While you may enjoy 18 holes of golf, your kids probably won’t; to be honest, you probably wouldn’t enjoy playing 18 holes of golf with your kids any more than they would enjoy playing it with you. Mom, I’m bored would probably be a very popular refrain. Mini golf on the other hand, your kids will probably enjoy and you will probably enjoy going with them.

Pirate's mini golf

Pirates, windmills, rivers and more all packed into an hour or two of fun. Here are some mini golf courses to take the kids to in the Orlando area.

Bonanza Golf

Bonanza Golf is a mining town-themed, and has two courses – the Prospector and the Golden Nugget. Both courses feature mountains, exciting obstacles, and some of the highest waterfalls in Orlando.

Location: 7761 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, Kissimmee
Phone:  (407) 396-7536
Hours: 9:00AM-11:00PM

Pirate’s Cove Mini Golf

Pirate’s Cove is a popular miniature golf course, with locations at many tourist destinations. The two course facility with a pirate theme features a pirate ship and a picnic area. This course is one of the most well-maintained in Florida, and is fun for both children and adults.

Location: 8501 International Drive, Orlando
Phone: (407) 352-7378
Hours: 9:00AM-11:30PM

Congo River Golf

Congo River Golf is so much more than just a mini golf course. In addition to the exciting explorer-themed course, you can feed alligators, go on a paddleboat ride, mine for gems, and even go through a scavenger hunt looking for lost artifacts. Congo River Golf also has an app for scorekeeping and other activities.

Location: 4777 W Irlo Bronson Hwy, Kissimmee
Phone: (407) 396-6900
Hours: Sunday-Thursday: 10:00AM-11:00PM; Friday-Saturday: 10:00AM-12:00AM

Location: 531 W State Road 436, Altamonte Springs
Phone: (407) 682-4077
Hours: Sunday-Thursday: 10:00AM-11:00PM; Friday-Saturday: 10:00AM-12:00AM

Location: 5901 International Drive, Orlando
Phone: (407) 248-9181
Hours: Sunday-Thursday: 10:00AM-11:00PM; Friday-Saturday: 10:00AM-12:00AM

Location: 12193 East Colonial Drive, Orlando
Phone: (407) 823-9700
Hours: Sunday-Thursday: 10:00AM-10:00PM; Friday-Saturday: 10:00AM-11:00PM

Lost Caverns Golf

Lost Caverns has two beautiful courses that challenge you as you climb up and down a mountain. In addition, you can feed alligators.

Location: 6306 International Drive, Orlando
Phone: (407) 264-0560
Hours: Monday-Thursday: 10:00AM-11:00PM; Friday-Sunday: 10:00AM-12:00AM

Mighty Jungle Golf

Mighty Jungle Golf has been named the best mini golf course in Orlando, and the reason why is clear. There are no windmills here, but there are zebras, lions, and tigers ready to swat your balls away. Well, maybe not, but they do add to the atmosphere, along with waterfalls, and other obstacles.

Location: 7792 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee
Phone: (407) 390-6453
Hours: Sunday-Thursday: 10:00AM-9:00PM; Friday-Saturday: 10:00AM-10:00PM

Disney’s Winter Summerland

It’s Christmas in July, or any other day of the week at Disney’s snow-covered and Christmas-themed golf course at Disney’s Blizzard Beach. The two courses here are filled with Disney characters (naturally) celebrating Christmas and playing in the snow. Expect some crowds with park visitors here as well.

Location: Disney’s Blizzard Beach
Hours: Vary by day

Hollywood Drive-In Mini Golf

The two courses here are movie-themed. One course pulls inspiration from 1950s sci-fi and the other from campy horror films (but nothing too scary for kids). Unlike most of the other courses on this list, Hollywood Drive-In doesn’t take itself too seriously, and the courses are a little sillier, with more traditional obstacles. Because the course is at Orlando’s Citywalk, you may find this course a little more crowded with tourists.

Location: 6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando
Phone: (407) 802-4848
Hours: 9:00AM-2:00AM