Looking for some family-friendly fun this weekend? Or maybe you need a fun date idea? Why not go out for a round of mini golf! Mini golf is an activity everyone can enjoy and there are tons of terrific mini golf courses around the city. And although many of them tend to be located outside the typical tourist areas, they are still worth a trip to! So if you want to play at the best facilities, you need to know where to look. To get your competitive juices flowing, we tallied up the best spots to play mini golf in NYC.
The brand new Swingers mini golf course is more of an experience than a typical mini golf outing. This 23,000-square-foot venue hosts three 9 hole courses, 4 cocktail bars, 4 street food vendors, and so much more. Tucked underneath NYC streets, this course aims to bring guests back to a 1920s English clubhouse aesthetic, perfect for a night out with friends. Keep in mind that this spot is 21+ and costs $21-$26 depending on the time you go. We think it’s an absolute hole in one!
Where: 35 W. 29th St
Hours: Range from 10:30 am – 2 am, check hours here
Putting Green at Two Trees is an 18-hole mini golf course on the Waterfront in Williamsburg. The theme of the course is climate change, and many holes and installations are designed to educate visitors about the dangers and possible solutions to global warming. Each of the holes was created by a different local artist, designer, community group, school, or other local organization, offering both educational resources and a unique experience. Plus, the organizers also donate a portion of the proceeds to local organizations fighting for solutions to climate change!
Where: 26 N 1st Street, Brooklyn
Hours: 3 pm – 8 pm Monday – Friday and 10 am – 8 pm on Saturday and Sunday
3. Mini Golf at Pier 25
Mini Golf at Pier 25 is a 13,000-foot mini golf course located at Pier 25 in Hudson River Park. The landscaping at Pier 25 is styled like an actual professional golf course, complete with waterfalls, streams, a pond, sand traps, footbridges, and more. In addition to mini golf, visitors cana find a playground and snack bar selling ice cream, snacks, and beverages! With gorgeous views of the city skyline and the Hudson River, Mini Golf at Pier 25 is a state-of-the-art course enveloped in the picturesque scenery.
Where: Pier 25 at 225 West St
Hours: 9 am – 9 pm Monday – Thursday and 10 am – 9 pm Friday – Sunday
4. Blacklight Mini Golf at American Dream
Black Light Mini Golf is an indoor mini golf course located inside the American Dream Mall in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Located just 30 minutes outside NYC, this course is a fun experience for anyone who wants to escape the hustle and bustle of NYC and do something different. As its name suggests, the course is lit by black-lights, creating a one-of-a-kind environment. Players work through alien territories, distant planets, and intergalactic space crafts decorated with bright neon paint!
Where: 1 American Dream Way, East Rutherford, New Jersey
Hours: 11 am – 9 pm Monday through Thursday, 11 am – 10 pm on Friday and Saturday, and 11 am – 8 pm on Sunday
Shipwrecked is an indoor theme park in Red Hook that features a variety of family-friendly attractions, including a mini golf course. The 18-hole golf course takes visitors through four different themed areas with lights, animatronics, video, sound effects, and more. The course has been refurbished from an old outdoor park in Maryland and repurposed inside the Shipwrecked indoor facility. In addition to mini golf, visitors can also explore the arcade, check out the escape rooms, or grab some food in the dining area. Shipwrecked offers tons of fun for all ages, including some of the best mini golf in NYC.
Where: 621 Court Street, Brooklyn
Hours: 3 pm – 7 pm on Wednesday and Friday, 7 pm – 11 pm on Thursday, 11 am – 11 pm on Saturday, and 11 am – 10 pm on Sunday
6. Flushing Meadows Golf Center
Flushing Meadows Golf Center is an 18-hole pitch, putt, and mini golf course, located right next to Shea Stadium in Flushing. The modern course features waterfalls, bridges, and streams, and it’s even lit after dark so that you can enjoy a game well into the evening. In addition to mini golf, there are many fun things to do in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. We love their pitch and putt course which is great for beginners who want something between mini golf and professional greens. You can also check out the Queens Zoo, the New York Hall of Science, or the Botanical Gardens if you’re looking for something to do afterward!
Flushing Meadows Golf Center is open from 8 am – 11 pm daily.
Where: 100 Flushing Meadows Pedestrian Bridge, Queens
7. Rocket Park Mini Golf
Rocket Park Mini Golf is another mini golf course found within Flushing-Meadows-Corona Park at the Hall of Science. The nine-hole course is science-themed and reinforces many key concepts explored inside the museum, allowing kids to learn about fundamental topics like propulsion and velocity. Rocket Mini is a smaller course made for children and visitors of the museum and it’s a great weekend activity for families looking for something to do.
Where: 47-01 111th Street, Queens
Hours: 10 am – 5 pm, Thursday – Sunday, Closed Monday – Wednesday
8. Mini Golf at Brooklyn Crab
Feeling thirsty? Brooklyn Crab is an outdoor beer garden in Red Hook, Brooklyn, that has a large backyard area with corn hole and mini golf. Visitors can enjoy craft cocktails, draft or bottled beer and a delicious menu focused on seafood. There’s a covered outdoor area where guest can sit and enjoy a drink or a meal, then afterward, check out the mini golf course! The course itself is relatively simple and compact but makes a fun activity for those frequenting the beer garden.
Where: 24 Reed Street, Brooklyn
Hours: 12 pm – 10 pm Sunday – Thursday and 12 pm – 11 pm on Friday and Saturday
9. Turtle Cove Golf Center
Turtle Cove Golf & Sports Entertainment Center is a recreational center in Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx that features a mini golf course and various other sports facilities such as a driving range and batting cages. The mini golf course features 18 holes with building-shaped obstacles like windmills and schoolhouses. The course was famously featured in the Martin Scorsese film Raging Bull, starring Robert DeNiro and Cathy Moriarty. They offer a family special that includes four tickets to mini golf, a 12″ cheese pizza, and four bottles of water, and a date night special consisting of two tickets, a 12″ pizza, and two bottles of water. This spot is a good bang for your buck!
Where: 1 City Island Road, Bronx
Hours: 8 am – 10 pm daily
10. Staten Island Fun Park
Staten Island Fun Park is a cash-only outdoor entertainment venue in Staten Island. Visitors will find mini golf, batting cages, roller hockey, and a snack bar for kids of all ages. The mini golf course has 18 holes and is open to kids four and up and groups of up to five people. The Staten Island Fun Park also offers birthday packages, so if you’re planning a special event, this is the place to go.
Where: 215 Schmidt’s Ln, Staten Island
Hours: 11 am – 10 pm Monday – Thursday, 11 am – 11 pm Friday, 10 am – 11 pm Saturday, and 10 am – 10 pm Sunday