The Man Who Went On A Fifty-State Mini-Golf Road Trip Has Finally Named His Champion

By: 09.20.16

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Remember Dan Caprera, who spent his summer on an epic quest playing every state’s most popular and/or highest-rated mini-golf course? Well, he’s back. And he’s got his winner.

“I am pleased to say that after 78 days of hard travel, 20,681 miles driven in my car, and 42,508 words written for my guide,” he tells us, “I can now definitively say that I have found the best mini golf course in America.”

Are you holding your breath like we are? The course that rated the highest overall in his opinion, after putting his way through fifty-one of the most popular mini-golf courses in America (yes, he even went to Hawaii, Alaska, and Washington, D.C. on his quest) was Myrtle Beach, South Carolina’s Mount Atlanticus.

When Caprera first golfed Mount Atlanticus’ Minotaur golf, he described it as an “unholy hybrid of Atlantis, Hawaii, Ancient Greece, the Incan Empire, and (for good measure) the album covers from every hair metal band from the 1980s,” writing, “If you’re looking for any sense of logic or order at Mt. Atlanticus, you’d have a better chance trying to decipher the mistranslated rantings of H.P. Lovecraft after drinking a bottle of DayQuil.”

And yet, it stuck with him.

One of the wildest putt putt courses out there #mtatlanticus #myrtlebeach

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