Bring your friends and family of all ages. Everyone loves mini golf. Here in Arizona, there was a time where it simply was not a “thing” in the summer. Just too hot. Now, you can play mini-golf any time of the year due to the new popular glow and indoor courses. The outdoor courses are still around too. Always affordable, players will pay around $10 a game or less. Check each website for specific locations and fees.
1. Castles ‘N Coasters, Phoenix, AZ
Castles ‘N Coasters has it all. Arizona’s only double-loop roller coaster, a log flume ride, and a two-story arcade. Then there is the outdoor mini golf course. Castles ‘N Coasters has been a go-to putt putt location since opening the Golf-n-Stuff portion of their park in 1977. It has four 18-hole mini-golf courses each with its own mix of obstacles and themes.
2. Glow Putt Indoor Miniature Golf, Scottsdale, AZ
Glow Putt Mini Golf is an indoor, glow-in-the-dark, miniature golf course. The jungle-safari theme surrounds a challenging 18-hole course that is illuminated with special UV lighting. Even the golf ball is special as it glows brilliantly each time it passes through one of the many custom-made chargers located throughout the course. The layout is designed to challenge and please all skill levels as golfers make their way through the air-conditioned course.
3. Casey’s SportsWorld Mini Golf, North Phoenix, AZ
Inspired by the “Marshwiggle,” a creature identified from local ancient hieroglyphics and paying homage to the sighting of one locally in 1961, this unique outdoor course might be just what the inquiring minded golfer needs. You can’t beat local lore and great outdoor mini golfing.
4. Swingin’ Safari Mini Golf, Chandler, AZ
Located in Chandler Arizona with easy access from major freeways. Bring the whole family to this ultimate blacklight, glow-in-the-dark indoor mini-golf experience. Also featuring an arcade with awesome video games and pinball machines.
5. Image 3D Mini Golf, Gilbert & Scottsdale, AZ
The inspiration for this indoor course came from the mind of the owner’s child. Customers see pirates, aliens, and an undersea world among the walls and walkways of Image 3D. With locations in Gilbert and Scottsdale, in the owner’s own words: “It caters to little boys and to little girls. It’s something you can do year-round and somebody any age can do.” Check it out, these are the Valley’s newest indoor mini golf courses, which opened in 2021.
6. Golfland Sunsplash, Mesa, AZ
Mini golf, goofy golf—no matter what you call it, you’ll want to try one of Golfland’s three outdoor 18-hole mini golf courses open all year long. Search for the chalice on King Arthur’s Quest. Look for knights or damsels on the Princess Path. Hunt for lost gold on the Lost Dutchman. Mini golf courses available for all ages and skill levels.
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