47 Karon Road., Karon Beach.,
83100 Phuket, Thailand
NileGuide Expert tip:
The park doesn't open until 12 pm, but you can arrive early and have a bite at the restaurant while you're waiting.
Dino Park mini-golf looks very much like something you would find in the US or Europe: well-designed, high-quality and lots of fun. The creators of this prehistoric-themed mini-golf have gone all out and created quite the ambiance, complete with moving animatronics, jungle sounds and giant boulders and trees. The 18-hole mini-golf course takes an hour or more to complete and features lots of traps in the form of jungle hazards and dark caves. There's a restaurant within the park (where the menu items are named accordingly, such as "dino burgers") as well as a full-service bar. The park stays open until midnight, so go late in the evening if you want to avoid kids and families. The lighting of the course is actually quite nice at night and enhances the feeling of being "somewhere else." You can take score cards from the welcome office if you're feeling competitive, or just pick up a putt and ball if you just want to relax and have fun.
photo by zhaffsky via flickr