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The best mini golf in NYC

Check out the best mini golf NYC has to offer this season! You’ll find courses complete with kitschy statues, windmills and more

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Need an excuse to get out of the house? No need to wait for that summer weekend getaway! Start with our list of free things to do with kids and outdoor activities for kids, then check out the best free and cheap mini golf NYC has to offer. The whole family will love climbing through caves, seeing mini windmills and soaking up all the amazing kitsch.


Mini golf in NYC

Mini golf at Brooklyn Crab’s Reed Park

  • Price band: 2/4

While mom and dad are (responsibly) sipping a bourbon pomegranate slushie, munching on lobster rolls and duking it out in a game of shuffleboard or bags, kiddos can get in on eight-hole mini golf and settle the score with their siblings. Expect classic green astro turf, a red windmill and some pretty stellar beachside décor like a windmill and pelican lawn ornament. Games open daily from 11:30am–9pm, weather permitting (718-643-2722, brooklyncrab.com). All ages. Free.

  1. 24 Reed St, (between Conover and Van Brunt Sts), 11231
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Mini golf at Pier 25

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Perhaps one of the most impressive mini golf setups in the city, this 13,000-square-foot, 18-hole miniature golf course offers cool features like a stream, pond, waterfall, several footbridges, sand traps and even a cave! It can get a little crowded in the afternoons, so get there early to avoid waits.  Open daily 12–6pm (212-766-1104 ext. 228, pier25.com). All ages. $5 per game, children 13 and under $4.

  1. Battery Park City to 59th St, (at West Side Hwy)
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FIGMENT mini golf at Governor’s Island

  • Critics choice
  • Free

The beloved green grass and hammock–filled Island is more than just a place to relax or go for a tandem bike ride—it’s perfect for the kids to blow off some steam! The annual free FIGMENT NYC festival (Jun 6– 7) turns it into even more of a kiddie playground with themed mini golf, a massive tree house and a customized pavilion that families can climb around in.  Governor’s Island open May 23–Sept 27; Mini golf, tree house and pavilion open June 6–Sept 20 (govisland.com). All ages. Free.

  1. Governors Island
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Randall's Island Sport Camp

Randall's Island Sport Camp

Mini golf at Randall’s Island

  • Price band: 2/4

Pumped for a 36-hole game of mini golf? Sure you are—just make sure the kids are committed to playing before you go! The course offers a waterfall, cave, stream, natural landscaping and a scenic location near Randall’s Island’s grown up golf range, batting cages and sand volleyball court. Mon 9am­–11am, Tues, Fri 8am–11pm, Sat, Sun 7am–11pm (212-427-5689, randallsislandgolfcenter.com). All ages. $9, children $7 for unlimited play.

Rocket Park Mini Golf at New York Hall of Science

  • Price band: 1/4

Beneath the shadow of two retired NASA rockets, kids can tee off at this real outdoor course that mimics the path of a complete space flight. As they play the nine holes, little ones must take careful aim to avoid gravity wells, wormholes, warped space and asteroids; they'll also learn about the laws of motion that move spaceships through the air. The final hole, called "Splash Down," has players putt at a target on a rotating model Earth.Through Oct Mon–Fri 9:30am–5pm, Sat, Sun 10am–6pm; Nov Mon­–Fri 9:30am–4pm, Sat, Sun 10am–4pm weather permitting (718-699-0005, nysci.org). All ages. NYSCI admission and mini golf $29, children $24. 

  1. 47-01 111th St, (at 47th Ave), 11368
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Mini golf at Flushing Meadows

  • Critics choice
  • Free

At flushing meadows, kids can putt their way through 18 holes complete with streams, waterfalls and pretty landscaping. The mini range is also open and fully lit at nighttime! A round at Flushing usually takes about 30 minutes, and a putter and ball rental are included in the playing price. May–October 8am–12am (718-271-8182, golfnyc.com). $8.25, children 12 and under $6.75. 

  1. 111th St to Van Wyck Expwy, (between Flushing Bay and Grand Central Pkwy)
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