Mini golf inside a shopping centre? Yep please, as new putt putt opens on Gold Coast


ON this minigolf circuit, mammoths, sabre-tooth cats and dinosaurs reign supreme.

The lifelike creatures, which also move and roar, are part of a new 18-hole minigolf course inside of Robina Town Centre which opened on Saturday.

The Ice Age animals captured the imagination of Imogen Waldon, 7, who initially thought they were real.

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The kids can even meet a Triceratops. Photo by Richard Gosling

“They’re just so lifelike, the kids’ first reaction was ‘oh my god’,” aunt Natalie Knight said, adding her two young sons also joined in the fun.

“Once they realised they weren’t real they chilled out and had some fun.”

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ROAR! Photo by Richard Gosling

The interactive props are just one of the ways Lilliputt Mini Golf owner Hamish Fraser wanted to improve traditional mini golf courses.

The Burleigh Heads resident said he and his two brothers had been making putt putt courses for more than a decade and wanted to “step up” the game.

“The props move, breathe and roar,” Mr Fraser said.

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Imogen hangs with an icy friend. Photo by Richard Gosling

“We got all these prints across the wall, we think there’s more to just playing mini golf.

“The courses we try and build are interesting.”

Mr Fraser said he thought the Ice Age theme lended itself really well to the shopping centre due to the set up which allowed separate areas.

There is even a glow in the dark zone.

The Ice Age mini golf course is open each day from 7am for $12 per child and $15 for an adult.

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