Putter's and Batter's Paradise, one of upstate New York’s largest mini-golf facilities, unfurls three challenging 18-hole courses that usher visitors along plush lawns, weathered rocks, and bright tulips. Each hole tests mini golfers with different obstacles such as towering castles, cascading waterfalls, and brightly painted animals, which guests can putt around or talk their way through should they bring their therapists. Group sizes are limited to four players so others don’t have to wait between putts and club-busting tantrums. After a day of swinging the iron dowel, guests can cool off with ice cream from the new onsite parlor, which slings soft-serve cones and sixteen flavors of hard ice cream that include classic vanilla and maple walnut.
Barnyard Swing Mini Golf's 18-hole mini golf course and indoor-outdoor laser-tag game send cheers of jovial competition wafting across a water sluice for gemstone mining and faux barn loaded with frozen treats. Putters step up to the landscaped course to aim shots through drop-down holes, navigate the curves of a rickety watermill with turning wheel, and avoid the distractions of squirrel hecklers. Following the game, golfers strap on their imaginary spurs for a 25-minute laser-tag battle. Cowboys and cowgirls chase each other through the Western-themed indoor and outdoor battlegrounds, aiming harmless light beams towards each other while romping as joyfully as a tumbleweed off its leash.
Looking to put a new spin on a classic family activity, the minds behind Glowgolf decided to give the game a phosphorescent update. Incandescent courses place friends and family amid a tropical-fantasy golf world of neon orange, green, and violet surroundings. Players putt luminous orbs through vibrant treasure chests and glimmering windmills while negotiating tricky obstacles near walls portraying black-light-lit aquatic scenes. With more than 20 locations spread over 10 states, Glowgolf's fluorescent labyrinths challenge human players and traveling gnomes.
Floodlights replace the sun during nightfall at Four Seasons Golf & Ski Center, keeping the miniature golf courses and batting cages aglow for nighttime visitors. During the summer, guests can wind through miniature fairways that incorporate small-scale replicas of The Statue of Liberty, Niagara Falls, and the world's smallest caddies. During the winter, Four Seasons? slopes welcome copious amounts of snow to facilitate skiing, snowboarding, and snowtubing. The newly renovated facility also hosts a game room and specialty ice cream shop.
Fairmount Glen has enjoyed over 60 years of bringing Syracuse Miniature Golf At Its Best. Dubbed the Augusta National of Miniature Golf
by the Syracuse Sporting Times winner of the
Best of The Burbs and voted Best Miniature Golf Course in Syracuse by the Syracuse New Times readers Fairmount Glen is one of the areas finest
Big Don is boredom's worst enemy. Located on a large chunk of land in Cicero, Big Don's Wild River Mini Golf wipes out monotony with nine different activities, including miniature golf on an 18-hole course that weaves
through a wilderness setting. Groups can trade in their golf clubs for laser tag guns and charge into battle in a 40,000-square-foot arena, or attempt to navigate through the 5,000-square-foot Amaze'n Maze without help from GPS systems or cars that can smell their way home. Even treasure hunters can get their fix while panning for gems in the facility's mining sluice or digging through sand for keepsakes such as fossils, seashells, and exotic coins.