Putt Your Way to Fun: The Best Mini-Golf
in Columbus, Ohio

Mini golf has a long history behind it. Still, the courses we enjoy today have much in common with the original 1916 one, with its whimsical obstacles like windmills, waterwheels, and castles.

Whether your family has yet to discover the fun and challenge of putting, or mini golf has become a regular activity, you will love checking out the various locations recommended in this list of the best mini golf courses in Columbus, from outdoor mini golf in the summer to glow-in-the-dark indoor courses during colder seasons.

Glow Putt

Glow Putt is a fun and unique spot to take children who might not want to spend more than an hour playing. You can do the entire thing in about 45 minutes, and the cool effects will keep everyone entertained the whole time. It’s also great for adults – but keep in mind that the place is relatively small, and is best for groups of 4 or fewer.

For special events and birthdays, they do offer the option of renting out rooms. They do not serve food and only have bottled water, but there are many restaurants around if you get hungry!

Address: 161 Granville St, Gahanna, OH 43230 • (614) 428-4569

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Westerville Golf Center

With two elaborately landscaped 18-hole courses plus batting cages, this is the place to be when the weather warms up. One of the best mini golf courses in Columbus, Westerville Golf Center is reasonably priced, the staff is nice and helpful, and you might like the fact that it is featured in the Guinness Book of Records for the most holes played by an individual in 24 hours.

The heaters in the winter and the roofs in the summer are a really nice touch. The golf course generally opens in April, and they host birthday parties and special events.

Address: 450 W Schrock Rd, Westerville, OH 43081 • (614) 882-9079

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Miner 49’er Black Light Mini Golf

While Miner 49’er Black Light Mini Golf is indoors-only, it still gets a spot as one of the best mini golf courses in Columbus because it is so well thought out. The murals are beautiful, the courses are challenging enough to keep things interesting, and they also serve food and drinks.

Their menu includes dishes like pizza, BBQ nachos, pork shank, hand-scooped milkshakes, and more. And if you’re raising money for a cause, they will donate a portion of their profits to your school or organization!

Address: 1158 W 3rd Ave b, Columbus, OH 43212 • (614) 725-4219

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Putt N Play

Host a birthday party, enjoy a meal on the spacious patio, play at the arcade, or throw a round of mini golf in their 18-hole kid-friendly course, you can do it all at Putt N Play. Dads can golf for free on Father’s Day, the staff is friendly, and the place was nicely renovated after the pandemic.

It is very kid-friendly, but don’t hesitate to go there with a group of adults. There’s something for everyone!

Address: 4021 Thistlewood Dr, Grove City, OH 43123 • (614) 594-0077

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Olentangy Mini Golf

Olentangy is one of the best mini golf courses in Columbus (technically in Delaware but a quick drive by car) in part because it is so well-maintained, with manicured landscaping and colorful flowers. You can tell that the staff takes pride in providing a clean and fun experience.

The course is fairly straightforward, but look out for some tricky spots that keep things interesting. As with other similar spots, it is not open year-round, so keep an eye out in the Spring!

 Address: 63 Olentangy Crossings W, Delaware, OH 43015 • (740) 201-8728

Photo Credit: Olentangy Mini Golf

Joanna Steven