Mini golf is a fun, easy game for all ages to play with friends, family, and coworkers. So whether you’re looking for a fun date idea, an outing with friends, or quality family fun, mini-golf is the perfect activity. The good news is there are several places to mini-golf in Des Moines! So read on to find a mini-golf course near you!
Map of mini golf in Des Moines
Mini golf in Des Moines
The mini-golf courses in Des Moines are outdoors. And since we love the outdoors here, that’s pretty marvelous to us! So that’s one more outdoor activity to add to our lineup of ways to enjoy nature.
Below are the outdoor mini-golf courses in and around Des Moines. Go to one, or go on a mini-golf tour and visit them all!
AH Blank Golf Course
This beautifully landscaped mini-golf course has delightful water features, including a 15-foot waterfall, small ponds, and fountains. And watch out for the sand traps! It’s a lovely course for all ages and is next to the Blank Park Zoo.
They’re usually open on weekends, starting in April, and open all week during the summer. See their website for hours and pricing.
Location: 808 County Line Rd, Des Moines, IA 50320
West Grand Golf
This 18-hole mini-golf course in West Des Moines has lovely waterfalls, streams, and fountains and is excellent for any age. Also, there’s a picnic area nearby and refreshments at the clubhouse.
See their website and Facebook page for up-to-date details on hours and pricing.
Location: 6450 Raccoon River Dr, West Des Moines, IA 50266
Puttmasters at the Pines
This 18-hole mini-golf course through the woods on Des Moines’ north side is fun for kids and adults alike. A stream and waterfall add interest to the shaded course. It’s near Margo Frankel Woods and Sycamore Trails and makes the perfect ending to a day of hiking!
They’re open spring through fall. Check their website and Facebook page for hours and pricing.
Location: 2977 NW 66th Ave, Des Moines, IA 50313
Jester Park Mini-Golf Course
This fun 18-hole mini-golf course is next to Jester Park, just north of Des Moines. The water fountains and surrounding countryside make it a beautiful course. And cool lighting is perfect for a summer evening activity.
The course is open from mid-March to mid-October, depending on the weather. Check the website for hours and rates. (Concessions are available in the practice facility.)
Location: 12059 NW 118th Ave, Granger, IA 50109
Toad Valley Golf Course/Field of Greens
This charming 18-hole mini-golf course is in Pleasant Hill and is excellent for all ages. The fountains, waterfalls, and gentle slopes resemble a regular golf course and add to the fun.
See their website and Facebook page for details and up-to-date information.
Location: 237 NE 80th St, Pleasant Hill, IA 50327
North Forty Miniature Golf
Go mini-golfing under the shade of mature trees at this local course! Kids under four play for free here. While you’re in the area, be sure to stop by nearby parks; Easter Lake Park, Ewing Park, and MacRae Park are nearby.
They open in May each season. See their website and Facebook page for details on hours and pricing.
Location: 2740 SE 14th St, Des Moines, IA 50320
Terrace Hills Mini Golf
This 18-hole mini-golf course is owned and operated by the City of Altoona. It’s a great place to play a round with friends and family, and kids under 3 are free! Also, plan an entire day of outdoor fun with a stop at nearby Thomas Mitchell Park.
Open May through October. See their website for rates and hours.
Location: 8700 NE 46th Ave, Altoona, IA 50009
Sleepy Hollow Event Center
Sleepy Hollow has an 18-hole mini-golf course available for group reservations. So if you’re planning a group outing, check out their website. They also have laser tag, go-karts, and more. For more information, visit their website.
Your house or backyard
Pop Up Games has a mini-golf course (and other games) you can rent for a party or gathering at your house! They also offer Corn Hole, Yahtzee, Giant Checkers, and many other great party games. See their website for details.
Mini-golf day trip?
For a fun little day trip from Des Moines, consider Slideways in Knoxville. Not only do they have mini-golf, but they also have go-karts, food, and drinks too. While you’re there, stop by Lake Red Rock for more outdoor fun!