Mini-golf is one of those activities that’s just as fun today as it was when you were a kid. With glow-in-the-dark colours all around you or a giant shipwreck towering nearby, it’s impossible not to feel like a giddy six-year-old at a birthday party, and that’s exactly what you’ll find at these mini-golf courses in Toronto and the GTA.
It turns out that there are a lot more places to get your putt on in the 6ix than you might’ve thought. Whether you’re looking for a summer date activity or a fun Saturday night with friends in the middle of winter, these are the spots to check out. Now, get ready to sharpen your swing and your mini pencil.
Get your friends together for a round of nostalgic fun. This mini-golf course has 27 themed holes and you can take your beer or cocktail with you while you putt. Feel like a kid again and make it a pizza party with the Detroit-style pies served up at the Par-Tee Putt kitchen. You’ll get 90 minutes of unlimited play with your reservation.
Where: 26 Duncan St, Toronto
Cost: $25 per person
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These trippy glow-in-the-dark courses are always a good time. Once you step into the black-lit course, you feel like you’re in a whole different world. Whether you’re on a date night or on an outing with friends, this classic spot is a perfect choice and the arcade games are definitely a bonus. And with so many locations around the GTA, you’re sure to find one that isn’t too far from home.
Where: Various locations
Cost: $10.50 per golfer 13 & older
This executive-length golf course at the border of Etobicoke and Mississauga also has a mini version for those who aren’t as keen to join the big leagues. The 18-hole miniature course is fully landscaped and re-turfed and even features a waterfall. The course has hosted themed nights in the past, like a Halloween special with discounted rates, so keep your eyes peeled for those.
Where: 550 Centennial Park Blvd, Etobicoke
Cost: $9 per adult
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This 18-hole glow-in-the-dark course is both fun and challenging, so get ready to tap into your competitive side. This massive space also has a 4,000 sq ft laser tag arena and an arcade, and you can get a pass to all three to make it a whole day affair. Round up 15 friends and you can get a group package that can be customized based on the experience you’re looking for.
Where: 9446 McLaughlin Rd North, Brampton & 4800 Dixie Rd, Mississauga
Cost: $9.99 per golfer 13 & older
This adventure-filled outdoor course is located in a beautiful setting just outside of Toronto in King. Every course has its own unique twist — you’ll get to putt down the runway of a crashed plane, an abandoned railway track, and more. No reservations are required, either. Just show up, grab a club and pick a ball in your favourite colour.
Where: 2740 Davis Dr West, King
Cost: $12 per adult
This spot is less than an hour outside of Toronto and it’s totally worth the trip. Putt your way past a giant shipwreck, a lighthouse and a cascading waterfall, and tons of other themed holes. There are two fun mini-golf courses to try and both are well lit for evening play. There are 37 holes in total and they range in difficulty, so prepare to put your putting skills to the test.
Where: 12772 Ninth Line, Whitchurch-Stouffville
Cost: Logging Camp Course $11.50 per adult, Shipwreck Course $13 per adult