5 Wacky Mini-Golf Courses in the United States

Dec 20, 2017

Mini golf courses are known for crazy courses and eccentric structures. From erupting volcanoes to cheering barnyard critters, these United States mini golf courses are a trip by themselves—and a perfect addition to any itinerary, if you’re in the area.

Congo River Mini Golf
Kissimmee, Florida

At Congo River Golf, adventure awaits at every turn. The award-winning course offers exploration of waterfalls and summits, caves and rainforests. But the adventure begins at the entrance, where golfers can feed live alligators and even have a photo taken with one.

Molten Mountain
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

The 50-foot active volcano at Molten Mountain erupts every 30 minutes—shooting three fireballs 50 feet into the air and rocks tumbling down. One of the holes challenges mini-golfers to hit the ball over a stream of lava.

Par-King Skill Golf
Lincolnshire, Illinois

Dubbed “The World’s Most Unusual Golf Course,” Par-King Skill Golf might require more technique than real golf. The 75,000-square-foot complex boasts 19 moving obstacles, including a roller coaster-eque Super Looper Hole, a Statue of Liberty and a 15-foot model of Chicago’s Willis Tower—complete with an elevator for a golf ball.

Ripley’s Old MacDonald’s Farm Mini-Golf
Sevierville, Tennessee

Old MacDonald had a farm—and on that farm, he had 54 holes of golf. Old MacDonald’s Farm Mini-Golf by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! features animated barnyard characters that cheer and jeer at golfers.

Wild Abyss 3D Mini Golf
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

Wilderness Resorts is home to a miniature golf course that really pops. If the blacklight, intense graphics and 3-D glasses aren’t wild enough, Wild Abyss also features huge tropical aquariums with a variety of sea creatures and fish.

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Photo Courtesy of Par-King Skill Golf.