There’s just  something about whacking a ball through the spinning blades of a windmill and sinking a hole in one, beating your hubby’s score! Even better is the look on your kiddo’s face when she sinks a hole in one! Putt-putt is fun, it’s easy, you get fresh air and a little exercise and you could even turn it into a little physics lesson. It’s one of those activities from your childhood that brought the family together in friendly competition and shared frustration.

Luckily, putt-putt has withstood the test of time and there are still multiple places in and around Austin to take the family for a little outdoor (or indoor) fun.

Peter Pan Mini Golf

This whimsical course has been around forever; it’s an Austin icon and a tradition. I still remember venturing here with my family as a child and with my friends in high school and college. Unlike most things in Austin, Peter Pan Mini Golf has not changed much over the years, and the charm and appeal of the imaginative park have never faded. Family owned and operated since 1948, it is one of the few original Austin landmarks. I recommend a dinner at Chuy’s,, a round of 18 holes at Peter Pan, and a custard treat at Sandy’s for a fun family night or playful date night. PS Peter Pan is BYOB, but no glass.

Duke’s Adventure Golf

Another family owned golf course off Slaughter Lane, this fairly new park is super clean, simple and family friendly. They are also BYOB, no glass, and also sell snacks and regular beverages. This is a great spot for a laid-back and enjoyable outing.

Austin Parks and Pizza

Now, this park has a few more bells and whistles than the previously mentioned courses. Not only is there an exciting and challenging miniature golf course, there are also bumper boats, an arcade, pizza, batting cages, rock wall climbing, laser tag, and more! Bring your kids here if they need to burn off some energy or get bored easily; there’s plenty of excitement to go around!

Just for Fun Mini Golf

The great thing about this course is that it is surrounded by beautiful trees and greenery that provide shade on sunny days; it is a nice quiet spot near Lakeway and a perfect spot to relax with the family.

Monster Mini-Golf and Laser Tag

This is one of my favorite places in Round Rock to take my daughter on an otherwise dreary day! The course is indoors and completely illuminated by black lights. Neon ghosts, ghouls, and spooky clowns guide you along the course towards the gigantic, animatronic, sleeping troll that growls a grizzly greeting as you pass by the last few holes. My 5 year old was a little tentative of this guy; so make sure your kid is brave enough to hang here. There is also a DJ booth inside, an arcade, laser tag, virtual reality booths, and even a maze. You will be “a-mazed” by how much fun you have!

What is your favorite place for Putt-Putt?





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