The Outer Banks of North Carolina is the perfect place to plan your vacation when family fun is the goal! There are many activities, festivals, and beaches to visit for your entertainment. One of the most popular activities for the whole family to enjoy on vacation is mini golf, and Outer Banks mini golf courses offer challenging play for everyone from the beginner to the novice. Many are pirate-themed and open seven days a week. Listed below are some of the best OBX mini golf courses.
1217 S Croatan Highway, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
For an exceptional experience, play mini golf at this indoor black light course. Destination fun has everything to entice you to a round of golf with friendly alien creatures, asteroids, flying saucers, and alien planets. You’ll feel as if you were in outer space playing an extraterrestrial game with your alien friends in the black lighting setting. For extra fun, combine your mini golf experience with Smuggler’s Cove, Bounce House laser tag, and the arcade.
6926 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959
This is a great course to visit when it’s really hot outside. The water misters will cool you off! With two 18-hole courses, you’ll have ample time to spend playing with Raptor and T-Rex dinosaurs. You can choose two different sides to play. One side, known as “Law of the Land,” warns not to ride, beat, or feed the animals. The animals being oversized cartoonish dinosaurs, look fierce as they guard canals, waterfalls, and peek around the ponds as you’re playing golf. You’ll be guided to the different posts by colored footprints for each dinosaur. The course is easy enough for kids, but requires a little skill for older folks. Playing mini golf with a view of Roanoke Sound and Manteo is an added plus!
1600 N Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
Looking for gold or diamonds? These two 18-hole mini golf courses offer the challenge to follow Professor Hacker, a noted archeologist, who came to the Outer Banks to search for the lost colony of Roanoke Island. He was looking for treasures that Blackbeard the Pirate had supposedly hidden. Professor found an old mining train, similar to the one you’ll take to the first holes. Be careful as you golf your way through the course as there is uneven terrain. It’s a great way to spend an afternoon hanging out with the Professor going through caves and under waterfalls.
3300 N Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
For something a little different for your family, try Go-Karts or bumper cars. At Paradise Fun Park, there is also a mini golf course. It’s a pirate themed course filled with a challenging putts surrounded by caves, waterfalls, pirate ships, and, of course, pirates. With the newest technology, you’re sure to be wowed! There’s also a bungee trampoline for those who want an extra rush of adrenaline.
6704 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959
Have you secretly wanted to be a pirate? Mutiny Bay is the place to play putt-putt golf with Billy Bowlegs and his pirate ship crew. You’ll feel as though you’re in another place and time at this is a beautifully landscaped, sound-side 18-hole course. Watch for cannons firing throughout the course and Billy’s warnings as you golf in the caves. There’s also an arcade with ice cream to visit when your round of golf is over. For your convenience, there’s a gift shop where you can purchase pirate flags, t-shirts, hats and other memorable items from Mutiny Bay. Make sure to visit their sister attraction, Full Throttle Speedway, located next door.
1159 Austin St, Corolla, NC 27927
Visit this 18-hole course with an indoor arcade, filled with all types of games for the family. Located in Corolla, the home of the legendary wild horses, this busy center is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. during the peak season. It’s a pirate themed park with skulls, waterfalls, and boulder. Spend a gorgeous day in the Outer Banks enjoying the great outdoors.
Corolla Adventure Golf
808 Ocean Trail, Corolla, NC 27927
Three 9-hole mini-golf courses themed around Corolla culture make for 27 holes of original OBX family fun. Corolla Adventure Golf offers challenging play for all ages, as well as the Spin Zone bumper cars! Open 7 days a week, in season, from 9 am to 11pm.
2914 S Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959
Inexpensive miniature golf course located across the street from a prime beach access site in Nags Head. Enjoy two, lighted, 18-hole courses themed around outer space and vibrantly-colored alien life! An original course with epic concrete creations that make for brilliant photo ops. Open seasonally.
50212 Trent Lake Ln, Frisco, NC 27936
Just south of Buxton, this low-key recreational facility features an 18-hole course in a natural environment situated around waterfalls and goldfish ponds. Keep the family fun going with go-kart tracks, bumper cars, an arcade, on-site concessions, and more. Open (in-season) from 11AM-11PM Monday through Saturday and 1-11PM on Sunday.
798K Sunset Blvd, Corolla, NC 27927
The “original Putt-Putt golf in Corolla” located at Kitty Hawk Water Sports in the heart of Corolla. The 18-hole mini-golf course winds through pristine landscapes with breathtaking water views. Corolla Watersports also offers paddleboats, kayak rentals, wave runners, parasailing, guided tours, boat rentals, and fishing trips into the Currituck Sound.
41001 NC-12, Avon, NC 27915
Hatteras Island is where you’ll find the Avon Fishing Pier that’s famous for its record breaking drums. Families enjoy trying their luck at fishing, but when they want to take a break, they head over to the beachfront 18-hole miniature golf course just a few feet away. It’s open seasonally, from Easter to Thanksgiving. A nearby restaurant is also open seasonally for your convenience. The pier house also has a gift shop where you’ll find postcards, trinkets, tackle, gear, and snacks.
Regardless of which Outer Banks miniature golf course you choose, you’ll have many wonderful memories to share with your family as you play your way around the challenging and wacky layouts! With the Outer Banks’ delightful weather year-round, anytime is a good time to visit for outdoor fun like this. Cozy, spacious vacation rentals in great spots like Kill Devil Hills, Hatteras, and Nags Head are all waiting to welcome you home!