20 Great Mini-Golf Courses On Long Island
Now is the perfect time for a round of miniature golf. Miniature golf on Long Island is not like any other typical game of golf, as our picturesque locations alone are worth the trip. Some miniature golf venues are part of larger amusement parks (as featured in our Family Theme Parks & Water Parks Guide), which offer water slides and other kid-friendly fun.
Skydrive Golf Center
1024 Broadhollow Road
Farmingdale, NY 11735
This is a year round golfing center that offers 72 heated golfing stations, mini golf, and junior clinics. There are 18 holes of golfing enjoyment at the miniature golf station, which features a jungle theme. For those who want to play golf later in the evening, Skydrive Golf Center features lit golf stations.
Crow's Nest Mini Golf
262 Woodcleft Avenue
Freeport, NY 11520
With more than 18 holes and a fun pirate-themed setting, Crow’s Nest Mini Golf turns miniature golf into an adventure. This venue features several animated mini golf stations, and is part of Freeport's Nautical Mile. Where there, stroll the esplanade and go on the scenic pier for great views.
Harbor Links MIniature Golf Course
1 Fairway Drive
Port Washington, NY 11050
The miniature golf course features 18 holes and is surrounded by beautiful sights, such as a tranquil waterfall, a huge water mill, and many varieties of plants and flowers. All of this turns the miniature golfing experience into a serene getaway. The golf course also offers lighting at night, which allows for playing until the sun goes down.
Out East Family Fun
1716 Old Country Road
Riverhead, NY 11901
Imagine white sands and waterfalls when starting a game of golf. With 18 holes and varying levels of difficulty, there is golfing fun for the entire family. Bring along a bathing suit and check out the Hippo Slide here too.
Puff 'N’ Putt
659 Montauk Highway
Montauk, NY 11954
This mini golf course is on the waterfront of Fort Pond, a 300-acre freshwater pond right in Montauk Village. The golf course features fiberglass creatures from pirates to roaring lions, which one must putt past, and a variety of fun and tricky challenges. Rentals of kayaks, sailboats, and paddle boats are available for exploring the lake or for taking lessons on how to use them. There is also a small arcade onsite.
The Whale's Tale
3 Ram Island Road
Shelter Island, NY 11964
The Whale’s Tale has a moderately tricky course that winds around three small water features, over little wooden bridges, and past jolly fiberglass figures of mermaids, turtles, and a water-spouting whale. Inside, there is a Hershey’s ice cream parlor that offers savory snacks, along with a small arcade. There is a patio out front with small quarter-driven ride-on vehicles and shaded picnic tables. There's also WiFi for the adults, who can sit and enjoy themselves while the rest of their party plays golf.
Tick Tock Miniature Golf
Greenport, NY 11944
For over 50 years, this mini golf course is a local favorite. The course is flat and small, and there are no elaborate waterfalls or caves, but it is charming nonetheless. Each hole features a tiny building to putt through. A favorite is putting the ball through the little schoolhouse, but there is also a lighthouse, a church, and a candy cane house. After the golf game, relax with some frozen custard or a hamburger and fries from the retro snack stand.
149 Edwards Avenue
Calverton, NY 11933
This course presents some challenging holes, especially the par-3, 30-foot putt up a hill between two sand traps. It's not themed, just a few winding water features and plenty of flowers and shrubs.
700-47 Patchogue Yaphank Road
Medford, NY 11763
410 Commack Road
Deer Park, NY 11729
Monster Mini Golf is just what it says, a gigantic, indoor mini golf course filled to the brim with fluorescent monsters, aliens, and evil clowns. Not recommended for small kids who are frightened by the theme and occasional scary noises. There are also a few animated props. On rainy summer days, there is a bit of a wait in the arcade section. But at least the claw machines here are the play-till-you-win variety.
Country Fair Park
3351 Route 112
Medford, NY 11763
Tiny houses, bridges, and waterways make this course visually charming. There are two 18-hole courses that are quite similar to each other. There is not a great deal of variety in the landscape around each hole. The park also has the ubiquitous go-karts, laser tag, and a batting cage.
655 Long Island Avenue
Medford, NY 11763
The crazy windmills and water features on this course are particular favorites. Boomers is another complete adventure park with go-karts, bumper boats, rides, and an arcade.
Island Green Golf Center [OUT OF BUSINESS]
495 Middle Country Road
Selden, NY 11784
The theme for this simple mini golf course are Long Island landmarks, from the Montauk Lighthouse to the Big Duck. Brightly colored golf balls are dispensed from a machine. The course is a bit rundown, but is still a fun place to be. The mini golf course is part of a much larger public golf course.
Tiki Action Park
1878 Middle Country Road
Centereach, NY 11720
Formerly Castle Mini Golf, Tiki Action Park has a tropical Hawaiian theme with waterfalls, caves, and meandering streams. Tiki Action Park is not heavy on fantasy elements, such as spear-wielding talking tiki heads, dinosaurs, or exploding volcanoes. The park also has go-karts, a challenging laser maze, and an indoor arcade.
Village Green Miniature Golf
974 Portion Road
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
This is the best course for families, offering a wide range of skill levels. The zoo-themed kiddie course is easy and playful. The Wizard of Oz course requires moderate skill. The most challenging hole is the straight putt into the basket of the 20-foot hot air balloon. The facility also has a big bouncer and a climbing area for kids to enjoy.
1 West John Street
Hicksville, NY 11801
This course features some fun holes, including a challenging 5-foot putt into a coral reef. The park also has water slides.
Merrick and Stewart Avenues
East Meadow, NY 11554
There are two mini golf courses in the park. The mountainside course climbs up to the top of a waterfall and is the most challenging. The overlook course is also lovely. Neither offers any real tricks or unusual obstacles, but are pretty and moderately challenging. There are two gazebos, plenty of picnic tables, and a playground nearby.
1 Ocean Parkway
Wantagh, NY 11793
The holes on this course are all named after state parks. It is a small, old-fashioned course with no dramatic themes, but it has some lovely views of the ocean.
Bayville Adventure Park
8 Bayville Avenue
Bayville, NY 11709
The golf game is a treasure hunt on a pirate-infested isle. Each hole has a different pirate scene, and many of the pirates talk, moan, or sing. There is a full-scale replica sunken ship with a pirate crew, and a cave with a skeletal pirate that is very dark. There's also a cave beneath a waterfall where unhappy souls are imprisoned and tortured. The course is in a small beach side adventure park that also has a rope bridge climbing course, a small bumper boat pond, an arcade, an ice cream shop, and a haunted maze. Expect long lines in the summer.
Five Towns Mini Golf
570 Rockaway Turnpike
Lawrence, NY 11559
The facility includes an arcade, target paintball, a batting cage, and a Wiffle Ball cage. It’s a little rundown and right off the turnpike, so not exactly a scenic destination, but it's a fun family outing.
Originally published on 8/21/12. Updated on 8/19/13 by Jill Wolfson
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