“ Adventure Golf. „
Im a big fan of crazy golf, even though im not very good at it! We play the Pirates Cove adventure golf everytime we visit Walt Disney World. There are 2 but we play the one at Crossroads as we usually team it up with a meal at a restaurant and a trip to the supermarket. Plus you can walkt to it from Downtown Disney (about 15 minutes) so it saves on taxi fare for us.
There are two challanges - Blackbeards and Captain Kidds. We always play the Blackbeards as its the harder of the 2. As you would expect the theme of the golf course is pirates. As you go around you play through various caves, around water areas where there are pirate boats and cannons shooting and of course lots of pirates. At each hole there is also a sign with some information about Blackbeard. The cost is about $9 an adult - slightly less for children which is a total bargain compared to the Disney prices!
The course is so much fun - all the usual obstacles in the way - waterfalls and pirates shouting at you etc. Its all great fun!
The last time i played at the end of the round they advise you which is the lucky hole of the day and if you got a hole in one on that hole you got a free game! Not sure if this is still the case but we got a free game out of it!
We always go early evening (about 6pm) and its usually pretty quiet. Your meant to play in groups of no more than 4 but if its quiet and you dont hold anyone up they are happy to let you play as a larger group.
Pirates cove is great value, greatly entertaining and a perfect night out for everyone! We always visit this pirates cove when we visit orlando!
Pirate's cove adventure golf is a crazy golf chain in Orlando Florida. I have been to 2 different courses in Orlando. One outside Walt Disney World by crossroads (Which is a shopping and dinning area) and one by Old Town Kissimmee. Each course is different which is why we try to visit both on our stay. The courses are themed and of course they are themed with a pirates look. There are caverns, waterfalls and treasure.
The one by Disney is my favourite. There are 2 courses: Blackbeard's challenge and the Captains Course. The Captains Course is the easier with fun twists like banks and hills. The other course (Blackbeard's challenge) is great. This course need a bit more skill but is just as fun.
The second site near old town is smaller and has only 1 course. The course is good and totally different to the one near Disney. There is more water on this course so careful you don't loose your ball.
The cost to play at either course is $6 each which is very good values for 18 holes of fun.
Both courses are kept in very good condition and the clubs you get range in site so all ages can play. The one by Disney doesn't get to busy where the one by old town does. If there is heavy rain or thunder and you are not passed the 9th hole you can get a rain check and come back another time to play for free.
On my recent trip to Florida in March my boyfriend had been referring to a place called Pirates Cove for days so when we arrived on the 16th March this was our first port of call.
Pirates Cove was established in 1983 in Traverse City, Michigan and has always aimed to provide wholesome, quality, family orientated entertainment. It certainly completes that this is by far the best Adventure Golf I have ever been to in my entire life!
Pirates Cove is themed, yep youve guessed it, in the world of 18th Century Pirates and it really is a treasure!
Walk under cascading waterfalls, through caves and climb steep drops to play each hole as it comes.
There are two 18 hole courses Captains Course is the easiest and Blackbeards Challenge is the most......well challenging!!
As I said earlier in the review the course is set among waterfalls, caves and rivers where robot style pirates guard the course with water cannons activated periodically and the odd pirate trapped in a cave with his treasure this really adds the "adventure" to adventure golf.
Music can be heard in the background along with traditional pirate chants it really is a great way to relax and have some fun whatever your age.
Each 18 hole golf course is $8.95 per adult and $7.95 per child
If you want to play both courses then the cost is $13.49 per adult and $12.49 per child.
Choose whichever colour ball you want from Pink, Black, Blue, Yellow, Purple, Green, Red and many many more.
There are also 4 different heights for the putters so there is always one available for each member of your party and they are colour coded brightly as well.
Don't forget to pick up your scoring card when you play and take a souvenir pirates cove pencil to mark your scores.
We did both courses and I lost each time I defintely should go back there for more practise!!
Open all year round 9am to 11.30pm so there really is no chance to miss out.
12545 SR 345,
Lake Buena Vista,
Telephone 407 827 1242.
We were staying at the Comfort Inn at Lake Buena Vista so we found it easy enough to walk from our hotel in Palm Parkway to Pirates Cove taking just 15-20 minutes as it is located in the Crossroads Shopping Centre at the corner of Intersection 4. As you approach the Lake Buena Vista Area from the highway Pirates Cove is visible and is located opposite Orlandos Premium Outlet Mall.
Pirates Cove has been voted No1 Adventure golf in most states and really is a treasure so make sure if you are planning a visit you take a look here!!