Out and About With Michelle Byrne

One of our favourite things to do as a family is to explore the region we live in, find new and interesting destinations and events as well as support local businesses along the way. Michelle Byrne

For our adventure this week we headed to Dural Putt-Putt. Despite having lived in the Hills most of my life this was also the very first time I had visited and what I found was well beyond my expectations.

Nestled in beautifully landscaped gardens, Dural Putt-Putt would be the prettiest mini-golf course I have ever come across. Nature lovers are not disappointed when they visit, as peace and tranquillity soothe the senses amid a vista of spectacularly manicured gardens. One could almost forget that they are there to play mini-golf!

273071751 611912916573528 7993012340340477152 N 1 1 Out And About With Michelle ByrneThere are two 18-hole themed courses to play. The “Space Trek” course is the easier of the two, with spaceships, rockets and aliens appearing throughout the course. It is still challenging, with a Par 3 on each hole, which for most holes I didn’t put anywhere near! The “Camelot” course is for more battle-hardened mini-golfers, with castles, wizards, knights and swords presenting numerous challenges along the way.

At the end of the course, there is a fabulous café offering freshly ground coffee along with homemade treats including sausage rolls, fruit pies and pastries and scones. There is also covered seating area next to a fountain and a rose garden to sit and unwind after you have finished playing.

Dural Putt-Putt also has large tables located in the gardens, which cater for birthday parties and corporate events, providing an enjoyable way for companies to have team-building days for their staff.

Local grandparents, Mary and Tom Nolan have been running Dural Putt-Putt for the past 23 years and are incredibly proud of what they have created for the local community to enjoy. Mary is passionate about their business and finds it “very interesting with lots of baking and preparations for each day and especially with kids parties – every day is different with different faces coming through and enjoying the gardens and the mini-golf.”

When asked what she loves about her business most, Mary said “it’s the smiles of her grandchildren and other children enjoying the home baked goods along with the ice cream.”

Despite the difficulties Covid has presented Mary would “miss her business if it didn’t exist” and the joy it brings to others.

Dural Putt-Putt is definitely worth supporting and make sure you say hello to Mary and Tom whilst you’re there!

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