Miniature Golf Courses in the Western and Southwestern Suburbs

Summer is all about thrills big and small, so take the kids on a mini adventure close to home by exploring one of Chicagoland’s miniature golf courses. With themes ranging from ghosts and ghouls to outer space, there’s something to spark any kid’s imagination. And the best part about mini golf is that grown-ups don’t have to sit on the sidelines; it’s fun for all ages! So what are you waiting for? Choose a course from our long list below, and get mini-golfing! This article is sponsored by the Glen Ellyn Park District.

Winding slopes, streams, bridges, and tunnels add to the challenge at Holes & Knolls Miniature Golf. Take your best putt and try to sink a hole-in-one this summer. The blue course contains 18 holes of lengthy, flat slopes – easily accessible by strollers and wheel chairs. The red course is decorated with tree and frog obstacles, imitation sand and rough patches, a figure-8, and even a hole carved through a waterfall! Golfers often cool down with slushies, soft drinks or other favorites (ice cream!) from the Maryknoll Café, located just inside the Clubhouse. Address: 845 Pershing Avenue, Glen Ellyn. For hours and rates, visit www.HolesAndKnolls.com.

Mini Golf Courses in the West and South Suburbs

Hours and prices are current as of July 9, 2018. Please call or check the business’s website to confirm.

Mini Golf Courses in the West Suburbs

Clocktower Mini Golf & Skate Park
S. Naperville Road & E. Liberty Drive
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 665-1299 or (630) 690-4880

  • 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
  • See website for hours of admission, which vary by season

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

  • Indoors; 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

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

  • Season started April 14 and lasts to October 28 (weather permitting)
  • Summer hours (May 29-August 26): Monday-Saturday: 10:00 am-10:00 pm, Sunday: 11:00 am-8:00 pm
  • $6 for ages 13 and younger and 60+, $7 for ages 14 and older
  • Outdoors, beautiful setting with lots of water, a full concession stand, and plenty of patio seating
  • 36 holes

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

  • Season started April 6 and lasts through October 28 (weather permitting)
  • Open daily 10:00 am-8:00 pm throughout summer (May 26 – September 3), except on holidays
  • $6 for residents and $7 for non-residents, all ages
  • Outdoors, water feature and practice green
  • 18 holes

Jus-Fun
0S480 Rt. 83
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
(630) 530-1313

  • 18 holes with obstacles that change twice a month
  • $5.50 for seniors and kids 12 and under; $7 for ages 13 and up
  • Discounts offered for second round

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

  • Summer Hours: Sunday-Thursday 10:00 am-10:00 pm, Friday and Saturday 10:00 am-10:30pm
  • Weekdays before noon: $7.50 for ages 13-64, $6.50 for seniors (ages 65 and up) and ages 12 and under
  • Weekdays after noon, Weekends & Holidays All Day: $8.75 for ages 13 and over, $7.50 for seniors (ages 65 and up) and ages 12 and under
  • Outdoors, dramatic 22-foot, three-tiered waterfall, and you’ll journey to the very summit of Lost Mountain and back
  • 18 holes
  • Save $1 on each admission

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

  • Season started April 21 and lasts through October 8
  • Summer hours (June 3-August 26): open daily 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • General Admission: $5, Children ages 3 and under: Free
  • Outdoors, features a water wheel and a water tower along with a mining car on a track
  • 18 holes
  • On Friday evenings (5:00 – 8:30 pm), free ice cream is served with each round of golf. See website for more weekly deals and special events throughout summer.

