Mini-Golf Courses in NJ that Are Above Par
August is National Golf Month, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy golf year-round. Instead of hitting the real greens, check out our picks for when putting of the mini-golf variety is just right for a family outing.
Paramus Mini Golf Course (Paramus)
This course's New Jersey theme caters to locals and tourists alike. Visitors can golf near a replica of the Statue of Liberty or even visit the "Boardwalk." Open Mon-Fri, 4 pm – 9 pm; Sat-Sun, 10 am – 9 pm. $6 kids, $8 adults. Call 201-447-6079, ext. 13 for group outings and birthday parties.
Dynamite Falls Adventure Golf (Fairfield)
The highlight of this course is an Old West theme, with lots of fun features, including a talking buzzard. Visitors can also go on a gemstone mining adventure and pan for gold. Open seven days a week, Sun-Mon, 11 am - 11 pm; Tue, 9 am - 10 pm; Wed-Thu, 3 pm - 9 pm; Fri-Sat, 10 am - 10 pm. $8.75 adults, $7.75 kids. Call 973-808-0300 for more information.
Hyatt Hills Golf Complex (Clark)
A more natural option than some of the other mini-golf offerings, "Mt. Hyatt" offers a picturesque setting with a waterfall, streams and stepping ponds. Daytime is $6.50 adults, $4.50 kids; at night it's $8 for adults, $6 for kids. Call for hours, 732-669-9100.
Island Miniature Golf (Wildwood)
Prepare to be challenged at this beautiful, beachy course. Well-kept and well-loved, this course also features rock-climbing, batting cages and ice cream. If you head over before 11:30 am, $2 will be knocked off your cost. Open 9 am - 11:30 pm daily; last sale at 11 pm. Call 609-435-1114 for prices.
Lake Hopatcong Golf Club (Lake Hopatcong)
Check out this wheelchair and family-friendly course, modeled after New Jersey landmarks. The unique, modern facility is right on the waterfront, perfect for date night or a family outing. $10/adult, $8/veterans, seniors, and kids ages 4-11; free for kids under 3. Open 10 am - 10 pm daily. Call 973-663-0451 for more information.
Medieval Fantasy Mini Golf (Ocean City)
Need a break from the sun? Looking for a unique mini golf experience? Not only is this course indoors and air-conditioned, it features black-lit rooms and a medieval fantasy theme. Open Mon-Thu, 10 am - 10 pm; Fri, 10 am - 11 pm; Sat-Sun, 9 am - 11 pm. Call 609-938-0579 for prices.
Monster Mini Golf (Eatontown, Edison, Fairfield, Marlboro, Paramus, Union)
With six locations in New Jersey and black light, this is a favorite for many. This course is indoors so it's a great choice for hot or rainy days. Prices and hours vary. Check website for more details.
Pine Creek Miniature Golf (West Amwell)
Play miniature golf on one of two courses nestled amongst wildlife, bubbling brooks and a lake. Between putts take a peek at the swans or check out the gazebo. Make sure to take multiple balls with you--those that fall in the stream will be carried away. Upper course is $11/adult, $9/child; lower course. $12/adult, $10/child. Open Sun-Thu, 11 am - 7 pm; Fri- Sat, 11 am - 8 pm. Hours vary each month. Call 609-466-3803 for more information.
Safari Mini Golf (West Orange)
Here you'll putt around a life-sized gorilla, hippo and other African creatures. Newly built in 2010, this mini golf course is part of the Essex County Parks System and close to the Turtle Back Zoo. $10 adults, $8 kids. Open Mon-Fri, 10 am - 8 pm; Sat-Sun, 10 am – 6 pm. For birthday parties, call 862-520-5024.
Starlux Mini-Golf (Wildwood)
This brand-new golf course is the newest addition to Morey's Piers. It's a two-level course with 27 holes to three separate ocean and beached themed courses. Prices start at $8 for nine holes, $12 for 18 holes and $16 for 27 holes for adults. Children 12 and under are $6 for nine holes, $10 for 18 holes and $14 for 27 holes.
Willowbrook Golf Center (Wayne)
There are two courses to choose from at this modern facility. (If you play both, the second one is half-price.) The course can be a little difficult to find, so make sure you don't pass by it. 18 holes is $8 for adults and $7 for kids/seniors; 36 holes is $12 for adults and $10 for kids/seniors. Hours are 7 am – 10 pm daily, with the last sale at 9:30 pm. Call 973-256-6922 for more information.
Please note, all hours listed are for the summer of 2016, and subject to change.
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