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October 27, 2005 11:23 AM   Subscribe

Named after the hill on which Jesus was crucified, Golgotha Fun Park, once the country's #1 shaded biblical mini-golf destination, is now but a memory. Fortunately, there are still other options.
posted by Armitage Shanks (14 comments total)

 
If Christian vs. Christian isn't your bag, not only is Zen Golf available, it's for sale!
posted by Ogre Lawless at 11:38 AM on October 27, 2005


No wonder they went out of business. Casting lots is prohibited and the only thing to drink is a sponge dipped in vinegar.

Good post Armitage Shanks.
posted by three blind mice at 11:40 AM on October 27, 2005


From the first link: "hey...how come no one ever builds an Islamic Jihad Mini-Golf?" (emphasis in original)

Hmm, I don't know, but maybe the writer should have thought more. If the place was called "New Christian Crusade Theme Park" it might have been too hot a topic name, but that would at least be the true christian equivalent of what he proposes in the Islamic variation.

Still, I guess I can't blame him. It's not that fundies can't think critically, it's just that they're trained for years not to.

ばか。
posted by mystyk at 11:46 AM on October 27, 2005


see also:

farming world animal-themed mini-golf
legoland unthemed mini-golf
surfin' safari mini-golf
walt disney hyper-themed mini-golf
tiki gods mini-golf
custard mini-golf
cowboy and indian mini-golf

but none of those would have afforded the opportunity to put that great old punchline in the page title!
posted by quonsar at 12:01 PM on October 27, 2005


but none of those would have afforded the opportunity to put that great old punchline in the page title!

It was either that or "I hate playing with your dad." :)
posted by Armitage Shanks at 12:06 PM on October 27, 2005


There used to be this cool little self-serve miniature golf place that was basically set up in someone's old backyard 'round here somewhere. I think I'm gonna go look for it.

The phrase "Golgotha Fun Park" is really interesting. It was either put together by someone with no serious Christian depth or someone with a very keen grasp of it bent on making an interesting point.
posted by weston at 12:15 PM on October 27, 2005


The phrase "Golgotha Fun Park" is really interesting.

From Groening's lips to your ears, I could've sworn this was a Simpsons bit. No amount of googling backs me up on this, though.
posted by joe lisboa at 1:00 PM on October 27, 2005


Ha! I've actually played on this one. I tell people about it all the time, because even as a 13 year old, I found it somewhat creepy. Yes, Kentucky is everything you've heard and more.
posted by Who_Am_I at 1:39 PM on October 27, 2005


Open on Sundays?
posted by IndigoJones at 3:15 PM on October 27, 2005


It was either that or "I hate playing with your dad." :)

In my version it goes: "Could you tell your dad to stop fucking around and play golf?"
posted by signal at 3:23 PM on October 27, 2005


Well I've totally been there! Huzzah! It's creepy. VERY creepy. Also, up the road a bit, is Gun Town Mountain Fun Park. DON'T GO THERE. My best friend and I got really ill after a cruel carnie ran the Tilt-a-Whirl way too fast. And the haunted house is a total disappointment, but not in the fun way.
posted by ford and the prefects at 4:44 PM on October 27, 2005


My faith is being shaken, not stirred.
posted by alumshubby at 3:29 AM on October 28, 2005


If Christian vs. Christian isn't your bag, not only is Zen Golf available, it's for sale!

New name:

The Hole In Oneness
posted by halcyon_daze at 5:13 AM on October 28, 2005


halcyon_daze: fitting enough that it also works as "one in (w)holeness". woa...
posted by nathan_teske at 8:48 AM on October 28, 2005


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