Austinites know how to have a good time. But if you don’t feel like listening to live music or floating the river, you can always have a raucous time with the entire family at a mini golf course.
That’s right: the Texas capital is home to some of thee best golf courses in Texas, but did you know that it’s famous for miniature golf, too? If it’s time to put your putt-putt skills to the test, try to get a hole-in-one at these eight mini golf spots in Austin.
The Top Miniature Golf Courses in Austin
In Austin, there’s no shortage of entertainment. From live music and restaurants to stunning nature, it’s easy to stay busy when visiting Austin. Looking for a fun way to unwind with the family or a silly way to celebrate a bachelor or bachelorette? Consider adding a mini golf adventure to your trip itinerary. Here are a couple of our favorite mini golf courses when you want to putt around with friends.
1. Austin’s Park N’ Pizza
16231 N Interstate Hwy 35, Pflugerville, TX
Austin’s is technically in Pflugerville, but it’s a staple for Austin families that want both indoor and outdoor entertainment. Austin’s has a lot more than just mini golf in Austin — it’s an entire entertainment destination. Austin’s Park N’ Pizza includes:
- A roller coaster
- Arcade games
- Bumper boats
- A rock wall
- A carousel
If you’re just there to play mini golf, Austin’s 18-hole course is entirely outdoors. It’s well-kept and clean, with intriguing water features and cute sculptures for you to enjoy during a game of mini golf. The dress code is casual, but you’ll need closed-toe shoes if you want to climb the rock wall or drive a go-kart.
For adults, Austin’s offers happy hour Monday through Friday from 4 PM to 7 PM. They also serve bar food like pizza, tacos, and burgers at their grill and buffet. Austin’s also throws a mean birthday party. Packages range from $350 to $460 and come with a private table, balloons, pizzas, drinks, and unlimited passes to all attractions.
2770 US-290, Dripping Springs
Dreamland is another all-in-one destination that offers a lot more than just mini golf in Austin. From pickleball to art, this retro-inspired entertainment spot really has something for everyone.
Dreamland offers two mini golf courses: the Challenge Course and the Dream Course. The Challenge course is $12 per round and, as its name suggests, it’s the more challenging course at Dreamland. Complete with unique sculptures and wacky slopes, this is best suited for putt-putt pros.
The Dream course, on the other hand, is $8 per play. This is the more kid-friendly course, so whether you’re playing with the kids or you’re a total beginner, the Dream course is the best place to start.
Dreamland also allows birthday parties. It has three rentable areas with a play area, splash pad, and lawn games, but you’ll need to buy food and activities separately.
Keep in mind that BYOB is never allowed at Dreamland, but they do have a bar. No coolers are allowed on the property, either.
3. Memorial Mini Golf
1710 N Farm to Market 1626, Buda
Located outside of the Austin city limits is a very unique mini golf course. Memorial Mini Golf is part World War II memorial and part … mini golf course. Yes, you read that right.
Memorial’s mission is to educate young people about veteran issues in a family-friendly way. Not only can you check out its educational military museum, but you can also play on Memorial’s mini 9-hole indoor course and 18-hole outdoor course.
The golf course is actually part of the museum; it blends with the history of the war and tells a story at each hole. In fact, every hole is dedicated to a veteran of World War II, the Korean War, or the Vietnam War. Memorial Mini Golf is $5 for kids under 13 and $8 for everyone over 13.
4. Dirdie Birdie
10910 Domain Drive, Suite 120
This ain’t your grandma’s mini golf Austin stop. Open from 3 PM to 9 PM, Dirdie Birdie is an adults-first establishment. It allows kids from 3 PM to 7 PM, but it’s 21+ from 7 PM to 10 PM.
If you want to bring your kids along for mini golf, you’ll need at least one adult for every three kids under the age of 16. Dirdie Birdie doesn’t allow any golfers under the age of six.
Dirdie Birdie charges a flat $18 to play, regardless of age. If you’re a foodie or a beer aficionado, they serve gourmet small plates and craft cocktails that really elevate the mini golf experience. Dirdie Birdie even has drink service: just order a drink and their team of caddies will serve you while you putt.
You can try to walk in and play golf at Dirdie Birdie, but their website “highly encourages” reservations, so if you have more than four players, it’s best to reserve online before you visit.
5. Main Event
13301 US-183 Hwy
It might not have the character of the other local mini golf joints in Austin, but Main Event is a tried-and-true national mini golf chain. Open from 9 AM to 2 AM on weekends, Main Event is a solid spot for both kids and adults who want to have a good time.
Main Event has a fully indoor mini golf course with blacklights for a fun, immersive experience. If you want more than mini golf, though, Main Event also has:
- Over 100 arcade games
- Multi-level laser tag
It also puts on a mean birthday party. The price ranges from $12 to $30 per guest and includes a private party room, wifi, and big-screen TVs. Oh, and did we mention Main Event also has a full bar?
6. Monster Mini Golf
3916 Gattis School Rd Suite 112, Round Rock
Monster Mini Golf is another indoor mini golf course located in Round Rock, which makes it a great spot for people living in north Austin.
Monster Mini Golf is monster-themed, but in a cute way that won’t be too scary for kids. This full 18-hole indoor golf course is designed for kids, but grownups can play, too. Pricing for one round of golf is $10 for kids and $12 for adults. Monster Mini Golf also has specials like Putt’n Blast, which comes with a round of mini golf and one game of laser tag for $17 a person.
7. Peter Pan Mini-Golf
1207 Barton Springs Road
Once you see the iconic (and kitschy) T-rex sculpture, you’ll know you made it to Austin’s Peter Pan Mini-Golf course. Generations of Austinites have grown up on the astroturf slopes of Peter Pan, which is a family-owned course that’s been around since 1948. It’s old-fashioned and no-frills, but Peter Pan is an Austin mainstay.
Peter Pan has two mini golf courses to choose from. The Yellow course (AKA the East Course) is the easier of the two, although the Blue course (AKA the West Course) has giant sculptures of the T-rex and Peter Pan if you want better photo ops.
It’s $7 for kids under the age of five and $9 for anyone over that age. If you want to do both courses, it’s $12 per child under the age of five and $14 for anyone over that age.
Peter Pan allows BYOB and you can bring your own coolers. They just ask that you don’t bring glass containers for safety reasons. Peter Pan also has a very small parking lot. Although the nearby bike shop opens up its parking lot after 6 PM, you’ll still find that parking is limited. Peter Pan encourages people to carpool or rideshare for that reason.
8. Duke’s Adventure Golf
1716 E Slaughter Ln
Duke’s is another family-owned mini golf course in Austin. This is a classic mini golf course with an adorable water wheel, waterfalls, and a mining theme. It’s well-lit at night, so you can still play in the winter months — or after the blistering sun sets in the summer.
It might not be as out-there as the other courses on this list, but Duke’s is tidy and spacious. It also has some features that make play more challenging, like bridges and slopes.
Duke’s is BYOB, but doesn’t allow glass containers. Kids under five years old are $5 and everyone over the age of five pays $8 per round.
It’s Time To Play Mini Golf in Austin
Whether you want the classic kitsch of a mini golf course like Peter Pan’s or you want something more modern, like Dirdie Birdie, Austin’s mini golf courses have something for everyone. While most destinations are kid-friendly, there are a few spots that allow adults to let their hair down and enjoy a less stuffy version of golf. Regardless of who you want to golf with, check out these eight mini golf Austin courses to have a tee-rific time.