When it comes to quintessential summer fun, few activities are as satisfying and nostalgia-inducing as an old-fashioned round of mini golf. Whether you’re playing as a couple, with a posse of friends or with little ones in tow, mini golf is the ticket to a guaranteed good time, regardless of your skill level.

Check out these mini golf courses from Acton to Auburn and beyond. Several of them have ice cream stands, so you can celebrate your victory or cushion your defeat with a treat.


Photo courtesy of Big Adventure Mini Golf in Bethel

BIG ADVENTURE COVE MINI GOLF 

WHERE: 12 North Road, Bethel
CONTACT INFO: 207-824-0860, bigadventureminigolf.com
HOURS: Noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday (Memorial Day to Columbus Day)
COST: $9 (cash only)
DETAILS: The course is both challenging and scenic with plenty of water features, trees and even a covered bridge. Finish off your round with an ice cream.


Photo courtesy of Cardinal Cove Mini Golf Center in Rockport

CARDINAL COVE MINI GOLF CENTER

WHERE: 773 Commercial St., Rockport
CONTACT INFO: 207-200-7273, cardinalcoveme.wixsite.com
HOURS: Wednesday through Sunday (check website for summer hours)
COST: $5, $4 for ages 5-17, free under 5
DETAILS: The 40-year-old course is landscaped with edible and medicinal plants, and if you spot a chicken while you’re putting, you can feed it with the grain Cardinal Cove provides. Swing by the Bee Wild Farmacy shop after your game.

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Photo courtesy of Dolphin Mini Golf in Boothbay

DOLPHIN MINI GOLF

WHERE: 510 Wiscasset Road, Boothbay
CONTACT INFO: 207-633-4828, on Facebook
HOURS: Noon to 8 p.m. daily
COST: $10, $8 for ages 4-12, 3 and under free
DETAILS: Dolphin is a nautical-themed course that also has an ice cream hut and shell museum on the premises.


Photo courtesy of Gifford’s

GIFFORD’S MINI GOLF & BATTING

WHERE: 170 Silver St., Waterville
CONTACT INFO: 207-861-4650, giffordsicecream.com
HOURS: 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily
COST: Call for current prices; Tuesdays are half off
DETAILS: A classic mini golf course that will be adding five new holes over the summer. Plus, it has an ice cream stand.


GIFFORD’S MINI GOLF 

WHERE: 307 Madison Ave., Skowhegan
CONTACT INFO: 207-474-6238, giffordsicecream.com
HOURS: 3-7:30 p.m. Friday; noon to 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
COST: $9, two for the price of one on Tuesdays, $8.10 for 62-plus and military, 3 and under free.
DETAILS: The ice cream stand is open from noon until 8:30 p.m. daily, so get a scoop before or after you play.

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GOLF OF MAINE MARINE ADVENTURES

WHERE: 55 Main St., Southwest Harbor
CONTACT INFO: 207-266-7560, golfofmaine.com
HOURS: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday
COST: $12, 4 and under free
DETAILS: This educational mini-golf experience teaches guests about the Gulf of Maine. The 18-hole course, which is located minutes from Acadia National Park, offers views of  Mount Desert Island, fountains and a waterfall.


Photo courtesy of The Hermit’s Adventure

HERMIT’S ADVENTURE MINI GOLF

WHERE: Desert of Maine, 95 Desert Road, Freeport
CONTACT INFO: 207-250-2550, desertofmaine.com/mini-golf
HOURS: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday
COST: $12, $11 for 12 and under
DETAILS: The course has water features, challenging holes and sculptures that incorporate the desert’s history. Enjoy 50% off same-day replays. The Oasis snack bar has several treats, including kettle corn, penny candy and ice cream.


JUNGLE ADVENTURE 3D MINI GOLF

WHERE: 29 Old Orchard St., Old Orchard Beach
CONTACT INFO: 207-937-6020, https://jungleadventureminigolf.com/
HOURS: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekends; 4-8 p.m. Friday
COST: $14, $11 for ages 12 and under, seniors, military
DETAILS: This indoor, air-conditioned mini-golf course is glow-in-the-dark and 3D-optional; 3D glasses are $2. Arcade games are also available.

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Photo courtesy of Martel’s 

MARTEL’S ICE CREAM & MINI GOLF 

WHERE: 757 Portland Road (Route 1), Saco
CONTACT INFO: 207-283-1775, martelsicecream.com/mini-golf
HOURS: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday for golf; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday for golf (noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday for ice cream; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday through Sunday for ice cream)
COST: $10, $9 seniors and military, $8 for ages 11 and under, 4 and under free with adult, $5 for replays
DETAILS: Choose between the new Maine Getaway or classic Serenity Falls courses. Maine Getaway features Maine-themed obstacles like a lobster, bear and lighthouse. The Serenity Falls course is impeccably landscaped with several water features, including a waterfall and river.


