Where to Play Mini Golf in Westchester and the Hudson Valley

Enjoy some quality family time at the Castle Fun Center's mini-golf course.
Enjoy some quality family time at the Castle Fun Center's mini-golf course.
8/6/23 - By Marisa Iallonardo

Looking for the best mini golf in Westchester and the Hudson Valley? Read on for our top picks. 

Nothing says summertime family fun like a round of miniature golf. And there’s no need to limit this fun to the boardwalk; Westchester and the Hudson Valley offer numerous local destinations for whimsical putt-putt fun.

Read on for the roundup of our favorite mini-golf destinations, and for even more great activities, consult our Ultimate Westchester and Hudson Valley Kids Summer Vacation Guide, which includes our roundup of the best sprinkler parks and splash pads in the area. 


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Brookside Mini Golf has a big course, so get ready to putt.

1. Brookside Mini Golf – Yonkers

Housed inside Tibbetts Brook Park, this course underwent a major renovation a couple of years ago, with new obstacles, new greens, and updated landscaping. The fun, but still challenging,19-hole course is great for families with kids of all ages, including those as young as 3, who can use the toddler-sized clubs. Sink a hole-in-one on number 19 and there’s a prize coming your way! For food, you’ll find kid-friendly fare like pizza and nachos. It's open every day in the summer, from noon until dusk, and on weekends in the fall. Have a birthday coming up? You can also host a party at the course.

2. Homegrown Mini Golf at Kelder’s Farm – Kerhonkson

Consider making a day trip to this 200-year-old farm in Kerhonkson, where the family can pick everything from strawberries to broccoli, depending on the season. Purchase a daily farm pass that includes both produce-picking and assorted attractions, including mini-golf. Open from the end of April to the end of October, the course, which is a "tasting garden," features old-school farm equipment throughout. While playing, be sure to snap a picture with Chomsky—a 13-foot-6-inch garden gnome that used to hold the Guinness World Record for largest garden gnome. The farm also features a petting zoo, playground, jumping pillow, and more. Walk-ins pay a higher rate and are accommodated if availability allows. Ages 2 and under are free.

3. Overlook Golf & Recreation Center – Poughkeepsie

Looking for an evening activity? Check out the Overlook Golf & Recreation Center in Poughkeepsie, which has lights on its 18-hole course and is open from 10am-7pm daily. On the course, you'll find a gazebo, ponds, pretty rock features, and more. If you have little ones in your family you’re in luck: kids under 5 can try their hand at the game for FREE.

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One of the courses at the Castle can accommodate strollers, making it ideal for families with kids of all ages.

4.  The Castle Fun Center – Chester

The sprawling Castle Fun Center is packed with things to do for families, including a roller rink, go-karts, batting cages, an arcade, and two mini-golf courses. The two courses—The Dragon Slayer, which can accommodate strollers, and The Knight’s Revenge—are 18 holes each and have fun features like tunnels, a rope bridge, a large dragon, and, if you make it to the top of the castle, a great view. The courses are open from spring to fall, and there’s a snack stand with ice cream and drinks near the courses. Other food options, including a café and family-friendly pub, are in the main building.

5. DC Sports – Wappingers Falls

The 18-hole mini golf course at DC Sports in Wappingers Falls has lots of interesting features, including waterfalls, bridges, a castle, shipwrecks, and even fake animals that spray water at you. The course is open year-round, and, as long as there’s no snow, guests are welcome to play even on cold days. There’s a snack bar inside that sells kid-friendly fare like quesadillas, sliders, pizza, and wraps. Weather not so great? Kids (and adults!) can try their hand at indoor glow-in-the-dark mini-golf or virtual mini-golf.

6. Monster Mini Golf – Yonkers

If you and your kids enjoy some extreme theming with your mini golf, this indoor, glow-in-the-dark course is just for you. You will encounter animated monsters that move, talk, wiggle, and squawk at every twist and turn. The monster theming continues throughout the whole facility, which also includes mini bowling and an arcade. Afterward, enjoy a day of shopping and eating at Ridge Hill. Open daily at 11am.

7. Saxon Woods Park – White Plains

Enjoy a game of mini golf at this course located inside Saxon Woods Park in White Plains. The traditional course has fun, nature-like features, including fountains and more. Players are welcome every day in the summer from noon–8pm, and on weekends in September and October. Visit the website for current hours. Food, like hot dogs and hamburgers, is available, as are party packages.

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You don’t have to be a resident to play mini golf at Germonds Park in West Nyack.

8. Germonds Park – West Nyack

The mini golf course at Germonds Park in Clarkstown is run by the town’s Recreation & Parks department, but you don’t have to be a resident to play. The well-manicured course has lots of greenery and a waterfall, and is open from May to September. Plan to make regular visits throughout the season? Snag a coupon book that includes 10 passes for a discounted rate. Just note that the under-9 set has to be accompanied by a caregiver or a sibling who’s at least 12.

9. Yorktown Golf & Baseball Center – Mohegan Lake

You’ll find 14 acres of fun at this spot in Mohegan Lake, which includes batting cages and a covered driving range—along with an 18-hole mini golf course. Open every day in the spring and summer, the course has features like waterfalls, greenery, and more. There are picnic tables and tents on the premises, where you can take a break or check out the food selection, which includes ice cream and snacks.

10. Red Rooster Drive-In and Mini Golf – Brewster

Opened in 1963, this retro-themed drive-in features a classic miniature golf course, open seasonally and subject to weather. Afterward, stay for the food, as Red Rooster is well-known for its burgers, shakes, and ice cream. You can eat in their large dining room or enjoy a little sunshine on their outdoor deck. Adults are $8 and children $6, and party packages are available as well. Hours are 10am to midnight. 

This post was updated in 2023 by Tom Stefanchik.

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