Mini golf offers the perfect dose of family fun and competition, along with the cure for boredom.
These NoVA-based courses have a variety of themes, obstacles, and attractions that putterers of all ages and abilities can enjoy.
If you’re looking for a newly landscaped, redesigned mini-golf course, this one is worth your next stop with the whole family. The Loudoun County mini-golf course consists of 18 holes and is Polynesian-themed, and ready to host you all summer long. 47001 Fairway Dr., Sterling, $5 for non-swimmers, $3 for swimming patrons
With fountains, a stream, and a manicured green, you can soak up the sun and outdoors at this course. Each hole also features a flag, so no matter your skill level, you can feel like a pro golfer. Afterward, explore the surrounding park. 7315 Ox Rd., Fairfax Station, Weekdays: $8 for adults, $7 for kids and seniors; Weekends: $9 for adults, $8 for kids and seniors
Over the hump and under the bridge, if you can make a hole-in-one, you could impress the whole family! Check out this local course in Alexandria for a chance to test your swing, whether you’re a budding beginner or seasoned mini-golf pro. 4001 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, $7 for ages 13-54, $5 for ages 12 and under and 55 and over
Anyone over three can enjoy all this 18-hole course, complete with fountains and lighthouses. After completing the course, you and your family can also visit the venue’s batting cages, golf practice range, and beach volleyball court. 21593 Jesse Ct., Sterling, $9
This 18-hole course at Jefferson District Park offers an afternoon of golfing fun. With plenty of flowers and a number of water features, you and your family can enjoy the challenge and the beauty of the course. 7900 Lee Hwy., Falls Church, Weekdays: $8 for adults, $7 for kids and seniors; Weekends: $9 for adults, $8 for kids and seniors
Test your luck at Lake Accotink’s mini-golf course with fun for the whole family and the added bonus of a nearby playground. Whether you’re looking for a local day trip for the kids or a way to keep the family up and moving on a summer evening, Lake Accotink checks all of the boxes for family entertainment outside of the home. 7500 Accotink Park Rd., Springfield, Weekdays: $5 for adults, $4 for juniors and seniors; Weekends: $6 for adults, $5 for juniors and seniors
This glow-in-the-dark course is loads of fun. With neon colors and ghostly décor, you are immersed in a spooky world of monsters for all 18 holes. After putting, you can enjoy the venue’s arcade, laser maze, bowling, and virtual reality attraction. 14310 Sullyfield Cir., Ste. G, Chantilly, $14 for adults, $11 for seniors, $12 for kids
Open every day, Oak Marr Mini Golf’s course features a large waterfall and pond, along with other obstacles that make for a day of competitive putt-putt. 3200 Jermantown Rd., Oakton, Weekdays: $8 for adults, $7 for kids and seniors; Weekends: $9 for adults, $8 for kids and seniors
This course combines mini golf with stunning rooftop views of Tysons Corner. Located on the 11th floor of Capital One Center, this 18-hole course offers a picturesque lookout and food trucks that serve street food and beverages. 1805 Capital One Dr., 11th Floor, Tysons, $15 per person
Set sail to Treasure Island for a day of pirate-themed putt-putt fun. The course is well-shaded and provides a number of challenging holes for adventure-seekers. The course is complete with a pirate ship, making for a playful family golf experience. 6501 Pohick Bay Dr., Lorton, $3 per round
Rudy’s provides plenty of family fun with two 18-hole mini golf courses. Both of the courses are lit at night. There is also Rudy’s Restaurant and Sports Bar where golfers go to refuel. 6625 S. Van Dorn St., Alexandria, $12 for adults for 18 holes, $10 kids 12 and under
You can choose to embark on one of two 18-hole courses, each with elaborate fairy tale-themed structures and tidy landscaping. Guests of all ages can enjoy the playfulness of the courses, and both can be played during daytime or nighttime. 8902 Mathis Ave., Manassas, $6 for first 18 holes, $3.50 for another 18
This course is surrounded by waterfalls, creeks, and other greenery that make for the perfect outdoor activity. Consider a birthday party here. 6060 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, $7 for ages 13–54, $5 for 55 and over, $5 for 12 and under, replay fee, $3
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