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Guide to Miniature Golfing
Putt-putt, mini golf, or crazy golf… no matter what you call it, this is an activity that the entire family can enjoy! With more than a dozen indoor and outdoor options for play in Northern Virginia, there are a variety of courses that are sure to dazzle, challenge, and excite the miniature golf lovers in your life! Check out the following venues for a chance to master your putt-putt swing and sink that hole-in-one!
The Dulles Golf Center & Sports Park’s outdoor “Miniature Golf at Lighthouse Pointe” course offers plenty of challenges for even the most experienced mini-golfers! With a course themed around lighthouses, golfers can enjoy navigating through fountains, moguls and stone traps. It is dubbed Lighthouse Pointe for the ten replicas of famous lighthouses including the iconic towers at Cape Hatteras (North Carolina), Cape Canaveral (Florida), and Montauk Point (New York). Also, stay and enjoy their other family-friendly amenities that include batting cages and gemstone panning at their Rocky Cove Mining Company. If the mini-golfer wants to hit balls at the range, they have clubs with preformed grips for children as young as 3. Hitting golf balls on the range where there are Power Tees, where the ball automatically loads onto the tee, is a unique experience that is only available in this area at Dulles Golf Center.
Monster Mini Golf is unlike any indoor golf course you’ve ever experienced! Step into 18-holes of mini golf, full of monster-themed décor around every turn! Golfers of all ages will enjoy a challenging, yet completely playable game, all while being entertained with animated props and custom creatures! Plus, enjoy upbeat tunes from a crazy D.J. throughout your game and get ready to be showered with gifts and prizes! The Monster Mini Golf venue also offers mini bowling, a laser maze, arcade, and Atomic Rush, a super hi-tech version of the ever-popular game Simon!
Opening in early April (weather permitting), Burke Lake Park offers mini-golf within its 888-acres in Fairfax Station! Enjoy weekend play through May 24th (daily operation begins on May 25th) with even the littlest family members as this outdoor venue offers a large range of golf clubs for individuals ages 2 and up. This 18-hole course also features waterfalls and fountains amongst the picturesque outdoor landscape. Inclement weather may impact operations, so please call ahead before visiting.
The 18-hole miniature golf course at Fountainhead Regional Park offers a great experience for both children and adults. It’s easy to enjoy the natural outdoor setting as the fee is just $3 for unlimited play! Set along the Occoquan Reservoir, plan to spend the day golfing and enjoying all that Fountainhead Regional Park has! Inclement weather may impact operations, so please call ahead before visiting.
If sinking a hole-in-one surrounded by the fluorescent glow of black lights sounds like it’s too good to be true, then you haven’t visited Glowgolf at the Village at Leesburg yet! Florescent golf balls, putters, and eye-catching wall décor stand out under black lights along the 18-holes of the Glowgolf fairway. A perfect family experience, Glowgolf also offers a Laser Maze Challenge for adventure seekers of all ages! Participants must beat the clock while working their way through a web of lasers without breaking any of the beams!
The whole family can enjoy mini-golf at Cameron Run Regional Park! Offering 18-holes with challenging obstacles and hazards, this course is sure to entertain the entire family! Inclement weather may impact operations, so please call ahead before visiting.
If water hazards and hilly greens sound like the challenge you’re after, then head on over to the Jefferson District Park to play on the Jefferson Falls 18-hole mini-golf course! Opening in early April, weather permitting, this course boasts a beautiful blue waterfall and a sneaky stream at hole #14! Inclement weather may impact operations, so please call ahead before visiting.
Situated on 493-acres, Lake Accotink Park is home to Lucky Duck Miniature Golf! Featuring Fairfax’s oldest working antique carousel located in the middle of the course, golfers can enjoy the unique merry-go-round while tackling obstacles on this 9-hole course! Players can also choose to play the same course twice, with different holes on the same greens, for an additional cost. Inclement weather may impact operations, so please call ahead before visiting.
Putting the “MAGIC” in miniature golf, The Magic Putting Place offers not one, but two, 18-hole outdoor courses. Enjoy the challenging obstacles on the Magic Castle or the Windmill Course while listening to family-friendly music among the beautifully landscaped paths. Work up an appetite and stick around to visit the 19th Hole Snack Bar to fuel up and re-energize before leaving this enchanted course! Inclement weather may impact operations, so please call ahead before visiting.
Play on this 18-hole course built by the Fairfax County Park Authority while enjoying the natural accents the landscape provides. For golfers who prefer to perfect their swing, this venue is conveniently situated near a driving range, as well as a 9-hole golf course. Inclement weather may impact operations, so please call ahead before visiting.
Find an 18-hole miniature golf course for the entire family to enjoy in Lorton, VA! Open year-round during daylight hours, this course is nestled within the 1,000-acre Pohick Bay Regional Park. Inclement weather may impact operations, so please call ahead before visiting.
Top Golf in Alexandria is a golf-loving families dream! With games designed for beginners and pros alike, there is something for everyone. Top Golf also features a challenging miniature golf course with a whopping 36-holes to play through — it is sure to be a fun experience for the whole family! Make a day of it and take advantage of their pool tables, interactive video games, giant Jenga, and more
Put your putting skills to the test at the Upton Hill Miniature Golf course! Lush gardens, waterfalls, and a koi pond can be seen along this 18-hole course. Including one of Northern Virginia’s longest holes (number #10), Upton Hill offers one of the best courses in the area. Inclement weather may impact opening operations, so please call ahead before visiting.
Visit beautiful Algonkian Regional Park with the whole family and enjoy 18-holes on their miniature golf course! Beginning in late March, weather permitting, purchase a round (or more!) and have a blast navigating and putting through challenging holes and hazards! Inclement weather may impact operations, so please call ahead before visiting.
Take advantage of history and fun at the “oldest continuing operating miniature golf course in the country” at the mini-golf course at East Potomac Golf. Located just a quarter mile from the National Mall, families can take a break from current history for some good old fashion family fun! Open Memorial Day to Labor Day this course is exciting for the whole family and challenging for all ages. Inclement weather may impact operations, so please call ahead before visiting.
The Miniature Golf Course at the Watkins Regional Park features an 18-hole course that will challenge golf-lovers young and old. While there don’t forget to check out the antique Chesapeake Carousel that operated at Chesapeake Beach through 1972 and opened at its present location in 1977. Also ride the silver and black replica of a CP Huntington miniature locomotive through the woodlands offering a close-up view of Old Maryland Farm. Inclement weather may impact operations, so please call ahead before visiting.
Opening for 2015 in early spring, Locust Shade Park is a great destination the whole family can enjoy! Conveniently located off I-95 Locust Shade has an 18 hole golf course that is fun for all mini golf lovers, and also features a driving range to work on your golf swing! Spend the day and take advantage of batting cages, tennis and volleyball courts, horse shoes, fishing, boat rentals and more! Locust Shade Park also features a 400-seat amphitheater. Click here to check out Locust Shade Park’s website and the Jean C. Smith Amphitheater schedule! This is definitely a destination worth checking out that is sure to keep the whole family entertained.
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