Las Vegas’ softer, quieter side offers oodles of fun, family friendly attractions off of its infamous strip. For area families who need a day out without the hubbub, the city’s best mini golf courses guarantee a good time with great greens and enough extras to keep everyone occupied.

King Putt Indoor Mini-Golf

7230 W Lake Mead Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89128
(702) 823-1519

Price: $8.50 general for 18 holes black-light mini golf/$7 military, students and seniors 55 and older/free children 3 and younger/$4 replay

Hours: Sun – 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Mon to Thurs – 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Fri – 12 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Sat – 10 a.m. to 1 a.m.

Consistently one of the highest-rated mini golf course in Las Vegas, King Putt begins your indoor mini golf adventure with an exotic-animal-filled jungle, glowing under black lights, and moves into an underwater world, octopus and all. This indoor, family oriented mini-golf course provides an exciting, affordable and safe day out for the whole family. It also caters to birthday parties and special events with ice cream, snacks and regular visits by an area magician.

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King Putt Entertainment Center
27 S. Stephanie St.
Henderson, NV 89012
(702) 823-1519

Price: $8.50 general for 18 holes black-light mini golf/$7 military, students and seniors 55 and older/free children 3 and younger/$4 replay

Hours: Sun – 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Mon to Thurs – 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Fri – 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.; Sat – 10 a.m. to 1 a.m.

This is the mini golf course that Henderson residents have eagerly awaited. Formerly Peter Piper Pizza, the building is being converted to a state-of-the-art entertainment center. Your mini-golf adventure begins in an Egyptian-themed course, black lit and filled with mummies, pyramids and hieroglyphics. This is touted as the most advanced mini-golf course in the United States, with more sensor-activated interactive objects than any other mini-golf course.

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The Putt Park Miniature Golf Course
6085 S. Fort Apache Ste.130
Las Vegas, NV 89148
(702) 254-7888

Price: $8.50 13 and older/$7.50 kids 6 to 12 years old and seniors/free kids ages 5 and younger

Hours: winter Sun – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Mon to Thurs – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Fri and Sat – 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; CCSD winter break opening daily – 10 a.m.

An 18-hole miniature golf course designed for children, adults and seasoned golfers, this is the only outdoor mini golf course in Las Vegas. Consequently, hours fluctuate during the spring and summer. Inclement weather, including extreme heat, may cause the course to open later and stay open until midnight. Please call for detailed hours of operation. Fridays and Saturdays feature glow-in-the-dark cosmic golf from sundown until 11 p.m. Host birthday parties here with as much or as little staff involvement as you’d like, from having it provide cake and food to keeping its provided host and bringing your kids’ favorite foods and treats.

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Pikes Pass (18 hole mini golf course)
In the Adventure Dome of Circus Circus
2880 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 436-4653

Price: $5 per game

Hours: Sun – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Mon to Thurs – 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Fri and Sat – 10 a.m. to midnight

This 18-hole miniature golf course has received mixed reviews but may just be one of the best values on the strip. Considering it’s in the aging Adventure Dome of Circus Circus, and that you can combine this with an afternoon or evening of adventure with the kids, it’s not a bad value. The cost for golf is separate from the cost of riding the thrill rides. Not as commonly frequented by locals, this course is a popular cheap day out for tourists already staying in this part of town. Try out indoor rock climbing and bungee jumping, or visit the arcade to keep the whole family entertained.

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Ultimate Rush Thrill Park: Miniature Golf
Grand Sierra Resort, Reno, Nevada
2500 E. 2nd St.
Reno, NV 89595
(775) 786-5278

Price: $6 for adults/$4 for children younger than 12

Hours: opens daily – 11 a.m.; call for seasonally adjusted closing times

Reno is several hours from Las Vegas, but the Grand Sierra Resort is a perfect destination for a day trip or overnight stay with the family. Perfect your short game on this 18-hole miniature golf course, featuring waterfalls, miniature mountains, pine trees and assorted obstacles. The course is illuminated for evening play. Mini golf is just one of many featured family fun activities available at this thrill park; bigger kids will have a blast on the slick track and sling shot.

Sharon is a preschool specialist, avid reader, passionate writer and creative baker/ cook. She has been a cooking instructor at a local Rec Center in Henderson, NV since 2011, and has written for Examiner and other publications since 2010. She knows her way around the keyboard and the kitchen! Sharon moved from a small city in Canada to Las Vegas 6 years ago, to marry the love of her life, and has since been swept up in the whirlwind known as Sin City. Her work can be found at

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