Mini Golf Lancaster

June 15, 2023

If you think mini golf is just for kids, you haven’t gone miniature golfing in Lancaster PA!!  I’m here to tell you that taking a detour from all the typical Amish attractions to play a round of mini golf at the Village Greens Golf Club or one of these other amazing mini golf venues will turn out to be the highlight of your Lancaster PA vacation.  Don’t believe me?!  Give it a try!!!  I’m right on this one!  I predict you'll return home with stories of something new and fun you discovered in Lancaster PA.

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Best of the Best Mini Golf in Lancaster

Anyone who’s a connoisseur of putt putt golf venues is going to be FLOORED by the mini golf courses we’ve dubbed the “best of the best”!  These courses are next-level miniature golf.  They include natural terrain that’s diverse and interesting, creeks, waterfalls, streams, gorgeous landscaping, challenging holes and amazing views.  There’s nothing “kitchy” about these Lancaster mini golf clubs, they’re 100% seriously cool!  At these courses, you’ll wonder if the botanical garden designer took a wrong turn and ended up at a mini golf course & just went to work anyway!!


#1:  Village Greens Miniature Golf and Snack Shoppe | 1444 Village Rd, Strasburg | Website

water trees and golf
Source: Historic Smithton Inn

The Village Greens Golf Club is hands-down our favorite mini golf course EVER.  Their location is in the heart of “Amish Country”, but it’s off the beaten track.  There are two courses set on 13 acres of wooded countryside.  The Orange Course has 18 holes (45 min play time) and is the more traditional of the courses.  The Gold Course has 23 holes (1.5 hours play time) is challenging and showcases natural obstacles throughout including babbling brooks, waterfalls and mature trees.  No matter which course you choose at the Village Green Golf Club, you’ll be wow’d by the wonderful setting.


#2:  The Shack Restaurant & Mini Golf | 662 S Oak St, Manheim | Website

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Source: The Shack Mini Golf Facebook Page

This is one of the most challenging and long (in a good way) mini golf courses you’ll ever play.  The course is in a park-like setting, surrounded by trees and inhabited by plenty of cute little woodland creatures.  After your round of golf, stay for lunch or dinner in The Shack, where you can enjoy delicious burgers, cheese steaks, fries etc… and ICE CREAM!


#3  Waters Edge Mini Golf | 230 N Ronks Rd, Bird in Hand | Website

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Source: Waters Edge Mini Golf Facebook Page

Waters Edge Mini Golf is in the heart of Amish attractions in Bird and Hand, PA.  The course is surrounded by Amish farmland and even has a petting zoo across the street.  There are two courses to choose from at Waters Edge Miniature Golf:  the Boat Course and the Nature Course.  Both are fun, well shaded and offer interesting/challenging obstacles.   The fish-stocked-lake at the center of the courses is a nice touch.


More Great PA Miniature Golf Venues

Not to be overshadowed by our “top picks”, #4-7 in this collection of mini golf courses in PA are still really solid options.  The course designers put great thought into creating interesting, challenging holes with fun obstacles and excellent atmosphere.  If you’ve already got some other activity planned near one of these putt putt golf courses, don’t hesitate to play a round to make a full day of it!


#4:  Boulders Miniature Golf Mountville | 312 Primrose Ln, Mountville | Website

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Source: Boulders Miniature Golf Facebook Page

As you can imagine by the name, there are lots of boulders defining the space at this mini golf course.  Along with boulders you’ll find streams, ponds, waterfalls and 7 footbridges you cross over as you navigate the 19 hole course.  Definitely plan to reward yourself to a delicious scoop of ice cream at Scoops Ice Cream & Grill when you’ve finished up your mini golf outing.


#5:  Pelvo’s Putt Putt (Overlook Falls Mini Golf) | 605 Granite Run Dr, Lancaster | Website

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Source: The Barn at Stoner Commons Facebook Page

Remarkably, this putt putt golf course is open YEAR ROUND!!  (Note:  they don’t do snow removal and water features may be turned off during winter months).  The course has 18 holes.  When you arrive, head over to the Stoner Grill where you’ll pay for your round of mini-golf.  When you’ve finished playing this beautifully landscaped miniature golf course, grab a bite to eat at the Stoner Grill, a full service restaurant with great outdoor patio.


#6:  Lost Treasure Golf | 2521 E Lincoln Hwy, Ronks, PA| Website

Source: Discover Lancaster

Lost Treasure is a chain of mini golf courses (10) located in tourist destinations up and down the east coast.  There are two fun 18 hole courses where you will travel through caves and volcanoes, over waterfalls, and around cliffs as you search for Professor Hacker’s “Lost Treasure”. In addition there’s a maze you can navigate for some extra adventure.  Lost Treasure Mini Golf is conveniently located along Route 30 in the heart of Amish tourist attractions.  If you find yourself in the area, it’s definitely worth playing a round.


#7:  Mt. Gretna Miniature Golf | PA-117, Mt Gretna | Website

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Source: Mount Gretna Miniature Golf

Mount Gretna Mini Golf is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day.  While this course isn’t nearly as well-kept as Village Greens, every hole is difficult and creative, making it super-fun for putt putt golfers.  Rather than grumbling about the TLC needed to bring this course back to its full potential, we hope you’ll enjoy the true, deep down beauty of the course and Mount Gretna in general (ie:  Jigger Shop, the Hideaway, the Lake, you get the idea!).


Combine Bowling with Mini Golf

Sometimes you can’t decide between indoor & outdoor activities and for those occasions, we offer you this option.  How about combining mini golf with bowling?!  If that sounds like a fun plan to you, here’s where you should go:

#8:  Leisure Lanes Mini Golf & Driving Range (Safari Mini Golf) | 3440 Columbia Ave, Lancaster | Website

#9:  Dutch Gardens Mini Golf | 4311 Oregon Pike, Ephrata | Website


Multi-Sports Family Fun Centers

A round of mini golf is a blast to combine with other fun activities like batting cages, go cart racing, laser tag, arcades and bumper boats, right?!!!  Here are some venues where you can experience a full day of active fun that includes mini golf.

#10:  High Sports Family Fun Center | 727 Furnace Hills Pike, Lititz | Website

#11:  Adventure Sports (Hershey) | 3010 Elizabethtown Rd, Hershey | Website


Plan Your Overnight Stay at the Historic Smithton Inn

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Historic Smithton Inn B&B

Choose the Smithton Inn as home base for all your Lancaster County adventures!  Our historic B&B gets great reviews and was recently voted the #1 Bed and Breakfast in Lancaster County!  

king bed Guests choose from one of 9 guest rooms and suites, all with private ensuite bathrooms, working fireplaces (in-season), luxurious linens & toiletries, screaming fast WiFi and internet-connected TVs.  An extra bonus for Historic Smithton Inn guests in an on-site wine bar with live music and dinner that’s open on weekends.

Each morning guests wake to the smell of a delicious home-cooked breakfast prepared just for you!  Breakfast is served from 8 – 10 am and you’ll be seated at a private table.  Enjoy a plated full breakfast, plus fresh fruit, muffins, juice, coffee etc, then set off on a day of fun!

Book Now to reserve your getaway today!

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