If you’re looking for something to do that’s fun, includes the entire family, and is not too difficult, miniature golf may be the answer. There are few things the whole family can agree on more than a game of mini-golf. Maybe it’s because of the unique courses or the colorful balls. Maybe it’s that one challenging hole or the need to beat a record from your last game. Whatever it is, people truly do come together during this exciting game.
Both kids and adults have learned to love getting on the greens together to play. And finding a place to play mini-golf in Portland is easier than ever. The city has a large variety of venues offering options from black light mini golf at Glowing Greens to a full day of mini-golf bliss at Bullwinkle’s Entertainment.
Here are five of the best spots to play mini-golf in Portland, Oregon, and its surrounding areas.
If you’re looking for a truly all-encompassing palace of fun, Bullwinkle’s Entertainment is the place to be in Portland. Bullwinkle’s Entertainment takes mini-golf to the next level with not one, but two colorful courses. Both courses have a complete 18 holes and take you through a wide variety of obstacles. You’ll play through attractions like miniature buildings, creeks, bridges, a castle, and more!
This family-fun environment is the place to be if you want a challenging yet attainable mini-golfing experience. Affordably priced at $9 for ages 5 and older.
Bullwinkle’s Entertainment in Wilsonville doesn’t stop the family fun at mini-golf. Other fun-filled offerings include an arcade, go karts, bumper boats, and a zip line. It’s the perfect place to host a birthday party! Start your day with one game of mini-golf, fill the middle with a wide variety of activities, and then end the day with a completely different mini-golf course. Somewhere in-between, you can refuel the family with one of the many delicious options at the Bullwinkle’s Entertainment restaurant. Check out these affordable party packages to plan the perfect event!
There’s no need to be afraid of the Portland rain at this facility, as it’s open rain or shine. With varying yet convenient hours throughout the week, visiting Bullwinkle’s Entertainment will make for a day the whole family will enjoy.
Right in the heart of downtown Portland, you’ll find Glowing Greens miniature golf. This black light, indoor, 3D adventure will be a spooky and exciting game for anyone who plays. It’s extremely kid-friendly, but also has such a unique environment that it will also appeal to adults on a date night or a group of teenagers. The space is lit by neon-colored murals and 3D props whose glow will leave you mesmerized.
Beginning at 12:00 p.m. each day, they offer rounds of 18 or 9 holes of miniature golf at $9 per game for children and $11.50 for people 12 and older. On average, games last around 45 minutes, which gives you plenty of time to play then head back out into the city.
Oaks Amusement Park
Oak’s Amusement Park has been around since 1905. For over a century, they’ve been well-known in the Portland area for their rides, skating rink, and games. But that’s not all they have to offer. Chipper’s Woods Miniature Golf at Oaks Amusement Park is making a name for itself in this popular Portland destination.
The mini-golf course feels classic, with its woodsy surroundings and straight-forward course design. The courses are shaded by large trees, decorated by rock waterfalls, and situated right on the Willamette River. It’s a peaceful break from the rowdy amusement park environment, while still being a fun family activity.
With over 100 years under their belt, I think it’s safe to say that Oak’s Amusement Park knows a thing or two about fun. Their hours vary through mid-March to late September and admission is $8.95 for ages 5 and up.
Nestled inside of the Eagle Landing Golf Course, there’s a scenic miniature golf option available. What this place lacks in wacky decor, it makes up with its 36 holes. The scenic course winds through trees and shrubs, with its overall sophisticated vibe.
Eagle Landing is a great place for more serious mini golfers or kids wanting to play with hopes of moving on to the bigger courses one day. They describe their courses as “challenging,” but who doesn’t like a bit of a challenge? And if you’re really up for a challenge, try their soccer golf, where the golf ball is a soccer ball and the club is your foot!
Their prices range from $6 to $11 per game, depending on your age, and they are open during summer evenings and during the day year-round.
The 19th Hole
Looking for a date night spot for mini-golf? Portland has that. Located in Southwest Portland is The 19th Hole, a beer garden–themed mini-golf. As an extension of Hotel deLuxe, this mini golf is located across from the hotel in a parking lot atmosphere. The space is transformed in the summer months and is open for fun and mini golf from Thursdays through Sundays at $6 per game.
Boasting a nine-hole course, they also have lawn games and gourmet food carts. Their extensive alcohol menu offers over 40 craft beers, PNW ciders, craft cocktails, and Oregon wines. This spot is right in the city but feels tucked away, like your best friend’s very much extended driveway. Its kid-friendly but built with the adult in mind. This could be a great spot to meet up with friends who also have kids, and everyone would have a great time.