Fore! Add miniature golf to your family must-do list! There are many places to swing a club around in the Portland area – some are indoors and some are outdoors, which is great for putt-putting any time of year. Don’t forget to give your kids a bit of a golfing lesson before you go the first time – clubs stay below your belly button and no using the clubs to hit your siblings.
Eagle Landing Golf Course (pictured)
One of Portland’s most popular miniature golf courses is at Eagle Landing Golf Course, just 20 minutes from downtown. Don’t miss their fun Halloween putt putt night each fall that includes a costume contest (although golfing in costume can be pretty tricky!)
Cost: $6 for ages 5 and under, $7 for ages 6 and up
10220 Southeast Causey Avenue
Happy Valley, Or
Glow in the dark, pirate themed, 3-D mini-golf? It’s too good to be true! Glowing Green is a hit in Portland with kids (and adults) of all ages. We highly suggest calling ahead for a tee time on the weekends – it can be very busy.
Cost: Children under 12 are $8, plus an additional $1 for 3-D glasses
509 Southwest Taylor Street
Hazel Dell Golf-O-Rama
Hop across the bridge into Vancouver for this fun family golf and dine spot! Hazel Dell has two courses to pick from, so you can play one side, grab some yummy burgers and milkshakes at Steakburger, and then play the other course!
Cost: $3.50 per golfer
7120 Northeast Highway 99
Mountain Air Miniature Golf
Head east towards Mt. Hood for this fun miniature golf adventure that will get you out of the city for the day! Mountain Air is about 40-minutes outside of Portland and the perfect stop on the way to or on the way home from the mountain.
Cost: $5 per golfer
60183 East Sleepy Hallow Drive
Oaks Amusement Park
The newest attraction at Oaks Park is the miniature golf course! Somewhere in between a basic and a premier course, Oaks is really great for little kids who are just learning to swing a club.
Cost: $3 for ages 5 and under, $6 for ages 6 and above
7805 Southeast Oaks Park Way
Mini-golf is one of many super fun activities they offer at Safari Sam’s in Sherwood, about 30-minutes outside of Portland. Even the youngest kids will love this course and we like it because it’s not as filled with teenagers running wild!
Cost: $4.95 for ages 2-5 and $5.95 for ages 6 and up, or consider a package for playing all day at the other attractions as well
16260 Southwest Langer Drive
Tualatin Island Greens
No bells and whistles here (or should we say, no windmills and moving targets), but this mini-golf course at the site of a larger golf course is modeled after some of the most famous holes from around the world, including mini-sandpits and rivers to putt over! Weekends can be busy, be prepared.
Cost: $5 for kids and $7 for adults, replay the course for just $3
20400 Southwest Cipole Road
Family Fun Center and Bullwinkle’s Restaurant
There’s two different courses to choose from at this place, but that’s only the tip of the iceberg. There’s tons of arcade games, bumper boats, batting cages and even a go kart track. Be prepared for hordes of kids on the weekends–this place gets packed!
Cost: $7.25 for kids ages 5 and up
29111 SW Town Ctr Loop West
Wilsonville, OR 97070
— Katie Kavulla
photos courtesy of lori05871 and shaggy paul via flickr