Six of the Best Places to Play Mini Golf in Melbourne

By: Katie Oliveira da Silveira, Ella’s List

Got little golfers in your midst? If they’re keen to practice their swing, get on down to one of Melbourne’s many (and we mean many) Mini Golf centres – and just watch those competitive streaks shine through! Here’s a round-up of six of our favourite Mini Golf outlets in and around town.


1. GlowGolf

GlowGolf is, in a word, crazy; it’s psychedelic disco meets golfing. But, kids love it, and it is one of the most popular mini golfing centres around with 18 glow-in-the-dark holes, including ten holes underneath UV lighting. This is excellent fun for all ages, and it’s located in Harbour Town, home to loads of shops and activities for families.

The wackiness doesn’t stop with the glow-factor, though. This place also includes a Kingswood Ute, a pretty gnarly croc, and a very strange outdoor dunny. You have to see it to believe it.
Where:  Harbour Town Shopping Centre, Docklands
Cost: Adults $14, children $9
More info: see the website

GlowGolf Source: GlowGolf Facebook Page


2. Dingley Village Adventure Golf

Dingley Village Adventure Golf sure does live up to its name. With creeks, waterfalls, bridges and not one, but two unique 18-hole courses, this is an adventure park where you’ll easily stay the better part of the day.

The Chasm course is an undercover, all-weather mini golf arena, and a good place to warm up that swing before moving on to The Creek course, which winds and twists its way around the fantastic lake and waterfall. Kids will love the features and details of these well-built adventure circuits.
Where: Corner Lower & Centre Dandenong Roads, Dingley
Cost: Adults $15.50, toddlers $8 and children $11.50 for 18 holes
More info: see the website

Dingley Village Adventure Golf Source: Dingley Village Adventure Golf Facebook Page


3. Bellarine Adventure Golf Course

Set within the spectacular surrounds of the peninsula, Bellarine Adventure Golf Course is an easy 90-minute drive our of central Melbourne, and is a fab adventure golfing park for kids of all ages, irrespective of their skill level.

The Mountain is the most challenging of the two courses at Bellarine Adventure Golf Course. It features multi-level greens, water obstacles and sand traps. You’ll also cruise past a bird aviary on this course. The Mill is the other option here, and a course that provides more shelter as players make their way up the pole building.

If you are heading here from the city, pack for the day and take advantage of being so close to such superb locations as Queenscliff, Barwon Heads and Point Lonsdale – bring the beach gear in the summer months!
Where: 1540 Bellarine Highway, Wallington
Cost: Adults $14, children over four years $10, children under four $5 for one course
More info: see the website

Bellarine Adventure Golf Source: Bellarine Adventure Golf Facebook Page


3. Maroondah Golf Park

Located in Chirnside Park, Maroondah Golf Park is home to a super-fun adventure mini golf course, complete with ramps, water wheels, tunnels and bridges. Each hole at this two-course park is individually crafted, so just because you nail one, doesn’t mean you will the next!

This park also houses a driving range and can accommodate children’s parties and group bookings. It’s a premier course in the east of Melbourne, so pop in with the kids and fine-tune that putt.
Where: 363 – 365 Maroondah Highway, Chirnside Park
Cost: Adults $14, children under four $5, children over four $10 for 18 holes
More info: see the website


4. Yarra Bend Adventure Mini Golf

Open every single day of the day, Yarra Bend Adventure Mini Golf is located right near the Yarra River, just a few kilometers outside of central Melbourne. So, if you are in the city with the kids for the day or weekend, this is a great place to pop out to for some friendly family competition.

Full of action, with plenty of features and varying degrees of difficulty, this is a brilliant course for all ages, with a total of 36 holes available.
Where: Yarra Bend Road, Fairfield
Cost: Adult $18, children four and under $7, children over five $12 for 18 holes
More info: see the website


5. Latrobe Golf Park

Latrobe Golf offers two courses of Adventure Mini Golf for putting enthusiastists: The Lakes course and The Desert course, each designed to test little golfers in different ways.

The Lakes course is a mental challenge. With obstacles such as castles, logs, water and hills to contend with, you’ll need your thinking cap to figure out your path around , or through them.

The Desert course boasts a massive boulder and steep hills among other obstacles, to seriously test the stamina of players.

There’s heaps of fun to be had here, with special deals available for more holes, and the option to play mini golf at night.
Where: 906 Plenty Rd, Bundoora
Cost: Adults $12 and kids $9 for 18 holes
More info: see the website

Latrobe Golf

Source: Latrobe Golf Facebook Page


6. Wetlands Mini Golf ‘n’ Games

It’s all about entertainment at Wetlands Mini Golf ‘n’ Games, not just mini golf, which could suit families that have one diehard golfer, and another not-so-keen putter. There is a games area fitted out with numerous – slightly addictive – arcade games, guaranteed to keep the non-golfers entertained.

The mini golf circuit certainly doesn’t disappoint, with all-weather, adventure golfing available, complete with bridges, ramps and obstacles of varying difficulties.

These guys also host kids’ birthday parties and accept group bookings.
Where: 703 Wellington Rd, Mulgrave
Cost: Adult $13, children $10 for 18 holes
More info: see the website

Wetlands Mini Golf 'n' Games Source: Wetlands Mini Golf ‘n’ Games Facebook Page

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