Pebble Beach Mini Golf was the original mini putt golf course in West Edmonton Mall.
The course opened in the Phase Three expansion of the mall, in 1985 – 1986. Back then, while the course had a few statue characters placed throughout, it was not the overly wacky theme we see today.
The course was proudly touted as being developed and designed after the famous real-life golf course, Pebble Beach Golf Links in California.
The course was adorned with trees, ‘lush’ greenery, and was themed to be similar to a real golf experience. With mock grass, rolling slopes, and ‘sand’ traps (which were really hard-shelled areas of the course, as real sand would cause maintenance issues), players were meant to feel as if they were experiencing a real game of golf.
The course was closed in 2004, to make way for the renovated version still open today: Professor WEM’s Adventure Golf.