Mini golf balls

Tee-off at Putters Putt Putt in Walnut Creek

Mini golf ball with obstacles

A pop up mini golf in the parking lot of a former restaurant might sound dubious but Putters Putt Putt is anything but.

Hole 2 of Putters Putt Putt in Walnut Creek

For $10 a person you can shoot your regular 18 holes, plus three extra. The person who built it is on site giving you a quick run down. He is very passionate about his course and will keep adding and improving at least until the restaurant is rented out again. 

For us this was a great father’s day getaway. We enjoyed the inventive spirit. Two of the courses have poles you swing for extra difficulty. My favorite hole was number 18, which frankly is a bit removed from the idea of mini golf as you start out with a pinball pull to catapult your golf ball along a few ramps. It ends up in this triangular nail grit and if you are lucky could get a hole in one. But wait there’s more. At the end is a challenge of four ramps where everyone shoots at the same time and the score can change depending on who gets in first. 

Mini golf ball in a pinball plunger

Putter Putt Putt is located on 1275 South California Blvd in Walnut Creek. They are closed Monday and Tuesdays and open Wednesdays to Fridays from 2 pm – 8:30 pm, Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 pm – 8:30 pm. They also do birthday parties.

Two pendulums swinging at the mini golf Putters Putt Putt.

Have you been to Putters Putt Putt?

Full disclosure Putters Putt Putt contacted me via Instagram and we got a rebate. Follow them for updates @puttersputtputt

Do you like to play games outside? Try Senet at the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum in San Jose. 

Science not Silence, pin designed by Penelope Dullaghan

Stand up for science

April 22nd 2017 is Earth Day and you can support your scientist by marching. Many of the marches end with an Earth Day celebration, or with activities for kids. A great way to introduce the importance of marching for democratic rights to your children.

Science not Silence, pin designed by  Penelope Dullaghan
Science not Silence pin designed by
Penelope Dullaghan

Like the Women’s March on January 21st, the March for Science’s biggest crowds are expected in Washington D.C. But there are eight satellite marches in the Bay Area where you can show your support:


San Francisco Start: Justin Herman Plaza, 11:00 AM; End: Civic Center Plaza

San Jose Start: San Jose City Hall, 11:00 AM; End: Plaza de Cesar Chavez

Santa Cruz Start: Santa Cruz City Hall, 10:00 AM; End: San Lorenzo Park

Pacifica Start: 2:30 PM, from Linda Mar Beach to Rockaway Beach and back

Walnut Creek Start: Civic Park, 10:00 AM

Livermore Start and End: Livermore High School; 1:00 PM

Hayward Start: Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center, 10:00 AM

Berkeley Start: Sproul Plaza, 4:00 PM

Here is a list of Earth Day events in the Bay Area:


Will you stand up for science?