Raising Texans Guide to Miniature Golf in Gatlinburg

If you have not visited the gorgeous town on Gatlinburg, Tennessee, you might not think a visit to the mountains would also be the best place to play miniature golf. Our family loves mini-golf, and we have never seen a town that caters to more family fun than Gatlinburg. We played 99 holes of golf in 4 days on 5 very different courses! Fun in all weather conditions from indoor to outdoor to on the side of a mountain, Gatlinburg is the place to mini-golf!

Our favorite 9 hole course was the indoor Blacklight Golf at Gatlin’s Fun Center. With an outdoor course and an indoor course you can stay busy all day right in the center of the Parkway. Their under the sea theming and the lovely addition of air conditioning make this 9 hole course a perfect escape on a hot summer afternoon! With a Gatlin’s Fun pass you can combine activities to enjoy golf, bumper cars, laser tag and more! Check out all of the fun here!

The most unique course we played on is also the most unique course in the world. At Hillbilly Golf guest ride the incline train to the top and play the course on the side of the mountain. After your 18 holes are finished you take a quick ride back down. The course is great with wonderful obstacles. It is also very interesting to see how close the fire truly came to this historic course. From storms to the 2016 fire, you can tell how this course is truly mountain tough and has come through any obstacle it has faced. Our kids loved it and got a few hole in ones!

The most unexpected course was the Blindshot Barnaby’s Circus Golf. We stopped in after a long afternoon of shopping. The indoor AC was enjoyable as we played through the blacklight circus theme. With great props and theming this course was challenging and fun! Next door we also enjoyed the Mirror Maze!

Treasure Quest Miniature Golf was another fun stop while on the Parkway. Through a jungle theme, guest play 18 holes, again in a climate controlled environment. With a mixture of blacklight and creatively themed holes, it was a great course!

Our favorite overall course was Ripley’s Davy Crockett Miniature Golf. My son has researched Davy Crockett for almost every school project so the fun theme was an instant hit with my group. With two courses you have the opportunity to select your skill level. We played both, because our daughter won a free game with her hole in one on hole 18! We loved this course so much, we lost track of time and decided to stay and play while the 4th of July fireworks were going. We would have loved to see them, but our little girl was so proud she won another round of golf. It was definitely a night of family fun! Make sure to combine your visit to Ripley’s Davy Crockett Miniature Golf with other Ripley’s attractions for the best savings! Visit their site here for more information!

Disclaimer: We were provided complementary attractions passes on our visit to Gatlinburg, Tennesee. I did not receive any other compensation for this post. All opinions are my own and do not reflect Gatlinburg CVB.

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