Brothers playing mini golf at Interbay Golf Center in Seattle. Credit: JiaYing Grygiel
Get your putter puttin’
Summer’s in full swing — heh — and so are the long open hours at the miniature golf course! If you’ve got early birds who are up at the crack of dawn (even when dawn is before 6 a.m.), mini golf, also called putt putt golf, is a winner of an outing! No worries if your crew sleeps late: Mini golf offers an all-ages good time all day long.
Here’s our list of terrific family- and budget-friendly miniature golf courses around the Greater Seattle area. Fore!
1. Rainbow Run Putting Course at Willows Run in Redmond is open seven days a week, and it’s first come, first served; they don’t take reservations. The cost is $13 for teens and adults; $9 for kids ages 12 and younger.
2. This spot isn’t actually mini, it’s for when you’re ready to take your golf game to the next level! Green Lake Pitch & Putt is the little course you’ve seen on the south end of Green Lake and it’s a popular spot in summer. To avoid the most busy times, avoid arriving between 11 and 11:30 a.m. and 5 and 6 p.m. on weekdays, and between noon and 4 p.m. on weekends. Cost is $12 for adults, or $10 for youths ages 17 and younger and seniors ages 65 and older.
3. Interbay Golf Center is located between the Seattle neighborhoods of Queen Anne and Magnolia. Summer hours are 7 a.m.–10 p.m. They don’t take reservations, so just show up. Adults play for $12, youths ages 17 and younger $8. (Read more about Interbay mini golf with kids!)
4. The Family Fun Center in Tukwila has two outdoor 18-hole mini-golf courses to try out: Memory Lane and Arctic Adventure. Mini golf here is recommended for ages 5 and older, and costs $10 plus tax per person.
5. King Family Fun Center in Puyallup (formerly Skate Tiffany’s) is a fun place for outdoor miniature golf. They do not take reservations, walk-in only. Cost is $10 for adults and kids ages 4 and older; kids 3 and younger are free. Skating, the arcade and the café are permanently closed because of a devastating fire in September 2020.
6. The driving range, mini-golf course and Valley Grill at Snohomish Valley Golf Center in Snohomish are open daily. This spot offers an 18-hole championship mini-golf course. Cost is $12 for adults; $10 for kids and seniors (ages 55 and older and 12 and younger). It’s first come, first served, so no reservations are needed.
7. Parkland Putters in Tacoma offers four levels of mini-golf courses — ranging from easy to hard. Sand traps, trees, hills and hidden holes will give you extra challenges to conquer and a chance to win a ribbon. Cost is $8 per person for one game on any course (groups of 10 or more pay $6 per person). Check the Parkland Putters website for package deals that are available and check social media for updates.
8. Mini golf, go karts and batting cages are on offer at Mike ‘N’ Terry’s Outdoor Fun Park in Puyallup. Mini golf runs $9.50 for one course, $14.25 for both; kids shorter than 48 inches in height are $4.75. Bring cash.
9. High Trek Adventures in Everett is known for its huge ropes course with zip lines (super fun!), and it also offers laser tag, axe throwing (!!) and mini golf. The mini golf course is very basic, no-frills 18-hole course set up around the ropes course. Book a tee time online to play. When you arrive, check in and you’ll get a golf ball, putter, scorecard and pencil. Cost: $8 for ages 4 and older, free for kids three and younger, or $6 with the purchase of a same-day ropes course ticket.