Top 8 Mini Golf Courses in Pittsburgh

May 3, 2019
jason wolfe

Miniature golf is one of those activities that everyone can enjoy-- it’s relaxing and fun at the same time!

It’s always interesting to see what kind of obstacles you’ll face on the course-- whether its windmills, double dips, or rocks-- these places are almost always more challenging than they appear. Each place on this list offers a great time for the whole family-- it’s always a good time to see who can get the best score and beat the course first.

Don’t forget to pick up a GiftYa electronic gift card when you’re looking to stop in to play a round of mini golf at any of these courses. They’re accepted at all the places below-- as well as at many other shops and restaurants around Pittsburgh. Just pick which course you’d like to purchase it for, choose the amount, then send a personalized video or picture to your recipient. It doesn’t get much easier than that!

1. Cool Springs

Elevate your level of miniature golf play!


cool springs mini golf
Image courtesy of Cool Springs. Play a game of mini golf any time of year at Cool Springs’ indoor course.

Bethel Park
1530 Hamilton Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15234
412-881-8500

Mon-Sat 8am-10pm
Sun 10am-8pm


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 whether 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-- not to worry since there’s a driving range there as well. Learn how to drive a ball like the pros in this spot.

There are restaurants within the complex so they 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 disappointmented...We really enjoyed our mini golf match and really wish we had a place like this in Maryland.” -Yelp Review

2. Scally’s Golf Center

A fun place to get in a great game of mini golf


Scally's golf center
Image courtesy of Scally’s Golf Center. Stop into Scally’s for a fun game of mini golf the next time you’re in the Moon area of Pittsburgh.

Moon
265 Hookstown Grade Rd.
Moon Twp., PA 15108
412-264-9940

Mon-Sun 10am-5pm


If you’re in the Moon area, you’ll definitely 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 families birthday parties and the kids always have a great time playing mini golf and using the arcade inside.” -Yelp Review

3. Forsythe Mini Golf

Beautiful miniature golf course next to Carnegie Park


Forsythe mini golf
Image courtesy of Forsythe Mini Golf. Spend a day in the park and play a game of mini golf at Forsythe’s.

Carnegie
920 Forsythe Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15106
412-506-3866

May-October


Forsythe Mini Golf may only be open during the warmer months-- but when it is-- 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’s 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

4. RMU Island Sports Center

This place has a mini golf course as well as an ice hockey rink


RMU island sports center
Image courtesy of RMU Island Sports Center. Check out the golf course here-- located along the Ohio River.

Neville Island
7600 Grand Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15225
412-397-4480

Mon-Thurs 7:30am-8pm
Fri-Sun 9am-7pm


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

5. Kniess’ Miniature Golf

This outdoor mini golf course is a Pittsburgh favorite


Kneiss' mini golf
Image courtesy of Kniess’ Mini Golf. The original course design has been kept in place-- sure to be challenging for all levels!

Ross Township
3005 Babcock Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
412-931-3398

May-October


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 actually 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 too!  Each of the holes has a different meticulously crafted scene/decor.  There's (2) different 18-hole courses and they're both great!” -Yelp Review

6. North Park Mini Golf

Try your mini golf skills on this challenging course!

North Park mini golf
Image courtesy of North Park Mini Golf Course. Relax in the tranquil setting of the North Park Mini Golf Course.

Wexford
865 E. Ingomar Rd.
Wexford, PA 15090
412-366-5960

May-October



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 in 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 fun low key game of mini golf...It’s mini golf, easy fun quick add to the day in North Park!” -Google Review

7. Sunset Golf

A great mini golf course to play on with friends


Sunset golf
Image courtesy of Sunset Golf. This great little course in South Park is favorite of locals all summer long.

South Park
3501 Brownsville Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15129
412-835-6465

May-October

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’s more challenging holes-- and more time to have fun!

The driving range and putting green are also a popular stop 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

8. Glen’s Mini Golf

Grab a delicious custard while you play some mini golf

golf ball on a green
Glen’s Custard also offers a challenging little mini golf course-- make the loser of your game buy dessert!




Springdale
400 Pittsburgh St.
Springdale, PA 15144
724-274-5516

May-October


Glen’s Mini Golf is just a short drive from downtown Pittsburgh, and located in Springdale. Glen’s is already well known throughout the area for their 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 a 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

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!







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