I used to mini-golf at Pine Creek Miniature Golf, in Ringoes, before we had kids. My husband, who is from Pennington, mini-golfed there long before he knew me. Just outside of Hopewell Township, it is along the route to (our favorite) Home Depot up on Flemington.For the past couple of years, we’ve peered longingly at its closed facility wishing it would reopen. And it did this spring!

pine creek 2Pine Creek boasts “gimmick free” courses — so no windmills, no jungle animals (although the water in their “creek” is shockingly blue). And, while the greens are astroturf, the surrounding 12 acres is natural vegetation.

Aesthetics aside, there are two 18 hole miniature golf courses that can be pretty challenging but are still fun for kids and adults of any age.

Last Sunday, my husband and I took our nearly 3 year old and nearly 6 year old for our first family mini-golf outing ever. And the kids had a blast. We had fun too.

Pine Creek is located at 394 Route 31N, West Amwell, NJ. They’ve got some generous hours but check their website before you head out to make sure it is open.

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Mary Galioto
Mary Galioto is the founder, publisher and editor of MercerMe, and a lawyer. Originally from Brooklyn, Mary has progressively moved deeper and deeper into New Jersey, settling in the heart of the state: Mercer County. Formerly the author of an embarrassingly informal blog, Mary is a lifelong writer and asker of questions and was even mentioned, albeit briefly, in the New York Times and Washington Post. In her free time, Mary fills her life with excessive self-reflection, photographing mushrooms, and misguided adventures in random hobbies. Mary also works as the PR Coordinator at the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, serves on the volunteer Board of Trustees of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT), serves on the Hopewell Borough Board of Health, is a member of the Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance, and holds the elected position as the Hopewell Borough Democratic Committee Municipal Chairwoman.