California is home to some of the most creative mini golf courses in the country. Whether you’re celebrating a kid’s birthday party or you and your friends are just seeking an alternative night out, mini golf courses in the Golden State can accommodate. Here are our 10 favorites!
On the drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara, pencil in time to make a stop at Golf N Stuff, right off the freeway. It’s a perfect spot for parties, but also a good way to kill time during traffic and there are bumper cars and water boats and a castle at the end of the course.
Camelot Golfland is a favorite in many publications that rank mini golf courses across the country. And parents from all over Southern California plan a day trip to the elaborate mini golf course that entertains not just kids, but parents as well.
Urban Putt is an indoor mini golf course right in the heart of the city. Perfect for rainy days, Urban Putt is a super high tech mini golf experience that is fully invested in Bay Area ideals. Full of quirks and imagination, Urban Putt is a renovated Victorian Mansion offering food and fun.
Instead of the usual island golf, check out Golf Gardens on Catalina Island. The 18-hole course is an hour of fun for families of all ages and golfing abilities.
At the Arroyo Seco Golf Course in Pasadena, kids can learn how to play the traditional version while having fun at the mini range that teaches all the rules with a whole lot more fun. Not many people know about the hidden gem, so taken advantage of fewer crowds.
Sherman Oaks Castle Park has three courses so that you can spend an afternoon conquering the game. Each course has its own share of challenges and fun and it’s a great way to spend the day—just be sure to pack plenty of sunscreen cause the Valley is hot in the summer.
Waterfalls and castles are the highlights of the Mulligan Family Fun Center’s dual mini golf courses. Spend the day practicing your game and then check out all the attractions, including go-karts for all ages, batting cages and more.
Pelly’s Mini Golf is tucked away at the Del Mar Golf Center. Kids will have a great time exploring the course that is filled with sea creatures like dolphins. The two courses take kids on an ocean or safari-themed adventure that grown-ups will enjoy too.
Blackbeard’s Family Entertainment Center in Fresno has no fewer than three themed mini golf courses. While they are fun for families, seniors get a special discount, so maybe take the grandparents along for a Monday game.
Monster Mini Golf is not your typical mini golf course. The indoor course has a monster theme with glow-in-the-dark visuals. There are a few locations throughout the country that promise a scary good time for kids and adults.