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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 will be open daily from 11am-10pm, weather permitting. through Labor Day.

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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's the Charity Mondays Schedule for 2024:

  • May 27, 2024Ludington Petunia Parade
  • June 10, 2024 – AFFEW (A Few Friends for the Environment of the Earth)
  • June 17th, 2024 – Shoreline FORCE (Families For Cycling Education)
  • June 24th, 2024 – Ludington High School Boys Soccer Camp
  • July 1st, 2024 – Ludington Area Jaycees 4th of July Freedom Festival
  • July 8th, 2024 – Lakeshore Food Network
  • July 15th, 2024 – Staircase Youth Services
  • July 22nd, 2024 – Coats & Boots for Kids
  • July 29th, 2024 – Children’s Advocacy Center
  • August 5th, 2024 – Caritas Food Pantry
  • August 12th, 2024 – St. Simon’s Haiti Outreach Program
  • August 19th, 2024 – Ludington Resource Center
  • August 26th, 2024 – Childhood Cancer Campaign
  • September 2nd, 2024 – Mason County Fire Relief Fund

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.

For more information on the Ludington Area Jaycees Mini Golf Course:

900 W. Ludington Ave.,
Ludington, MI 49431

(231) 843-4663

facebook.com/jayceesminigolf

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