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MOM'S LITTLE BLACK BOOK | Puttshack In Oak Brook


Attention all music and vibe lovers, you’ve landed in the right place for the most innovative, tech infused way to play miniature golf while jamming to curated playlists, catered to all age groups, creating a vibrant social entertainment atmosphere.

This was not your mama’s miniature golf of rolling green turf hills and windmills, but rather an opportunity to feel like you are at a downtown Chicago club mixing the night away over drinks, dinner, and a complete interactive experience.

Our group ranged from upper 20s to mid 50s and we equally shared in the excitement of playing an old game in a very new way. The golf balls were bluetooth connected to the scoreboards, and the hole challenges included Puttshack’s take on relevant games such as Beer Pong; Pinball, Skee Ball; PAC - MAN, Connect Four, and Trivia using a golf club and golf ball to gain or lose bonus points while trying to beat par. Each hole presented a new task that engaged your senses and encouraged competition amongst your group; and because the ball automatically keeps score, it holds the players accountable along the way.

Before starting our play, we reserved a table with the hostess so as soon as we finished, we were seated for dinner and drinks. The menu was small but mighty and the food was delicious. The beat of the music filled our souls as we enjoyed the ambience of the newest and hottest place in town for generations of all ages.


An interactive game tech-infused mini golf play experience in a hip energetic music filled environment with food and drinks.


1828 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook,

(773) 831-7888 •

Hours: 11 a.m. to Midnight Sunday through Wednesday;

11 a.m. 1 a.m. Thursday through Saturday

Price $: Adults (13 and up) $12; Juniors (12 & under) $8


Naperville mom Kristen Kucharski graduated from Illinois State University in 1992 with an International Business Degree. She has two energetic daughters and her house is always full of children. Kristen’s column titled, Mom's Little Black Book, is a monthly feature written for moms who are looking for ways to keep their kids busy. Read her past columns at


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