TINYBEANS: 7 Spectacular Spots for Mini Golf in Greater Seattle
Wouldn’t professional golf be a lot more fun if they had windmills and castles to go through? We think so. That’s why a round of mini golf is always a hit. It’s a game that the whole family can play (though you might want to bend the rules a bit for the wee ones) together that doesn’t involve a screen! So grab your clubs and read on for the best spots to hit a hole in one!
With a name like Family Fun Center, you know this place has got to be awesome, so awesome there are two locations to serve all your family fun needs. The courses were built with kids in mind, so you’re going to find lots of wild and wacky holes to keep your lil’ golfers stimulated. There are two 18-hole outdoor courses to explore at the Tukwila location (Memory Lane and Arctic Adventure) and one in Edmonds that is half indoors and half outdoors. You can come for just the miniature golf or buy a package deal that runs on a point system where you can check out the other attractions like bumper boats, frog hopper, go karts and an arcade. Psst.. the courses are designed for those age 5 and older, but tiny tots will still enjoy chasing the ball.
7300 Fun Center WayTukwila, Wa 98188425-228-7300Online: fun-center.com
Cost: $7.50/personHours: Dependent upon month and day of the week. Check their website for specific times.
7212 S.W. 220th St.Edmonds, Wa 98026425-774-4263Online: fun-center.com
Cost: $6/personHours: Dependent upon month and day of the week. Check their website for specific times.
Located between Magnolia and Queen Anne, Interbay Golf Center is the perfect place for some serious mini golf. It doesn’t boast the traditional flair of windmills, clowns and other brightly colored props, so if you love the idea of a more authentic golfing experience, this place is perfect! They offer an 18-hole course that isn’t too challenging, but will keep the kiddos (and you!) entertained. Psst! If your budding golfers are still feeling adventurous, take them up to the driving range to hit a bucket of balls when you’re done putting.
2501 15th Ave. W.Seattle, Wa 98119206-285-2200Online: premiergc.com
It’s hard not to be happy when you’re playing mini golf, right? And a trip to play mini golf at this Puyallup location is sure to elicit giggles and smiles out of your little ones. There are two courses to choose from, so you can come again (and again) and be challenged each time. Psst! If your mini golfers gets tired of swinging their clubs around, this fun park has just about everything that kids could want: go karts, batting cages and concession stands. Come for the golf, stay all day for the family run attractions!
Good to Know: Be sure to hit up the ATM before you arrive as this is a cash only course. Don’t worry though if you forget, there is an ATM on site.
Cost: $7.50/one course; $11.25/both courses; $3.75/Kids (under 48″); Kids under 40″ FreeHours: Dependent upon month and day of the week. Call for current times.
Willows Run Discovery Trail - Redmond
photo: Willows Run
At this fun course, golfers are encouraged to take a journey through the wilderness where you might encounter an eagle, coyote, cougar and bear while also avoid a variety of hazards. Stay on the trail or your might get a scolding from a grouchy bear. The course is located in a beautiful setting, so it will keep golfers of all ages engaged. Psst! Make sure to call ahead to ensure you can play as they often host private parties and corporate events.
10402 Willows Rd N.E.Redmond, Wa 98052425 883-1200Online: willowsrun.com
A family fave since the 60s, Parkland Putters in Tacoma is a real crowd-pleaser. They offer four different courses ranging from easy to hard, all complete with hidden holes, sand traps and much more. You can play one or if you are feeling really adventurous, play all four! Just make sure to bring your A game as they award ribbons to the winners at the end of each game. Psst.. be fair and honest, but remember, it’s okay to throw a few mulligans in there!
Cost: $6.50/Adults (13 & older), $5.50/Kids (12 & under); $3.50 per extra gameHours: Dependent upon month and day of the week. Call for current times. Closed Nov.-Feb.
Flat Stick Pub - Kirkland, and Pioneer Square
photo: Flat Stick Pub
Both Flat Stick Pub locations in Kirkland and Pioneer Square have 9-hole indoor mini golf courses with “water hazards” and obstacles (like beer kegs). While this might be better suited for a date night for mom and dad, kids are allowed in the Kirkland location until 7 p.m.