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

  • Summer Hours (through August 21): Sunday-Friday: 11:00 am-10:00 pm, Saturday: 11:00 am-11:00 pm
  • $3 for ages 5 and under, $5 for ages 6-15, $6 for ages 16 and older
  • Interactive babbling brook, waterfall, sand traps, windmill, lighthouse, bridges, and scenic views along the Fox River
  • Snacks: hot dogs, pizza, popcorn, pretzels, nachos, candy, ice cream
  • 18 holes (9 holes with wheelchair access)
  • Check the website for “Putt-n-Save” specials and weather closures

Mini Golf Courses in the Southwest Suburbs

El Morro Mini Golf
15500 Arroyo Dr.
Oak Forest, IL 60452
(708) 687-7270

  • Free for ages 5 and under; $3 for ages 6 and up
  • Summer Hours (June 5 – August 11): 2:00-8:00 pm Monday – Friday and noon -8:00 pm Saturday and Sunday
  • Concessions are available onsite, but hours vary depending on weather

Haunted Trails Family Entertainment Center
7759 S. Harlem Avenue
Burbank, IL 60459
(708) 598-8580

  • 18 holes on a spooky themed course
  • $7.50 for adults; $5.75 for kids ages 10 and under and seniors (ages 65 and up)
  • Open April through October

Hollywood Fun Park
5051 Cal-Sag Road
Crestwood, IL 60418
(709) 389-7275

  • 18 holes with cascading water features
  • Free for kids ages 2 and under; $5 for seniors and kids ages 12 and under; $7 for adults
  • General Hours of Admission: 10:00 am – 11:00 pm Sunday – Thursday; 10:00 am – midnight Saturday and Sunday
  • Refreshments available for purchase: homemade pizza, burgers, chicken wings and appetizers

Space Golf
15611 S. 94th Avenue
Orland Park, IL 60462
(708)460-3887

  • Open year round (indoor course)
  • Monday-Thursday: noon – 10:00 pm, Friday: noon -11:00 pm, Saturday: 10:00 am-11:00 pm, Sunday: noon – 8:00 pm
  • $4 for ages 5 and under (free with paid adult), $7 for ages 6-12, $9 for ages 13 and older, $6 for seniors (ages 55 and up)
  • Alien planets, giant robots, flying saucers and space creatures that all glow in fluorescent bursts of color with black lights
  • Optional 3D glasses to make your golf ball appear to float and scenery seems to be moving
  • 18 holes
  • Refreshments available for purchase: pizza, nachos, popcorn, ice cream

Tinley Junction Mini Golf and Batting Cages
16801 S 80th Avenue
Tinley Park, IL 60477
(708) 614-1854 or (708) 342-4200

  • 18 holes designed around the Garden Model Railroad
  • $4 for seniors and kids ages 12 and under; $4.50 for those ages 13 and up
    Thursday Special: $3.75 for everyone
  • Open 10:00 am – 9:00 pm daily throughout summer ( June 4 – August 14)
  • For special mini golf events, visit the website 

T-Time Golf Range and Family Fun Center
13750 W 159th Street
Homer Glen, IL 60491
(708) 301-6500

  • 18 holes
  • $5 for kids 12 and under; $6 for ages 13 and up
  • Call for summer hours

White Mountain Golf Park
9901 179th Street
Tinley Park, IL 60477
(708) 478-4653

  • “Mini Mountain” course offers various water features
  • Admission is $7, or $24 per foursome

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

  • Summer Hours (starting May 25): 10:00 am – 10:00 pm daily
  • Adults: $8.95, Children (12 and under): $7.95, Play the Second Course: $2
  • Outdoors, 40 foot waterfall, tip toe through Big Foot’s cave, navigate the racing rapids
  • Two courses to choose from
  • 18 holes

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

About the Author

Sara Heiserman
Sara is a small town girl who spent several years as a writer in the big city before heading out to the ‘burbs with her hubby to raise their growing family. Charmed by Lemont’s picturesque landscape and genuine hometown pride, Sara loves that there’s always something fun to do or see nearby with her 5- and 3-year old sons and 1-year old daughter. In warmer months, Sara and her crew enjoy playing on the family farm, splash pad hopping and catching Movies in the Park. In cooler months, she plans lots of play dates to keep everybody sane and indulges her creative spirit, crafting, baking and home decorating.

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  1. this is great — thanks!

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