If your family is looking for a fun adventure, look no farther than Cleveland’s seriously amazing miniature golf courses. Even indoor options abound for fun all year round. This year, make it a point to putt-putt around Cleveland’s best mini golf courses.
Hours: Mon to Tue – 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Wed to Sun – 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Price: $7.50 adults/$5.50 children
Swings-N-Things family fun features two, 18-hole miniature golf courses. Both courses are located outdoors, and include obstacles including a lighthouse, sawmill and 35-foot-tall castle. The courses are beautifully decorated with waterfalls, fountains and flowers. When the sun sets, the course lights up with hundreds of colored lights, creating the perfect atmosphere for a warm summer night.
Westfield Shoppingtown Southpark
200 Southpark Center
Strongsville, OH 44136
Hours: Mon to Thurs – 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Fri – 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Sat – 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Sun – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Price: $7 adults/$5 children younger than 10/$5 seniors older than 60
Firefly’s year-round mini golf inside of Westfield Southpark’s shopping mall, near Dillard’s, features 18 holes of putt-putt fun, perfect for families, couples or large groups. The entire golf course is glow-in-dark and features life-like gorillas, apes, frogs and other neat graphics throughout. Firefly’s also does corporate events, birthday parties and fundraisers.
Allison’s Mini Golf
5456 Lake Rd. East
Geneva-on-the-Lake, OH 44041
Hours: May to September daily – 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Price: $3 less than 58 inches/$6.25 58 inches and taller
Allison’s Mini Golf is located in one of Ohio’s favorite resort towns: Geneva on the Lake. This particular golf course has been locally owned and operated for nearly 90 years. In fact, Allison’s Mini Golf is the oldest miniature golf course in continuous play in the United States. The snack bar with food and cold drinks, nearby attractions keep whole families happy for hours. This golf course is the perfect destination for a fun summer day with your kids or significant other.
214 5th Ave.
Chardon, OH 44024
Hours: (seasonal) Sun to Thurs – 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Fri to Sat – 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Price: $6 adults/$5 children and seniors
Chip’s Clubhouse is the perfect family miniature golf destination. This 18-hole putt putt course is located in Chardon, just one mile from the historic Chardon Square in a park-like atmosphere. It offers a rain-free guarantee, meaning that if rain spoils your game, you’ll receive 5 percent off for each hole you were unable to finish. Take advantage of its double-play special on Mondays and Thursdays, which allows you to play a second round of mini golf for only $2.
Memphis Kiddie Park
10340 Memphis Ave.
Brooklyn, OH 44144
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Price: $4.50 per person
Five person minimum
Memphis Kiddie Park is home to Memphis Championship Miniature Golf Course, one of the most challenging putt-putt courses in the Cleveland area. This golf course is 18 holes of fun for adults and children of all ages. Enjoy the miniature golf course as part of your Kiddie Park outing, or make it a destination all its own. The course features stationary and moving obstacles such as a penguin, a ferris wheel and water hazards. Memphis Championship Miniature Golf Course hosts tournaments that are open to the public as well as group outings and birthday parties.
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