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.

Maine has several places where you can play a round of mini golf, several with ice cream stands, so you can celebrate your victory, or embarrassing defeat, with a cone or sundae.

Happy putting!

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 6 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday
COST: $8 (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: 207-200-8008, cardinalcoveme.wixsite.com/website
HOURS: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday
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 you with. Swing by the Bee Wild Farmacy shop after your game.

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 7 p.m. daily
COST: $8, $6 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.

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Photo courtesy of Gifford’s

GIFFORD’S MINI GOLF & BATTING
WHERE: 170 Silver St., Waterville
CONTACT INFO: 207-861-4650, giffordsicecream.com/scoop-stands/waterville
HOURS: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily
COST: $7, half-off on Tuesdays, $6 for 62-plus and military, 5 and under free.
DETAILS: A classic mini golf course that also has batting cages ($1 for one token, $5 for six, 10 pitches per token) and an ice cream stand.

Photo courtesy of The Hermit’s Adventure

THE HERMIT’S ADVENTURE MINI GOLF
WHERE: Desert of Maine, 95 Desert Road, Freeport
CONTACT INFO: 207-250-2550, desertofmaine.com/mini-golf
HOURS: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday
COST: $10, $9 for 12 and under
DETAILS: The newly-opened 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.

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 8 p.m. daily for golf (noon to 9 p.m. for ice cream)
COST: $8, $7 seniors, $6 for ages 11 and under, 4 and under free with adult, $4 for replays
DETAILS: An impeccably landscaped course with several water features.

Photo courtesy of Mountain View Golf Range

MOUNTAIN VIEW GOLF RANGE
WHERE: 1569 Main St. (Route 109), Sanford
CONTACT INFO: 207-324-0436, mountainviewgolfrange.com
HOURS: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday
COST: $8.50, $6 for ages 12 and under
DETAILS: In addition to a nifty mini-golf course, there’s also a driving range, batting cages, an arcade and a snack bar with treats, including Slush Puppies and novelty ice cream.

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: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily
COST: $9.95, $8.50 for ages 4-12, 3 and under free; for 36 holes, $14.95, $13.95 for ages 4-12
DETAILS: This is a pirate-themed, landscaped course featuring waterfalls. Udder Heaven Ice Cream is next door.

PIRATE’S COVE ADVENTURE GOLF
WHERE: 71 1st St., Old Orchard Beach
CONTACT INFO: 207-934-5086, piratescove.net
HOURS: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily
COST: $9.50, $8.50 for ages 4-12, 3 and under free; for 36 holes, $13.50, $12.50 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: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, noon to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.
COST: $12.75, $9.75 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.

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: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily
COST: $10, $9 for ages 5-12, $3 for ages 3 and 4
DETAILS: The course features a replica schooner and lighthouse, and there’s an ice cream stand.

SEACOAST ADVENTURE
WHERE: 930 Roosevelt Trail (Route 302), Windham
CONTACT INFO: 207-892-5952, seacoastadventure.com
HOURS: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
COST: $10, $7.50 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.


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