Orlando Mini Golf Experiences
We all know that the big theme parks are loads of fun, but occasionally you may want a little break from the lines and crowds while keeping that feeling of being immersed in the magic. This is a great time to check out one of the numerous well-themed miniature golf courses Orlando has to offer.
Walt Disney World Mini Golf
At Disney World located near the Swan and Dolphin resorts, you have Disney’s Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course, with 2- 18 hole adventures based on Disney’s Fantasia. One course, perfect for families and beginners, will have you aiming through twirling obstacles, across fountains and other surprises. Their second course, resembles a traditional golf course built on a miniature scale with sand traps, bunkers, water hazards and more. Both give you a view the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror in the background. The cost is $12 for kids ages 3-9 and $14 for those ages 10 and up.
For the same price, you can experience a little winter or summer in Florida at Disney’s Winter Summerland Miniature Golf Course. The summer course will surround you with surfboards and sand castles. You’ll putt around peppermint-striped inner tubes and a melting snowman. Or try the Winter Course and watch out for Squirty the Snowman! This course is located near Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park.
Universal Orlando Mini Golf
Over at Universal Orlando Resort, you can try out the Hollywood Drive-in. Upon entering the drive-in theater box office, you can choose your family-friendly course- The Haunting of Ghostly Greens and/or Invaders from Planet Putt. You’ll play through elaborate movie-style scenes- passing through a cemetery, under a giant spider, around an enormous alien robot, and many more. Their LED neon edged-lighting allows you to plan during the day and night. The cost is $12.99 for ages 3-9 and $14.99 for those ages 10 and up for one round. If you want to play all 36 holes, add $9.99 for ages 3-9 and $11.99 for ages 10 and up.
Orlando Mini Golf – Pirate’s Cove
If Pirates are more your thing, check out Pirate’s Cove with 2 swashbuckling- themed miniature golf courses. Play through the world of 18th century pirates, exotic vegetation, waterfalls and marauding buccaneers. Your family will discover mountain caves and learn about legendary pirate exploits all on a family friendly course. If the name Pirate’s Cove sounds familiar, it may be because they have locations in 14 states! In Florida, you can find Pirate’s Cove locations close to both Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando.
The Lake Buena Vista location is conveniently located in the Crossroads Shopping Center at the corner of I-4 and SR 535 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The cost is Adults $10.95 plus tax and Children (ages 4-12) $9.95 plus tax for a single course. If you want to play both course, the cost is Adults $10.95 plus tax and Children (ages 4-12) $9.95 plus tax. The Orlando location is on International Drive, approximately 1 mile from the Orange County Convention Center. The cost is Adults $12.50 plus tax and Children (ages 4-12) $11.50 plus tax for a single course. If you want to play both course, the cost is Adults $20.50 plus tax and Children (ages 4-12) $18.95 plus tax.
Written by Diana Edgar. Diana is a travel agent with Destinations to Explore. She books trips all over the world, and specializes in Florida travel including Disney and Universal. Contact her at diana@