Miniature golf is one of those activities that everyone can enjoy-- it’s relaxing and fun at the same time!
Miniature golf is one of those activities that everyone can enjoy! As we continue into summer, we’ll have plenty of warm and sunny days that are perfect for going outside and playing mini golf with friends.
It’s always interesting to see what kind of obstacles you’ll face on the course. Whether there are windmills, double dips, or rocks, these places are almost always more challenging than they appear. Need help finding a course? We’re going over the top 13 mini golf courses in Pittsburgh for our latest article. Each place on this list offers a great time for the whole family.
Don’t forget to pick up a GiftYa electronic gift card before you play a round of mini golf at any of these courses. They’re accepted in most of the places below as well as at many other shops and restaurants around Pittsburgh. Just pick which course you’d like to visit, choose the cash amount, then send a personalized video or picture to your recipient. It doesn’t get much easier than that!
1530 Hamilton Rd | Bethel Park | playcoolsprings.com
Cool Springs Sports Complex is one of the best places to try your hand at mini-golf. Whether you think you’re pretty good — or you know you’re a little rusty — the course here is challenging for all levels. Everyone is sure to have a good time here. And if you’re in the mood for more golf, there’s a driving range there as well. You can learn how to drive a ball like the pros in this spot.
There are restaurants within the complex so the whole family can fuel up after a round of mini-golf. Located in Bethel Park, this place is not far from South Park, which has a lot of fun outdoor activities to try. Make a whole day of it and be sure to visit both!
“Came here during vacation for a fun game of mini-golf. We were not disappointed...We really enjoyed our mini-golf match and really wish we had a place like this in Maryland.” - Yelp Review
265 Hookstown Grade Rd | Moon | moontwp.com
If you’re in the Moon area, you’ll want to check out Scally’s Golf Center for all your mini golf needs. This is a fun course that is very popular amongst Pittsburghers -- there’s a little something for all levels of play. This 18-hole course has plenty of waterfalls and creeks to keep all members of your party on their toes.
In addition to a mini golf course, Scally’s also has a driving range and batting cages. Because they are indoor, these tend to be full all year long -- including in the colder weather. You can work on your swing at Scally’s year round and in the spring, take on their PAR 3 course!
“Scally's is a great place to go! So much to do if you have the time to check out all of their activities! I have been here for several of my family's birthday parties and the kids always have a great time playing mini golf and using the arcade inside.” - Yelp Review
920 Forsythe Rd | Carnegie | forsytheminiaturegolf.com
Forsythe Mini Golf may only be open during the warmer months, but in the summer it’s always packed full of locals looking to have a good time. Their mini golf course is located right next to Carnegie Park, which includes a skate park and a dog park. There are year-round lots of shady areas and benches as well, so feel free to take your time on the course.
After your game, be sure to try the homemade ice cream sandwiches made by the owner. It really is a treat — especially during the hot Pittsburgh summer!
“So much fun!!! This is a great date night spot!! After mini-golf the ice cream sandwiches were AMAZING, definitely a sweet treat to get after golfing!” - Yelp Review
7600 Grand Ave | Neville Island | rmuislandsports.com
RMU Island Sports Center is located on Neville Island and is home to some top-notch ice hockey rinks. But they also have a beautiful mini-golf course on campus as well.
This well-designed and maintained course is a good place to test your mini golf skills-- there are water hazards and enough bumps and jumps to keep everyone in your group entertained.
Located on the shores of the Ohio River, this course also comes with a fantastic view. Make sure this 18 hole course is on your list of fun destinations this summer.
“Nice to be able to hit some golf balls in a climate-controlled environment at this time of year.” - Yelp Review
3005 Babcock Blvd | Ross Township | facebook.com/KneissMiniGolf
Kniess’ Mini Golf is a great option for a fun activity in Pittsburgh-- whether with the family, as a date, or with a group of friends. Located in beautiful Ross Township, Kniess has been serving the people of Pittsburgh with some excellent mini golf for years.
The course layout dates back to the 1930s, and this original design has been well maintained by the owner. Patrons appreciate the well-manicured lawns and beautiful flower arrangements. They offer just the right accompaniment to a fun game of mini-golf. Make sure you try both courses available-- there are two!
“Best miniature golf course I've been to! Each of the holes has a different meticulously crafted scene/decor. There are (2) different 18-hole courses and they're both great!” - Yelp Review
865 E Ingomar Rd | Wexford | northparkminigolf.com
North Park Mini-Golf Course is located just a short drive north of Pittsburgh, in the Wexford area of Pine Township. This fun course has been around since 1961 — and once you visit, it’s easy to see why.
The beautiful scenery is only part of the experience here — but it tends to be a quieter course as well — which creates a nice, relaxing atmosphere. This is largely due to the fountains and waterfalls that are sprinkled throughout the course.
But don’t think this course doesn’t have its challenges — it most certainly does! When you’re done with mini-golf, make sure to stop by the driving range or the course to continue the golfing fun.
