In today's fast-paced society, many families are looking for relaxing activities that they can enjoy together. One tried and true option is miniature golf, something in which the whole family can participate.
For some, miniature golf - or putt-putt, as it is also known - is a fun, recreational pursuit, but for others, it's a serious, competitive sporting endeavor.
There's even a U.S. ProMiniGolf Association, located in Myrtle Beach, S.C., the self-proclaimed mini golf capital of the world.
While certain courses are over-the-top impressive, there are some pretty cool ones closer to home that you might want to check out this summer.
Adventureland, Narragansett, RI. This 18-hole nautical-themed course is tastefully landscaped in a park-like setting in this beautiful seaside community. It features streams, ponds, waterfalls, caves and even the challenges of real water traps. When you've had enough golf, test your skills in the batting cages, channel your inner NASCAR driver in one of the new go-karts, or cool off on the squirt-and-soak bumper boats.