Photo: James Tensuan, Special To The Chronicle
Daryn Coleman’s dream of building animatronics at Disneyland lasted only a few years in the 1970s — he missed the window for the golden age of theme park robotics.
So he created his own magic kingdom in an abandoned Concord video rental store: Ghost Golf, a “haunted” mini-golf course filled with animatronic surprises. Coleman and his wife, Janice, operate the one-of-a-kind establishment as a family business, with daughters at the desk as well.
Ghost Golf is open every day except Tuesday, and one price allows access to mini golf, air hockey and the shooting gallery.
Oh, and here’s a tip: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday are great nights to discover the course without a huge crowd.
Ghost Golf: 1-8 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday; 1-10 p.m. Friday; 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday; 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday. $13-$15. Ghost Golf, 4383 Clayton Rd., Concord. (925) 521-1913. www.ghostgolfconcord.com