SUMMERTIME FUN: The best places to play miniature golf

Miniature golf is a fun and leisurely summertime activity for couples and families alike. These open-air facilities are a particularly appealing option during the coronavirus pandemic, when people are looking for activities to do outdoors safely.

Local courses are going to great lengths to make sure playing is safe this season by sanitizing the clubs and balls, as well as continuing the daily sanitation of restrooms and employee areas. Use the guide below to find more information about these courses, with their current summer hours and pricing.

Credit: Amelia Robinson

Credit: Amelia Robinson

Adventure Cove

This pirate themed, 18-hole course is a great option for all ages. Customers can relax in their pavilion and cool off with some delicious ice cream.

Location: 3410 East US Highway 22 & 3, Wilmington, OH 45177.

Phone: (937) 302-6249

Hours: Monday-Friday 6-9 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday 1-9 p.m.

Pricing: 12 years and older, $6 each; 3 to 11 years old, $5 each, 2 years and younger, free with purchase of any round.

Putters Par-adise at Englewood Fun Center

This 18-hole custom-designed mini golf course features a tropical setting of tiki huts, misting waterfalls and ponds. It’s located near TJ Chumps restaurant.

Location: 569 S. Main St., Englewood.

Phone: (937) 836-2300

Hours: Noon - 6 p.m. Monday - Thursday; Noon - 8 p.m. Friday - Sunday

Pricing: $5 per person

Hazzards Miniature Golf

Hazzards Miniature Golf was designed from the ground up with fun in mind. From the inventive layout of each of the holes, to the beautiful landscaping including a giant waterfall. On several of the holes, the water is actually part of the play, and between two of the holes you’ll find a cooling mister that feels wonderful on hot summer days.

Location: 6240 Brandt Pike, Huber Heights.

Phone: (937) 233-4706

Hours: Noon - 10 p.m. daily

Pricing: Age 11 and younger - $6.50; Age 12 and over - $7.50.

Magic Castle at Rollandia

One of Dayton’s largest Family Fun Centers and birthday party destinations, The Magic Castle is truly a "magical" place to bring the whole family. From state-of-the-art batting cages and awesome arcade games to award-winning mini golf,  The Magic Castle is a great place for fun year-round.

Location: 4990 Wilmington Pike, Dayton.

Phone: (937) 434-4911

Hours: Monday - Friday, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. -  10 p.m.

Pricing: Ages 12 and older, $8; ages 5-11, $6; ages 3-4, $4; Monday -Thursday ages 1-2 are free, Friday-Sunday ages 1-2 are $2.50

The Trails

Located behind Skateworld of Kettering, The Trails Miniature Golf boasts two 18 hole courses with greens surrounded by trees and a natural stream. The course is open weather permitting for all ages, corporate events, summer birthday parties, group outings and more.

Location: 1601 E. David Road, Kettering.

Phone: (937) 294-4054

Hours: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Pricing: 1 course $8; Deluxe Ticket $11 (for both courses). Check for daily specials.

Credit: Tom Gilliam

Credit: Tom Gilliam

Young’s Dairy Udders & Putters

This entertainment center features two farm-themed miniature golf courses, a driving range with 40 natural grass tees and 20 artificial grass tees (10 of which are heated/covered), a 9 position batting cage with softball & baseball, Cowvin’s Kiddie Corral, Cowvin’s Fast Slide and Moovers & Shakers.

Location: 6880 Springfield Xenia Rd, Yellow Springs. Phone: (937) 325-0502

Hours: 10am - 10pm daily

Pricing: Ages 5-11, $6.25 and ages 12+, $7.25

Credit: Amelia Robinson

Credit: Amelia Robinson

Your Adventure Golf

Since opening its doors to the public in 1987, Your Adventure Golf has become a must-see destination for people all over the Dayton area. Whether you’re planning a day trip with your family, that annual work party, or even a date, Your Adventure Golf gives visitors of all ages the chance to enjoy themselves in a fun-filled, ever-evolving environment.

Location: 615 Miamisburg-Centerville Road, Centerville.

Phone: (937) 435-0069

Hours: Noon to 9 p.m. daily

Pricing: Adults (ages 11+) $10 for 18-holes of putt putt on either course. $15 for all-day unlimited play on both courses. Kids (ages 4-10), $7 for 18-holes of putt putt on either course, $10 all day all day unlimited. Group pricing also available.

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