Goofy Golf Pensacola is located in the City of Pensacola in Escambia County. Goofy Golf was built by Jacob Pryor and his wife Helen in 1958. Pryor, who also owned an amusement park in Biloxi Mississippi, was a World War I veteran and is buried at the Fort Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola. Additional holes were added in the late 1970s with statues and hazards from a competing "Sir Goony's" mini golf course. The Pryors built a dragon as one the original statues on their course, and it is in play today. The facility was damaged by Hurricane Ivan in 2004 and closed a few years later. In 2016, The First Tee of Northwest Florida purchased this historic Goofy Golf property.
Pensacola Goofy Golf has been remodeled and re-opened as the Golf & Life Skills Training Facility for the First Tee of Northwest Florida. The two 18-hole, par-72 golf courses are open to the public for play, though hours vary, so be sure to confirm open hours by calling or visiting the website. The mission of the First Tee of Northwest Florida is to positively impact the lives of young people by promoting character development and life-enhancing values through the First Tee’s “Life Skills Learning Experience” and the game of golf.
Don’t be shocked if you see two-time Masters Champ and PGA Tour winner Bubba Watson playing next to you. The Pensacola resident grew up playing Goofy Golf and is a big supporter of the First Tee program. Watson hosts a mini-golf tournament at the Goofy Golf course, where one hole is named after his candy store, Bubba’s Sweet Spot.