From great places to stay and play to courses great for a quick playtime pit stop, Charlotte’s mini golf selections promise a great time for the whole family. Expect experts who know how to coach players of any age, and courses that will excited and delight every time at the best places to play mini golf in the Charlotte area.
Leatherman Golf Learning Center
5845 S. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28217
Hours: Mon to Fri – 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Sat – 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Sun – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Price: from $6 for adults/$5 for children 5 to 15 years old/free for children 4 and younger with paid adult
Leatherman Golf Learning Center is named after owner and operator, Chris Leatherman. He’s an A-class member of the PGA and has been teaching the fundamentals of golf for more than 21 years. This a well groomed facility that offers a relaxing, 18-hole waterfall mini golf course with furnished patios. Great for adults with children of all ages. It also features a practice facility that has 34 automatic and adjustable teeing stations for all skill levels. Its weekly giveaways and deals are real money savers.
Lake Norman Miniature Golf
18639 Statesville Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28031
Hours: Mon to Thurs – noon to 2 p.m.; Fri – 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Sat – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sun – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Price: free younger than 3 with paying adult/$6 ages 4 to 6/$8 ages 7 and older
Lake Norman Miniature Golf offers a resort-style miniature golf course with 18 holes great for all ages. It also offers arcade games and concessions with a variety of foods. This family owned facility is great for a family day out but it’s only open weekends from March to November. Check its calendar for random openings or extended hours during nice weather.
Zuma Fun Center
10400 Cadillac St.
Pineville, NC 28134
Hours: Mon to Thurs – noon to 9 p.m. Fri – noon to 10 p.m.; Sat – 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sun – noon to 9 p.m.
Price $18.99 all day pass
Call for group rates
This family friendly facility offers a great miniature golf course, go carts, bumper boats, video arcades, batting cages and kiddie rides. Rookie go karts make this a great place for not only miniature golf but an all day outing for everyone in the family. All of the facilities outside levels are handicap accessible, but not all attractions boast the same amenities, so check beforehand. Activities are pay as you go without the day pass.
Lunar Mini Golf
246 N. New Hope Rd.
Gastonia, NC 28054
Hours: Mon to Fri – 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Sat – 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sun – 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Price: $8 per player/$6 for players 5 years old and younger
Open at noon in the summer, this mini golf facility isn’t huge, but it offers great deals ranging from three games for the price of one to Groupon specials for the whole family. Plan a 90-minute, unlimited golf party with up to 10 players for a fun night filled with funky golf and glow-in-the-dark necklaces for everyone. Everything here is black lit for a truly unique mini golf experience, but glow-in-the-dark everything keeps the game well lit and the kiddos excited to play. Parents will appreciate that there are no flashing lights or strobes.
Great Wolf Lodge
Gateway Lane Northwest
Concord, NC 28027
Hours: daily – 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; last game 45 minutes before close
Price: $7.99 per person
Complete that family vacation with a few rounds of mini golf at Howl in One Mini Golf at Great Wold Lodge. This interactive, 18-hole, outdoor course features giant beavers, ball-eating fish and floating greens. Putters of any age will appreciate its challenges and love the course. Other fun activities include bowling, compass questing, a kids’ spa and an arcade. This is a staycation mini golf trip as you must be staying at the lodge or playing with a guest to slip through the waterpark here and into the course.
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