Mini golf is one of those activities that’s fun for the whole family, and it’s just as easy to play indoors as it is out. From putt putt courses that boast realistic forest settings, to ranges with whimsical fantasy villages and windmills, these spectacular spots are designed for all ages. Swing on in to one of the best miniature golf courses Seattle has to offer.
Interbay Golf Center
Editor's note: Interbay's mini golf course is open for first-come-first-serve games. Groups are limited to five players, and using your own equipment is recommended (although their putters and balls are sanitized between uses).
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 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.
2501 15th Ave. W.
Seattle, WA 98119
Cost: $9/Adults; $6.50/Juniors (17 & under)
Hours: Times vary per season. Check the times online.
Rainbow Run at Willows Run
Don't let the name change fool you, at this fun course, golfers are encouraged to take a journey through the wilderness where they might encounter an eagle, coyote, cougar and bear while also trying to avoid a variety of hazards. Stay on the trail or you might get a scolding from a grouchy bear. The course is located in a 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.
Redmond, WA 98052
Cost:$11/adults; $7.50/kids (12 & under). Save $1-$1.50 if you arrive before 11 a.m.
Hours: Daily, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Forum Social House-Par 1 Miniature Golf
Editor's note: Reservations are required. Now accepting groups of up to 10.
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 throne await players at this indoor 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.
Lincoln Square, North Tower
700 Bellevue Way N.E., Suite 300
Hours: Thurs., 5-11 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 5 p.m.-midnight
Snohomish Valley Golf Center
The Snohomish Vally 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 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.
8511 Marsh Rd.
Snohomish, WA 98296
Cost: $10/Adults; $8/Juniors (12 & under) & Seniors (55 & older)
Hours: Daily, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Family Fun Center
Editor's note: The Family Fun Center in Tukwila is open Weds.-Sun., and operating at 25% capacity. They may be closed due to weather, so please call ahead.
With a name like Family Fun Center, you know this place has got to be awesome. The 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. Psst! The courses are designed for ages 5 and older, but tiny tots will still enjoy chasing the ball around.
7300 Fun Center Way
Tukwila, WA 98188
Hours: Dependent upon month and day of the week. Check their website for specific times.
Rhein Haus Tacoma
Editor's note: Rhein Haus's mini golf course is currently closed.
Tacoma's newest course at Rhein Haus Tacoma offers a German-themed putt putt experience your kids are going to love! The 9-hole course features a Brat Windmill, Pretzel-de-Loop, Rumpelstiltskin castle and more. Averaging about 30 minutes to play, this course is a perfect before-or-after-meal activity. The best part? Right now, it's only $5 per person to play and no reservations are required; just let your host or server know you'd like to play.
In addition to mini golf, Rhein Haus Tacoma also features four indoor bocce ball courts, a large outdoor patio and delish German fare (think: house-made sausages and pretzels accompanied by 24 drafts featuring both European and Northwestern beers).
Good to know: The course is available for private party reservations (hello, birthday bash!). Contact email@example.com for more details.
649 Division Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98403
Hours: Mon.-Thurs., 4 p.m.-10 p.m.; Fri., 4 p.m.-2 a.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-2 a.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
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. Psst! If 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!
Good to Know: Be sure to hit up the ATM before you arrive as this is a cash only course. Don’t worry though if you forget, there is an ATM on site.
6326 114th Ave. Ct. E.
Puyallup, WA 98371
Cost: $8.50 for one course; $12.50 for both; $4.25/Kids (under 48″); free for kids under 40″
Hours: Call for hours
A family fave since the 60s, Parkland Putters in Tacoma is a real crowd-pleaser. 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 make sure to bring your A game as they award ribbons to the winners at the end of each game. Psst…be fair and honest, but remember, it’s okay to throw a few mulligans in there (wink, wink).
10636 Sales Rd. S.
Tacoma, WA 98444
Cost: $6.50/Adults (13 & older); $5.50/Kids (12 & under); $3.50 per extra game
Hours: Call for current times. Closed Nov.-Feb.
King Mini Golf Park
After a recent name change and an ease on restrictions, King Mini Golf Park (part of the King Family Fun Center), in Puyallup, is open for fun. The beautiful course is one of the newest mini golf parks in the area, and it comes with lots of putt putt obstacles that add dimension to your playtime. Right now, when you reserve your mini golf time slot online, you can receive a $5 arcade gift card to use when King Family Fun Center reopens.
1113 N. Meridian
Puyallup, WA 98371
Cost: $10/person; free for kids 3 & under
Hours: Fri., 4.-8 p.m.; Sat. noon- 8 p.m.; Sun., noon.-7 p.m. Closed during the late fall and winter months.
Flat Stick Pub
Editor's note: Flatstick's Kirkland location is open and operating at 25% capacity.
Flat Stick Pub now has three locations and three very different mini golf courses to check out in Kirkland, Pioneer Square and in its newer spot in the South Lake Union neighborhood. 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 date night for mom and dad, kids are allowed in the Kirkland and South Lake Union location until 7 p.m.
15 Lake St.
Kirkland, WA 98033
240 2nd Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98104
609 Westlake Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109
Cost: $6/person at Kirkland; $8/person at South Lake Union; $7/person at Pioneer Square
Hours: Sun.-Thurs., noon-midnight; Fri.-Sat., noon-2 a.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, too. Psst…we’ve been warned that holes 9 and 17 are a real challenge to conquer.
Good to Know: 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
Everett, WA 98204
Cost: $8/Adults & Kids (11 & up); $5/Juniors (ages 7-10); free for kids 6 & under with paying adult
Hours: Dependent upon month and day of the week.
—Jeffrey Totey & Allison Rasmussen
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