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

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. Choose a course from our long list below and get your putt-putt on! 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 wheelchairs. 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, rates, and a calendar of special events visit www.HolesAndKnolls.com.

Mini Golf Courses in West and South Chicagoland

Hours and prices are current as of June 21, 2019. Please call or check the business’s website to confirm.

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

  • Season goes from May 4 through September 29
  • Summer hours (June 8–August 18): open 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

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

  • Season goes from April 6 and lasts through October 28 (weather permitting)
  • 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
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Holes and Knolls
845 Pershing Avenue
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 469-7888

  • Season goes from 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, $6 with military I.D.
  • Outdoors, beautiful setting with lots of water, a full concession stand, and plenty of patio seating
  • 36 holes
  • See website for hours of admission, which vary by season

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

  • 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

Jus-Fun
0S 480 Route 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
  • Jus-Fun also has go-karts, batting cages, and water wars

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

  • Summer hours (through August 13): 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

Clocktower Mini Golf & Skate Park
South Naperville Road & East 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, as well as a 10% military discount for active duty and veterans
  • See website for hours of admission, which vary by season
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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 – 10:30 pm
  • 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, and holidays: $8.75 for ages 13 and over, $7.50 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
  • Save $1 on each admission

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

  • Summer 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

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: 11:30 am – 10:00 pm Monday–Thursday; 11:30 am – midnight Friday; 10:00 am – midnight Saturday; 10:00 am – 10:00 pm Sunday
  • Refreshments available for purchase, including homemade pizza, burgers, chicken wings and appetizers
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T-Time Golf Range and Family Fun Center
13750 West 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

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

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

  • Indoor course open year-round
  • 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), $7.50 for ages 6–12, $9.50 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 seem to be moving
  • 18 holes
  • Refreshments available for purchase: pizza, nachos, popcorn, ice cream

Tinley Junction Mini Golf and Batting Cages
16801 South 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
  • Open 10:00 am – 9:00 pm daily throughout summer (June 7 – August 15)
  • For special mini golf events, visit the website 

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

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

About the Author

Jill Kowalski
Jill is the mom of two energetic little girls, ages two and four, who keep her seriously busy. She and her husband grew up in Orland Park and are now raising their family there as well. When Jill and her family have free time, they love to check out local parks or drop-in at fests where their girls can take over a dance floor. She is always looking for cheap, yet entertaining and worthwhile things to do. When she is not wrangling her kids, Jill has a passion for starting, and sometimes finishing, do-it-yourself home improvement projects, trying out random recipes she finds on Pinterest, and organizing every nook and cranny of her life.

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