Strap on your golf glove, choose your favorite ball, and brace yourself for some water hazards. No, we’re not talking about going golfing. We’re talking about golf’s more fun little brother—mini golf. Arizona’s finest mini golf courses are filled with challenging obstacles that will test your skill, patience, and competitive side. Aim for a hole-in-one at one of these 10 local mini golf spots.
The name Golfland Sunsplash is synonymous with two things. The first is a world-class water park with thrilling waterslides. The second is a state-of-the-art 54-hole mini golf course. The award-winning course features three 18-hole courses that showcase creative themes and unique obstacles. You can choose from the medieval King Arthur’s Quest, the royal Princess Path, or a treasure hunt on the Lost Dutchman.
Golfers of all skill levels will enjoy practicing their putting skills at Cracker Jax. This family-fun park has three different putting courses for everyone from toddlers to experienced golfers. More serious putters can show off at the Desert Pines Course, an 18-hole professional putting course. The course features synthetic turf, 18 to 50 foot putts, and a rolling landscape. Teens and adults can get in on the fun at Optical Delusion, which features challenging putts among a series of illusions and obstacles. Younger putters will enjoy the hole-in-one potential on the casual Amaze N’ Golf course.
Arizona’s only double loop roller coaster, a log flume ride, and a two-story arcade. Yes, Castles ‘N Coasters has it all. Add a great mini golf course to that list. Castles ‘N Coasters has been a go to putt putt location since opening the “Golf-n-Stuff” portion of their park in 1977. It’s home to four 18-hole mini golf courses each with their own mix of obstacles and themes. The four-course layout ensures that the crowds and wait times never get too big at this popular park.
You won’t leave disappointed whether you come for the “golf” or the “stuff” at Golf ‘N Stuff. The “stuff” portion of this theme park features go-kart, bumper boats, laser tag and more. The “golf” portion includes two fun-filled 18-hole courses. Water, desert landscape, and top-of-the-line obstacles surround both mini-golf courses. You’ll putt into hardcore obstacles like a Victorian house, windmill, and princess castle during your round. This course gets bonus points for being well covered in shade, a crucial element to any outdoor Arizona activity.
Freedom Station Family Fun Center is Northern Arizona’s largest game center. It features 40,000 square-feet of both indoor and outdoor attractions. While others work up a sweat at the rock climbing wall or laser tag, you’ll have your work cut out for you at the Wild West mini golf course. The western themed golf course features 18 holes of fun for the whole family.
Looking for a late night round of golf? You don’t have to pack up your putter just because it’s after sunset. Instead, you can head to Glow Putt Mini Golf in Scottsdale. This indoor putting course is located inside a glow-in-the-dark building. The course is illuminated with neon signs, UV lights, and jungle themed artwork. You can also keep your ball lit by using various charging stations around the course.
You’ve probably heard about cosmic bowling. But what about cosmic golf? That’s what you’ll find at Wazee’s World in Peoria. This indoor park includes a popular laser tag arena and arcade. It’s also home to a nine-hole mini golf course surrounded by ultra-violet black lights. The course is “Area 51” themed, which means you’ll have to maneuver around a range of unknown hazards during your round. The cosmic golf course also comes with glow in the dark putters and balls.
There aren’t many restaurants with a putting green in their backyard. But most restaurants aren’t like Triple Play. This southern Arizona restaurant is also an entertainment center. It has batting cages, an arcade, and an 18-hole putting green where you can practice your short game. You can follow up your dinner with a putting contest on their well-kept greens. This no-frill course doesn’t include wild obstacles, but it’s a fun filled course nonetheless.
It’s easy to spend a few hours at Scooter’s Family Fun Center. The family friendly park includes go-karts, batting cages, and an arcade. What really sets Scooter’s apart, however, is the mini golf. Scooter’s has two 18-hole mini golf courses with a mix of challenging obstacles including waterfalls and sand traps. Both courses are creatively constructed to showcase the surrounding desert landscape.
Glowputt isn’t the only glow-in-the-dark course in town. Glowgolf is another great indoor course located in the Paradise Valley Mall. The glowing course includes illuminated balls, golf ball charging stations, retro music, and a plinko game. Passes include access to three 18-hole rounds. You can even take a break to shop around the mall and come back to finish your round.