Local Mini Golf Courses with Waterfalls, Windmills, Glow-in-the Dark, and More

Miniature golf courses are starting to open and we have the scoop on all the options in the western suburbs, with photos, hours, prices, and features of each. Put your skills to the test and indulge in a family game of miniature golf! Mini golf is the perfect all ages activity to get your family outside this summer, enjoying each other’s company while engaging in a little friendly competition.

Mini Golf Courses in the Western Suburbs

Hours and prices are current as of June 9, 2020. Please call or check the business’s website to confirm.

Wilderness Falls

photo courtesy of the Wilderness Falls Facebook page

Wilderness Falls
145 South Clow International Pkwy
Bolingbrook, IL 60490
(630) 378-8888

  • Hours: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm daily
  • Adults: $8.95, Children (12 and under): $7.95. Play the second course for $2
  • Outdoors with a 40-foot waterfall. Tip-toe through Big Foot’s cave and navigate the racing rapids.
  • Two courses to choose from, with 18 holes each

Miner Mike’s Adventure Golf

Miner Mike’s Adventure Golf
McCollum Park
6801 South Main Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 963-8793

  • Opening on June 15, 2020
  • Hours: Monday through Friday 10:30 am – 7:30 pm, Saturday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm, Sunday 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • General admission: $5. Children 3 and under are free with paying adult.
  • Outdoors, features a water wheel and a water tower along with a mining car on a track
  • 18 holes
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Holes and Knolls

Holes and Knolls
845 Pershing Avenue
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 469-7888

  • Open for timed, date-specific entry. Reservations are accepted online up to 7 days in advance.
  • Hours: 10:00 am – 7:15 pm (12:00 pm – 5:00 pm on July 4)
  • $5 per person for 18 holes
  • Outdoors, beautiful setting with lots of water, a full concession stand, and plenty of patio seating
  • 36 holes (red and blue course)
  • See website for hours of admission, which vary by season

Jus-Fun Boulder Junction Mini Golf

photo courtesy of the Jus-Fun Facebook page

Jus-Fun Boulder Junction Mini Golf
0S 480 Route 83
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
(630) 530-1313

  • Hours: Monday through Thursday 10:00 am – 10:00 pm, Friday and Saturday 10:00 am – 11:00 pm, Sunday 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • $5.50 for seniors and kids 12 and under; $7 for ages 13 and up
  • 18 holes with obstacles that change twice a month
  • Discounts offered for second round
  • Jus-Fun also has go-karts, batting cages, and water wars

River View Miniature Golf

photo courtesy of the River View website

River View Miniature Golf
8 North Avenue
St. Charles, IL 60174
(630) 584-1028

  • Tee time reservations are accepted
  • Hours: open daily 11:00 am – 2:00 pm and 2:30 – 7:00 pm
  • Daily admission varies by group size, starting at $13 for a group of two
  • Interactive babbling brook, waterfall, sand traps, windmill, lighthouse, bridges, and scenic views along the Fox River
  • Prepackaged snacks available
  • 18 holes (9 holes with wheelchair access)
  • Putt-n-Save specials are not being offered at this time
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Lost Mountain

photo courtesy of Lost Mountain

Lost Mountain
1535 75th Street
Woodridge, IL 60517
(630) 985-4653

  • Hours: Sunday–Thursday 10:00 am – 10:00 pm, Friday and Saturday 10:00 am – 10:30 pm
  • Weekdays before noon: $7.75 for ages 13–64, $6.75 for seniors (ages 65 and up) and ages 12 and under
  • Weekdays after noon, weekends, and holidays: $8.95 for ages 13 and over, $7.75 for seniors (ages 65 and up) and ages 12 and under
  • Outdoor themed course with a dramatic 22-foot, three-tiered waterfall, and journey to the summit of Lost Mountain
  • 18 holes
  • Click here to save $1 on each admission

Mini Golf Courses Currently Closed

The Hub at Berens Park
493 North Oaklawn Avenue
Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 782-4955

  • Opening estimate is end of Phase 3 or early Phase 4
  • See website for hours of admission, which vary by season
  • $6 for residents and $7 for non-residents, all ages
  • Outdoors, water feature and practice green
  • 18 holes

Enchanted Castle
1103 South Main Street
Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 953-7860

  • Currently closed
  • Part of an indoor family entertainment center; nine holes
  • Interactive, glow-in-the-dark course
  • $5.75 per round (all ages)
  • Summer Hours:  10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Sunday – Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – midnight Friday and Saturday
  • Onsite restaurant offering full menu
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Clocktower Mini Golf & Skate Park
South Naperville Road & East Liberty Drive
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 665-1299 or (630) 690-4880

  • Will open in Phase 4
  • 18 holes (10 are ADA accessible) and a practice putting green
  • Prairie-themed course
  • $4 for residents ages 15 and under ($5 for non-residents); $5 for residents ages 16 and up ($6 for non-residents); and $4 for seniors (ages 60 and up)
  • Special rates offered Monday through Wednesday, as well as a 10% military discount for active duty and veterans
  • See website for hours of admission, which vary by season

Keep reading for other local outdoor activities to enjoy with your family all summer long!

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2 Comments on "Local Mini Golf Courses with Waterfalls, Windmills, Glow-in-the Dark, and More"

  1. this is great — thanks!

  2. Congo River Mini golf in Hoffman Estates is open too

    https://golfcongoriver.com/

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