Mini Golf and Hudson River Park for Karina

My good friend and frequent blog model, Karina, celebrated her birthday recently. And another one of our friends, Jheanel, wanted to treat Karina to a day out doing something atypical for us. The day didn’t go as planned because although we’re aware of how the subway tends to have construction projects on the weekend. And we are accustomed to checking the schedule for that work; the MTA threw us a curveball and didn’t announce work that kept us from going to our planned surprise visit of Jacques Torres chocolate shop for freshly made smores.

So we made the best of it and went straight to the next activity, and I knew the perfect one…mini-golf! Not one of us has been, I know that’s really pathetic but I’ve never had the opportunity to go.

Exploring Hudson River Park

So I searched and found a place to go and it happened to be at the Hudson River Park. It’s a park I’ve always wanted to visit but have never had a reason to walk through, and on Pier 25 lies a space for a mini golf course.Hudson River Park, NYC

Hudson River Park/ Volleyball Courts
Hudson River Park/ Volleyball Courts

The park is so named Hudson River Park because it is on the banks of the Hudson River separating New York and New Jersey and the views are some of the best of downtown Manhattan, filled with residential high-rises, a huge community college and neighborhood restaurants. In short, it’s a very ritzy neighborhood with the ability to own a boat.
The park is about a mile long next to the West Side Highway and has a bike and jogging lanes, a skate park, playground, swimming pool, volleyball court, soccer pitch, basketball courts and golf course. My friends are usually up for anything at least once and it was going to make the day memorable, which was the most important thing.

Mini-Golf Anyone?

First of all, let me say that I’m a horrible golfer and that’s with my best 90s Tiger Woods interpretation of his formerly fantastic grip and swing, I came in at last place (so I guess that my interpretation was more like 2015, poor Tiger ). But the scenery was the first place winner! The spectacular sunset and the atmosphere made it the perfect day. We didn’t know about it before but right on the pier was a restaurant oyster boat, Grand Banks, there couldn’t have been so more perfect spot for it. Grand Banks At Hudson River Park

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It was so wonderful to end my tragic first try at golf watching the sunset on the water, with my friends, celebrating Karina’s birthday. We all had an amazing time, it didn’t rain, had fruit ices, Indian food, and we got to do something fun and different. I couldn’t ask for more and Karina smiled the whole time.
Have you ever played miniature golf? Are any of you great at it? Let me know in the comments below.

Until our next rendezvous…


Rendezvous en New York

  23 comments for “Mini Golf and Hudson River Park for Karina

  1. September 16, 2015 at 8:42 PM

    Off topic, but I must ask. Do New Yorkers and people from Jersey stand on the bank and shout insults at each other? lol

    • September 16, 2015 at 8:43 PM

      I’m pretty sure that they do!

      • September 16, 2015 at 8:44 PM

        LOL I knew it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • September 16, 2015 at 8:51 PM

          There will always be a rivalry.

    • September 16, 2015 at 8:56 PM

      Check me out answering comments. I’m fancy!! ???

  2. Amar Naik
    September 17, 2015 at 11:30 AM

    a nice place. i have worked in world financial center building 4, which is adjacent to hudson river. it is fun to be on either side of hudson river. thanks for sharing your experience. got some memories refreshed.

    • September 17, 2015 at 12:51 PM

      Thank you, I’m glad you enjoyed it.

  3. September 17, 2015 at 7:05 PM

    Looks like a great outing. I am not much of a golfer, mini or otherwise. But the location would definitely make the day!

    • September 17, 2015 at 7:08 PM

      It really did, it was hard to focus on the game because I was taking pictures of everything around me, the next group behind us didn’t appreciate it. Ha ha!!

      • September 17, 2015 at 7:16 PM

        That can happen. Some people are just always in a hurry!

        • September 17, 2015 at 7:20 PM

          Yes it is New York after all. It’s hard to turn that off sometimes.

          • September 17, 2015 at 8:14 PM

            Our area here used to be more laid-back. But lately, it seems like more and more people might have some of those New Yorker genes. I think it’s a sign of the times.

            • September 17, 2015 at 8:29 PM

              Sorry ?

  4. June 15, 2017 at 10:43 AM

    I am HORRIBLE at mini-golf, thus of course, hate it– ha! Such a bummer you didn’t get to do the chocolate tour– not that is something I can get on board with! But, it sounds like you guys had a great day anyways. The view was beautiful!

    • June 15, 2017 at 1:19 PM

      We can do the chocolate tour anytime and ever since then, a chocolate museum has been opened so there’s another or better opportunity to enjoy chocolate.

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