If your family is looking for something fun and unique to do during your next Orlando vacation, why not check out one of the miniature golf courses around town? Orlando has some of the most highly themed mini-golf courses around. It's the perfect activity to get out of the hotel room and enjoy the Florida weather. Here are the 5 best mini-golf courses for putting the day away in Orlando.
Hollywood Drive-In Golf at Universal Orlando
Located at Universal CityWalk, Hollywood Drive-In Golf is themed like a 1950s drive-in, and the course is showing a double feature. You can choose between the sci-fi-inspired "Invaders From Planet Putt" or the vintage horror-themed "The Haunting of Ghostly Greens." Each course has 18 holes, and there's a discount if you'd like to play all 36 holes. Putt your way through elaborate scenes, like one featuring an enormous alien robot, and another that takes you through the mouth of a giant space worm. Each hole features special effects and interactive elements, and there's even LED neon edge lighting that allows you to play at night.
Fantasia Gardens and Winter Summerland at Walt Disney World
Walt Disney World offers two different miniature golf course locations. Fantasia Gardens near the Epcot resort area features two 18-hole courses. The first allows you to golf among beautiful recreations of scenes from the animated classic film "Fantasia," complete with dancing hippos and the enchanting Sorcerer Mickey. The second is designed after a traditional golf course, but shrunk down to mini-golf size. It even contains sand traps, bunkers and water hazards. You'll also find the Winter Summerland courses near the Blizzard Beach water park. Here you can golf in the sand and in the snow, surrounded by Mickey Mouse-themed snowmen and elaborate sand castles.
Congo River Golf
With 8 different locations throughout Central Florida, including one on I-Drive, Congo River Golf has been voted the best mini-golf course in Florida. Explore tropical rain forests and curious caves in this challenging mini golf course. Play the Exploration Game while you putt, a scavenger hunt that will keep you on your toes and searching for specific artifacts around the grounds. Once you’ve finished, you can return your game board to Safari Headquarters for a special prize. Congo River Golf also features live gators, and they allow you to grab a pole and feed them yourselves – if you're brave enough!
“Ahoy, mateys!” Welcome aboard Pirate's Cove, with two locations in Orlando, one near the Walt Disney World Resort and the other on I-Drive. Explore a massive pirate ship, blue cascading waterfalls and lush landscaping while you putt your way through innovative hole designs. Kids of all ages will love exploring the pirate dungeons and crossing footbridges between holes.
Lost Caverns Adventure Golf
Prepare for adventure and chart a course with Cliff Cavern. Here, you’ll be on the hunt for the lavender diamond and golden idol at Lost Caverns Adventure Golf on I-Drive. With two courses to explore, your family will enjoy trekking through tropical forests, over mountainous trails and through mysterious caves. Partake in the exciting scavenger hunt and get your photo taken with a baby gator while you're there.