Mini golf courses are notorious for crazy courses and eccentric structures. From erupting volcanoes to cheering barnyard critters, these United States mini-golf courses are a trip by themselves.
Congo River Mini Golf
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.
KISS By Monster Mini Golf
Las Vegas, Nevada
KISS By Monster Mini Golf at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino rocks the putt. The glow-in-the-dark, 18-hole course is filled with state-of-the-art video, design and premier KISS props. There's nothing "mini" about this attraction—you'll also find arcade games, a colossal KISS and rock 'n roll gift shop and a live DJ playing continuous KISS music.
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
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
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.
San Francisco, California
Superb food and drink finally meets the mini golf course at Urban Putt, San Francisco's first and only indoor mini golf experience with 14 holes inspired by the city. It's also located in a historic Victorian building that previously served as a mortuary.
Courtesy of Groups Today.
Photo Courtesy of Par-King Skill Golf