I love mini-golf. I mean, really LOVE it. I’ve never had much power in ‘real’ golf (as my dad calls it), and so the running joke is that I double par every hole. Meaning, if par is 4, I get 8.
But when I take my son to play mini-golf, we don’t even keep score. It’s just so much fun to explore the pirate cave or find the dragon or whatever the theme may be. When we went to Myrtle Beach this summer, I had half a mind to try to play all 50+ courses. But, since it was over 90 degrees every day, we spent more time in the pool than anywhere else and only ended up playing 3 or 4 courses that week.
Still, the sheer kitsch of mini-golf just cracks me up and draws me in. So when I found this article on Travel+Leisure, America’s Wackiest Mini-Golf Courses – Articles | Travel + Leisure, I just HAD to share. I will personally refer to this list for every trip we take to see if one of these is near our next stay! Please jump over to the read the article for full details and links for each one, but here’s a quick rundown in alphabetical order by state:
- Lilliput Mini Golf, Grand Lake, CO
- Congo River Mini Golf, Kissimmee, FL
- Ahlgrim Acres, Palatine, IL
- Kiss by Monster Mini Golf, Las Vegas
- Pirate Island Golf, Sea Isle City, NJ
- Around the World in 18 Holes, Lake George, NY
- Glowing Greens, Portland, OR
- Molten Mountain, Myrtle Beach, SC
- Hillbilly Golf, Gatlinburg, TN
- Ripley’s Old MacDonald’s Farm Mini Golf in Sevierville, TN
- Perils of the Lost Jungle, Herndon, VA
- Wild Abyss Mini-Golf, Wisconsin Dells, WI
Do you have a favorite mini-golf course? Tell us in the comments below!
Hi Stephany, I enjoyed you sharing this article on America’s wackiest mini golf courses. It seems that whenever our family goes on vacation we always take some time to play a mini golf course. While on vacation I of course find a regular golf course to play a round of golf on myself. But one thing that I observe no matter where I go is more and more retired people on these golf courses and they need a little help out there. I was wondering since so many are starting to play the game of golf could you share an article on golf swing for beginners?
Kevin Robinson says
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Eugeanne Mcvin says
Golf has been one of the great sports I had played. It acquires strength and patience. Before, I remember I love playing it with my sister and we had a competition on who will get a great score 🙂