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Scarlet Pearl mini-golf course cranking up with warm temperatures

The centerpiece volcano at Scarlet Pearl's Lava Links mini-golf course erupts every 20 to 30 minutes. (Photo source: WLOX News) The centerpiece volcano at Scarlet Pearl's Lava Links mini-golf course erupts every 20 to 30 minutes. (Photo source: WLOX News)
D'IBERVILLE, MS (WLOX) -

The Scarlet Pearl recently opened to big fanfare, and while big crowds filed into the casino, its sidebar amenity was also cranked up.

The warm December weather made things hot at the Scarlet Pearl's new Lava Links mini-golf course.

Located at the base of the new casino in D’Iberville, the 36-hole course has had some big crowds since opening, which couldn’t have come soon enough for 8-year-old Brennen Wirz and his family.

“This is like a dream come true for us,” said Carolyn Ortolano of St. Martin. “It’s great family entertainment. My grandson’s been looking forward to coming out here.”

The $3 million thematic course winds around the big volcano that erupts every 20 to 30 minutes. It features waterfalls, streams and tropical surroundings that are tempting for golfers of all ages.

“We figured yesterday we’d come give the casino a try, and we saw the miniature golf course here," said Jason Olive of Tampa, Fla. "My kids love to play miniature golf and so we decided we'd stop by today. It’s an outstanding golf course. It’s challenging, but it’s fun for the kids.”

For 9-year-old twins Michael and Brianna Borzillo, there was plenty to get excited about at the course. 

“The Scarlet Pearl golf course is amazing,” Brianna said. “There’s lots of waterfalls and there’s an active volcano that shoots out fire.”

Michael added, “It’s awesome and I’ll be back every week.”

The golf course is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Price for 18 holes is $15 for adults and $10 for children.

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