Lately, we’ve seen a trend in all-inclusive miniature golf courses, complete with cocktails, food, and themed greens. Here are some of popular adult-friendly courses, family-friendly places, and more across Virginia and DC.
All-encompassing entertainment venues centering around mini golf are hot in DC these days. Swingers, which opened in June 2021, decided to open their first U.S. site here after getting its start in London in 2014.
Swingers includes two “crazy golf” courses, four cocktail bars, four street food vendors (Kneadza Pizza garlic knots are highly recommended!), and holds up to 450 people. Swingers is smart about prices too, as you can book a package, including one perfect for date night. The “Competitive Set” includes a round of golf, two drink vouchers, food, and dessert for $60 per person. 1330 19th St. NW, Washington, DC
The newest venue to the golf game is Puttery, located at the old address of the International Spy Museum in DC. The 21-plus venue is designed to be a detailed experience that brings its guests to unexpected locations, from rooftops to libraries (and lots more!). Oh, and no more little pencils to keep score — Puttery allows you to keep score digitally.
Puttery is quite Instagrammable, with colorful signs and backgrounds at every turn. The signature cocktails have whimsical names like “BBQ on a Saturday Night” and “Good Sound and Beach Bound.” Foodwise, there’s plenty of appetizers like charcuterie, fries, and, of course, lots of pizza options (you can’t go wrong with the classic margherita).
If you’re looking for something different than your usual group plans, Puttery is open until 2 a.m. on weekends and midnight on weekdays. 800 F St. NW, Washington, DC
Too hot to play golf in the sunshine? We completely understand — it gets pretty steamy this time of year in Northern Virginia. TopGolf is a great place to visit as it’s a one-stop shop for entertainment, and the perfect combination of indoor and outdoor fun. The hitting bays are climate-controlled with HDTVs. There’s also a sports bar and restaurant perfect for after-game drinks and dinner. Try and hit the giant outfield targets for some friendly competition. 20356 Commonwealth Center Dr., Ashburn
Monster Mini Golf in Chantilly is the perfect transition from summer to fall and Halloween season. Go miniature golfing at this 18-hole course with fun and animated monsters at every twist and turn. Little ones may not be ready for this course, but upper elementary and middle school kids will have a blast. Both parents and kids will love the music piped in from the course’s internal radio station, dubbed “W.I.R.D Radio,” as it’s a great mix of vintage and modern tunes. 4130 Sullyfield Cir., Ste. G, Chantilly
If you’re visiting Virginia Beach this summer, save this one for a rainy day. The 10-hole mini golf course is perfect for little ones with small attention spans. The 3D theme is mesmerizing and makes for fun family outings or birthday parties. Prices aren’t bad either — $7 per person ($5 for groups of 10 or more) and kids ages four and under get in free. 13 25th St., Virginia Beach
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