Just a few weeks ago, we posted a feature on some of the coastal region’s most popular golf courses. These are places where you can head out for a full day of 18 holes, then relax at the clubhouse (or nearby restaurant) with a cold drink before heading home.
You can check out that feature, by the way, by clicking on the link below.
But while these courses are great for adults, they’re not always the best way to spend quality time with the rest of the family. So today, we thought we’d instead feature some of the finest miniature golf courses at the Delaware and Maryland beaches.
Some call it putt-putt and others refer to it as mini-golf. But here in the coastal region, the most common phrase for this family friendly activity is miniature golf.
We’ve all likely enjoyed it at one time or another. Picking our favorite brightly colored ball and spending the day maneuvering around all sorts of different obstacles in an attempt to win bragging rights in the family, at least until the next visit.
There are some great miniature golf courses, from Rehoboth all the way south to Ocean City, and we’ll go over a few of the most popular in each locale.
So let’s get to exploring and telling you all about some of our favorite miniature golf courses in the coastal region.
Fire Mountain Golf. Our first stop in Rehoboth Beach is the always fun and exciting Midway Speedway Park on Route 1, between Rehoboth and Lewes.
In addition to the water slides and go kart action, this location also has a fun 18-hole miniature golf course that’s nestled under the aptly named Fire Mountain volcano.
The course provides a lot of fun and excitement, particularly the holes where you can see the wreckage of the ill-fated Caribbean Express on the volcano.
A round of golf at Fire Mountain will run you anywhere from $8 to $10, depending on your height and/or age.
Visit www.midwayspeedwaypark.com for more information.
Ryan’s Mini Golf. Located above Ryan’s Gift Shop on the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk, this miniature golf course is a lot of fun and also has the added benefit of fantastic views. The Boardwalk, the beach and the Atlantic Ocean are all in clear view while you play the 18 holes located at Ryan’s.
This location has been around for years, though with different names and owners, and is one of the most popular spots for miniature golf in “America’s Summer Capital.”
A round of golf at Ryan’s will cost you $5, but be sure to bring cash as that’s the only form of payment that’s accepted.
Learn more about Ryan’s Mini Golf at www.www.ryansbeachshop.com.
Shell We Golf. Located at the Sea Shell Shop on Route 1, this fun course receives rave reviews from miniature golf lovers in Rehoboth Beach. It features 19 holes of fun and enjoyment for the entire family.
The course rests in a tropical setting among palm trees, where you can experience waterfalls, a live aquatic pond, live fish and much more. Then pop in next door for some of the best homemade fudge at the beach.
Learn more about Shell We Golf online at www.seashellshop.com.
Bethany Beach/Fenwick Island
Captain Jack’s Pirate Golf. Located in Bethany Beach just west of the Boardwalk, Captain Jack’s is a challenging course that’s good fun for the entire family.
The course includes several water hazards and challenging holes, all under the shadow of a 50-foot pirate ship. Captain Jack’s also features a number of other pirate themed elements that make for a fun day at the beach.
It’s also the only miniature golf course in the “Quiet Resort” of Bethany Beach. A round of golf at Captain Jack’s is $9.50 per adult or $8.50 for children between 3 and 6 years old.
Visit www.captainjackspirategolf.com for more information.
Viking Golf. Located at Thunder Lagoon Water Park in Fenwick Island, Viking Golf is one of the more challenging miniature golf courses in the coastal region.
With 18 holes and a decidedly Viking theme, it’s a great day of fun at the beach. And once you’ve worked up an appetite on the course, the adjoining Viking Village and Boardwalk offers such popular beach favorites as pizza, beach fries, hamburgers and funnel cakes.
A round of Viking Golf is $10 for adults, $5 for kids under 42 inches tall and free to kids 3 and under.
For more information, or for downloadable coupons, visit www.vikinggolfamusements.com.
Golf Down Under. Our final stop before we cross the state line into Maryland is the Golf Down Under course, also located in Fenwick Island.
Resting on the Delaware/Maryland state line, this miniature golf course experience is a salute to Australia. It features ponds, bridges, train tracks and more, all with a “down under” theme.
Rumor has it you can even hold a real baby kangaroo when visiting Golf Down Under, so be sure to inquire about that while you’re on-site.
A round at Golf Down Under is $10 per person, or you can pay $13 and play as many times as you want during the course of a single day.
Learn more at www.nicksminigolf.com.
Old Pro Golf. We kick things off in Ocean City with Old Pro Golf, which actually has several locations scattered around the resort. But our favorite is the African Safari themed course located on 136th Street.
Here you can enjoy a full round of miniature golf, while also spending time with some of the animals you would normally encounter while on an African safari.
And if you haven’t had enough by the time you’ve finished your 18 holes, Old Pro Golf has plenty of other fun locations located throughout Maryland’s favorite summertime playground.
A round at Old Pro Golf will cost you $10, or $15 for unlimited play. There’s $1 off for children between 4 and 6 years old, as well as senior citizens.
Learn more at www.oldprogolf.com.
Embers Island Mini Golf. Located on 24th Street and Coastal Highway bayside, Embers Island is actually two golf courses in one, providing options for a full day of miniature golf in Ocean City.
Each featuring 18 holes of fun, one course allows you to meander your way through two warring pirate clans while the other will bring you face to face with an active volcano and a few special effects here and there.
A round of golf at Embers will cost you $10.
Visit www.embers.com/embers-island for more information.
Jolly Roger Mini Golf. Who doesn’t love a trip to Jolly Roger when visiting Ocean City? And the amusement park’s miniature golf courses are just as fun as the rest of Jolly Roger.
Located on Coastal Highway in the heart of Ocean City, the park actually features two separate courses and fun for the entire family. The “Jungle Golf” and “Treasure Golf” courses are both 18 holes and will take you through either a tropical rain forest with waterfalls and mountains or on a pirate adventure in search of a buried treasure.
Visit www.jollyrogerpark.com for more information on both courses.
Frontier Town. Frontier Town has provided a unique experience in West Ocean City for decades with its western themed activities and all kinds of fun stuff in the “Old West.”
And when you visit this Ocean City treasure, why not take in a round of miniature golf that’s set in a peaceful setting of waterfalls and shade trees? It’s a great way to finish a day at Ocean City’s one-and-only Frontier Town.
For more information on Frontier Town, it’s miniature golf course and all of the fun on-site activities you can get into, visit the park online at www.frontiertown.com.
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