Tropical Tees

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Tropical Tees

Post by meechmom » Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:10 pm

Anyone remember Tropical Tees Miniature Golf Course? In the 60's we used to go there quite a bit. I think it was on Belmont/Palm area?
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Post by Guest » Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:43 pm

I sure do remember Tropical Tees! In fact when I was 17 I took my steady girlfriend for a "round of golf." She had never had one of those finely tuned golf clubs in her hands so I saw my chance to impress her. So I sez, "Vera honey, let me show you the proper grip and swing." I demo a swing like you were going for max yardage on a major golf course, even tho' it was the first time on any type of golf course for me, including those of the miniature variety. Anyway after I was done with my "how to," she begins to tee up for the windmill. I stand behind her and she then takes this big wind up and nails me in the forehead with the club. Ah, those were the days!
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Post by Chuck » Fri Apr 30, 2010 1:01 pm

Also loved Colonial Greens mini golf. Guessing that was on Shields near Chestnut

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Post by Guest » Sun Jun 27, 2010 8:48 pm

East of maple on shields - they had nickel pinpall.
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Re: Tropical Tees

Post by kmcc01 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:49 pm

I do remember Tropical Tees being by the Belmont circle. There is a water storage recharge ponding basin there now.

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Post by Jubal » Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:02 pm

I certainly remember Tropical Tees ! As a kid in the 60's, my family lived nearby (near Echo & Belmont). Since Roeding Park was so close my siblings and I spent a lot of time there & in the area. As I recall, the Tropical Tees miniature golf course was just southeast of the Belmont Circle (which is just west of the Belmont Underpass). I never played the course because of lack of funds. But sometimes there would be sympathetic fellows on duty there who would let me & my brothers wander around the course. It of course had a "tropical" or "Polynesian" theme & I think the centerpiece was a large volcano. I think the place was gone by the late 60s. Up until the mid-80s there was a miniature golf course on Shields near Chestnut called "Colonial Gardens" with a Colonial-era American theme. Took a young friend there to gold many times. And of course with many friends in the 80s & early 90s I played the various courses at Blackbeards, out near Chestnut & Ashlan. They are still there. Wonderful memories !

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