By Daisy Finch
Need a place to show off your mini-golf skills? These courses may be what you need, as each one presents its own version of the popular pastime. Whether you prefer indoors, outdoors, in the daylight, or in the dark aglow, we’ve got them all.
Glow Putt Indoor Miniature Golf
Get your glow on at this indoor mini-golf course! Don’t be fooled by these brightly colored walls. The obstacles are sure to challenge at each of the 18 holes. The jungle-themed course will keep everyone entertained as you work your way through the wild. Get ready to go, growl and glow!
Glow Putt Indoor Miniature Golf, 9160 E. Shea Boulevard, Suite 110, Scottsdale, 480-451-4569, glowputtaz.com, $6.95-$9.95. Hours: 2 to 10 p.m. Monday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday from September to May, or 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily June to August.
Pirates, princesses and kings await at Golfland Sunsplash’s outdoor mini-golf courses. With three, 18-hole courses, players can test their skills on an adventurous search for the chalice with King Arthur, encounter medieval characters on the Princess Path, or set sail as a pirate in search for lost treasure. Guests who get a little warm, can take advantage of the adjacent waterpark.
Golfland Sunsplash, 155 W. Hampton Avenue, Mesa, 480-834-8319, golfland.com, $8.99-$9.99. Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to midnight Friday, 10 a.m. to midnight Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.
Castles & Coasters
Castles & Coasters’ four, 18-hole courses are packed full of excitement at this amusement park. This large, sprawling outdoor area can be challenging.
Castles & Coasters, 9445 N. Metro Parkway East, Phoenix. 602-997-7575, castlesncoasters.com, call for pricing. Hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday.
This outdoor mini-golf course puts a spin on the fun with challenging holes. Perfect for family and friends of all ages, CrackerJax’s course keeps players entertained with presidential monuments, wacky structures and rolling hills of green. After a mini-golf competition, check out CrackerJax’s arcade, go-karts and bumper boats.
CrackerJax, 16001 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, 480-998-2800, crackerjax.com, $6.75-$13.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday.
Ever heard of a Marshwiggle? Casey’s SportsWorld sure has, and it has an entire mini-golf course dedicated to the legendary figure. Guests can work their way through each hole and along the way, they will find a pink Volkswagen Bug, according to lore, was thrown over a fence by a fabled Marshwiggles Guess you’ll have to golf to find out more!
Casey’s SportsWorld, 3847 E. Union Hills Drive, Phoenix, 602-971-3224, caseyatbataz.com, $6. Hours: 3 to 10 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.