Not Just For Kids

I don’t know about you, but something about vacation and mini golf go hand in hand.  Honestly, it’s one thing we look for when booking a vacation.  So, we’ve put together this round up of mini golf in Lancaster, to make your vacation that much better.

Courses Closest to Carriage Corner

Water’s Edge

photo of the walking path at waters edge mini golf lancaster

Photo courtesy of Water’s Edge

Located just four miles from Carriage Corner in the lovely town of Bird-in-Hand, Water’s Edge mini golf is a hidden gem of a course. With two lighted, 18-hole courses that meander through either trees and waterfalls or boats and ponds you’re sure to have an evening of fun and relaxation!

Water’s Edge also has a spacious snack bar where you can enjoy an ice cream cone. Or wander over to the petting zoo where you can feed the goats, chickens and a llama! All while enjoying a beautiful outdoor setting.

The secret to this hidden gem is that it’s open until 9p every day of the week – yep, including Sunday! Their hours vary over the year, but during the summer they are open until 9 Daily.

Lost Treasure Mini Golf & Maze

The next closest course to Carriage Corner is Lost Treasure located on Lincoln Highway just east of 896 at a whopping 6 miles away.  A pirate theme might seem strange, but here’s the logic behind it:

In 1916 young Professor Duffer A. Hacker began a search for treasure and artifacts in the Lancaster area. One rumor was that there were stashes of gold and jewels buried east of the Conestoga. Hacker’s research revealed that Lancaster was the capital of the new United States for one day in September 1777, before the Continental Congress escaped over the Susquehanna to safety. When the British invaded Philadelphia in 1777 the “Signers” fled west. Fearing capture or loss crossing The Conestoga River, one “Signer” lagged behind and buried his very heavy load near a purple leaved tree. Follow Professor Hacker on his expeditions and see if you can find the treasure supposedly hidden near a tree with purple leaves. If you are feeling extra adventurous be sure to attempt to escape the maze Professor Hacker also discovered on his journey. We hope you enjoy this Lancaster mini golf course!

Lost Treasure not only has 2 courses to chose from, they also have a maze! Take yourself to Lost Treasure daily between 9 am and 11pm and have an A-Mazing time!

Village Greens Miniature Golf

Borrowed from Village Greens website because it’s just so good:

hole 11 at Village Greens mini golf lancaster

photo courtesy of village greens

Here at Village Greens Miniature Golf, we like to think of ourselves as something more than just your typical mini-golf course.  Nestled in the beautiful Pennsylvania countryside just west of Strasburg, we have the perfect setting for an amazing golf course.  Both of our courses offer something unique, from golfing in mature woods surrounded by colorful flowers to listening to

the gurgle of a rushing stream as it makes its way through our miniature mill’s waterwheel.  Keep your eyes open and you’ll see fish, turtles, and many smiles coming from the happy golfers you encounter.  We are proud to be locally owned and family operated.  It makes a difference that our customers can see.  Come out today to relax, get some fresh air, and have a great time!

Village Greens is a little bit further than the first two courses coming in at a whopping 8.7 miles of scenic driving from Carriage Corner to Village Greens.  Depending on the route you take and the time of day, the drive will take roughly 20 minutes.  Once you arrive, you’ll have to choose between the 18 hole orange course and the 23 hole Gold Course.  If it were me, I’d go for the Gold!  Village Greens has a snack bar and their hours vary so check their website before you drive over.  Like the other courses mentioned, Village Greens is open on Sunday.  What we particularly love about this course is that in the heat of the summer, it’s cool and shady in it’s lovely mature woods.

Let’s Drive a Little Farther for Mini Golf Lancaster

Dutch Lanes

Is both mini golf and bowling.  Located just 11 miles from Carriage Corner in Ephrata.  You can’t go wrong at a place that has bowling and mini golf.  And check out their Wednesday specials!

Pevlo’s Putt Putt

Located in Stoner Commons, Pevlo’s Putt Putt is the furthest away from Carriage Corner at 13 miles and is open when Stoner Grille is open.  Pelvo’s Putt Putt @ Stoner Commons boasts an 18-hole miniature golf course that is challenging and fun for all ages. Our hours and rates are below.  Enjoy putting around a beautifully landscaped course with water features, a natural rock waterfall, lively streams and ponds with one boasting a majestic fountain.

Boulders Miniature Golf

Picture of a hole at boulders mini golf lancasterBoulders is a 2 for one experience!  Play mini golf and then check off an ice cream trail stop. Located right off the Mountville exit of Route 30. Boulders Miniature Golf is 19 miles from Carriage Corner and features 19 challenging holes. With a course filled with waterfalls, streams and ponds, you’ll have a nice relaxing walk as you play through the boulders that give this course its name.  

The Shack is combination of mini golf and a restaurant.  Located in Manheim, not far from Boulders, and just 20 miles from Carriage Corner.  As I was searching their website for information, I noticed that they have daily specials and well as an annual membership.  This is what their website says about The Shack:

We are not just a mini golf course. Our property is a hidden gem, located in the Historic Kauffman’s Park. Our large family friendly menu has something for everyone. Whether you’re in the mood for a juicy burger or a refreshing salad we’ve got you covered. After you satisfy your appetite, head on over to the mini golf course where you will enjoy a fun filled round of golf on our beautifully landscaped course surrounded by mature trees and filled with an abundance of wildlife. You can’t end your visit without trying some Kreider Farms premium hand dipped ice cream or some refreshing shaved ice.  Make sure you save time to take a spin on the original Merry-go-round from the 1920’s.  A visit to The Shack is sure to be Hole in One kind of day for everyone in your group!

Mount Gretna Mini Golf

It would appear that Mount Gretna is the neglected step-mini golf in Lancaster County.  While the course needs some TLC, the course is challenging and offers some creative holes.  Mount Gretna is the farthest course from Carriage Corner at just under 30 miles, but the course is open daily until 9pm from June 1 through September 2.

That’s 8 Mini Golf Courses

Peek into Tumbling Blocks, the largest Room at Carriage CornerIf you were counting, you’ll notice that there are eight mini golf courses in Lancaster County.  There may be more, but these were all the ones I could find.  Pick your favorite room or try a new one here at Carriage Corner and then take Monday off  so you can play all the course on Sunday.  Everyone always wants to know what there is to do on Sundays in Lancaster and now we all know the answer – Play Putt Putt!

Our guest rooms are like our children and I love them all for different reasons.  Take a little peek into Tumbling Blocks, in the photo, it’s our largest room with a comfortable queen bed, a cozy sitting area with a sofa & coffee table across from the flat screen roku tv as well as a large ensuite bath.  As always, you’ll get the best rates when you book direct.  We look forward to helping you have a wonderful Lancaster vacation!

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