We want to thank Paula and Jade for sharing their pictures and insights about Subpar Mini Golf with children. There is also a San Francisco location, but we’re talking about Alameda.
Great for families, Subpar Miniature Golf is Alameda’s custom-built, indoor miniature golf arena on Park Street. Each of the 19 holes is a handmade art installation with adorable and recognizable East Bay details. You’ll also find a good-size arcade with a laser maze and skeeball along with a full bar and lots of kid-friendly foods on site.
What to expect at Subpar Alameda
Subpar Alameda is a large space with a fully indoor 19-hole miniature golf course and arcade. It gets crowded on the weekends and holidays. There are local touches at every tee. Whether you are wowed by the full-size VW bug, tall Campanile, tiny folks aboard the USS Hornet, or the giant elephant, you and your child are bound to be impressed by the thoughtful details.
The family behind @BayAreaSpadonis shared their tips:
- Make a reservation to secure your place because it gets busy fast, especially on weekends.
- We LOVED the arcade so be sure to leave time for that.
- We were happy the course wasn’t too difficult and was doable for my son who loves mini golf.
- The landmarks and design are so cute.
- Lastly, my husband and I are for sure going back to enjoy the bar for date night!
Birthday Parties at Subpar Alameda
Birthday Parties can include mini golf and arcade games along with one or two of the glass-enclosed party rooms for 6 to 60 people. Full facility rental is also available for super big groups.
The mini party is $250 for up to ten people for two hours. You get a reserved round of golf, private-ish party space, then time in the arcade.
Plan Your Visit to Subpar Mini Golf
Beyond the charming indoor putt-putt course, many kids will go wild for the video games, laser obstacle course, and party space. Luckily, there’s also a full bar with snacks and adult beverages.
Location: 1600 Park Street, Alameda with a parking lot in the back or paid street parking
Regular Hours: Mon-Thu: 11 am to 9 pm; Fri-Sat: 10 am to 11 pm; Sun: 10 am to 9 pm with closures for private events and parties so double-check before you come.
Regular Prices: Adults: $14; Youth (4 to 17): $11; Under 4: Free
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