Top 10 Myrtle Beach Mini Golf Courses
Decisions, decisions – Pick a ball color. Select a putter size. Decide which board or rock to bank off of. Risk putting the ball into the water to get closer to the hole. Play safe to preserve your lead. Mini golf is a fun and exciting activity for families, friends, and couples to do any day of the week in Myrtle Beach. We used Trip Advisor to compile a list of the area’s best courses. Yet another decision to be made.
(*Local Knowledge – many of the courses’ websites have coupons for $1 off.)
The two Peter Pan-themed courses (“Hooks” and “Lost Boys”) include window visits, dangerous skull caves, and the villain’s famous pirate ship. Voted “Best of the Beach” in 2013, Captain Hook’s is also a great place to discover hidden treasures. Before six o’clock, adults are $9 and kids under 11 are $8, and after 6 it goes up a dollar for everybody.
A mining train car takes putt-putters up the mountain to the first hole at these two exploration-themed 18-hole tracks. Legend has it that Professor Duffer A. Hacker discovered the mining car off the coast of South America during a gold and diamond mining exhibition in the 1920’s. Who knows if that’s true, but players will find dinosaur skeletons, stragglers with dynamite, and plenty of other old relics from Hacker’s hunt for treasure.
Visitors play their way through an “ancient Mayan temple” at this 27-hole putt-puttery. The story here goes that a warrior named Pakal, who invented mini golf, is buried inside the temple to protect players from spiders, snakes, and booby traps. But that’s not all – visitors will also witness ancient artifacts, waterfalls, Mayan hieroglyphics, and a special effects thunder and lightning show.
Players step into a dramatic storyline at this North Myrtle Beach mini golf course – your chartered plane has made an emergency landing on a tropical island (Mayday!) that turns out to be a paradise of palm trees, cascading waterfalls, a mountain, and thirty-six holes of mini golf. Luckily, the emergency landing didn’t break your putter! Mayday was featured on Travel Channel and named the Best Survival Course. They open up at 9 a.m. all summer and stop at 10:30 p.m. Adults are $9 per round or $12 all day and kids under 12 are $8/$11.
A fire-breathing dragon named Sir Alfred adds a fun sense of danger to Broadway at the Beach’s 36-holes of mini golf. Set in the Dark Ages, the Dragon’s Lair experience takes place over and around meandering streams, on a Viking ship, and in castles and caves, the latter of which holds one of the hardest holes in Myrtle Beach – you’ll know it when you see it. The darkness of nighttime adds to the fantasy at this course, making it a perfect after-dinner activity for the whole family. $9 before 6 p.m., $10 after.
A giant volcano shakes the place up every twenty minutes, and the sounds of waterfalls and Jimmy Buffett fill the air, giving this place a definite island vibe. But the distinction that sets this course apart from the others is the annual U.S. Pro Mini Golf Masters Tournament, which is hosted at Hawaiian Rumble every year. So part of the fun is seeing how your score stacks up against the world’s best professional putt-putters. $10 before 5 p.m.
$1 OFF Single Round & $2 OFF All Day Play At Hawaiian Rumble
The two courses at this downtown Myrtle Beach putt-puttery have humble beginnings, but by the end of the round players will reach great heights in the tiki huts that go 75-feet up into the air, providing spectacular views of the city. There’s also the chance to try to win a lifetime pass at the 19th hole, and the pictures on the wall testify that it’s possible. But the narrow, downhill strip of green surrounded by water is easily one of the hardest challenges on any course in Myrtle Beach, mini or regular-sized. Before 6 p.m., adults are $9 and kids under 12 are $8, and the prices go up slightly afterwards.
Take a step back in time to the age of dinosaurs, but be sure to stay on the path and out their way! Putt your way past a T-Rex, a horn-faced Ceratopsian, and a spitting Dilophosaurus. The rate is $9 before 6 p.m. and $10 after, and $15 all-day (play until 6 p.m.) passes are also available.
Don’t worry if you missed the California Gold Rush of the mid-1800’s – Lost Mine Miniature Golf recreates the scene with streams, mines, and a water tower. Guests of Anderson Ocean Club & Spa, Best Western Plus Carolina Oceanfront Inn & Suites, Camelot by the Sea, and Patricia Grand Resort Hotel play for free before 7 p.m. and $3 afterwards. Everyone else plays for $7.
If Jaws is one of your favorite movies, this mini golf course is right up your alley. Every fifteen minutes the shark attacks a lone boat in the pond, which makes for some excitement in the under 12 population. The location is also outstanding, being right on the boardwalk with views of the Atlantic. Putt-putt by the ocean? Doesn’t get much more Myrtle Beach than that. $9 gets you 18 holes.