5 Places That Prove Mini Golf Means Major Fun
Florida’s countless pristine golf courses have earned the state its reputation as a golfer’s paradise. Yet what many people don’t know is Fort Myers also has some of the most impressive miniature golf around. So, when its time to take a break from relaxing by the shore, pass the time with putt-putt at one of our area’s elaborate and entertaining mini golf courses.
Knights in shining armor, snarling gargoyles and lush tropical foliage set the scene at this medieval 18-hole adventure. The course takes you along stone walkways and authentic drawbridges shaded by swaying palms. Plus, with Lakes Regional Park – a 279-acre public park – right next door, you’re likely to spot some wildlife while you play. Castle Golf Inc. – voted “#1 course in the state” by Florida Monthly Magazine – offers daytime and nighttime games, plus special rates for group outings.
This unique mini golf excursion takes visitors on a narrative journey in the footsteps of Earl of Greystoke, better known as Tarzan. The 18-hole course weaves among lagoons, waterfalls, jungle animals and plenty of safari themed embellishments. Since opening in 1978, the owners and staff at JungleGolf in Fort Myers Beach have remained steadfast in their dedication to the highest quality service and atmosphere – an effort that won them a “Best of the Beach” award eight years in a row.
Gather your best mates for an afternoon or evening of putt-putt at Smugglers Cove. Play through caves and over hilly terrain, all centered around a (nearly) life-sized ship at this pirate-themed course. Don’t be alarmed if you happen to spot a few leathery Florida natives during your game. Smugglers Cove houses more than 20 live American Alligators in habitats throughout the course. Guests can even feed the gators using fishing poles for a distinctly Floridian experience.
4. Golf Safari
Bring your friends and family to golf among life-sized jungle animals, tropical gardens, tiki huts and waterfalls. Be sure to check their website for coupons and let your safari adventure begin!
If you really want to step up your putting game, then the newest putting attraction in Fort Myers is for you. PopStroke is a family-friendly golf and outdoor dining experience featuring two 18-hole putting courses, designed by Tiger Woods. You can eat at a full service restaurant and bar or you can have drinks delivered right to you on the course.
Now that you know the best place to play a pint-sized 18, start exploring all the other fun ways to spend a day in Fort Myers.