Get Your Putt On at These Bay Area Mini Golf Courses

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“Fore!” is NOT a word you want to hear in your living room so before you do, take the family out for a round of miniature golf! Appropriate for all ages, mini golf lets your toddler or teen practice their swings and have fun while doing so. We’ve compiled a list of the top eighteen holes in the Bay Area ready and waiting to welcome you to the greens. 

Editor’s note: Due to COVID-19, many protocols have changed and indoor mini golf spots have new requirements for play. Please check their websites or call for the most up-to-date information.

San Francisco

photo: Stagecoach Greens

Stagecoach Greens

Channel your inner explorer at San Francisco’s only outdoor mini golf course located in SOMA. Inspired by the Gold Rush era, you're sure to feel the Old West vibe and children will love pushing the buttons for mini history lessons. Pro Tip: Hungry? There are food trucks just across the street. Read our full review here

1379 4th Street, San Francisco
Cost: $19/adult; $13/kids 12 & under
Online: stagecoachgreens.com

COVID-19 Update: Must reserve a spot in advance. Masks are optional.

photo: Laura Green

Subpar

This indoor golf course is located in Ghirardelli Square. Families can not only enjoy a round of 18 holes but also grab an ice cream sundae in the nearby Ghirardelli store. Pro Tip: Reservations are required for weekends and holidays ONLY.  

900 North Point, San Francisco (look for signs) 
Cost: $12 for all ages
Online: subparminigolf.com

COVID-19 Update: Masks are optional for the course and arcade. The Ghirardelli Store is open, but not handing out free samples. They ARE still serving up sundaes and offer indoor seating.

Urban Putt

Urban Putt, SF’s first indoor golf course in the Mission District is calling you back to the green. Your family will love this 14-hole course layout with a view of the Transamerica Building in the center of the fun. Pro Tip: It’s adults only after 8 p.m. (no kids allowed). Read our full review here

1096 South Van Ness, San Francisco
Cost: $14/adult; $10/kids 6-12; free for ages 5 & under 
Online: urbanputt.com

COVID-19 Update: Reservations provide entrance into Urban Putt but once inside, tables and mini-golf are first-come first serve.

East Bay

photo: Golden Tee Golfland

Golden Tee Golfland

Whether it's colorful dragons or checkered windmills you're seeking, Golden Tee Golfland is on par. It features two unique mini golf courses in a lush, beautifully landscaped environment. Pro Tip: This location also has an arcade with all the latest games.

2533 Castro Valley Blvd., Castro Valley
Cost: $12/adult; $11 kids 4-11; free for 3 & under 
Online: golfland.com

COVID-19 Update:  It’s business as usual here. Masks are optional for all those ready to perfect their golf swing.

Putters Putt Putt

This unique and colorful outdoor course boasts 21 holes in Walnut Creek with misters to keep you cool as your family tests their swings. Pack a lunch for a picnic in nearby Alma Park to complete the outing! 

1275 South California Boulevard, Walnut Creek
Cost: $10 for all ages
Online: puttersputtputt.com 

COVID-19 Update: Come as you are and ready to play!

Peninsula and South Bay

photo: istock

Golfland USA

Families can set off on a royal quest or mini safari at Golfland USA in Sunnyvale. It offers two challenging courses as well as great rates and package deals for all occasions, including birthdays. Pro Tip: Stop by the Iceberg Drive-In for yummy shakes and swirled ice-cream delights on your way in, out, or even both!

855 E. El Camino Rd, Sunnyvale
Cost: $14/adult; $12/kids 4-11; free for kids 3 & under
Online: golfland.com

COVID-19 Update: Buy tickets in advance to beat the rush. Masks are optional.

Emerald Hills Golfland

Offering two unique golf courses AND waterslides, Emerald Hills Golfland caters to everyone! When the kids are ready for a break from their golf swings, they can make a splash spiraling down a slide of fun. Pro Tip: Don’t forget to stop by the snack bar for a delectable treat.

976 Blossom Hill Road, San Jose

Cost: $13/adults; $12/kids 5-11; free for children 4 & under (golf prices only)
Online: golfland.com

COVID-19 Update: Masks are optional. Be sure to get tickets in advance to ensure tee time.

Marin County and North Bay

photo: istock

McInnis Golf Course

This scenic course is one to keep an eye out for.  Your kids will love the lavish gardens and variety of the 18-holes tucked away at McInnis Park Golf Center of San Rafael. Pro Tip: Be sure to bring sunscreen and take a swing at the batting cages.

350 Smith Ranch Road, San Rafael
Cost: $11/adult; $9/kids 5-11; free for kids 5 & under

Online: mcinnisparkgolfcenter.comer

COVID-19 Update: It's business as usual here. Mask Requirement: None

photo: Jennifer Snyder

Scandia Family Fun Center

Road trip? Trek up to Rohnert Park to experience this sweet little golf course offering 18 holes, an arcade, a few amusements rides and a batting cage. Pro Tip:  Amy’s Drive Thru Kitchen is close by for some healthy fare.

5301 Redwood Drive, Rohnert Park
Cost: $11/adult; $8/kids 6-10; free for kids 5 & under (golf prices only)
Online: scandiafunland.com

COVID-19 Update: No reservation needed just come and putt away. Batting cages and amusement rides are open. Masks are optional while enjoying the family fun. 

—TaLeiza Calloway-Appleton & Jennifer Snyder

Featured photo: iStock

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