I have pleasant memories of this once beautiful and challenging mini golf course. The atmosphere of the place made you feel like a trip back to the 1950's era. A nostalgic time set in a tropical landscape, complete with a flowing stream, music from the '40's-'60's playing, and the building, furnishings, and sign all dating back to that period. My parents would take me and my sisters there on a warm Summer Friday evening as children in the late 1970's-1980's. We would stop for an Ice Cream cone at the nearby Baskin-Robbins before heading over for a family night out at the golf course. Those were the days!! My parents always had some small conversation with Mrs. Metzger, the wife of Harold Metzger, who was always behind the counter with her little dog handling the transactions and displaying the many sizes of Putters on the counter. According to the play card you would receive, the course dates back to 1937. Mrs. Metzger was originally from Germany, but spoke very good English. She had a youthful healthy appearance in her advancing age! A very pleasant lady with a slight German accent when speaking English. Her husband Harold was the all around maintenance guy. He reminded me of Norman Fell, the actor who played the fictional character Stanley Roper in the TV series Three's Company. Less sociable, and looked similiar to the Actor Norman Fell. He died in 1998, his wife then took ownership of the course. He kept the landscape of the place looking lush and colorful and in immaculate shape. The place was truly a garden of paradise, one of the most beautiful in the city in its day. Well it is sad to say that when Mrs. Metzger died in March 2008, at age 86, the place closed. Hope that someday soon, an investor(s)/business person would come along and open the place again, and restore it to its former '50's era glory. I hope it does not become bulldozed away and forever lost to newer development. That would be a shame, as we would lose yet another unique place in San Antonio for the locals and the tourists, and become ever increasing the same as anywhere else in America syndrome.
Pros: Enjoyable, Beautiful, Iconic place in San Antonio
Cons: Out of Business