Mini-Golf isn’t just a fun game for the whole family, it’s great for kids motor skills, self-esteem and patience. Whether you’re looking for a challenge or just want an easy par, find the right fairway for your family with one of the best mini-golf courses in North Texas.
Ellen’s Amusement Center
1350 S. Highway 67
Cedar Hill, TX 75104
Price: $5 for all 18 holes/free for children aged 6 and younger with a paid admission
Hours: Mon to Thurs – 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Fri – 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Sat – 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sun – 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Big Tex is waiting to welcome golfers of all ages to tee off at Ellen’s 18-hole mini-golf course range. This mini course will take golfers around the metroplex and beyond with holes dedicated to well-known landmarks. Players will find challenges as the course winds from the Central Expressway to the Statue of Liberty. Hours may vary by season and weather. Call before your visit.
Mountasia Family Fun Center
8851 Boulevard 26
North Richland Hills, TX 76180
Price: $6.75 for ages 12 and up/$5 for children younger than 56 inches/free for children 3 and younger with a paid adult
Hours: Mon to Thurs – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Fri to Sat – 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sun – 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
For the adventurous mini-golfer, try the two-range mountain course at Mountasia Family Fun Center. Enjoy a game of skill and patience with friends and family as you golf through caves and around waterfalls. Mountasia Family Fun Centers offers online specials and promotions, so check the online specials’ section of its website often for great deals on golfing for the whole family.
Zone Action Park
1951 Summit Ave.
Lewisville, TX 75077
Price: $5.99 for one round, $6.99 for unlimited play
Hours: Sun to Thurs – 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Fri – 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sat – 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Zone Action Park has two great courses to choose from for your golfing outing: The Island or The Valley. Whether you choose one or both, the whole family will enjoy these easy fairways. Gather a crowd before heading out as Zone Action prefers guests come in groups of four or more.
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Buffalo Nickels Mini-Golf & Arcade
241 Elk Dr.
Burleson, TX 76028
Price: $3 per person admission fee/$3 per golfer for the first round/$1.50 per golfer for subsequent rounds/free admission and golf for children younger than 5
Hours: Mon to Thurs – 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Fri – 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Sat – 12 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Sun – 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Located just south of Fort Worth, Buffalo Nickels provides a fun golfing experience for the entire family. Purchase gift cards that never expire from the front counter for great gifts for the mini-golf fanatics in your family. One of the nicest mini-golf options in the area, this course is a great deal for the whole family, and arcade games are only a nickel.
Galaxy Drive-In Theatre Park & Putt
5301 N. Interstate Highway 45
Ennis, TX 75119
Price: $3 per game/$4 for 2 games/free for children 3 and younger
Hours: Sat and Sun – 6:30 p.m.; open nights in the summer
One of the metroplex’s most unique venues adds another reason to love drive-in movies: mini-golf. Moviegoers may arrive early and park at their designated screen, then head over to the Park & Putt for a round or two of golf. This is a fantastic way to help the kids wind down a bit before the movie starts.
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Teicha Mailhes is a freelance writer and avid family historian living in North Texas. She has written numerous articles on family history research and has enjoyed speaking about family history research at regional conferences and local genealogical societies. Currently she is working on her first cozy mystery novel. See her work here.