19th Hole Blog

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13 thoughts on “19th Hole Blog

  1. I was being nostalgic and searching the internet for information about one of my favorite places in San Antonio growing up. I remember riding my bike to Cool Crest in 1958. Back then, they had a big scoreboard and on the last hole, it would show you what you had won – sometimes a soft drink and sometimes another round. One time on a hot summer day, I stood in one of the flowing waterways to get leverage for a shot and my flip-flop came off and floated down to the next hole. Cool Crest did not rely on gimmicks like clowns and castles, etc, but did have some of the most beautiful landscaping around. As I remember, the course was very true, and when you hit a shot where you were supposed to, it went in the hole.

    I remember being home on leave from the Navy and playing a round with a friend and Harold Metzger. What a great time. He enlightened me about the history of the course. He was such great guy and so was Maria. I always enjoyed coming back and having a nice chat with him, and later her after his passing.

    I can’t wait to come back and play. I hope you have the landscaping up to “par” and have some really exotic, beaurtiful and fragrant flowers and vines.

    Bob Mahan
    Cypress, Texas

  2. Thank you for opening Dec. 21. After rain that morning, family topped off an early family Christmas with a celebratory round at Cool Crest. And thanks for taking the photo!

  3. My wife and I went with friends to Cool Crest Golf Miniature tonight for the very first time. We’ve discovered a true jewel and will definitely be back. It is the “Coolest and Most Beautifiul Spot in San Antonio” !!!

  4. Simply cannot wait to go!!! I remember being saddened how, inexplicably, the gates had closed on this local landmark back in 2007. I was beyond thrilled to hear that Cool Crest was being restored to its former glory, right down to its lush landscape. Cool Crest was my favorite place for mini-golf hands-down. I loved the retro-feel to it, (I even remembered Big Band music playing there from time to time), and I really appreciated how the courses relied on the challenge of sheer geometry, not gimmicks like windmills, and such.

    A big thank you to the Andry brothers for taking on this labor of love for the community. Cheers!! Can’t wait to get out there….

  5. The kids had such a great time last night and they are begging to go again already! Do you have any plans for family memberships or season passes?

    • Hi Amy! Thanks for asking – yes, family memberships and/or season passes are being considered, so as soon as they’re available, we’ll post that information right here on the website. It’s so nice to see families like yours coming out and enjoying Cool Crest again. Thanks for visiting – and stay tuned for further developments!

  6. I was so happy to hear about your grand opening. Sometimes we’d all go as a family but there were special times when just me and my Mom would sneak off by ourselves. I plan on taking her as a surprise very soon. I can’t wait!

  7. I can’t begin to tell you how many summer evenings I spent at Cool Crest while I was growing up, and how happy I am to see it’s restoration. There are so many good memories of the times I played mini golf there. I think one of the best was the night I tried and tried to get the ball up and around hole #11 on course 2. After about 5 tries, with it rolling back to me each time, I finally just whacked the bejeebers out of it…..and made a hole-in-one……….TWO HOLES OVER! ;-D I’m really looking forward to coming and playing a round, or two! I’m thinking I might just even have my birthday celebration there. Congratulations on your venture, and I hope that it’s very successful!

  8. How wonderful to have COOL CREST back in time for the Summer. Nothing digital, just fun that everyone can enjoy. I look forward to many visits. Great meeting Jim and the crew Saturday night of the first week back in business. Good Luck and see you soon,

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