Owners Jeremy and Michelle Purington putt around Wednesday at Moose Mountain Adventure Park in Richmond. The couple is opening the 18-hole miniature golf course off Interstate 295 on July 1. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

MOOSE MOUNTAIN ADVENTURE PARK

WHERE: 663 Main St., Richmond
CONTACT INFO: 207-737-9811, moosemountainpark.com
HOURS: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 4-8 p.m. Friday
COST: $13, $11 for 12 and under, seniors and military, $6 replay, 2 and under free
DETAILS: Eighteen new holes will be added to the course this season, doubling the size of the course, with features like an eagle’s nest, campfire hole, fisherman and a lobster shack. Hershey’s ice cream and cold beverages will be sold, and there may be food trucks visiting the parking lot.


Photo courtesy of Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf

PIRATE’S COVE ADVENTURE GOLF

WHERE: 368 State Highway 3, Bar Harbor
CONTACT INFO: 207-288-2133, piratescove.net
HOURS: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily
COST: $10.50, $9.50 for ages 4-12, 3 and under free; for 36 holes, $16, $14 for ages 4-12
DETAILS: This is a pirate-themed, landscaped course featuring waterfalls. Udder Heaven Ice Cream is next door.

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PIRATE’S COVE ADVENTURE GOLF

WHERE: 70 First St., Old Orchard Beach
CONTACT INFO: 207-934-5086, piratescove.net
HOURS: Call for current hours
COST: $10.50, $9.50 for ages 4-12, 4 and under free; for 36 holes, $14.50, $13.50 for ages 4-12
DETAILS: This is a pirate-themed, landscaped course featuring waterfalls and located a stone’s throw from the ocean.


Photo courtesy of Raptor Falls Mini Golf & Ice Cream

RAPTOR FALLS MINI GOLF & ICE CREAM

WHERE: 1912 Portland Road, Arundel
CONTACT INFO: 207-467-3131, raptorfalls.com
HOURS: Noon to 7 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday; noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday
COST: $14, $11 for 12 and under, seniors and military, 2 and under free; $6 for replays
DETAILS: This course features life-like animatronic dinosaurs and a volcano. There’s also an ice cream stand.


ROY’S ALL STEAK HAMBURGERS & GOLF CENTER

WHERE: 2514 Turner Road, Auburn
CONTACT INFO: 207-782-2801, roysgolf.com
HOURS: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily (11 a.m. to 7 p.m. for the restaurant)
COST: $8
DETAILS: There’s plenty to do with batting cages, a driving range and disc golf all at Roy’s Turner Road location. Plus, hamburgers, fries, hot dogs and ice cream.

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Photo courtesy of Schooner Miniature Golf & Ice Cream

SCHOONER MINIATURE GOLF & ICE CREAM

WHERE: 58 Ocean Park Road, Saco
CONTACT INFO: 207-284-6174, schoonerminigolf.net
HOURS: Call for summer hours
COST: $12.50, $10.50 for ages 4-12, military, 3 and under free
DETAILS: The course features a replica schooner and lighthouse, and there’s an ice cream stand and beer.


SEACOAST ADVENTURE

WHERE: 930 Roosevelt Trail (Route 302), Windham
CONTACT INFO: 207-892-5952, seacoastadventure.com
HOURS: 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends
COST: $10.50 (58″ and taller), $8.50 for seniors and kids under 58″, free for kids under 40″
DETAILS: Along with a classic course, you can also drive go-karts, ride the Sky Swing and have a blast at the Shipwreck Cove water playground at Seacoast Adventure. The Deck House Tavern serves a pub-style menu along with cocktails.


STEAMBOAT LANDING

WHERE: 15 Steamboat Landing Road, Naples
CONTACT INFO: 207-303-7023, steamboatlandingminigolf.com
HOURS: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Weekends; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday (starting Memorial Day weekend)
COST: $9.75, $8.50 for ages 4-12, 65-plus and active military, 3 and under free when with adult, $3 replay
DETAILS: The Maine-themed course offers holes that feature a classic New England-covered bridge, historic Fort Western and a Maine Black Bear.

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Kirk Minihane takes a shot during the first round of Maine Mini Golf Tour’s Spring Fling tournament at Tabers Miniature Golf in Auburn. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

TABERS

WHERE: 470 Lake Shore Drive, Auburn
CONTACT INFO: 207-784-2521, tabersgolf.com
HOURS: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily
COST: $9, $8 for seniors and kids 12 and under, ages 3 and under free, $4 replays
DETAILS: This fun and challenging course overlooking Lake Auburn also offers a driving range and restaurant with plenty of picnic tables.


WICKY RALPH’S

WHERE: 1542 Route 109, Acton
CONTACT INFO: 844-364-5433, wickyralph.com
HOURS: 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (extended hours, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily later in the summer)
COST: $10, $8 for 65-plus and kids under 8, ages 2 and under free
DETAILS: This dog-themed course is located at the Grammy Rose Dog Rescue & Sanctuary. Ice cream is available, and proceeds help support the sanctuary.


WONDER MOUNTAIN FUN PARK

WHERE: 270 Post Road, Wells
CONTACT INFO: 207-646-9655, wondermountainfunpark.com
HOURS: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily (hours are subject to change, so make sure to check the website for up-to-date hours)
COST: $14, $10 ages 4-11 and 65-plus, $6 replays or second course
DETAILS: Choose between the two courses, Mountain Mania and Nautical Nightmare; both have play-through caves and waterfalls.

Vaughn Vial and Emily Hedegard contributed to this report.


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