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Treat Yourself: Shipwreck Amusements is home to the world’s longest miniature golf hole

Shipwreck Amusements
PHOTO BY COURTNEY KLESS

Did you know there is a Guinness World Record holder right here in Central New York?

Treat yourself to a round of miniature golf – and play the world’s longest hole – at Shipwreck Amusements.

Located in Cortland, Shipwreck Amusements’ grounds feature paintball, bounce houses, an arcade, a treasure chest gem dig, and two miniature golf courses: a glow-in-the-dark indoor course and a pirate-themed outdoor course. A single game on either course costs $9 for adults – or you can play both for $16.

We chose the outdoor option. Various pirates and nautical-themed items were spread around the course, and each hole featured a different fact (like the definition of “Shiver Me Timbers”). But perhaps its biggest claim to fame is the 14-par final hole – measuring 459 feet, 6 inches, it is the longest in the world. It is so long, in fact, that it wraps around the entire perimeter of the outdoor course. It was by far my favorite hole, though we found them all to be fairly challenging. All in all, it took the two of us less than an hour to play all 18 holes.

Before you leave, make sure to grab an ice cream cone (or dish) at CAPT’N JACK’S Ice Cream Shack. And remember to keep your scorecard; it includes a $1 coupon for your next game.If You Go
Shipwreck Amusements
Where:
759 State Route 13, Cortland.
When: Daily from 10 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. (visit website for most up-to-date hours).
More information: shipwreck-amusements.com.

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