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If miniature golf is your guilty pleasure then here are the 10 courses you’ve just gotta visit.
Aw, mini golf. It’s practically an institution of cheesy dates and forced family functions but really it’s more than that. It’s the thing that you roll your eyes at but secretly it fills you with childlike wonder and enthusiasm. It’s bright, it’s nostalgic, it’s colorful. It’s basically that 80s band you don’t want to tell your friends you’re into but you totally sing at the top of your lungs when you’re alone in the car (I will NOT apologize for my love of The Smiths for I am indeed human and I need to be loved).
Admit it Columbus, you love mini golf just as much as I do. And if you’re thinking what I’m thinking, now’s the perfect time to get in a few holes and school all your friends on that windmill course before it’s too cold or windy to make it a fair fight. Here’s a ranking of the best 10 places for mini golf around Columbus for your next 9 to 18-hole outing.
Known mostly for its cave tours, gem mining, and animal encounter area, they also offer a decent miniature golf course. With the going rate of $2.00 a person, Olentangy Indian Caverns offers an affordable outing for the entire family with activities that could keep kids and adults busy the entire day.
Where: 1779 Home Rd, Delaware, OH 43015
Ables offers premium facilities for all of your golfing needs, including a golf range with up to 30 heated tees. Their mini golf area is a beautiful, multicolored 18-hole course that charges $4 individually or $10 for an entire family.
Where: 5300 Avery Rd, Dublin, OH 43016
8.) Putt N Play
Putt N Play is your one-stop destination for family fun activities. They offer a beautiful miniature golf course rated $6.99 for anyone 12 and up and $10 for an all-day pass. But it doesn’t just end at mini golf, they also offer batting cages, soccer cages, and an indoor arcade, ensuring a little something for everyone to enjoy.
Where: 4021 Thistlewood Dr, Grove City, OH 43123
This miniature golf course is technically part of Sports Ohio, a huge campus and athletic facility, offering training equipment and sports fields for competitive play. Nestled in Sports Ohio is Power Play, a family-oriented fun center with go-karts and batting cages on top of 18 holes of miniature golf.
Where: 6314 Cosgray Rd, Dublin, OH 43016
6.) Magic Mountain
Magic Mountain has two different family fun centers throughout Columbus, both known for their miniature golf courses, arcades, and laser tag. For years, Magic Mountain has been the go-to destination for kids birthdays throughout the city and for good reason. Even adults have been known to have a good time at their recreation centers.
Where: 5890 Scarborough Blvd, Columbus, OH 43232 and 8350 Lyra Dr, Columbus, OH 43240
Not only does Galaxy offer an 18-hole adventure course for those dedicated mini golf fans, but they also have a 9-hole fun course for those younger or just putting casually. Inside is a big play area for the kiddies as well as air hockey and arcades. If you’re looking for a gorgeous course that’s well maintained on a regular basis, look no further than Galaxy Games and Golf.
Where: 3700 Interchange Rd, Columbus, OH 43204
4.) Glow Putt Ohio
If you’re looking for a more indoor feel with cool day-glow lights, Glow Putt Ohio offers a great enclosed facility. You’ll experience 18 holes of psychedelic safari fun as you navigate trees, barriers, and animals that glow in the dark. Your first round of golf will cost you $7.50 and just $5.50 for children.
Where: 161 Granville St, Gahanna, OH 43230
3.) Miner 49er
Another indoor golf arena, Miner 49er offers an enjoyable course for both beginners as well as mini golf enthusiasts. Another big draw is their virtual golf simulator which borrows from well-known PGA courses throughout the world. They also offer a menu of food items as well as beers and cocktails for any adults out to have a good time.
Where: 1158 W 3rd Ave B, Columbus, OH 43212
This miniature golf course stands out for its sheer gorgeous design and layout. With not just one but two 18-hole courses, Olentangy Mini Golf is the perfect place to putt and enjoy the scenery. They also have a pretty killer deal for week-day golfers. Monday through Thursday you can putt around all day for just $5 each, playing as many rounds as you want. A crazy good steal for anyone looking to get a few holes in.
Where: 63 Olentangy Crossings W, Delaware, OH 43015
Not only does Westerville Miniature Golf offer two stunning 18-hole courses filled with streams and waterfalls, but they also have batting cages and a full driving range. The mini golf and sports facility has won multiple awards for their landscaping and flower arrangements and has even been dubbed as having the best batting cages in Columbus. Westerville Miniature Golf is the end all be all of miniature golf in the city and any avid putter worth their salt should definitely be an intimate fan of their facility and courses.
Where: 450 W Schrock Rd, Westerville, OH 43081
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