Where to Play Miniature Golf in Boston and Massachusetts

Indoor, outdoor, glow-in-the-dark…and of course, that big orange dinosaur.

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The Orange Dinosaur at Route 1 Miniature Golf and Batting Cages. / Photo by Toan Trinh

Here’s the great thing about mini golf: you don’t have to be incredibly good at it. That’s not to say there aren’t competitive mini-golfers out there—oh, that’s definitely a thing. But for most people, mini golf is an activity for families, kids’ birthday parties, and double-dates on 1990s sitcoms.

You can go on your own mini-golf adventure at dozens of locations in Massachusetts, but to get you started, here are a few spots—indoor, outdoor, glow-in-the-dark, etc.—in Boston and beyond to check out.

Route 1 Miniature Golf and Batting Cages

For those who don’t know the orange dinosaur from their own childhood memories, you might also recognize the iconic giant from Ted, in which John, Lori, and Ted (played by Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, and Seth MacFarlane) went on a date. The family-owned spot has been around since 1958. Also at Route 1: batting cages, ice cream, and an arcade.

$6.75 adults, $5.75 children. Call 781-233-2811 for details. 1575 Broadway, Saugus, theorangedinosaur.com.

Golf on the Village Green

Celebrating 50 years in 2014, this mini-golf venue is as theme-y as they come, which is fine with us—it’s mini golf, for goodness sakes. Tee up, load your cannons, and take your best swing.

$7 adults, $5 children. 10 a.m.-11 p.m., call 508-653-4671 for details. 315 Worcester St., Natick, gamesandgolf.com.

Miniature Golf at McGolf

A well-maintained landscape, waterfalls, and even a koi feeding pond await you and your family at McGolf, where the pros in the family can also take advantage of the driving range. Plus, we’d be remiss to not mention the cafe and creamery.

$8 adults, $6 children. 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m., call 781-326-9616 for details. 150 Bridge St., Rte. 109, Dedham, mcgolfonline.com.

Monster Mini Golf

Massachusetts has three Monster Mini Golfs—in Danvers, Norwood, and Seekonk. The indoor, glow-in-the-dark courses are designed to be just creepy enough to warrant the name.

Prices and hours vary by venue, visit monsterminigolf.com for details.

Miniature Golf at Golf Country

Here’s another spot that comes along with driving ranges and batting cages. Mini-golf to your heart’s content at one of three locations—Easton, Middleton, or Saugus. And stop by Richardson’s Ice Cream in Middleton to buy the kids a scoop—don’t worry, they won’t let your forget.

Prices and hours vary by venue, visit golfcountry.org for details.

Paradise Family Golf

As the name implies, this miniature golf course is tropical-themed. Expect plenty of flora, fauna, and flowers. Other activities: driving range, ice cream, food, koi pond.

$8 adults, $6 children. Hours vary by season, 25 Lonergan Road, Middleton, 978-750-4653, paradisefamilygolf.com.

White Water Challenge at Atlantic Golf Center

In addition to mini golf, here you’ll find Shadowbrook Par 3 Golf Course, Pitch and Putt, Mike Doyle Golf Academy, and Millers Roast Beef.

$7 adults and children. 9 a.m.-10 p.m., 754 Newport Ave., South Attleboro, 508-761-5484, atlanticgolfcenter.com.

Mulligan’s Miniature Golf

On Wednesday nights in July and August, you can visit Mulligan’s for glow-in-the-dark “Moonlight Madness.” Fun fact: In 2004, Matt Majikas of Sterling set the Guinness World Record at Mulligan’s for “Most Holes of Miniature Golf Played in 24 Hours.” Yeah, sure, why not?

$9 adults, $7 children. Hours vary by season, 124 Leominster Road, Sterling, mulligansminigolf.com.

Pirate’s Cove

But where has all the rum gone?! Pirate’s Cove offers “swashbuckling fun for the whole family” in Yarrrrrmouth. Har har har… happy putting!

$9 adults, $8 children. Hours vary by season, 728 Main St., South Yarmouth, piratescove.net.

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