Best Places to Play Mini-Golf in Orlando
Orlando may be the first choice for everyone who loves theme parks, but did you know it’s also enormously popular with golf fanatics? Florida has around 1250 golf courses, more than any other American state, most of which are available to the public. But also there are many crazy golf courses for the more casual player in Orlando, that are all within driving distance from holiday homes operated by Debbie’s Villas. For those wanting a break from the busy theme parks, we have compiled this list of Florida’s most-popular courses for you to put your putting skills to the test on!
Disney Miniature Golf Courses
If you have bought park tickets from Debbie’s Villas which include the Disney attractions, you’ll be pleased to know you can enjoy a round at either of its adventure golf courses once per day, providing you tee-off before 4pm. There is also free parking! You can choose from:
Disney’s Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course: Located near Disney’s Swan Hotel, this attraction is split into two separate courses, the first being an elaborate ‘crazy golf’ course called Fantasia Gardens. Cunningly-styled with the characters from Fantasia to provide you with the type of obstacles you’d expect from a crazy golf course in the UK, but with a massive helping of Disney magic! Here you’ll find ramps, banks and holes hidden amongst the Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Yen Sid – the old magician, Bacchus, the ballet dancing alligator and hippo, the dancing mushrooms and fauns who all provide a fun and challenging 18 holes! More experienced golfers should opt for the Fairways course. This is more like a proper 18-hole golf course, shrunk down to mini size! The holes here vary from par 3 all the way up to a par 5 (par for the course is 72), with water hazards, rough terrain and sand traps giving you plenty to navigate on your way. US Masters winner Bubba Watson has played here, he achieved 22 under par, can you beat the professional?
Address: Walt Disney World Resort, Kissimmee, FL 32830-8429
Disney’s Winter Summerland Miniature Golf Course: Found near the Blizzard Beach water park, this golf course is also split into two ‘greens’. Christmas is the theme of the first course which is filled with festive songs, snow-topped chalets, ice palaces, candy canes, decorated Christmas trees, igloos, fireplaces and of course – Santa himself! Father Christmas is then on holiday in the Summer-themed course, which is essentially a mirror-image of the Christmas course! Putt yourself around sandcastles, lifesavers, thawing snow, caravans and barbecued turkey on your way through the 18 holes.
Address: Walt Disney World Resort, Kissimmee, FL 32836
Hollywood Drive-In Golf at Universal CityWalk
If you are in the Universal area, then why not try the out-of-this-world 50s-themed Hollywood Drive-In Golf? A perfect activity for the whole family during the day or night in Universal CityWalk. There are two family-friendly crazy golf courses here, the first of which is called ‘The Haunting of Ghostly Greens’. On this course you have to dodge gravestones, spooky trees, ghosts, swamp monsters and huge spiders, all on your journey into the basement of a haunted house! On the second course, ‘Invaders From Planet Putt’, cute aliens have descended and are wreaking havoc! Putt your way through the mouth of a giant space worm as well as around robots, UFOs and one-eyed aliens on your 18-hole adventure. Perfect for playing during the evening as the courses really come to life at night, with glowing eyes and balls, really adding to the experience! You can go for a ‘Single Feature’ which is one round, or a ‘Double Feature’ which gives you two.
Address: Universal CityWalk Orlando, 6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819
Congo River Golf
There are two locations for you to crash land into the experience offered by Congo River Golf! Voted one of the best courses in Florida, means you are bound to have an experience that you’ll never forget! Here the signature crashed zebra-striped plane welcomes you onto the elaborately-designed course which features faces carved into the rock, waterfalls, rope bridges, 4x4s, straw huts and the course’s own resident alligators! Aside from the astounding 18 holes for you to make your way around, you can also feed the alligators, mine for gems, enjoy gaming in an arcade before you play the Exploration Game – where you follow in the footsteps of adventurers Henry Stanley and David Livingstone to discover treasures before trading them in at the end for a prize! At the location on International Drive you can play a bit of basketball in the Ubanki Hoops, or at the Kissimmee course you can try something a little more sedate as you board a Congo Queen paddleboat and look out across the plains, as well as exploring caves and waterfalls!
- 5901 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819-8205
- 4777 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee, FL 34746-5332
Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf
Our timbers are well and truly shivered at the thought of the swashbuckling fun times to be had at Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf along International Drive! Use your putting skills to battle against the corsairs and vagabonds lurking around every corner. As you make your way through either of the two courses, stare in wonder at the attention to detail on display, which could help budding buccaneers feel as if they are really back in the 18th century! Navigate waterfalls, leaps, ramps, rope bridges and pirate ships on your way through this course which is sure to be fun for children old and young alike, with those under three playing for free!
Address: 8501 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819-9332
Glow with the flow over at Putting Edge a glow-in-the-dark mini golf course on International Drive. This is a great venue if the weather outside isn’t too good, as it is entirely indoors. Featuring an array of colourful neon lands – the Space Jungle, Underwater, Haunted Forest and Castle. Marvel at the vibrant artwork surrounding you as you putt your way along the 18-hole course. To avoid having to queue it’s best to make a reservation before attending. Don’t forget to try your hand at the arcade games before you leave!
Address: 5250 International Drive, Orlando Florida 32819
Head over to International Drive, and make it snappy for a round of mini golf on the 18-hole course at Gator Golf! Winding around Gator Lagoon – which is home to more than 200 alligators, this is certainly a golfing experience with a difference! The site also offers daily gator shows as well as the chance to get a photo with an alligator, and even the opportunity to feed them yourself. As prices vary dependent on the experience, check out their website for more information. It’s also worth noting that there are often Groupon deals for this golf course – see if you can make any savings!
Address: 6586 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819
Hawaiian Rumble Adventure Golf
If you are looking for a mini golf experience in a totally tropical setting that is suitable for all of the family, then Hawaiian Rumble Adventure Golf is perfect for you! Here, there are also tempting meal-deal offers with CiCi’s pizza next door to the course. With the choice of two 18-hole courses, there is bound to be some friendly competition amongst your party! Handy tip - check the site’s discount page for printable vouchers to save on entry!
Address: 13529 S Apopka Vineland Road (SR535), Orlando, FL 32836
Mini-Golf on Orlando Communities
If you are staying with us on the communities of Solana, Storey Lake, Festival, High Grove or Terra Verde, then you are in luck – as they all have great community mini-golf experiences for you to enjoy!
Solana has a fun 18-hole course for you to practise your putting skills on, before heading out onto one of the renowned full-size courses nearby. The 9-hole mini golf course at Storey Lake is at the heart of the resort, surrounded by the lazy river! It’s worth noting that if you want to play on the course there is a small fee. Festival is home to a mini-golf course, as well as plenty of other entertaining amenities – make sure that you swing by if you are staying on the resort! Between 8am and 8pm, guests staying at High Grove can have a quick round of mini-golf while the kids play on the slides nearby, and over at Terra Verde, practise your hand-eye coordination as you putt through a series of challenges.
There is something for everyone who enjoys a round of mini-golf or crazy golf in Florida, and these are just a few of our suggestions! If you have anywhere you would recommend we’d love to hear from you – reach out to us using our social media channels!