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Putt Putt for a Purpose at the Ludington Area Jaycees Mini Golf Course!
Current Hours are Fridays from 4-9pm, Saturdays from 11am-9pm, and Sundays from 11am-6pm through October (weather permitting)
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: the Scottville Optmist Park Project, the Custer Community “Johnny’s Bandstand” Sculpture Park, the Copeyon Park Fish Cleaning Station, the 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's the schedule for Charity Mondays in 2023:
- June 12th – Department of Health & Human Services Foster Child Program
- June 19th – United Way of Mason County Family Link
- June 26th – Ludington High School Boys Soccer Team
- July 3rd – Ludington Petunia Parade
- July 10th – Mason County Fire Relief Fund
- July 17th – AFFEW
(A Few Friends for the Environment & World)
- July 24th – Shoreline FORCE (Families for Cycling Education)
- July 31st – Childhood Cancer Campaign
- August 7th – Coats & Boots For Kids
- August 14th – Staircase Youth Services
- August 21st – Habitat for Humanity of Mason County
- August 28th – Lakeshore Food 4 Kids
- September 4th – Walk to End Alzheimer’s Michigan Chapter
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.
For more information on the Ludington Area Jaycees Mini Golf Course:
900 W. Ludington Ave.,
Ludington, MI 49431
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