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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 open daily from 12-10pm until Labor Day.

Sunset Side Concessions

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.

Charity Mondays

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 Monday Schedule for 2022:

  • May 30th – Duffle Bags of Love (DHHS Foster Child Program)
  • June 13thLudington Petunia Parade
  • June 20th – Hospice of Michigan
  • June 27th – Lakeshore Food Club
  • July 4thFourth of July Freedom Festival
  • July 11th – Staircase Youth Services
  • July 18th – AFFEW (A Few Friends for the Environment of the World)
  • July 25th – Habitat for Humanity of Mason County
  • August 1st – Ludington Optimist Club Childhood Cancer Campaign
  • August 8th – Coats & Boots for Kids
  • August 15th – Mason County Fire Relief Fund
  • August 22nd – Caritas Food Pantry
  • August 29th – Mason County Historical Society
  • September 5th – Michigan JCI Senate Scholarship Program

Course Renovations

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

(231) 843-4663

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Fall Color Tour

Enjoy an afternoon drive around the Ludington area in October and fill your senses with the vibrant colors of fall.

Pet Friendly Places

Your pet should feel right at home in Ludington. There are many businesses that allow pets and parks and beaches for them to play on.

Mason County Barn Quilt Trail

The Barn Quilt Trail, highlighting the lost art of barn decor, is one of four trails that comprise the Mason County Cultural Trails.

Fishing

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.

Bookstores & Coffee Shops

Just blocks from the beach is the heart of downtown Ludington, where you can shop, dine, and enjoy summertime events.

Historic White Pine Village

Discover small town life in the late 1800s and early 1900s at Historic White Pine Village in Ludington, overlooking Lake Michigan.