Last Updated on March 29, 2023
Perhaps we’re overthinking it, but there is a certain magic and nostalgia in walking a mini golf course. The winding path, the scrubby green carpet, the exotic decor—it’s a compact walk through a past we’ve never experienced.
When was the last time you picked out a hot pink golf ball and short, rubber-footed club and made your way through 18 holes of pure enjoyment? “Putt” a smile on your face today! Check out these nine mini golf courses around Asheville and Western North Carolina.
Chimney Rock Adventure Golf
Play an adventurous game of miniature golf on a naturally landscaped course situated along 300 feet of the Rocky Broad River in Chimney Rock Village. You’ll enjoy the landscaping, sounds of the river, and views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Chimney Rock Mountain. Grab a sno-cone or ice cream bar from the Snack Shack for a quick treat while you play or when you’re done.
339 Main Street, Chimney Rock | (828) 625-8870
Fantasy Golf & Game Room
Get lost in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains! Fantasy Golf is a family-owned business just a comfortable walk or drive from popular Maggie Valley hotels and restaurants. Enjoy this 18-hole masterpiece featuring waterfalls, a lighthouse, and a great view from the 18th hole tower. Mystery Hole winners will receive a card for a free game, and loyalty card holders receive a free game after five purchased.
3659 Soco Road, Maggie Valley | (828) 926-8180
Fireside Golf Range
Welcome to the newly renovated 18-hole miniature golf course at Fireside Golf Range in Hendersonville. This course offers fun for kids of all ages while also challenging more serious players. (Watch out for Hole 8.) The landscaping and privacy fence compliment the entire site, while the waterfall is one of the nicest you will see on a course—real or fun. This course also played host to the 2018 US Open Pro Mini Golf Championship in May 2018.
485 Brookside Camp Road, Hendersonville | (828) 698-1234
Lakeview Putt and Play
Everyone in the family will enjoy the brand new Lakeview Putt and Play in Arden! They offer 18 challenging holes of miniature golf on a lush 1-acre course right on the waterfront at Lake Julian. Waterfalls, streams, jumpshots, keyhole drops—this course has all kinds of awesome holes, including the longest hole in Western North Carolina, ranged at just over 100 feet! Play your second game at half price, or grab a $50 season pass for unlimited play through September 30.
2245 Hendersonville Road, Arden | (828) 676-1746
Maggie Valley Carpet Golf
Maggie Valley Carpet Golf has been family owned and operated since 1963! Their two 18-hole championship courses offer lots of fun for the whole family. The 10-game ticket offers a 25% discount and never expires!
3054 Soco Rd, Maggie Valley | (828) 926-3255
Mini Golf at Boyd Park
Did you know that the town of Hendersonville maintains its own mini golf course? The Laura E. Corn Mini-Golf Course at Boyd Park is ideally located off Main Street and open daily through the summer season (except in cases of inclement weather). Check it out and walk to the nearby Pinball Museum afterward for even more family fun.
840 N Church Street, Hendersonville | (828) 697-3007
Tropical Gardens Mini Golf
Tropical Gardens is your ideal destination for a fun weekend for the whole family. Their 18-hole miniature golf course is one of Asheville’s must-see places. Enjoy a course full of adventure and shaded paths, and featuring exotic animals, waterfalls, and even a volcano! No matter your age, you are sure to enjoy testing your golf skills on this unique and challenging course. Join the Frequent Golfer Club to receive a free game after every ten.
956 Patton Avenue, Asheville | (828) 252-2207