Most families head to Orlando to visit one or more of the many theme parks, but there are actually tons of other things to do in Orlando. Whether you want to keep expenses down and need a more affordable break from the parks, or you simply want a more low key afternoon, mini golf is a great choice – especially for teens. Consider these top 5 mini golf courses in Orlando.

orlandovacation_congo-river-golf1.         Congo River

There are actually a few Congo River courses in the area, including one on International Drive that’s near Wet ‘n’ Wild. These courses are unique in many ways, including the fact that you can actually feed live alligators! Some families choose this instead of Gatorland.

2.         Winter Summerland

Located near the Blizzard Beach Water Park in Disney World, Winter Summerland truly takes the concept of cute to another level. There is a winter course that ties in with the snow-covered storyline of Blizzard Beach, and a summer course with a more tropical theme.

3.         Pirate’s Cove

Though it is a chain based mini golf course with many similar courses throughout the country, Pirate’s Cove is a great choice for pirate-crazy teenagers. You can choose from an easier Captain’s Course or the Blackbeard’s course for a real challenge.

4.         Fantasia’s Gardens

This spot is located near Hollywood Studios and has 2 courses – though they are both very different from one another. First up is the Gardens course, which draws its inspiration from the movie Fantasia. The Fairways course is modeled after a legitimate 18-hole course and many claim it’s the most challenging mini golf course they’ve ever played.

5.         Hollywood Drive-In

The newest option in the area, the Hollywood Drive-In mini golf course is located near Universal’s City Walk and includes 2 courses. The first is themed after old horror films, while the other is themed after ‘50s SciFi films. They’re both full of gags, pop culture references, and a unique soundtrack.


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