MORE THAN CHILD'S PLAY
Miniature golf is an affordable activity for young and old alike and occasionally a step into fantastical surroundings. The game has been around since the 1920s, and today there are several thousand courses in the United States that run the gamut in features from child-friendly to more grown up. A small number, meanwhile, are known for their out-of-the-box conceits. Even the most unusual courses are a relative bargain. For $15 or less, players get to enjoy whimsical sights that, not incidentally, add to the challenge of the game.