East Potomac Mini Golf is an oldie-but-goodie course, which has catered to generations. Photo courtesy of East Potomac Mini Golf
East Potomac Mini Golf is an oldie-but-goodie course, which has catered to generations. Photo courtesy of East Potomac Mini Golf

Great Mini Golf Courses in and Near Washington DC

Teeny tiny pencils, brightly colored golf balls, windmills, waterfalls, and more whimsical obstacles await at these mini golf courses. For many families, mini golf is a quintessential spring and summer activity, and summer 2020 is no exception. What better way to while away this strange time than chasing a ball around outside on artificial grass?

In its heyday —about a century ago!—there were more than 30 mini golf courses in the District, and the sport was a major craze. Of that abundance, only one remains in town: The historic East Potomac Mini Golf, which opened in spring of 1931. But, there are several within easy driving distance and worthy of a half-day trip.

This summer, mini golf courses are all observing COVID-19 protocols, with extra sanitation, online prepaid tee times, mask requirements, and lots of social distancing. Click through to the individual websites for more information and to pay your greens fees before heading out.

Read on for more than a dozen mini golf spots in Washington DC and beyond, and check out all the other summer fun we've found from day trips to drive-in movies and plenty of stay-at-home options, too.

East Potomac Golf Course
972 Ohio Dr SW
Washington, DC 20024

Upton Hill Regional Park
6060 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22205

Cameron Run Regional Park
4001 Eisenhower Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22304

Dulles Golf Center
21593 Jesse Court
Sterling, VA 20166

Burke Lake Park
12000 Government Center Pkwy
Fairfax , VA 22035

Pohick Bay Regional Park
6501 Pohick Bay Drive
Lorton, VA 22079

The Magic Putting Place
8902 Mathis Avenue
Manassas, VA 20110

Bohrer Park
514 South Frederick Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Laurel Golf Center
9801 Ft Meade Road
Laurel, MD 20707

Rocky Gorge Mini Golf
8445 Old Columbia Road
Laurel, MD 20723

South Germantown Park
18056 Central Park Circle
Boyds, MD 20841

Monster Mini Golf - Chantilly
14130 Sullyfield Circle
Chantilly, VA

Monster Mini Golf - Gaithersburg
514 S Frederick Ave
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Monster Mini Golf - Jessup
7351 Assateague Dr #380
Jessup, MD 20794
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