Golf is everybody’s game. Whether you’re old or young, or old and young at heart, there’s something about whacking golf balls through obstacles that’s undeniably fun.
And while we can’t explain the reasoning behind why it's so damn enjoyable, we can point you in the right direction to experience the joys of putt putt with our list of the best spots to play mini golf on the Sunshine Coast, along with a few worth hitting the road for.
Easily one of the best spots to play mini golf on the Sunshine Coast, this place has been on everybody’s mind since it landed on Mooloolaba soil. Pushing the envelope past the typical putt putt expectations, Holey Moley is essentially a mini golf course on steroids with its flashy neon lights and quirky atmosphere—an oxymoron if we’ve ever known one. Spend weekends, date nights or rainy days sipping on boozy cocktails from The Caddyshack, whilst competitively challenging your date or mates to the lowest strike rate in town. Note to self: your dreams may be a little more vivid following a Holey Moley visit.
Platypus Ponds At Aussie World
Grab your putter and make a beeline for Platypus Ponds at Aussie World for a Sunshine Coast mini golf course that nails all the putt putt prerequisites, including Aussie-themed obstacles among awesome natural surroundings. Challenge yourself through the labyrinth of obstacles whilst ultimately aiming for a hole in one to claim a coveted spot on the ‘Hero’s Wall’. Once you’ve sunk your final ball, tuck into the onsite pub for a feed before checking out everything else Aussie World has to offer.
No polo shirts required as the golfer’s dress code slips towards a casual affair of Sunshine Coast mini golf set among Bellingham Maze in Tanawha. Taking you back to the source of great childhood memories, Bellingham Maze mini golf is a flat-levelled course that ditches the standard windmill-like obstacles for 18-holes of natural landscape. And, if luck is on your side and you smash out the course in record time, you’ll be free to wander through the neighbouring 80m x 80m giant maze.
Putt Putt At Victoria Park
Once you’ve knocked over all the mini golf courses on the Sunshine Coast, hit the road and channel your inner Happy Gilmore at Brisbane city’s premier mini golf course at Victoria Park Golf Club. It’s the perfect place to gather your putt-loving pals and competitively engage in a round or two of mini golf enhanced by lush greenery, water features, rocky terrain and attention-seeking Brisbane City views. At least you’ll have a decent reason for all those failed shots, right? The team at Vic Park also serve up awesome forms of sustenance following your 18-hole fast, so make sure you check out the weekend market carts.
If you have a feeling you’re not in Australia anymore, it’s because Golf Central guides you through a mini golfing journey of 18 worldly-themed holes based upon the nationalities that frequently visit our sunny state each year. Located moments from Brisbane’s Airport, Golf Central’s layout was designed with every skill level in mind, so whether you have wanderlust on your mind or you’ve literally just missed your flight, weave your way through the twists, turns and quirks that are guaranteed to bring delight.
Adventure Mini Golf At Thunderbird Park
You’ll never forget a round of adventure mini golf at Thunderbird Park with it’s incredible 18-holes heightened by breathtaking Tamborine Mountain forest. The course features three skill levels per hole; beginner, intermediate and pro, so you can take it easy whilst admiring the scenery or go hard in honing your skills through challenging water hazards, rock traps, bunkers and bridges.
Boulders and Badlands At Parkland Village
Boulders and Badlands at the Club in Parkwood boasts 18-holes that are as immaculately designed as a fully-fledged golf course, only miniature in size. Gather your golf-squad and navigate your way through a collection of holes sprawling streams, swinging poles and rugged terrain before winding down with dinner and drinks at The Wood Fire Pizza Kitchen. This one is totally worth the day trip.
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