The 9 Greatest Mini-Golf Courses Worth Taking a Vacation

Now that Memorial Day Weekend has come and gone, who has golf on their mind 24/7? Oh, you thought we meant regular golf? Nope. We’re talking about mini golf. It’s reportedly a scientifically proven fact that mini-golf is more competitive AND fun than a regular round of 18.

Actually, we made that up. Alright, down to business. We love mini-golf. So here’s 9 of the greatest mini-golf courses you should definitely check out, and that you need to plan your next vacation for. These courses are just too much fun.

1. Around The World Miniature Golf, Lake George, New York

Around The World Miniature Golf

Around the world golf is one of the oldest and most original miniature golf courses in the area. Designed by Lake George local Harry Horn, this course was inspired by his travels around the world and the souvenirs (some bigger than most, such as the Rickshaw) he decided to bring back home. Home being a picturesque location with stunning views of Lake George itself and the steamboats.


2. Lexington Ice Center, Kentucky

Visitors to the area can play one, two or all three of the courses, which are based, respectively, on the Old Testament, the New Testament, and miracles. As visitors compete to be best player in their group, they’re treated to Christian Rock music blasting from hidden speakers located around the park.


3. Hollywood Drive-In Golf at Universal Orlando Resort, Florida

Hollywood Drive-In Golf

The two all-new, state-of-the-art 18-hole courses are unlike any other miniature golf experience. Inspired by the 1950’s era, guests enter a classic drive-in theater box office area where they select either a “single-feature” (18-holes) or “double-feature” (36-holes) with a choice of two family friendly courses, “The Haunting of Ghostly Greens” and “Invaders From Planet Putt.”

Hollywood Drive-In Golf at Universal CityWalk.

4. Glowing Greens, Portland, Oregon

Glowing Greens Mini Golf

Glowing Greens is Portland and Beaverton’s premier, black light, indoor, 18 hole, 3-D Adventure miniature golf course. Stop in for a great game of golf in our fun and memorable atmosphere.


5. Mayday Golf, South Carolina

Mayday Golf

“Mayday! Mayday! We’re going in!”
You and a group of friends have chartered a plane for a glorious golfing vacation in the tropics.

6. Par-King Skills Golf, Illinois

Par-King Skills Golf

Par-King originated in the late 1950′s in Morton Grove, Illinois at its founders golf range called 4G Fairways… George’s Gorgeous Golfing Garden. Soon thereafter, in the 1960′s, it was branded by the country’s leading trade magazine as “Minigolf’s Taj Mahal” and noted to be the most elaborate 18-hole minigolf in the nation.


7. Molten Mountain, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Molten Mountain Mini Golf

A volcano in North Myrtle Beach? That’s awesome! Molten Mountain Miniature Golf course has been home to the only active volcano along the Grand Strand since 2006! Our 50 foot active volcano erupts with fire and steamy fun and excitement every 30 minutes. Enjoy 18 or all 36 holes we have to offer. Looking to cool off during your round? We even have 18 holes of air conditioned mini golf.


8. Ripley’s Old MacDonald’s Farm Mini Golf Sevierville, TN

Ripley’s Old MacDonald Farm Mini Golf

Pigs Really Do Fly! 54 Amazing Holes of Interactive Barnyard Family Fun! Interactive displays, lots of water features and animated characters throughout. Plus…a barn-full of the latest, state-of-the-art Arcade Fun, coolest prizes in town and Ripley’s Candy Factory!


9. Lumberjack Pass Miniature Golf, Lake George, New York

Lumberjack Pass Mini Golf

Listen to the soothing sounds of our streams and natural stone waterfall while enjoying the fun of miniature golf. The magnificent putting greens are full of undulations, water hazards, and real sand traps!


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