Best Bets for Where to Play Mini-Golf in Charlotte

Go mini-golfing with the family at these nearby courses.

Whether they are only as big as the putter or big enough to drive a car, kids of all ages can enjoy a round of "putt-putt" golf at these local mini-golf courses.

1. Adventure Landing

My mom started taking my son to the Adventure Landing location in Gastonia when he was 4. It was a favorite outing for the two of them, and still is. Choose from three courses at the Gastonia and Pineville locations. The Pineville location also has go-karts, bumper boats, a kiddie playland. Both locations have batting cages. And be prepared to play a few video games in the arcade on your way out. Look for daily deals online before you go. 10400 Cadillac St., Pineville.; 2600 E. Franklin Blvd., Gastonia.

2. Lunar Mini Golf

Located inside Eastridge Mall in Gastonia, this mini golf course is completely illuminated by black lights. Kids love it and it's a cool place to play on a hot summer day. $6-$9 per game. Eastridge Mall, 246 New Hope Road, Gastonia.


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3. Lake Norman Miniature Golf

Located between Exit 25 and Exit 28 (just before Cornelius), this little gem is tucked behind the Modern Nissan of Lake Norman, and is a  great place for a family date. It has a waterfall, a bear sculpture and model train on the course, plus misting fans for hot days. $6.50-$8.50. 18639 Statesville Road, Cornelius.

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6. The Leatherman Golf Center

Play a round on this 18-hole course with a waterfall, streams and fountains. There's a furnished patio by the course if you choose to let the kids play while you watch, or a great place to host a birthday party. $6-$8, free for children under age 5 with a paid round. 5845 S. Tryon St. 



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4. Queens Landing

Enjoy a lakeside view playing mini-golf at Queens Landing in Mooresville. The course features waterfalls, a cave and a giant sandcastle. $4-$6 for unlimited golf. Queens Landing, 1459 River Highway, Mooresville.

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5. Purple Planet 3D Mini Golf

Housed in an old mill, this is another indoor glow-in-the-dark course with an outer-space theme and glowing tunnel kids can walk through. 6325 Wilkinson Boulevard, Belmont.

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