When some of the stars of the movie Gettysburg
needed to unwind after a day of filming, they went to Mulligan MacDuffer Adventure Golf, located at 1360 Baltimore Pike. Owner Del Gudmestad, an avid golfer, designed the course himself, with two challenging courses featured in a most picturesque and bucolic setting. After opening in 1989, Mulligan MacDuffer’s has become a favorite among locals and visitors to Gettysburg.
Recently the course was purchased by The Civil War Trust, and after September 30th, the course will close forever after 28 years.
Visitors can choose to play 18 holes on the Highlands Course or the Loch Ness Course. Both are so enjoyable that children can play, and yet the courses are challenging enough for adults. “You can play the same 18 holes,” Del explained, “and get a different score each time.”
In addition to the beautiful courses – which blend perfectly into the background of Culp’s and Wolf’s Hills, Mulligan MacDuffer’s also boasts a popular ice cream parlor – another favorite for golfers and passersby. With cones, floats, sodas, sundaes and more, the parlor also offers special treats, like Key Lime Pie or Creamsicle spritzers, favorites on a hot summer day. There is also the Loch Ness Monster Challenge – four pounds of ice cream and toppings, and the customer has ten minutes to eat it. Incredibly, there are winners of the challenge, and they have their photos on the wall to prove it.
Mulligan MacDuffer Adventure Golf is open daily through the summer. Business hours are 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday, and Sunday from noon to eleven p.m.
In addition to the amazing courses and delicious treats offered in the ice cream parlor, Mulligan MacDuffer’s has a helpful and friendly staff. “Some of our staff has been with us since the beginning,” Del says. “We have many teachers who are off for the summer who come here to work. We also have families where at least one member of their family has been here with us since we started.”
That’s why this Gettysburg institution is such a tradition.
For more information, check out the website at www.MulliganMacDuffer.com or call 717-337-1518. Groups and buses are welcome and major credit cards are accepted.
The 2017 summer season will be the last for Mulligan MacDuffer Adventure Golf. Be sure to plan your tee time, and save room for ice cream after a day on the green.