You'll soon be able to play mini golf at the Holy Land Experience, as the good Lord intended
By Ken Storey
on Tue, Dec 1, 2015 at 6:05 AM
Photo via The Holy Land Experience
The Holy Land Experience, the 16 acre non-profit Biblically-themed attraction operated by the Trinity Broadcast Network, recently announced a new 9-hole miniature golf course attraction.
The course will be located near the rock climbing walls that are visible from the I-4/Conroy Road exit ramps in the Smile of a Child area. Smile of a Child is the award-winning 24-hour children’s network owned by TBN.
The course will be a play on the Trinity name; it’ll be known as the Trin-I-Tee mini golf. At 8,000 sq. ft. the mini golf course will be small, replacing what was a small walk-through kid’s area that told Bible stories via large props. The majority of the large props will be staying for the new Old Testament-focused miniature golf course.
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Work began on the new course about three months ago and plans call for it to be open by this Christmas. The course will start out with guests entering a massive Noah’s Ark that will feature numerous statues of animals. Guest will also be able to putt a ball at Goliath’s head in the David vs. Goliath hole. Other holes include Jonah and the Whale, where guests will enter into the belly of the whale to encounter a life-size animatronic Jonah, and a hole that will feature the walls of Jericho. The course ends with the Crucifixion of Jesus, a central theme to the overall park. Each hole will include informational signage to help explain that specific Bible scene.
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The new mini-golf attraction is designed to give younger guests another option in the show-heavy park. While many view the religious attraction as a theme park, it lacks most of the traditional theme park aspects such as rides, or 4-D movies. The park currently features rock climbing walls, a CD recording studio and some other smaller attractions designed for younger guests. All of those attractions, like the upcoming mini-golf course, are included in the regular park admission.