Cape Cod is known for its wide array of miniature golf courses. Boston, not so much. This family-friendly activity may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of how to spend a summer afternoon around Boston, but many of the surrounding suburbs actually have some excellent courses!
If you love putt-putt, papier-mâché deor and all things kitsch, save yourself a long drive down Route 3 and play at one of these greater Boston fun zones!
1. Mulligan’s Miniature Golf, Sterling
Okay, so Sterling isn't exactly a Boston suburb, but Mulligan's may be worth the drive! Throughout July and August they feature glow-in-the-dark “Moonlight Madness” golf every Wednesday night! The tee stands glow bright green so you can play the course in the pitch dark.
2. Miniature Golf at McGolf, Dedham
McGolf brings a touch of class to this typically hokey game. The 18 holes are beautifully landscaped with waterfalls and a koi feeding pond. Serious golfers can also practice their swing at the driving range and even seek out lessons from a pro.
The onsite cafe and creamery served burgers, hotdogs, club sandwiches and a variety of ice cream including rainbow swirl soft serve!
3. Monster Mini Golf, Danvers, Norwood, and Seekonk
Monster Mini Golf is a fabulous franchise with more than 30 locations across the US and Canada, including three in Massachusetts. They offer a full 18 hole course in a creepy indoor setting illuminated by black lights! While it is spooky-themed, Monster Mini Golf is kid-friendly and offers laser tag, a huge arcade, and a haunted mansion style room for private parties.
4. Pine Meadow Mini Golf, Weymouth
This cute South Shore course features a classic windmill, a massive red and white lighthouse and complimentary ice cream after your round! What more can you ask for?
5. Golf on the Village Green, Natick
The Village Green may be the only mini golf course where you can get a Massachusetts history lesson with your round! The beloved venue celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2014 and is still going strong. Lush landscaping and cobblestone paths lead you from hole to hole with decorations like American flags, miniature historical buildings, life-size statues and other colonial replicas.