Miami provides the ideal setting for mini-golf courses. Its temperate climate makes playing mini-golf outdoors an enjoyable activity year-round. Despite its climate though, Miami does not offer a wide selection of mini-golf courses. However, the mini-golf courses that remain in Miami, and the surrounding area, offer some of the best miniature golf in Florida.
Miami-Dade County’s Parks and Recreation Department maintains Palmetto Mini-Golf. The course is open from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. on weekdays, until 9 p.m. on the weekends, and offers inexpensive fees for a round of miniature golf. As you play the course, you will find scenery common to Miami, including palm trees and tropical flowers. Waterfalls and water hazards add to the visual appeal of the course. You may choose to host your next birthday party or fundraising event at the mini-golf course. Palmetto Mini-Golf also hosts multiple miniature golf competitions throughout the year and offers junior competition leagues for aspiring young golfers.
Boomers of Fort Lauderdale, located only half-an-hour from Miami, offers mini-golf for families. The family fun center offers multiple mini-golf courses that feature windmills, water hazards and challenging holes designed with a classic mini-golf feel. Children ages five and under play mini-golf for free when accompanied by a paid adult. You may purchase tickets to Boomers that combine unlimited mini-golf with admission to some of the fun center’s other attractions, including bumper boats, go karts, mini bowling and laser tag. The center is the place to spend a day with your family when visiting the Miami area.
On extremely hot days in Miami, you may want to enjoy playing mini golf indoors. Located in the Dolphin Mall, Glow Golf offers a place to play mini golf indoors and in the dark. The 18-hole golf course uses black lights to accent the fluorescent balls and features of the holes. Many of the holes are simple in nature, but the glow-in-the-dark aspect will make them more challenging for avid miniature golfers. Kids will enjoy navigating in the black light and watching their clothing glow along with the elements of the course.
If you need a place to stay in Miami, consider the El Palacio Hotel. This hotel is offered near the SunLife Stadium and Calder Race Course. Along with its location near some of Miami’s most popular sports attractions, the hotel has its own attractions for sports fans, including a miniature golf course. The course is only open to guests at the hotel and features nine holes for miniature golfers of all ages to enjoy. You must put down a deposit to rent the club and ball, but it is refunded when you return the equipment.
Only 30 minutes from Miami, Pembroke Pines is home to Allgolf, which has 36 holes of miniature golf for families to enjoy. The miniature golf course opens at 8 a.m. on the weekends and 9 a.m. on weekdays to maximize the amount of time you have to enjoy miniature golf. Kids ages four and under play for free.