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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 open Saturdays from 12-9pm and Sundays from 12-5pm. From June 12th through Labor Day, the course is open from 12-9pm daily.
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 is the Charity Mondays Schedule for 2021:
- June 14th – Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Lakeshore
- June 21st – Stage Left Theatre Company
- June 28th – Ludington Petunia Parade
- July 5th – Ludington Area Jaycees Freedom Festival
- July 19th – AFFEW (A Few Friends for the Environment of World)
- July 26th – Habitat for Humanity of Mason County
- August 2nd – Caritas Food Pantry in Custer
- August 9th – West Shore Family Support
- August 16th – The Ludington Optimist Club Childhood Cancer Campaign
- August 23rd – Arts in Motion
- August 30th – Hearts for Haiti
- September 5th-6th – 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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