Michigan is known for beautiful golf courses such as Arcadia Bluffs and Bay Harbor Golf Club, but you can also find unique courses around the state on a smaller level.
Michigan has many miniature golf courses with cool designs and spectacular views. From meticulous and quirky designs to views of the Straits of Mackinac, these courses are worth a visit.
Here’s a look at five of the state’s standout miniature golf courses.
Miners Falls Mini Golf
A rock cave, unique obstructions and plenty of water features can be found at Miners Fall Mini Golf in Munising.
There’s great attention to detail at the 18-hole course. The course has nine water obstacles, rivers, a pond, fountain and waterfall, according to its Facebook page.
The course also has ice cream flights to sweeten your visit.
Miners Fall Mini Golf typically opens Memorial Day weekend and closes Sept. 30, according to owner Josh Cole.
Where: 28 M-28, Munising
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Into the Woods Mini Golf and Gardens
TripAdvisor calls Into the Woods Mini Golf and Gardens in Copper Harbor quirky. That’s accurate.
Outhouses and toilets are part of the decor here. There are also miniature buildings, lighthouses and freighter at the 18-hole course.
You may even be joined for a hole or two by ducks that live on the property.
Adult beverages are allowed after 3 p.m. — but you’ll have to bring them yourself, and the course checks IDs.
The cost is $5 per person. Kids under 5 are free.
Where: 1028 Gratiot, Copper Harbor
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The Greens of Mackinac
The Greens of Mackinac on Mackinac Island doesn’t have any of the typical miniature golf course decorations. There are no obstacles to work around except for the slopes of the natural bent grass course.
You don’t need the decorations, however, because you’ll be too distracted by the beautiful view of the Straits of Mackinac.
The 18-hole putting course is located at Mission Point Resort.
After dusk, the course becomes Glow Golf with glow-in-the-dark golf balls, golf flag poles and neon glow sticks.
The course is open mid-May through September.
For Mission Point Resort guests, the cost to play is $12 for adults and $6 for children. For non-guests, it’s $15 for adults and $7.50 for children. Glow Golf is the same price for guests and non-guests: $16 for adults and $9 for children.
Where: 6633 Main St., Mackinac Island
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Willow Creek Golf & Sports Center
Surrounded by lush greenery, you’ll feel like you’re in the middle of the forest while miniature golfing at Willow Creek Golf & Sports Center in Lake Orion. Golfers can choose between two 18-hole courses — Sports Mountain or Walk in the Woods. Sports Mountain features a waterfall and Walk in The Woods is where you’ll get the forest feel. The cost is $7 per person for 18 holes, or $12 for 36 holes, according to the center’s website. Kids under 2 are free.
Where: 3120 S. Lapeer Road, Lake Orion
Cranbrook on the Green
No one has ever played miniature golf at Cranbrook on the Green because it’s still being built.
The Cranbook Art Museum’s new nine-hole miniature golf course is set to open to the public May 25 in Bloomfield Hills. All the artist-designed holes are inspired by a different element of Cranbook’s campus and history.
The course will be open 11 a.m. to sunset Wednesday through Sunday from May 25 through Sept. 25.
The cost: $15 for adults, $10 for ArtMembers and Detroit residents, and $8 for children under 12.
Visitors are highly encouraged to purchase tickets online in advance via the museum’s website. Each ticket also includes free admission to the museum’s galleries. Check-in for the course will be located on the Peristyle Plaza, near the main doors of the museum.
Where: 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills
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