Summer Guide 2015: Where To Mini Golf

With its fun course designs and kid-friendly size, mini golfing as a family is a perfect way to spend a few summer hours. From crab shack courses to artist-designed holes, putt your way through our mini-golf course picks!

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Brooklyn Crab 
OK, so Brooklyn Crab is really restaurant, but this Red Hook crab shack has its own eight-hole mini-golf course (as well as shuffleboard and a bean bag toss), and after a round you can feast on blue claw crabs at the restaurant. brooklyncrab.com

Brooklyn Golf Center

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Playing the FIGMENT course on Governors Island (photo via govislandblog.com)

With an 18-hole course, the Brooklyn Golf Center offers an expansive mini golf experience. Located near the beach of Fort Tilden, the center also houses a pro shop as well as Brooklyn’s only full sized driving range for grown-up golf. They also offer junior golf classes for kids ages five to 17. brooklyngolfcenter.com

FIGMENT Mini Golf Course on Governors Island 
It doesn’t matter if you’ve gone before, because this free golf course can’t be old news — it changes every year. Part of the FIGMENT project on Governors Island, the course integrates playtime with art. Every year, the holes are designed by artists, and usually they’re crafted from recycled materials. The theme of this year’s course is “From Here to There.” newyork.figmentproject.org

Pier 25 at Hudson River Park
This 13,000-square-ft, 18-hole course is complete with waterfalls, sand traps, and streams. And when the kids tire of putting, they can check out the 25,000 square-ft play area. The pier is a great place to spend a weekend afternoon with the family! hudsonriverpark.org 

Randall’s Island Golf Center
In addition to its 80-stall range, Randall’s Island Golf Center boasts a 36-hole mini-golf course that features a waterfall, a steam, and even a cave—and you can take a shuttle there directly from the Upper East Side at 3rd Avenue and 72nd, 77th, 86th, and 96th Streets. randallsislandgolfcenter.com

Rocket Park Mini Golf Course at the New York Hall of Science
If you want to put a scientific twist on your golf experience, the Rocket Park Mini Golf course at the New York Hall of Science in Corona, Queens, offers children ages 6 and up the opportunity to putt on the nine-hole course while learning the basics about scientific concepts such as gravity, propulsion, and velocity! nysci.org

Staten Island Go Karts Batting Cages & Mini Golf
Aside from the mini golf course that’s surrounded by waterfalls, this location has several other attractions. After playing, you and your kids can choose from an array of activities including go-karting, taking some swings in the batting cages, or gliding around the roller hockey rink. sigokarts.com

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