Top 5: Myrtle Beach’s Best Putt-Putt Golf Courses

December 23, 2009

mini golf.jpgSure Myrtle Beach is home to the nation’s largest selection of golf courses, but the fun doesn’t stop there for those you who can’t put the putter down. The Grand Strand is also home to 50 putt-putt golf courses, including some of the world’s best.

If you have a better chance of winning money on a miniature golf course, here are the Myrtle Beach area’s five best:

1. Hawaiian Rumble: The North Myrtle Beach course hosts the Masters of mini golf every year and is widely regarded as the world’s best course. One word of caution, Hawaiian Rumble might be the world’s best, but it isn’t the easiest! Bring your A game.


2. Mayday Golf – This 36-hole miniature golf beauty is among North Myrtle Beach’s most recognizable facilities due to the big yellow airplane that is “crashing,” hence the Mayday name. Both courses, Mayday Mountain and Rescue Falls, which features a large helicopter, are worth playing.

3. Cancun Lagoon – The Mayan themed course in Myrtle Beach includes a faux temple and, just as importantly during the summer months, Cancun Lagoon has air conditioning. Its sister layouts Moulton Mountain and Mutiny Bay, carry-on the tropical theme and are worth playing as well.

4. Captain Hook’s Adventure Golf – Located in the heart of Myrtle Beach, Captain Hook’s Adventure Golf has two courses that feature pirates, animated crocodiles, smoking skulls and more. It’s a perfect environment to win a couple a dollars from your buddies, and the fact that it’s a wedge shot from 5 O’Clock Somewhere is an added bonus.

5. Dragon’s Lair – Sure Sir Alfred, the fire-breathing dragon that comes out every 30 minutes, is an attraction, but the popularity of Dragon’s Lair is all about location.  With two courses located at Broadway at the Beach, Dragon’s Lair allows players to walk to their choice of restaurants, bars or nightclubs. It’s a win-win for everyone.

Most Myrtle Beach golfers save their putting for the area’s best bentgrass and bermuda greens, but your odds of a hole-in-one are much higher on a putt-putt course!

Who Did We Miss?!

If we missed one of your favorites, by all means, let your fellow Myrtle Beach golfers know in the comments below!

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