Best Mini Golf in Bradenton/Sarasota

One of the most loved activities in Florida is sharpening up on your putt-putt game. After all, it takes skill to successfully navigate through green hills, turning windmills, and cascading waterfalls on the course! Forest Properties residents are in for a treat since the Sarasota and Bradenton areas are filled with year-round miniature golf courses. Pick up your favorite neon golf ball and club for a few rounds at one of these local favorites spots!

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Smuggler’s Cove

Let’s start off by highlighting one particular golf course that has not one, not two, but three locations near Forest Properties apartment buildings! Smuggler’s Cove is open 365 days a year between the hours of 9am-11pm, which gives avid mini golfers of Audubon Cove ample opportunity to squeeze in tee time. These courses feature 18 holes of adventure-style golf where players can navigate through caves, flowing waterfalls, friendly pirate ships, and even play alongside live alligators! In fact, each Smugglers location hosts an Educational American Alligator Exhibit which are home to 20-30 American Alligators.

  • Fort Myers: 17450 San Carlos Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach FL 33931
  • Sarasota: 3815 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota FL 34234
  • Bradenton: 2000 Cortez Road, West Bradenton FL 34207
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Evie’s Family Golf Center

While mini golf is a family friendly activity for all ages to enjoy, Evie’s Family Golf Center in Sarasota gives visitors the opportunity to perfect their swing. Besides maintaining an 18-hole handicapped-accessible Waterfall Adventure Mini-Golf Course, Evie’s features a 60-station driving range, chipping green, a putting green, and golfing lessons for putters of The Lexington who are looking to take it up a notch.

Good to Know: After a round or two of mini gold, check out Evie’s Wiffle Ball for a different type of swinging. And for those rainy Florida afternoons, Evie’s has a colorful indoor arcade.

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The Fish Hole

Residents of Ranch Lake are in for a swinging good time at The Fish Hole and their two locations in Bradenton Beach and Lakewood Ranch. This is another 18-hole adventure mini golf course. Besides maintaining the greens and tees, the course is filled with lush Florida plants, shaded misters to cool off under as you play, and a 3,000 gallon koi pond filled with colorful fish.

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Saturn 5 Family Entertainment

For an out-of-this-world golfing experience, residents of Forest Pointe are encouraged to check out the vibe of Saturn 5 Family Entertainment. Located in the Desoto Square Mall, this space offers 18 holes of blacklight mini golf. How cool! Be sure to wear neon colored or white clothing to brighten up your mini golf game on the course.

As with many family entertainment spots, Saturn 5 offers other activities for visitors of every age to check out. The arcade is filled with retro classics and modern marvel games, laser tag, an inflatable obstacle course, and big screen televisions. You’ll never run out of ideas on a rainy Florida day!

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