Miniature golf afficionados have four – that’s right, FOUR! – courses in Weirs Beach to choose from! The Daytona Fun Park (603) 366-5461, on Route 11-B, will challenge you with numerous water obstacles, plus a bonus 19th hole. The newest course in Weirs Beach, open since 2004 at Logs of Fun, not only has 18 beautifully landscaped holes, but also features a nature walk around the course, complete with benchs, picnic tables and views of the public beach and Weirs channel. The oldest course in Weirs Beach, amusing visitors since 1964, is Funspot’s Famous Landmarks of NH. In 2015, the course was relocated to a year-round indoors location at Funspot. For the maximum in fun, the course at Pirate’s Cove, on Rt. 3 near the Weirs Beach/Meredith border, is a buccaneer’s delight, filled with adventure for kids and adults alike.
HISTORY OF MINI GOLF
Undoubtedly the first miniature golf course in Weirs Beach, this 1930’s course was located on the site of the current Half Moon Pizza Stand, Penny Arcade, and Bumper Cars. Click here to enlarge the photo.
Other Weirs Beach miniature golf courses to have come and gone over the years include an indoor one in the 1960’s at the Weirs Sports Center, upstairs in the Tarlson’s Arcade building; and Volcano Mini-Golf (circa 1995-2014), which wound around the giant volcano at the former Weirs Beach Waterslide. The latest course to go was the the patriotic and educational Salute to the USA course (below), which operated at the Winnipesaukee Pier beginning circa 1980, ending 2015.
Below, the outdoor Funspot course, 1960s.