8 Places to Play Indoor Mini Golf in Chicagoland

Practice your swing at these cool mini golf courses!

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. These indoor mini golf spots in Chicago and the suburbs make the game so much more fun with glow-in-the-dark experiences, fun themes and more.

Enchanted Castle 

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 spell books, thrones, jesters and more. Pro tip: Check the website for specials.

Glow Golf 

This glow-in-the-dark miniature golf course at Hawthorn Mall in Vernon Hills features 27 holes, players are immersed in a tropical fantasy world where they can putt through intricate treasure chests and windmills.

Space Golf 

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.

Rocky’s Fun House

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. Another glow-in-the-dark concept, this facility delights with carnival and circus-inspired decor and obstacles guarding 18 holes. Pro tip: Sink a hole in one at the final hole (guarded by a strongman bell ringer) and win a free round of golf for two.

Big Mini Putt Club

Big Mini Putt Club might be known as a mini-golf bar, but parents can bring their kids before 6 p.m. The 9-hole course was designed allow you to play a round of mini golf while enjoying a drink. Shirley Temples for the kids, of course!

FTW Chicago

Families that love an arcade can also play mini golf at this Chicago spot! The arcade’s 312 Golf features six Chicago-themed mini golf courses. You’ll love to putt at Museum Campus or take a break to take a sit at Chicago Theatre.

Puttshack

One of the newest indoor mini golf courses to enjoy in Chicagoland gives the classic game a tech upgrade. Say goodbye to paper scorecards — their mini golf balls track the game with an auto-scoring system. Note: Kids are welcomed until 8 p.m. and the course is recommended for ages 7 and older.

Par Excellence Redux: The Back 9

Open through Jan. 2, 2022

While Par Excellence Redux is a temporary Elmhurst Art Museum exhibit, we still think it’s worth the trip! The museum recently opened the second part of the exhibit, The Back 9, with nine more mini-golf courses for families to enjoy.


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