Mini though these mini golf courses may be, they’re huge fun for New York families. Get the family out to enjoy spring’s green on the greens at the best mini golf options in the city.
Randall’s Island Golf & Sport
1 Randall’s Island
New York, NY 10035
Price: $7 adults 18 holes/$5 children younger than 12/$3 children’s replay/$4 adult’s replay
Hours: daily – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; last sale – 7 p.m.
Open all year long, this 36-hole course boasts a lush labyrinth of holes sure to please even expert mini golf enthusiasts. Perfect for kids’ birthdays or beer with a few buddies, Randall’s boasts a family friendly patio with great post-game eats. Bring out-of-towners here for a beautiful view of the East River and uptown Manhattan.
Related: Summer Guide to Randall Island
Pier 25 in Hudson River Park-Tribeca
North Moore Street & Hudson River
New York, NY
Price: $5 adults/$4 children younger 14 (cash only)
Hours: May to October Mon to Fri – 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Sat and Sun – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
This mini-golf mecca’s 18-hole course receives rave reviews from every visitor. The terrain of the course is marked by fabulous features such as a waterfall stream, foot bridges, sand traps and even a cave. With tons of fun nearby, from a skatepark to historic ships, Pier 25 promises a great day for the whole family.
Brooklyn Golf Center-Marine Park
3200 Flatbush Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11234
Price: $8 adults/$5 children younger than 12/$4 replay rate
Hours: 8 a.m. to dark
Renovated in 2010, this bucolic sprawling course includes all of the bells and whistles you would expect on a premiere mini golf course. The 18-hole course is sure to challenge and please everyone in the family. When the game is through, hit a few buckets at the center’s driving range to polish up that put.
Flushing Meadows Golf Center
100 Flushing Meadows Park
Flushing, NY 11368
Price: $8 adults/$6.50 seniors 62 and older/$6.50 children 12 and younger
Hours: daily – 8 a.m. to 1 a.m.
This 18-hole mini course is open all year round. In the late spring and summer, enjoy a late-night game ing the bright glow of the greens. Just a 15-minute ride away from the heart of the bustling blast of the city, this course opens in early October and runs to May 1, and is best suited for adult crowds at night. The closest parking is under the Van Wyck Expressway.
Harbor Links Golf Course
One Fairway Dr.
Port Washington, NY 11050
Hours: early May to Labor Day daily – 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; after Labor Day daily – 8 a.m. to dark
If you are looking to take the family on day trip, a ride to Harbor Links may be the just right choice. The property is breathtaking, part of the Audubon Signature Program. Located in the sea side Long Island town of Port Washington, Harbor Links is about a half an hour away from midtown Manhattan. The recently renovated 18-hole miniature golf course is complete with sand traps and water features. After a round, extend the day by checking out its fully stocked Pro Shop or grab a bite at The Grill Room. This is the perfect place to plan a day-long group outing or birthday party complete with putt-putt golf and to-die-for barbecue.
Dr. Jennifer Powell-Lunder is a freelance writer in New York. She is a clinical psychologist specializing in work with children, adolescents, young adults, and their families. Her work can be found here