“This place is a GREAT place to bring a date or kids for a fun low-key game of mini-golf...It’s mini golf, easy fun quick add to the day in North Park!” - Google Review
3501 Brownsville Rd | South Park | sunsetminigolf.com
If you’re in the South Park area and looking for a great place to play some mini-golf, make sure to stop by Sunset Golf. This family-owned course has been around since 1959 — and continues to give the people of Pittsburgh a fun place to relax and play a round of mini-golf.
This course has 27 holes — unlike most courses that only have 18. This means there are more challenging holes — and more time to have fun! The driving range and putting green are also popular stops for locals looking to keep on top of their game. If you’re new to golf, they also offer golf lessons as well.
“What a cute mini-golf course! There are 27 short holes, all of which have a different theme and most are animated...The place is very clean and all of the animations are fun!” - Yelp Review
400 Pittsburgh St | Springdale | glenscustard.com
Glen’s Mini Golf is just a short drive from downtown Pittsburgh and is located in Springdale. Glen’s is already well known throughout the area for its delicious custard flavors. But did you know that they have a mini-golf course as well? That’s right, you can either treat yourself to custard before — or after — a game of mini-golf.
This course is a little different than most miniature golf courses around Pittsburgh — there are no artificial obstacles or traps — only ones that appear naturally on the landscape! There is a waterfall though — so make sure to steer clear of that.
“...everything here is inexpensive, especially for the quality, including the mini-golf! Definitely a place you need to try...again and again and again.” - Yelp Review
2379 Duncan Ave | Allison Park | pinecreekgolfcenter.com
Located inside the Pine Creek Golf Center, Pine Creek Putt Putt is a fun, family-friendly mini-golf course that people of all ages will enjoy. Tickets are only $8 for adults and $5 for kids aged 13 and under. In addition to its simple but challenging course, Pine Creek Putt Putt also offers an ice cream shop. Kid’s scoops, single scoops, and double scoops are all served! Once you finish up the course, make sure you head by this ice cream shop for a quick pick-me-up.
“Perfect date! Minigolf and ice cream! Loved it!” - Facebook Review
540 Route 228 | Mars | marsbethelgolf.com
If you’re located just outside Pittsburgh near Mars, you’ll want to visit the Mars-Bethel Golf course. Mini-golf, soccer gold, chuckin’ golf, and more are offered at this fun, family-friendly spot.
The course is constantly growing and evolving, so you can expect to see something fun and new every time you visit. Can’t get enough of the course? You can even schedule your kid’s next birthday party at Mars-Bethel Golf!
“This place makes mini-golf exciting! They have a myriad of different hole designs throughout the 18 hole course. Each one is unique and challenging in its own way. I have been here on multiple occasions and have a great experience each time.” - Yelp Review
210 Bills Ln | Belle Vernon | billsgolfland.com
Since 1947, families have flocked to Bill’s Golfland to try their hand at it’s popular mini-golf course. Along with mini-golfing, families can also practice their hockey skills on the court and grab a hearty meal at the on-site restaurant.
In the mood for something sweet? You can treat your kids to a delicious ice cream cone after a long day of mini-golfing. Before you know it, you’ll have spent the whole day at this fun and laid back mini-golf course!
“It was so good I went there 2x in one day! My mom and Dad use to frequent there as well years ago!” - Yelp Review
7350 Hutchinson Rd | Elizabeth | familyfunscape.com
Since opening in 2009, Family Funscape has attracted thousands of visitors looking to play a fun and entertaining round of mini-golf. You’ll find ponds, bridges, hills, and more exciting displays at this popular min-golf course. Family Funscape’s 18-hole miniature golf course, the Copperhead Canyon, also allows you to play a challenging round of mini-golf while staying socially distant from others.
Don’t want to leave just yet? Try the Sidewinder Maze! This intricate maze covers 5,800 square feet and will put your memory skills to the test. You’ll need to find all four stamp stations in the maze before exiting as quickly as possible.
“Great place for mini golf. Kids also loved the giant inflatable slide. My 3 year old actually cried and ran away because she didn't want to leave! Very affordable also.” - Yelp Review
375 Berry Rd | Washington | amishtouchattowergolf.com
Last, but certainly not least, on the list is the Tower Golf & Family Entertainment Center. Located in Washington, PA, Tower Golf offers a wide selection of fun activities you can try with the whole family. In addition to its small, but intricate mini-golf course, Tower Golf also features a store that sells authentic Amish-made furniture, decor, and more. Feeling a little peckish? You can also find fresh deli meats and cheese to nourish yourself with!
“Go numerous times throughout the year. Nice course.” - Facebook Review
Miniature golf is guaranteed fun for the whole family. Pittsburgh has some great options for mini golf — you’ll want to check out all of these courses! Did we list your favorite spot for mini-golf? Let us know in the comments!