There’s no better time to take a big swing and putt putt at one of Seattle’s family-friendly mini golf courses
Fantastic family activities abound in Seattle, but if it’s a sunny day and you’re looking for a quintessential experience to give your kiddos, there’s nothing quite as nostalgic as a round of mini golf. It’s truly the perfect way to spend those idyllic Seattle summer days that will soon be upon us, but if you’re just not willing to wait to kick-start summertime fun, you’re in luck. There are plenty of mini golf courses open for business right now. Whether all the miniature golf action is happening indoors or outdoors, or whether it’s 18 holes scattered throughout peaceful, wooded settings or in a bright, high-energy location, these primo putt-putt spots will surely be a hit with kids and adults alike. So, now’s the time to cash in on life’s simple pleasures when you swing into one of Seattle’s nearby miniature golf courses. Talk about a hole in one!
Interbay Golf Center
Located between Magnolia and Queen Anne, Interbay Golf Center is the perfect place for some serious mini golf. It doesn’t boast the traditional flair of windmills, clowns and other brightly colored props, so if you love the idea of a more authentic golfing experience, this place is perfect! They offer an 18-hole mini golf course that isn’t too challenging but will keep the kiddos (and you!) entertained. Psst! If your budding golfers are still feeling adventurous, take them up to the driving range to hit a bucket of balls when you’re done putting.
Insider Tip: Sometimes this course is closed to private parties. Visit the website before making your outing.
Rainbow Run at Willows Run
Don't let the name fool you. At this fun course, golfers are encouraged to take a journey through the wilderness where they might encounter an eagle, coyote, cougar, or bear while also trying to avoid a variety of hazards. Stay on the trail or you might get a scolding from a grouchy bear. Among all Seattle mini golf courses, this particular one—open from sunrise to sunset—is located in perhaps the most beautiful setting, so it will keep golfers of all ages engaged. Psst! Make sure to call ahead to ensure you can play as they often host private parties and corporate events.
10402 Willows Rd N.E.
Hours: Daily, 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
Cost: $13/adults; $9/kids (12 & under)
Arena Sports Mill Creek
Add a new soccer-themed indoor putt putt course to your reasons to visit Arena Sports in Mill Creek. Part of the bustling and always exciting Family Entertainment Center, kids can test their mini golf skill on this nine-hole course that's as colorful as it comes. The mini golf course is fun, but offers some challenges too, so even parents will want to play along. Drop in any time to play with the swipe of your arcade card. It's almost too easy.
13500 Bothell Everett Hwy.
Hours: Tue.-Sun., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; closed Mon.
Kent Valley Ice Centre
Mini golf is just one of the many sports families can try at this Seattle complex that's south of the city. The 18-hole putt putt course is just outside the building and it's a great spot for families to go head-to-head as they make their way around the challenging course. Pitfalls abound, including an oversized waterfall and other exciting hazards. See if you can get through all the jumps, bumps, and turns as you try for the hole in one.
1615 S. 240th St.
Hours: Mon., Tue. & Wed., 12-7 p.m.; Thu., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cost: $9/adult; $8/youth & seniors; $1/club rental
Par 1 Miniature Golf at Forum Social House
When the folks at Forum Social House say "this is not your grandmother's miniature golf," they're not kidding. Neon lights, rideable rainbow unicorns and a looming Game of Thrones-style throne await players at this indoor, nine-hole, putt putt spot on the Eastside. Add in a kid's menu they'll actually like and other gaming options, and you've got yourself an afternoon to remember. Reservations are required to play here, and although it's mostly open to all ages, it's 21+ on Fridays and Saturdays after 10 p.m.
Lincoln Square, North Tower
700 Bellevue Way N.E., Suite 300
Hours: Wed.-Thurs., 5-11 p.m.; Fri., 5 p.m.-2 a.m., Sat., noon.-2 a.m., Sun., noon-8 p.m. (21+ after 10 p.m.)
King Mini Golf Park
Family owned and operated for more than 50 years and long known for its rollerskating rink that burned down a few years earlier, King Mini Golf Park is the ultimate outdoor experience and a perfect way to show support for the King Family Fun Center. It's a beautiful course and one of the newest mini golf parks in the area. It comes with lots of putt-putt obstacles that add dimension to your playtime, including one hole that will send your ball down the river. Open for groups of 1 to 5 people.
