We’ve come up with a list of 15 of Australia’s best mini golf courses. What do you think?
I recently saw a few photos of Wembley Golf Course’s incredible looking mini golf course and got thinking about what a list of Australia’s best mini golf courses would look like.
Mini golf, or crazy golf, or putt-putt can be loads of fun, even for the most ardent golf fan and there seems to be a resurgance of late with a number of great new courses being built across Australia.
I’ve often thought there should be plenty more of them next to full size courses in order to attract new golfers of all ages to the golf club environment. Get them wondering about whether they should one day try the bigger, less ‘mini’ game of golf.
So for a bit of fun we ran a swift, social media survey across the Aussie Golfer Twitter feed and Facebook page to get an idea of what are some of the best mini golf courses across Australia. And we got a load of responses and learned about a number of putt-putt courses that look like they’d be loads of fun to play.
It seems there are some absolute rippers out there, with a number sitting alongside full size golf courses or practice facilities.
Such as the new one at Curlewis Golf Club just south of Geelong, Yarra Bend in Melbourne, the two courses at Thornleigh Driving Range in Sydney, the KDV Sports Centre on the Golf Coast and as mentioned the one at Wembley Golf Course in Perth.
Interestingly, many of these great new mini golf courses are the work of Mini Golf Creations – a team that are obviously doing some great work. Their latest project is a new mini golf course at City Golf in Toowoomba, just recently opened.
You may have seen that a number of Holey Moley mini golf courses and bars are popping up in cities across Australia but there are also some wonderfully quirky golf courses in places you may not be expecting them.
Pirate Pete’s Mini Golf at the Maru Koala and Animal Park in Grantville looks fantastic, Putt Planet is tucked away inside a building just south of the CBD in Sydney, and other such as Putt Putt Mildura, Mega Mini Golfand West Beach Mini Golf are full of the kitsch and crazy stuff most people associate with crazy golf.
And the putt-putt course in Orange on top of the car park (next to the bowls club) is well, odd.
So in no particular order here are 15 of Australia’s best mini golf courses. At the very least they’d all be ranked very high on the list and all would be worth a visit.
- Wembley Golf Course – Wembley, Perth, WA
- KDV Sport – Gold Coast, Qld
- Curlewis Golf Club – Curlewis, Vic
- Thornleigh Golf Centre – Thornleigh, Sydney, NSW
- Putt Putt Mermaid Beach – Gold Coast, Qld
- Yarra Bend – Fairfield, Melbourne, Vic
- City Golf Gordon – Gordon, Sydney, NSW
- The Club at Parkwood – Gold Coast, Qld
- Spring Park Adventure Golf – Dingley, Melbourne, Vic
- The Vines – The Vines Resort, WA
- City Golf Club – Toowoomba, Qld
- Golf Central Putt Putt – Brisbane Airport, Qld
- Bellarine Adventure Golf – Wallington, Vic
- Victoria Park Putt Putt – Brisbane, Qld
- Pittwater Golf Centre – Narrabeen, NSW
Any great ones we’ve missed?
Maybe we’ll add more to the list as we hear more about them. Perhaps one giant, full list may be the way to go next…