You’ll typically find that there are three distinct types of mini golf players in every group: the impossibly lucky one, the scorekeeper, and the unfortunate individual who discovers they’re terrible at mini golf. Orlando is home to a variety of exciting mini golf courses which every type of miniature golfer can enjoy. From challenging obstacles and wacky terrain to the colorful scenery to marvel at while you wait to take your next shot, each of these courses are sure to inspire. Take part in a leisurely game with friends or take on some of your more competitive family members.
We’ve collected an eclectic mix of mini golf courses in Orlando which offer the perfect blend of fun and minor frustration. Orlando offers a selection of indoor and outdoor venues with various themes. Each attraction would make an excellent activity for the whole group to try to putt their way to glory.
There are few greater feelings than scoring a hole-in-one on a crazy course. Take a look at some of the most unique places for mini golf in Orlando that will give you that winning feeling.
Some of the best mini golf in Orlando
From glow-in-the-dark venues to alien invasion themed courses, Orlando has a miniature golf course for everyone. Whichever place you decide to visit, you’re in for a terrific amount of fun.
Glow-in-the-dark mini golf, Orlando
One of the most iconic mini golf experiences in Orlando is Putting Edge. With its dazzling color and mesmerizing decoration, this multi-storey indoor mini golf course will make for a memorable game. You’ll feel as if you’ve been transported to another world as you wander through a luminescent under seascape and a cosmic mushroom forest. The pitch-black ‘green’ contrasts strikingly with the iridescent backdrop. Don’t worry about losing sight of your ball – that glows too!
There’s also a choice of carnival-style arcade games as well as snacks and beverages. If you want to host a celebration packed full with fun competition and complex courses, you can book the facility privately. More food options and alcoholic drinks are available for events and private bookings.
You can find out about Orlando’s favorite glow-in-the-dark mini golf venue here.
Tiger Woods’ mini golf, Orlando
You don’t have to be Tiger Woods to play mini golf well. But it might help, especially at the upcoming miniature golf venue PopStroke. TGR Design and Tiger Woods design the dual-putting courses at each new location, including Orlando. This growing chain of technologically-advanced golf venues shows a lot of promise as a fantastic activity for families, friends and golf fans alike. It’s also an excellent way to teach the little ones some basics. PopStroke takes the term ‘miniature golf’ literally by styling its 18-hole putting courses after tournament level fairways, featuring elevation, rough and sand bunkers.
Also, the venue has a full service restaurant where you can dine-in and order some of your favorite meals. If dining-in isn’t your thing you can use the PopStroke app to have food and drinks delivered to you directly on the course – although we don’t recommend using a knife and fork and your putter at the same time. The app will also automatically keep score, which means you won’t need to fiddle with tiny scorecards and pencils and there won’t be any sneaky cheating.
PopStroke, Orlando is set to open in May 2022. You can learn more here.
Universal Orlando minigolf experience
Hollywood Drive-In Golf
Swing by for some movie magic at Hollywood Drive-In Golf at Universal CityWalk. Experience a double feature of spooky tales and sci-fi action across a choice of two courses. Try not to disturb the spectral denizens of Ghostly Greens as you putt between their graves. Meanwhile, the earth is being invaded… and only your golfing skills can stop the aliens from taking over Planet Putt. As you can see, both courses have unique themes, not just from each other but also from many other options for miniature golf. The courses are packed with fun and humor and surrounded by towering scenery and sculptures of cartoon aliens and ghosts.
Hollywood Drive-In Golf is open all day until midnight which means you can even enjoy a putting under the stars. As part of Universal’s CityWalk the courses are close to bars, restaurants, shops and clubs so you can take the whole family to dinner after exploring the 18-hole course. Or perhaps wind down after a busy day at Universal’s parks with a relaxing game on the putting greens.
You can learn how to star in one of these golfing features here.
Mini golf on International Drive, Orlando
International Drive is the mini golf capital of Orlando. The road is lined with several popular and well-themed mini golf courses. One venue, however, sets itself apart from the others with swashbuckling adventure. Pirate’s Cove has been combining the excitement of the high-seas with miniature golf for over 30 years, with many locations across the U.S. Putt your way over treacherous waters, across the deck of a pirate ship and beneath impressive waterfalls. Be transported across the seas to the 18th century world of exploration and plunder and meet a few pirate scoundrels.
The Orlando venue has a 36-hole adventure which makes for a wonderful day of entertainment for the whole family. Bring those little scallywags aboard to embark on a fantastic golfing experience. Pirate’s Cove boasts a glittering chest-full of awards and accolades and are partnered with a charity which means they share some of their treasure with those who need it.
Learn more about how to step aboard this mini golf experience here.
Magical putt putt golf in Orlando
Disney Fantasia Gardens
Waltz into Fantasia Gardens for the opportunity to play on a whimsical miniature golf course and interact with some of your favorite scenes from the musical epic. Witness ballet dancing hippos and covetous crocodiles; avoid Bacchus’ wine spillage on Mount Olympus; and follow the marching broomsticks sloshing their way up the greens – plenty of magical surprises await. One of two 18-hole courses, Fantasia Gardens features five scenes from the musical merriment of Disney’s Fantasia. It’s a family-friendly course for children and adults to enjoy together.
Fantasia Fairways is Disney’s answer for avid golfers who want a fun-size challenge. Designed to be a miniaturized fairway, players will encounter obstacles, hazards and bunkers, much like a full-size golf course. Some of the holes are as long as 109 feet. Fantasia Fairways has been touted as the world’s most difficult and longest miniature golf course. You can also enjoy a terrific view of Disney’s Hollywood Studios from both courses.
To add some house of mouse magic to your miniature golfing experience, take a look here.
Nearest miniature golf in Orlando
Reunion Resort mini golf
Many of Orlando’s resorts and communities have a fantastic array of amenities and activities on your doorstep. Reunion Resort is close to the biggest attractions and has its very own on-site miniature golf course. If you don’t feel like venturing far to get your putting fix, then staying at one of our villas in Reunion Resort is the best way to be as close as possible to an 18-hole course.
Like most of its other amenities, mini golf can be accessed by anyone with a Reunion Resort Membership which includes anyone staying in select homes – look out for the official Reunion Resort banner on the listing. This elegantly simple course features many of the twists and bends you expect from mini golf. Of course, the resort is also built around a full-size golf course. So if you’re looking to enjoy the upscaled sport, you won’t have to search for long.
If you’re looking to stay at Reunion Resort, Top Villas has a great selection of luxury homes to choose from.
Play mini golf in Orlando
Ready to grab your clubs? From musical misadventure and buccaneering courses to dazzling indoor venues and skilled putting greens, there’s truly a varied selection of miniature golf venues to choose from. This wholesome form of entertainment makes for great parties and events or just a light afternoon activity between the rush of the nearby theme park. If you’re not already captivated by the idea of some of these mini golf facilities, you’ll be happy to know that there are plenty more mini golf places around Orlando.
Looking to book a stay in Orlando? Top Villas has thousands of luxury villas which are a short distance from popular mini golf spots as well as the biggest attractions and theme parks. If you’re looking to rent a home near a larger golf course, check out our article here.