One Final Game

By  | 

It's been par for the course for nearly 20 years.

Almost two decades, several owners, a few additions to the course, and a couple of name changes later, the miniature golf course which is currently known as Brazos Valley Golf and Games, will close its doors.

Carter Hall was the first customer in line in 1987 when the miniature golf course opened.

"There was a lot of excitement around it a lot of people were here and it was just a really nice a really nice addition to the College Station landscape at that time," said Hall.

For Hall who has frequented the course for many years, playing one last game is bittersweet.

"I was here on the first day and I was here on the last day, and I really wish it was kind of going to stick around here a little longer," said Hall.

Current owner Ted Whitmer, who has owned the Brazos Valley Golf and Games for nearly seven years, said he invested a lot of money into the course to keep the business afloat.

"We put approximately $200,000 in renovations into the facility when we bought it, and we would have to do that again to keep it operating," Whitmer said. "It was time to change it or do something else with it."

Doing something else with the course, became the final decision. The site will be turned into a retail office complex.

Patrons who came out to play one last game were treated to free games in the arcade, miniature golf, and unlimited use of the batting cages till everything was closed for good.

"I wanted to thank the community both Bryan and College Station for supporting this facility throughout the years and bringing your kids and groups here," said Whitmer.