Your kids have spent too much of their time in COVID lockdown on their gaming consoles. It’s time to get them out of the house for some fun, family game time that takes place IRL. Portland has awesome miniature golf courses just waiting to host your family for a day of play. If you are looking for some gorgeous outdoor venues where you can practice your swing, then read on to find out where we think you and your wee ones should head the next time you want to play golf!

Island Greens via yelp

Tualatin Island Greens
You don’t have to be a serious golfer to swing your clubs with the pros. This course makes even the tiniest of athletes feel like they have a camera-ready game. With scaled-down version of 18 world famous golf holes, this location has water hazards, sand bunkers, and three acres of forested beauty to enjoy all day long. The range, mini golf is open and when you get hungry, the grill is open for a quick bite offering both indoor and outdoor seating.

Where: 20400 SW Cipole Road, Tualatin
Hours: Daily, 9 a.m.-9p.m.
Pricing: $5/person, 
Contact: 503-691-8400

Oaks Amusement Park
Everybody knows that Oaks Amusement Park is the place to go for great rides and roller skating, but their Chipper’s Woods Miniature Golf Course is should not be overlooked. This newer addition to the amusement park, has 18 super-fun holes on a rolling terrain with exciting obstacles to maneuver through. Shaded by beautiful big oak trees, with a gorgeous view of the Willamette River, it is a popular destination during the warm summer months. Bonus! Golfers 5-years and younger play for free!

Where: 7805 SE Oaks Park Way
Hours: Vary daily, visit calendar for up-to-date info. Note: mini golf is available during all amusement park hours
Pricing: $9/person (6 & up), 5 and younger free
Contact: 503-233-5777


Eagles Landing

Eagle Landing Golf Course
If you are looking for a scenic mini-golf experience Eagle Landing is your place to go. It's 36-hole challenge winds through trees, waterfalls, fountains, and mountains keeping the game interesting and pleasing to the eye. While getting out your clubs is the perfect summer activity, this location stays open during the day all year long and then extends into the evening during the warm months. Bonus: This location also offers nine holes of Soccer Golf, the facility is designed to offer both beginning and avid golfers an experience unlike anything else in Oregon.

Where: 10220 SE Causey Ave, Happy Valley
Hours: Daily, 9 a.m -9 p.m.
Pricing: $6-$11/person (18 holes), $8-$18/person (36 holes)
Contact: 503-698-8020

Twin Pines Country Club
Located in the beautiful SE Montavilla neighborhood, this course is a unique "must experience" for the professional mini-golfer. Twin Pines Country Club is a homemade, free mini golf course set up by Olivier and Donna. That’s right – it’s free! They don’t even accept donations.This Portlandy duo decided to donate their time and resources to the community by building a miniature golf course in their large, grassy side yard, and leaving it open for everyone to use! It’s small and simple, with brick-lined AstroTurf to define the course, a number of eclectic statues and obstacles (including the quintessential windmill) to provide the appropriate level of fun and challenge, and of course two signature pine trees to provide shade and a requisite “nature” hole. This is truly a family-friendly course for all ages—if your little one can walk, then they can play! The family even provides clubs and balls in a locker on-site. They only ask that you keep your groups small, and respect the neighbors and residential parking restrictions.

Where: 8434 SE Clay St
Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Contact: 971-361-4653

Tracy L. via Yelp

This gorgeous course is perfect for the whole family. It features sandtraps, sneaky breaks and undulations that will challenge even the best putters with 18 holes of fun in a relaxed and beautiful setting under towering fir trees. Open to all ages, this course is easy enough for little ones, and will keep strong players on their toes at the same time. They have putters of all sizes available, so this course will become  a family favorite.

Where: 17104 SE 130th Ave Clackamas, 
Hours: 8 a.m.- 8 p.m.


—Annette Benedetti


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