Freelance writer, mum of two who loves living in sunny Perth.
Published June 4th 2012
Mini golf is a great weekend activity for groups of friends or family and there are plenty of choices in and around Perth for you to choose from, so once you've got bored with one course; try another.
The Maze Located about 20 minutes east of Joondalup, the Maze is an amusement park of sorts featuring mazes, animals, picnic spots and mini golf. Do not be put off by the entrance fee, as if you are just after a spot of golf, you can just pay for your game. The course here is well set out, although you'll likely get annoyed by each holes' metal railings if the game isn't going your way. Adjacent to the course, there is a kid size chess board which the little ones seem to find amusing; moving the pieces around with no thought to the actual rules of chess.
A nice change to the standard mini golf is the 'Disc Golf 'course they have, where can you change your putter and ball for a frisbee and try to get your disc into the designated basket. This was lots of fun for our family. If you're wanting to make a morning out of it, try heading up there on a Sunday where you can partake in Breakfast with Koalas; a great family dining experience.
Calendenia Mini Golf Located an hour north of Perth, in the rural shire of Gingin, this cute mini golf is extremely well maintained and will provide you with a couple of hours of entertainment. There is a cafe onsite, serving an array of food options, including their famous Devonshire teas, so you can certainly make an afternoon or a morning of it. Also onsite (and dotted around the golf course) are some animals who are happy to be stroked and petted, and for a minimal cost, you can buy bags of food to feed the goats. I really recommend this one if you have kids with you.
Wanneroo Botanical Gardens and Mini Golf Located in Wanneroo, this mini golf course is just a delight to walk around. Situated in an tropical paradise of a botanical garden, this mini golf course is fabulously located, and I enjoy the fact that the course provides some tricky challenges and obstacles. There are two courses, and this works particularly well for when one course is busy, then you can bide your time on the other. This is a popular spot so either come early in the day or bring your patience for a peak hour visit. Don't forget to stop by the Leapfrog Cafe which is a great end (or start) to any mini golf game. Personal favourites are their chocolate brownies, their handcut chips and their woodfired pizzas are worth a taste. In the summer you can also grab a game of 'night mini golf' with last tee off at 6pm; just don't forget your mozzie repellent or you're going to be playing with an increasing number of bites.
This is such a great place to have a game of mini golf. The course provides a good array of mini golf challenges, in addition to some stunning displays of flowers and plants. In the Spring, particularly, the course is surrounded by a colourful cascade of floral life as well as some beautiful water features (where I kept losing my ball). This is a very popular spot and so I would say this is not a course for a toddler with little patience. Instead, save this for your slightly older kids who will be happy to wait for their turn and not get too frustrated. In addition to the beautiful mini golf course, the Oasis resort also homes the worlds first 18 hole super golf. Super golf is a perfect recreational option for those 6 years and up and involves the use of oversized clubs and bigger golf balls. This is not just one for the kids; we saw lots of groups of adults having a great competitive time on the super golf course.
Situated south of Mandurah, this mini golf site is well worth a visit, and there's lots to do once you've made the journey so it's well worth making an afternoon out of it. The mini golf is a 12 hole course making it ideal for small kiddies who don't have the attention span to commit to an 18 hole course. The course itself is a fairly easy one and quite small but this does mean that you don't have to walk too far which also works well if you are in a larger group as your party can spread out a little (but still see each other). Once you've finished your mini golf, there is plenty more activities to keep you entertained; take your choice from the miniature village, the mazes, the beautiful gardens in addition to a wonderful tea room.
Hope you're feeling inspired; now go sink some holes.
Hi Dayna, it's definitely still open. They close every Wednesday but other than this they are fully open for business. I've not been down for a few months, so just phoned to confirm and they said that they've not been closed so perhaps it was closed for holidays or similar. Thanks.