Mini Golf in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge: The Top 5 Courses
No vacation in Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains is complete without a game of mini golf! Whether you’re planning a date with your sweetheart or some fun with the whole family, a game of putt putt is always a good choice. To help you make the most of your next getaway, Acorn Cabin Rentals has put together a guide to the top five places to play mini golf in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.
1. Gatlin’s Smoky Mountain Fun
Located at the Reagan Terrace Mall, Gatlin’s Smoky Mountain Fun offers awesome mini golf in the heart of the city. Gatlin’s boasts two superb 18 hole outdoor courses: the Old Town Square, which is themed around Gatlinburg’s history, and the Old Mountain Trail, which is inspired by the Great Smoky Mountains. In addition to these outdoor courses, Gatlin’s also features Blacklight Golf, a fantastic indoor course that you can play rain or shine. If you plan on playing putt putt throughout your vacation, consider taking advantage of Gatlin’s Unlimited Golf Package, which includes as many games as you can fit into your trip.
2. Professor Hacker’s Lost Treasure Golf
Professor Hacker’s Lost Treasure Golf is a memorable mini golf experience that is inspired by the exploits of the fictional archeologist and explorer Professor Duffer A. Hacker. Guests at Professor Hacker’s will begin their adventure with a ride on an “old mining train”, which takes you to the first holes. The two 18 hole courses at Professor Hacker’s are filled with fun scenery, including caves, volcanoes, and pyramids. Be sure to pay close attention when you get to the Mystery Hole, because a hole-in-one will earn you a free game!
3. Hillbilly Golf
Hillbilly Golf is another one of the best places to enjoy a game of mini golf in Gatlinburg. Taking inspiration from Appalachia’s stereotypical “hillbilly” past, this popular putt putt destination offers two 18 hole courses that are filled with old tractors, moonshine stills, and outhouses. Hillbilly Golf features a unique location on the top of a mountainside and even offers a fun incline rail that takes guests to the beginning of the two courses. It’s easy to see why Hillbilly Golf has been a beloved institution in Gatlinburg for over 45 years!
4. Pirate Golf at MagiQuest
Perfect for a rainy day, Pirate Golf is an 18 hole indoor mini golf course located inside the MagiQuest castle. As you may have guessed by its name, Pirate Golf is set in a Caribbean pirate village and features a sunken ship, a giant skull, and an appearance by Blackbeard himself. Pirate Golf is lit with a black light, which gives the course a very memorable design. MagiQuest allows guests to bundle multiple activities for one low price, so you may want to take advantage of the other excellent attractions at the castle when you visit to play putt putt.
5. Ripley’s Davy Crockett Mini Golf
Ripley’s Davy Crockett Mini Golf is home to two excellent courses that are themed around the pioneer days when Davy Crockett was exploring the hills of Tennessee. The courses at Ripley’s are great for kids, as they feature cartoon characters, fun sound effects, and moving scenery. Players have the chance to win a free game on the 18th hole if they can end their game with a hole-in-one.
When you stay with Acorn Cabin Rentals, you will be near all of the wonderful places to play mini golf in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Our cabins come with your choice of wonderful amenities, including mountain views, hot tubs, wireless internet, game rooms, theater rooms, and swimming pool access. With everything from 1 bedroom cabins to 8 bedroom cabins, we are guaranteed to have the perfect accommodations for your escape. To start planning your vacation, browse our selection of cabins in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge!
Jason Fishman is a writer and editor specializing in history, dining, travel and tourism. In his spare time, he enjoys science fiction, breakfast food and bad puns.