Miniature Golf is not the old-fashioned game that it once was. Today’s courses feature eye-popping water and fire effects, amazing landscaping and architecture, and some even glow-in-the-dark. Of course, if you are a traditionalist, Denver has mini golf courses for you as well. No matter what type of course you prefer, there is no denying putt putt golf is a great way to spend time with friends and family, and Denver’s best courses offer a little something for everyone.
Adventure Golf And Raceway
9650 N. Sheridan Blvd
Westminster, CO 80031
Price: $7.95 adult/$6.45 senior/$5.95 child/free ages 3 and younger
Hours: Mon to Thurs – 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Fri – 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Sat – 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sun – 10 a.m to 9 p.m.
Adventure Golf is one of the premier miniature golf courses in Colorado with three courses featuring different themes. Buccaneer Bay, Adventure Cove and The Lost Continent all feature wonderfully landscaped holes with fire and and water special effects. This is the perfect place to take your whole family, as the young ones delight in the themed courses, older kids will love the challenges and special effects.
3604 S. Kipling
Lakewood, CO 80235
Price: $7 adults/$4.50 kids and seniors
Hours: Sun to Thurs – 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Fri and Sat – 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
If traditional trumps fancy fire in your mini-golf experience, hit the greens at Putters Pride. It’s home to three courses of classic putt-putt golf with all the bells and whistles you remember from your own childhood. Windmills, dragons and ponds make this a retro, fantastic place to play. Invest in super-affordable, all-you-can-play pricing at $10 for adults and $8 for children.
Monster Mini Golf
8227 S. Holly Street
Centennial, CO 80122
Price: $8 big monsters/$7 little monsters
Hours: Tues to Thurs – 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Fri – 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Sat – 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Sun – 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Indoor, glow-in-the-dark monster-themed golf is perfect fun for pre-teens, older kids and parents looking for a good time. Every turn features scary monster décor and animated props. Its not quite haunted-house scary, but its thrilling enough to make even the most seasoned mini-golf fan take a second look. Of course, because it’s indoors, this is a perfect spot for rainy or cold weather golf. Monster Mini-Golf is a new twist on a classic game, and it is sure to be a popular destination for your whole family.
Boondocks Fun Center
11425 Community Center Drive
Northglenn CO 80233
Price: $7 adults/$5 children 8 and younger
Hours: Sun to Thurs – 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Fri and Sat – 10 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Boondocks Fun Center is an 8-acre, recently renovated course filled with fun for the whole family. In addition to a fantastic mini-golf course with fire effects and lots of themed fun, it also has a ton of other arcade games, bowling, go-karts and laser tag. The mini-golf course alone is worth the trip to Northglenn.
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Golf Zone Adventure
18442 Pony Express Dr
Parker, CO 80134
Price: $6 adults/$5 youth and seniors/$4 children 3 to 10
Hours: Mon – 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Fri – 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Sat – 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; closed Sun, Tues to Thurs
Golf Zone Adventure is another classic miniature golf course, themed for the whole family. It features two, 18-hole mini-golf courses with tons of water features. One of the best features of this course, however, is its Monday Night Family Night. Every Monday after 5 p.m. families and groups of four or more may purchase one round of mini golf for $3 per person, and it includes a free bag of popcorn to enjoy as you golf.
Deborah Flomberg is a theater professional, freelance writer and Denver native. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.