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Malibu Castle Golf, Redondo Beach, CA (other)
Tom Slick
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Joined: Aug 26, 2005
Posts: 1092
From: The Beaches of South Bay, SoCal
Posted: 2007-05-04 11:12 pm   Permalink

Name:Malibu Castle Golf
Type:other
Street:2410 Marine Ave ,
City:Redondo Beach
State:CA
Zip:90278
country:USA
Phone:
Status:defunct

Description:
I was driving southbound on the 405 freeway between Rosecrans exit and Inglewood ave. exits when I saw an A-Frame building sitting up on a hill, that I have never seen before from the freeway. I travel that freeway heavily, and saw this for the first time. The miniature golf park was bought out by Mulligan's family entertainment centers, but they have done nothing with the property since. So I got off the freeway and took a trip into a fenced off dirt parking lot.There was however a knocked down gate laying over the road, so I carefully drove over it and into the once happening miniature golf course. Vandals have hit it pretty hard, and it looks like it may have served for some illegal parties due to all the grafitti and empty/broken beer bottles. Its been defunct now for about 4 years and this place will not be here much longer.



 
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Tom Slick
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Joined: Aug 26, 2005
Posts: 1092
From: The Beaches of South Bay, SoCal
Posted: 2007-05-04 11:20 pm   Permalink

Here are a few pics I took...















 
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Gigantalope
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Joined: Aug 01, 2004
Posts: 913
From: Shinola, California
Posted: 2007-05-04 11:33 pm   Permalink

Wow, great shots...sad to see such a place on it's last legs.

Thanks for posting


 
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Mouse Art
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Joined: Jun 07, 2006
Posts: 180
From: South Bay area L.A.
Posted: 2007-05-05 10:04 am   Permalink

Man that sucks! I've played on that course. It was pretty cool. The castle that used to be in the middle of the whole thing was full of video games,pinball, skeeball,yno,all that stuff. It also had one of the early cement water slides. Later replaced by a fiberglass[?] one. Wonder WTF they are gonna do widit??........Remy
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bigtikidude
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
Posts: 8847
From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2007-05-06 8:20 pm   Permalink

I wanna live in that hut,

Jeff(bigtikidude)



 
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wideimaging
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Joined: Jul 17, 2011
Posts: 6
From: NYC
Posted: 2011-07-17 12:35 am   Permalink

Here it is on July 9, 2011, The windmill caught my attention, after spotting the sign on Marine Ave.



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Creative housing in Los Angles: With the Manhattan Beach Green line station and Northrop Grumman in the background an abandonded miniature golf course putting trap structure serves as a domicile



 
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procinema29
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Joined: Jul 31, 2003
Posts: 474
From: los angeles
Posted: 2011-07-18 06:35 am   Permalink

Man, talk about haunting images! So sad to see the place sitting there getting vandalized like that.

 
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wideimaging
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Joined: Jul 17, 2011
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From: NYC
Posted: 2011-09-02 8:04 pm   Permalink

more images in the works. Last I went I met the current resident of the Tiki hut; there are also a couple of squatters in tents near skull rock:



 
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kenbo-jitsu
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Joined: Jul 27, 2011
Posts: 198
Posted: 2011-09-03 5:06 pm   Permalink

I for one don't need to see any more of this place in its current state. Flattening it to the ground would do it a favor, or is this Redondo Beach's idea of affordable housing? Does anyone have any photos of Malibu Castle Golf when it was open?

 
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ErkNoLikeFire
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Joined: Aug 07, 2010
Posts: 429
From: Michigan
Posted: 2011-09-03 6:43 pm   Permalink

I couldn't find any pics of the site in it's heyday, but I did find a blog with some info about what it used to be like.

http://www.8bitrocket.com/2008/08/08/atari-nerd-chronicles-r-i-p-my-boyhood-classic-arcade-castle-park-redondo-beach-ca/



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