Tucson Historic Sports Venues and Artifacts: We had six Miniature Golf establishments open at the same time

1970s advertisement.

Sir Goony Golf (1450 S. Alvernon), Green Acres Golfland (6118 E. Speedway), Magic Carpet Golf (6125 E. Speedway), Golf’n Things Recreation (6503 E. Tanque Verde), Oracle Acres (3538 N. Oracle) and Putt-Putt (4355 E. 22nd).

Golf N’ Stuff (Golf’n Things) is the only one that is still open. Funtasticks on Wetmore also offers miniature golf and the Glow Zone Mini Golf indoor place on Stone Ave. shut down in 2019 after a series of fires.


Goony Golf is now the location for a donut shop but it is the only location with artifacts still surviving on location with a piece of the artificial grass and a pile of broken up concrete of the statues still there.

Green Acres is now a Korean BBQ place (Fuddruckers), Magic Carpet is now Chuck E. Cheese (former statues are still around town), Oracle Acres is now a used car lot and Putt-Putt is an empty parking lot.


Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014, he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017, a 2019 AZ Education News award winner and he has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. He was the first in Arizona to write about high school beach volleyball and high school girls wrestling. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here and on AZPreps365.com. Andy is the Southern Arizona voting member of the Ed Doherty Award, recognizing the top football player in Arizona, and he was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Andy was named an Honorary Flowing Wells Caballero in 2019, became a member of the Sunnyside Los Mezquites Cross Country Hall of Fame in 2021 and he was a member of the Amphi COVID-19 Blue Ribbon Committee and he earned a Distinguished Service Award from Amphitheater. Contact Andy Morales at amoralesmytucson@yahoo.com

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