While the thought of putt putt seems to go hand-in-hand with summer, families around Chicagoland can still enjoy a few rounds of mini golf on even the coldest of days at some of Chicagoland’s coolest indoor courses. To enhance your glow-in-the-dark experiences, wear white or bright-colored clothing that shows up against the blacklights.
Think you have what it takes to play the Black Knight’s Adventure Golf? This 9-hole mini golf course promises lots of twists and turns, as players navigate glow-in-the-dark holes that circle around wizard spellbooks, thrones, jesters and more. Pro tip: Check their website for specials.
1103 S. Main Street., Lombard
After a five-year absence, glow-in-the-dark miniature golf returned to Hawthorn Mall in Vernon Hills this summer. Now a super-sized course with 27 holes, players are immersed in a tropical fantasy world where they can putt through intricate treasure chests and windmills.
Hawthorn Mall, 122 Hawthorn Center, Vernon Hills
Explore a multi-level glow-in-the-dark world complete with challenge putters throughout medieval statues, trees and ancient ruins. Golfers who play at Putting Edge can expect a colorful, up-tempo atmosphere. To avoid the weekend wait, request your tee time online.
4105 N. Harlem Ave., Norridge
Located inside The People’s Choice Family Fun Center, Rocky’s Fun House is a stroller-friendly indoor golf course, which seems like a rarity these days. (If you’ve ever tried to navigate a traditional course with a stroller, we feel for you). Another glow-in-the-dark concept, this facility delights with carnival and circus-inspired decor and obstacles guarding 18 holes. Located inside the Pro tip: Sink a hole in one at the final hole (guarded by Strong Man Bell Ringer) and win a free round of golf for two.
2411 Grand Ave., Waukegan
This adventure mini golf course features an entire indoor lunar landscape with alien planets, giant robots, flying saucers and space creatures that glow underneath blacklights. Golfers can amplify the already immersive experience by adding on a pair of 3D glasses for $1, which gives the effect that the ball is floating and the scenery is moving.
15611 S. 94th Ave., Orland Park
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