Your Guide to Mini Golf

Last month we featured some of Myrtle Beach's most famous and challenging 18-hole championship golf courses. This month, we'll look at a more family oriented affair, Myrtle Beach's many miniature golf courses. Miniature golf, or putt-putt golf, is fun for the whole family because it's perfect for all skill levels. Nearly all of Myrtle Beach's miniature golf facilities are lighted. Skip the ice cream after dinner, treat yourself to putt-putt, and burn a few extra cals while you're at it.

Treasure Island Mini Golf (4801 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577)

Treasure Island is a fifteen minute drive north on Kings Highway. This course is as much of a classic as Robert Lewis Stevenson's great novel. Its website boasts that Treasure Island is one of the oldest courses in the country. Try not to three putt these steep up and down hills. Enjoy the views of tall palm trees and waterfalls. Beware of a cannonballs fired from the pirate ship!

Jungle Safari Mini Golf (71st Ave. North and Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC)

Jungle Safari is five minutes farther north than Treasure Island, though still conveniently located on Kings Highway. No jeep required to experience the various habitats and open landscapes of the African continent. Putt through the savanna and watch for lurking lions, hyenas, zebras, and giraffes.

Mt. Alanticus (707 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC)

Putt-putt junkies say Mt. Atlanticus is the most challenging course around. It's the closest to Sun and Sand resort, just ten minutes north. This course is literally out of this world, featuring aliens and minotaurs. Mt. Atlanticus features a bonus hole, number 19, a virtually impossible shot across a two-inch wide green. But if you make it, you'll receive a lifetime gift certificate and your picture on the wall of fame.

Arrive early to beat the heat. Or arrive late -- all the courses we featured are open until 11 PM in the summer. Pick your favorite colored golf ball and enjoy!

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