Let the kids putt around this summer! Nothing shouts summertime more than a round of mini golf and Des Moines has a great selection of courses scattered all over the metro. Swing into one of these seven spots for a “hole” lot of family fun.
808 County Line Road • Des Moines, IA 50315 • (515) 248-6300
Yes, there’s a lovely 18-hole golf course here, but don’t be afraid to bring the kids! The Mini Golf course is available to anyone who’s old enough to hold a putter. The course features beautiful landscaping, including a 15 foot waterfall and ponds with towering water fountains. Real sand traps and rough make this mini golf course fun and challenging for people of all ages.
Summer Hours: May through August – Weekdays: 9:00 am to 10:00 pm; Friday and Saturday: 9:00 am to 10:30 pm; Sunday: 9:00 am to 10:00 pm
Cost: Adult (13 & older): $7.00; Child (4yrs – 12yrs): $5.00; Toddler (3yrs & under): FREE
6925 Mills Civic Parkway #110 • West Des Moines, IA 50266 • (515) 224-2992
Rainy day keeping you from outdoor activities? Head inside for some glowing, 3-D black-light indoor mini golf. Glowgolf is a stimulating experience for all the senses. Each player is provided a florescent golf ball and putter to make your way through 9-holes under a neon glow. You’re allowed to play through the course multiple times. Birthday party packages are also available at the venue.
Summer Hours: When School is Out – Monday through Thursday 10:00 am to 9:00 pm; Friday and Saturday: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm; Sunday: 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Cost: Adults $9.00; Child (5yrs-12yrs) $7.00; Child (4 and under) $4.00; Seniors $4.00
2740 SE 14th Street • Des Moines, IA 50320 • (515) 284-6941
Head south for this fun miniature golf adventure! Each course at North Forty Mini Golf is nestled in a natural outdoor setting. Make a day of it, you are welcome to bring your lunch or refreshments. There is space to relax, including, a clubhouse with picnic tables, gazebos, and about 10 picnic tables scattered throughout each course.
Summer Hours: Daily 12:00 Noon to 10:30 pm.
Cost: Adult $7.00; Child (12 & under) $5.00; Children 5 and under FREE
2977 NW 66th Avenue • Des Moines, IA 50313 • (515) 289-0205
This is a great course for little kids who are just learning to swing a club. Located in a beautiful park like setting with a stream, waterfall and large pond this 18-hole course is well kept and features unique challenges and obstacles for all ages. Puttmasters at the Pines is the perfect stop on the way to or on the way home from Saylorville and kids can feed the fish after their game.
Summer Hours: Thursday through Sunday 12:00 Noon to 8:00 pm. CLOSED Monday through Wednesday.
Cost: 1st round $7.00; 2nd round $3.00
4051 Dean Avenue • Des Moines, IA, 50317 • (515) 262-4100
Mini-golf is one of many super fun summer activities they offer at Sleepy Hollow Sports Park. They have an 18-hole miniature golf course which features lovely landscaping, fountains, and a man-made creek running through the course. You can also host your active kiddo’s next birthday party here.
Summer Hours: Friday and Saturday 10:00 am to 9pm; Sunday 12:00 noon to 7:00 pm; CLOSED Monday through Thursday.
Cost: $5.00 (+tax)
237 NE 80th Street • Pleasant Hill, IA 50327 • (515) 967-9575
Cruise on over to Pleasant Hill for this fun family mini-golf spot. Toad Valley’s Field of Greens Mini Links is one of the most challenging courses in Central Iowa. The course is designed to mimic the subtle contours of real golf greens complete with rough and sand traps, so it can be enjoyed by serious golfers as well as recreational players.
Summer Hours: Daily 6:00 am to Dusk, weather permitting
Cost: $5.00; Children 3 and under FREE
6450 Raccoon River Drive • West Des Moines, IA 50266 • (515) 225-7076
One of Des Moines’ most popular miniature golf courses, West Grand Golf was voted Cityview’s 2016 Best Miniature Golf Course to play at. It’s an 18-hole miniature golf course which is both challenging and enjoyable for kids and adults alike. You’re sure to enjoy the thundering waterfalls, pretty rock/flower gardens and beautiful fountains on this scenic course.
Summer Hours: Daily 8:00 am to 10:00 pm
Cost: Adults (10 yrs+) $8.00; Child (10 yrs and under) $7.00
Where does your family like to putt around in Des Moines? We’d love to know if we missed any great spots!