Mini golf is a staple in most families' rotation of fun weekend activities, but in Houston, standing in the heat for an hour putting around a small plastic ball isn't always...a ball. Blacklight mini golf, on the other hand, combines the game with lovely air conditioning and lots of glow-in-the-dark fun. For more ideas on indoor family activities, check out our indoor fun guide for Houston kids.
Shankz Black Light Miniature Golf - The Woodlands
3091 College Park Drive, Ste. 270, The Woodlands
Shankz specializes in glow-in-the-dark fun. Its mini golf course has recently been updated with new designs and challenges and is best for kids ages 4 and up. You can expect games to take anywhere from 35 minutes to an hour. Other in-house blacklight games include Cannonball, which is an air cannon gaming system where you get to use souped up nerf guns, and Timefreak, which is essentially a larger than life game of whack-a-mole.
Palava Family Entertainment Center - Spring
3240 Spring Cypress Road, Spring
Blacklight mini golf is upstairs inside the large Palava entertainment facility, and it's perfect for kids as young as 3, but don't worry, there are challenging holes to contend with for the more seasoned mini golfer. And mini golf isn't the only blacklight adventure at Palava; catch a game of glow-in-the-dark laser tag while you're there.
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Area 21 Laser Tag Arena - Northwest Houston
4815 Highway 6, Houston
Area 21 is the laser tag and mini golf section of the massive Track 21 entertainment center. The "cosmic" miniature golf course is jungle-themed and features nine fun holes surrounded by glow-in-the-dark gorillas, lions, and giraffes.
Main Event - Webster
1125 Magnolia Avenue, Webster
This is the only Main Event in the Houston area that offers blacklight mini golf! (There are four others - in Katy, Shenandoah, Humble, and Stafford.) This course is perfect for even the most inexperienced mini golfers, and you get to rock out to (not too loud) music along the way.
Top photo courtesy of Main Event