Peter Pan Mini Golf getting a makeover

Peter Pan Mini Golf getting a makeover

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Austin's iconic Peter Pan Mini Golf on Barton Springs Road is currently receiving a makeover.

Artist Cheryl Latimer has been working for the last two years to refurbish the old fiberglass figures. She has also created some new cement ones in order to bring back some life to the course.

"I love it when the kids run up and they're like, 'Oh Tinkerbell,' and they get in the cup and they're like 'Oh she's wearing bloomers!' you know it's great," said Latimer.

Tinkerbell has quite a few friends on the 18-hole course. Other figures include a clown, rabbit and pig. They are joined by new residents on the course like ants with musical talents.

"We've kind of rebuilt it over time and in the process of rebuilding it again, to make it nicer, better. but we kind of do our part to keep Austin weird," owner Mike Dismikes said.

Austinites and visitors have been playing mini golf at Peter Pan since 1948. That means the course has seen a lot of birthday parties for children. However, at night, things change a lot.

"I think it's a nice place to start with a date night," Dismikes said. "We've had a number of people over the years that have told me their first date was here, and they've gone on to get married. We've had people propose here, we've had wedding parties here."

People come to the course from all over the world and Latimer just hopes her art has a little something to do with it.

"It keeps Austin unique, you know, how many towns have a put-put, they maintained and kept up?" Latimer asked. "And I think it's a nice thing. People love coming here"

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