Wizard’s Golf is an 18-hole mini-golf course with a medieval fantasy theme. The course is filled with wizards, dragons and trolls peering over your shot. Sound effects regularly play as background noise throughout the course to add to the atmosphere. The fantasy and magic element means playing through castle settings and manoeuvring your shot around tricky obstacles. There’s a vaguely Harry Potter-esque sense to some of the decorations if you look hard enough.
Aside from the theme, the main point of difference Wizard’s Golf has against the other mini-gold attraction in Clifton Hill, Dinosaur Adventure Golf, is that Wizard’s is an indoor course where the dinosaur-themed course is open-air. As a result, Wizard’s is more atmospheric and a round can be played in any weather.
The indoor setting also makes great use of soft lighting and black lights to make the most of the glow-in-the-dark decorations. Even the golf balls and some of the carpets glow in the setting. It’s never too dark or luminous to distract from the course, remaining just vibrant enough to keep younger golfers enthralled with the atmosphere while allowing a good game of mini-golf.
The course is great for kids, not being overly long and, while challenging enough, is not too difficult to scare off learning golfers. With this kind of balance maintained between accessibility and reasonable difficulty, it’s probably one of the best course choices around for families. It’s well-priced for mini-golf and still feels new and fresh – no flaking paint or stained backdrops here. It’s bright, colourful and engaging for kids and provides a great course for mini-golf enthusiasts in general.