When the RFT
's editorial department took its collective summer break this year (specially trained robots run the show for a few months no big deal), we ventured away to the Miniature Golf Capital of the Universe, a.k.a. South Carolina. So many elaborately landscaped courses did we play that we developed calluses we think it was from the putter, though our orthopedist tells us that repeatedly lifting fruity cocktails on the beach can cause similar build-up. Anyhoo, now that we're back at work, when we get the itch to putt-putt we head directly to the beautiful, bucolic wilds of Ellisville and the Infield Fun Center. This eighteen-hole course has all the best mini-golf attributes we grew to love and expect on our summer vacation: water features, a cave, pretty plantings and shade cool, wonderful shade. Even better, a round here costs far less than they pinch you for in South Carolina only $6 per person.