Putt putt for a purpose by visiting the Ludington Area Jaycees Mini Golf Course in Stearns Park, right on Lake Michigan.
Ludington Area Jaycees Mini Golf Course
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Putt Putt for a Purpose at the Ludington Area Jaycees Mini Golf Course!
The Ludington Area Jaycees Mini Golf Course has been a popular place in the summertime, as residents and visitors alike enjoy a round of mini golf right at the Stearns Park Beach overlooking Ludington’s North Breakwater Lighthouse.
The course is currently closed but will reopen on Memorial Day weekend, 2022.
About the Jaycees Mini Golf Course
The Ludington Area Jaycees’ Miniature Golf Course was opened in 1967 for the sole purpose of generating funds to support community projects. Since that year, over $300,000 has been donated by the club to local initiatives.
Some of the major projects the Ludington Area Jaycees Mini Golf Course has supported over the years are: banners for the Downtown Development Project, a birthing room at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital, Copeyon Park Fish Cleaning Station, Ludington Recreation Soccer Field on Bryant Road, Mason County Recreation Football, emergency equipment for Ludington Fire Department, Waterfront Park Playground, Stearns Park Accessibility Walkways, Ludington and Mason County Central High School’s Music Departments, among many others.
As part of the Ludington Area Jaycees Mini Golf mission, the course donates 30% of profits each year back into other non-profit organizations and initiatives in the community. One way the group accomplishes this is through “Charity Mondays” where various organizations get 30% of profits on Mondays throughout the summer.
Here are the Organizations that Benefited From Charity Mondays in 2021:
- Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Lakeshore
- Stage Left Theatre Company
- Ludington Petunia Parade
- Ludington Area Jaycees Freedom Festival
- AFFEW (A Few Friends for the Environment of World)
- Habitat for Humanity of Mason County
- Caritas Food Pantry in Custer
- West Shore Family Support
- The Ludington Optimist Club Childhood Cancer Campaign
- Arts in Motion
- Hearts for Haiti
- Michigan Jaycees Senate Scholarship Fund
By 2015, time and elements had taken their toll on the Jaycees Mini Golf Course so the Jaycees pursued a complete overhaul of the course at that time. With the help of state grant funds and sponsorships the course has been completely revitalized with the hopes of bringing in more money to be donated back into community projects.
A new theme, talked about by the Jaycees for several years, has been implemented on the renovated course and encompasses educational and historical obstacles and highlights local attractions. The Landmarks of Ludington theme fits in with other community efforts which focus on the rich history of Ludington and Mason County.
The renovation project was the beneficiary of the 2016 Ludington Lake Jump and the club has also received a $45,000 grant from the Passports for Recreation Program through the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. A few sponsorship opportunities for the Ludington Area Jaycees Mini Golf still remain.
For more information, contact Mini Golf Chairperson Mary Burden at (231) 690-2020. General monetary donations (with checks made payable to Ludington Area Jaycees Mini Golf) can be sent to: Ludington Area Jaycees, c/o Mini Golf, P.O. Box 411, Ludington, MI 49431.
Ludington Area Jaycees Mini Golf Course
900 W. Ludington Ave.,
Ludington, MI 49431
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More Activities & Attractions in Ludington...
The Hamlin Lake Beach within the Ludington State Park is fun for the whole family! With a dedicated, weed-free swimming area and more!
The Mason County Sculpture Trail was launched in 2012 and includes nine sculptures in Ludington, Scottville, and Fountain.
The Lumber Heritage Trail, highlighting Mason County’s rich lumbering history, is one of four that comprise the Mason County Cultural Trails.
Farm Markets & U-Pick farms offer locally grown and organic produce, flowers, plants, seeds, and more in West Michigan.
Ludington visitors flock to the area to view our two majestic lighthouses, the North Breakwater Light and Big Sable Point Lighthouse.
A children’s flotilla that’s a miniature replica of the historic S.S. Badger carferry. Children get to ride in one of many “cars”.
Ludington’s North Breakwater Light is the number one lighthouse to see in Michigan! Take a trip along the breakwater path to see it up close!
There are many places for anglers to try their luck, and Ludington has such a great variety of fish. The area also has great charter captains.
The bronzed sculptures in Ludington’s 5-acre Waterfront Park sets it apart from other parks. The park is situated on the Lake Michigan inlet.