Insider Tip: Glow Golf starts at dusk.
1113 N. Meridian
Hours: Fri., 4-8 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Cost: $10/person; Free, kids 3 & under
Family Fun Center
With a name like Family Fun Center, you know this Seattle spot is sure to be awesome. The mini golf courses were built with kids in mind, so you’re going to find lots of wild and wacky holes to keep your little golfers stimulated. There are two, 18-hole outdoor courses to explore (Memory Lane and Arctic Adventure). You can come for just the miniature golf or buy a package deal that runs on a point system where you can check out the other attractions like bumper boats, frog hopper, go karts and an arcade. Although the courses are designed for ages 5 and older, tiny tots will still enjoy chasing the ball around.
7300 Fun Center Way
Hours: Tue.-Thurs., 12-8 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; closed Mon.
Snohomish Valley Golf Center
The Snohomish Valley Golf Center boasts an 18-hole championship mini golf course, but don’t feel overwhelmed, it’s just a game. Set within views of the Cascade Mountain Range, the golf center offers a course with a cascading waterfall and a meandering creek creating a peaceful and tranquil environment. Currently, groups of four (from the same household) can test their putt putt skills on the course. Come early for a meal at the Valley Grill (featuring a kids menu), which is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. and on the weekends from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. If you plan to spend a lot of time at this range, note that members get reduced prices.
8511 Marsh Rd.
Hours: Daily, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Cost: $12/adults; $10/juniors (12 & under) & seniors (55 & older)
Flat Stick Pub
Flat Stick Pub now has four Western Washington locations and four very different mini golf courses to check out in Kirkland, Pioneer Square, South Lake Union and Bellingham. Each 9-hole indoor mini golf course includes various “water hazards” and obstacles, like beer kegs or whimsical creatures. While this might be better suited for a parent date night, kids are allowed until 7 p.m. except for the Pioneer Square location, which is 21+ only.
Hours: Varies by day and location
Mike N’ Terry’s Outdoor Fun Park
It’s hard not to be happy when you’re playing mini golf, right? And a trip to play mini golf at this Puyallup location is sure to elicit giggles and smiles out of your little ones. There are two courses to choose from, so you can come again (and again) and be challenged each time. If, however, your mini golfers get tired of swinging their clubs around, this fun park has just about everything that kids could want: go karts, batting cages and concession stands. Come for the golf, stay all day for the family run attractions!
Insider Tip: Be sure to hit up the ATM before you arrive, as this is a cash-only course. Don’t worry, though, if you forget, as there is an ATM on site.
6326 114th Ave. Ct. E.
Hours: Days and times vary
Cost: $10 for one course; $14 for both; $5/kids under 48″; Free for kids under 40″
A family fave since the 60s, Parkland Putters in Tacoma is a real crowd-pleaser and one of the most inexpensive courses on our list! They offer four different courses ranging from easy to hard, all complete with hidden holes, sand traps and much more. You can play one, or if you are feeling really adventurous, play all four! (Just be sure to select one of their "multiple game" packages for major cost savings!). Although it's all in good fun, you might want to bring your A game as they award ribbons to the winners at the end of each course. Play fair, but remember: it’s OK to throw a few mulligans in there (wink, wink).
10636 Sales Rd. S.
Hours: Fri., 4-9 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
High Trek Adventures Mini Golf
While mostly known for it amazing ropes course and ziplines, the High Trek Adventures park in Everett added an 18-hold miniature golf course for those who would prefer to stay grounded or would like to add a little more fun to their visit. The park is also one of the cheapest locations to visit among Seattle mini golf courses. Fun fact: we’ve been warned that holes 9 and 17 are real challenges to conquer.
Insider Tip: If you purchase a ropes course, your golf game is just $5. Also, be sure to download their golf scorecard app for easy scoring.
11928 Beverly Park Rd., Bldg. C
Hours: Days and times vary
Cost: $8/adults & kids (ages 4 & up); Free for kids 3 & under (with paying adult)
Additional reporting by Allison Rasmussen