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Former Golf Pro Shares Top Mini Golf Courses in Myrtle Beach

  By  Normand Nadon
Kids playing mini golf at Jungle Safari course

With its 60 miles of pristine beaches and an average of 215 days of sunshine a year, Myrtle Beach is known as The Beach! And as you might know, it is also very popular for golfers, as it’s been called the Golf Capital of the World!

But did you know that it is also the Mini Golf Capital of the World?

There are over 30 mini golf courses in the Myrtle Beach area. Mini Golf has been around for nearly 100 years in Myrtle Beach, and the game is as popular as ever.

What's great about this activity is that you don't have to be an avid golfer, talented, with a low golf handicap to enjoy it. The whole family can play, regardless of their skill level and age. I am a former golf pro, and my wife and children beat me regularly at mini golf and they take great pleasure in reminding me each time we play.

Mini golf is known as one of the most popular entertainment attractions and is a proven social experience that brings people of all ages together. Mini golf also allows you to work on the coordination of your senses with body movements which is beneficial for people of all ages. For children, this improves their balance as well as certain coordination of the senses. But first and foremost, we play mini golf for the fun, the adventure, and a little bit for the competition!

Mini golf in Myrtle Beach can be classified by themes. Do you want to discover the crazy saga of the Pirates? Visit the jungle or the beautiful lagoons? Do you like dinosaurs and the prehistoric time? Explore the exceptional landscapes of Hawaii? Or simply have a truly memorable wild adventure?

You will be pampered with all the mini golf choices that the Grand Strand has to offer. Choose your favorite theme and enjoy the course. The environment you will find will transport you to another world, all at a very affordable price.

local's fav PopStroke
1. PopStroke

Designed by the legendary Tiger Woods, PopStroke takes mini golf to a whole new level. With courses that are both fun and challenging, and greens that are well-designed, they give you a taste of what it's like to play on a professional course, but with a playful twist. The atmosphere is awesome, with great food and drinks to keep you fueled up as you play. Whether you're out with family, on a date, or just hanging with friends, you'll love the laid-back, fun vibe.

local's fav Captain Hook's Adventure Golf
2. Captain Hooks

One of the four mini golf own by Myrtle Beach Family Golf. Come explore Neverland and discover the story of Peter Pan and the one-handed pirate, Captain Hook! You will wander through a dangerous skull cave; you can help rescue Tinkerbell; and you will also embark upon Captain Hook’s ship.

local's fav Jurassic Golf
3. Jurassic

Do you want to immerse yourself in the prehistoric world? This mini-golf course is home to the Horne-faced ceratopsian, the spitting dilophosaurus, the carnivorous T-Rex, and the most feared dinosaur of prehistoric times, the raptor. For your own safety, Jurassic Golf suggests staying on the tracts of green mini-golf paths with your club in hand and always be ready to shoot your ball!

local's fav Jungle Safari Golf
4. Jungle Safari

Jungle Safari offers an exciting experience with its lush greenery, exotic animal statues, and adventurous themes that transport you straight into the jungle. Each hole is designed to challenge your putting skills while making you feel like you’re on a safari adventure - and there are great photo opportunities along the way!

local's fav Shipwreck Island Adventure Golf
5. Shipwreck Island

Shipwreck island offers two 18-hole courses, each filled with shipwrecks, cascading waterfalls, and tropical landscapes. Each hole is designed to challenge your putting skills while immersing you in a swashbuckling adventure. You'll encounter pirate ships, hidden treasures, and plenty of surprises along the way. It's perfect for kids, adults, and anyone looking to add a bit of excitement to their mini golf game. This course is a favorite among locals, and it's close to The Market Common and MYR airport.

local's fav Red Dragon Cove
6. Red Dragon Cove

Opened in 2023, Red Dragon Cove 18 holes of dragon-themed fun, complete with intricate obstacles, lush landscapes, and, of course, dragons! As you make your way through the course, you'll encounter animated dragons, glowing caves, and sound effects that bring the fantasy world to life.

featured Ripley's Crazy Golf
7. Ripley's Crazy Golf

Ripley's Crazy Golf is exactly as it sounds - wild and wacky. Ripley's Crazy Golf offers a one-of-a-kind adventure with its out-of-this-world themes and crazy obstacles. From wacky props to unexpected twists and turns, each hole is designed to keep you entertained and on your toes. It's perfect for kids, adults, and anyone looking to have a laugh while showing off their putting skills. The atmosphere is vibrant and full of energy, plus, it's near great spots to grab a bite or drink after the game.

local's fav Hawaiian Rumble Miniature Golf
8. Hawaiian Rumble

The 18-hole Hawaiian Rumble mini golf was rated number 1 in the world at one time. Centered around a Hawaiian Garden with a 40-foot Volcano in the middle of the course. Enjoy the challenge while listening to melodies from the best Hawaiian musicians.

featured Broadway Grand Prix
9. Broadway Grand Prix

Broadway Grand Prix features two thrilling 18-hole mini golf courses, each with its own unique challenges and fun themes. Whether you're navigating tricky turns or aiming for that perfect shot, you'll have a blast testing your skills on these dynamic courses. It's great when you're able to go to one spot and have your choice of activities! Broadway Grand Prix is also come to seven go-kart tracks, bumper cars, and arcade games.

featured Topgolf
10. TopGolf

If you're up for some golfing action that goes beyond mini golf, TopGolf offers an incredible experience where you can work on your golf game and have a blast at the same time. With high-tech driving ranges and interactive games, it’s perfect for everyone from beginners to seasoned golfers. You’ll get to hit microchipped golf balls that track your accuracy and distance, making it a fun and challenging experience for all skill levels. The atmosphere is top-notch, with great food, drinks, and a lively vibe. Whether you're out with family, on a date, or just hanging with friends, you’ll love the fun and energetic environment.

 

These mini golf courses are just a glimpse of what you will discover in Myrtle Beach. For more information and a complete list of all the mini golf courses in the area, check out our mini golf page

For you competitors out there, there is an important tournament being held each year in Myrtle Beach. The Master’s Championship Tournament takes place every year in October at Hawaiian Rumble Golf in North Myrtle Beach. It’s an event like no other that you don’t want to miss, and it is open for everybody. 

So go out there, choose your favorite mini golf theme (or why not try them all), grab your putter, let yourself go and live the experience to the fullest. Daytime or nighttime it doesn’t matter, fun is guaranteed, but victory is not….and I can relate to that!

Normand Nadon

I am originally from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. I am a retired firefighter from the City of Montreal, and I have been in the golf business for 25 years. I was also a golf professional for almost ten years and golf continues to be my passion. I have been visiting Myrtle Beach for 30 years and I can say that I consider the city as my home away from home. This is my favorite destination when the golf season is over north of the border. I love everything about Myrtle Beach: the beautiful weather all year round, the superb golf courses, a multitude of restaurant choices, shopping for all tastes, 100 kilometers of beaches and all kinds of activities that will make your stay an unforgettable experience, whether it is with your golf partners, your family, or simply to settle down there for a few months to escape the cold of winter.

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Get ready to tee off with your passport to more than 30 of the most fun miniature golf experiences around. Immerse yourself in exciting themed landscapes, from swashbuckling pirate adventures and tropical oases to glowing inter-dimensional challenges and out of the world encounters. Get our digital pass to unlock great discounts and one-of-a-kind rewards that will make you the coolest putt putt patron in town. Sign up for the FREE Myrtle Beach Mini Golf Trail pass today or click here for more details .