Arroyo Seco Golf Course

Aug 3, 2009

What can you do when your child whines, “I’m booooooooored” this summer? Forget video games or high def movies, take her back in time for an afternoon. While The Arroyo Seco Golf Course is better known for its 18 holes of par 3 golf, it also boasts a cool 9 holes of mini golf right out of a 1960s coming-of-age film. It’s fun, it’s colorful, and it’s only six bucks for a family of three to play. Finish up with something yummy from the grill — and be sure to get yourself something cold from the bar — and we’re talking serious cure for the summertime blues.

The course has been pleasing golfers and parents alike for 50 years — and it has definitely preserved its original charm. Everything from the old water fountains next to the driving range to the squeaky Naugahyde booths in the cafe seems right out of a midcentury fetishist’s dream. Oh, and the place even has a charming little bonus for kids: frolicking chipmunks just love to dart across the green.

Go to Glimpses of South Pasadena



Flintridge Books

Lyd and Mo Photography

Louis Jane Studios

Homage Pasadena