Enjoy an afternoon drive around the Ludington area in October and fill your senses with the vibrant colors of fall.
Photos by the Ludington Area Jaycees
Putt Putt for a Purpose at the Ludington Area Jaycees Mini Golf Course!
The Course Is Currently Closed for the Season but Will Reopen on Memorial Day Weekend, 2023
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 a list of organizations that benefited from Charity Mondays in 2022:
- Habitat for Humanity of Mason County
- Ludington Optimist Club Childhood Cancer Campaign
- Coats & Boots for Kids
- Mason County Fire Relief Fund
- Caritas Food Pantry
- Mason County Historical Society
- Michigan JCI Senate Scholarship Program
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
Arrive in Ludington by boat and dock at one of three marinas: Ludington Municipal Marina, Harbor View Marina, & Pere Pointe Village Marina.
The S.S. Badger Carferry is a fun and relaxing shortcut across Lake Michigan between Ludington, Michigan and Manitowoc, Wisconsin.
The fun doesn’t end when the sun goes down here in Ludington! Nightlife here includes festivals, cozy restaurants, and local performances.
In addition to thousands of book titles, the Mason County District Library’s Ludington and Scottville branches provide many free programs.
Putt putt for a purpose by visiting the Ludington Area Jaycees Mini Golf Course in Stearns Park, right on Lake Michigan.
Both beginners and experienced cyclists will enjoy the variety of trails available to explore in Ludington!
Discover small town life in the late 1800s and early 1900s at Historic White Pine Village in Ludington, overlooking Lake Michigan.
It rises and sets every single day, and nothing is more breathtaking than our spectacular sunsets over Lake Michigan.
The three accessible walkways installed at Stearns Park Beach in Ludington allow everyone to make their way to the water and sand.