The Other Summer Games

Photograph by John Margolies

If you’re a world-class athlete, chances are you’re making the rounds in London right now. For the rest of us, well, there’s always a round of miniature golf. The Adirondacks has a pack of places to choose from, including Old Forge’s campy Nutty Putty, the oldest course in these parts; Lake George’s geographical wonders, the Around the World and Around the USA courses; and Northampton’s postcard-perfect Grandview Mini Golf, set along the shore of Great Sacandaga Lake.

Wondering when the first Lilliputian links hit the North Country or where to find the most challenging course within the Blue Line? For a primer on the queen of silly sports, check out “Miniature Golf in the Kingdom,” by John Margolies (Annual Guide 2003).