UFO’s Pensacola Beach Mini Golf, Arcade & Ice Cream Opens March 14 in
One Giant, Cosmic Leap for Putt-Putt

GULF BREEZE, Fla., March 14, 2020 – Innisfree Hotels today opens its first out-of-this-world project, UFO’s Pensacola Beach Mini Golf, Arcade & Ice Cream.

In a nod to the Florida region’s extraordinary UFO heritage, the long-awaited, extraterrestrial-themed miniature golf course promises to become a family favorite for locals and tourists alike. 

“We’ve wanted to elevate the local mini golf experience for quite some time,” said Ted Ent, Innisfree Hotels CEO. “This beachfront course is one of those unique things that is now a destination unto itself. It has to be seen to be believed.”

The UFO theme isn’t materializing in Pensacola Beach just by happenstance. The area is famous for being an alleged UFO hot spot, with hundreds of eyewitness accounts reported in recent years. The numerous local sightings of strange objects and unexplained lights in the sky have contributed to Florida’s status as one of the country’s most “alien-active” states.

“According to local legend, aliens began visiting Pensacola Beach back in the 1980s,” explained Ent. “This history, paired with the wave of space-related tourism that has popped up here in the Florida Panhandle, inspired us to transform our old course into a portal to extraterrestrial adventure. It’s the next best thing to having a close encounter.”

The 18 customized holes are dominated by engaging, intergalactic-themed obstacles. Alien sculptures, statues of robots, and a far-out mural are spread throughout the course, making for great photo opportunities. In the evenings, a cosmic light show set to the aliens’ favorite tunes will envelop the grounds. Meanwhile, a display of old newspaper clippings will give guests an opportunity to brush up on the local UFO history.

Additionally, an ice cream bar and a slew of arcade games make the UFO’s facility perfect for parties – planned groups will even have access to a pool next door.

The March 28 grand opening activities will take place from noon to 4 p.m. The price for a round of mini golf will be half-off all day. There also will be other games and prizes, food vendors, and DJ entertainment.

Regular admission to UFO’s Pensacola Beach Mini Golf, Arcade & Ice Cream will be $10 for children ages 12 and under; $10 for military personnel (with appropriate ID); and $13 for ages 13 and up. Children ages 4 and under will be admitted free.For more information on the new UFO’s Pensacola Beach Mini Golf, Arcade & Ice Cream, visit ufospensacolabeach.com.