult to maneuver a stroller around as the sidewalks are narrow and sometimes uneven. A covered pavilion toward the end of the course can be rented for birthday parties and events. It contains three picnic tables with benches and can seat approximately 32 children.

Snacks are sold at the same kiosk where you pick up clubs and golf balls. On the day we visited, the selection included an assortment of crackers, chips and candy. A soda and water machine are nearby.

The course is appropriate for children aged 4 and up. Children under 12 can play for $5 per game and $6 covers one adult. There are special rates for seniors, groups of 10 or more, patrons who have paid for the water park and a $2.50 charge to replay a round. The course opens in March and closes in late November, weather permitting.

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