A family looks on as a young child awkwardly knocks her mini golf ball into the hole

Mini Golf in South Dakota

A little “fore” goes a long way at these beloved miniature golf courses across the state.
Two cannons stand outside a hole at this pirate-themed mini golf course in Rapid City
Pirate's Cove
1500 N Lacrosse St, Rapid City


THEME: Pirates

OPEN: May through mid-October


Consistently named the best course in South Dakota, this conveniently located course is a pirate oasis of fun every summer. 

A sign reads "Holy Terror" outside the outdoor Holy Terror Mini Golf course
Holy Terror Mini Golf
609 Hwy 16A, Keystone


THEME: Gold mining

OPEN: May 21 through Sept. 30


Named for the last active gold mine in Keystone, this course features rushing water, a waterwheel, and simulated traps/rough all nestled on the side of a pine-covered slope not far from Mount Rushmore

Hole 6 features glowing, black-light-sensitive peace signs and a jukebox exterior
Putz N Glo Family Entertainment Center
23694 Strato Rim Drive, Rapid City


THEME: Rock 'n roll

OPEN: Year-round


Being indoors allows Putz N Glo to be open year-round AND feature lighting that would make some rock bands jealous. Golf 18 music-themed holes under black lights that add a groovy vibe to a most excellent experience. Don't miss the chance to pan for gemstones and experience the human maze.

People laugh as they finish up a hole of mini golf
Thunder Road
201 North Kiwanis Drive, Sioux Falls


THEME: Viking fjord party

OPEN: April - ? (weather dependent)


With a 3-D theater, go-karts, arcade, bumper cars, water wars, batting cages, laser tag, and two kinds of bowling, you'll want to set aside some time for maximum fun at Thunder Road. 

Water and a rustic looking building sit as part of the mini golf course
Deadwood Mini Golf
225 Cliff St., Deadwood


THEME: Rustic fun

OPEN: Memorial Day until the snow flies


Connected to the Comfort Inn & Suites and nestled in the Black Hills of South Dakota, this is a delightful way to take in nature while showing your golf might to friends & family.

A water fountain flows amongst greens and natural trees at this outdoor mini golf course
Candyland Sweet Greens
23835 Mill Iron Drive, Rapid City


THEME: Candy

OPEN: Seasonal


Enjoy an open waterfall, loop-de-loop, Plinko-inspired hole and more at this Black Hills mini golf course. Come for the golf, stay for the eye-popping candy selection next door. 

wild water west
Wild Water West
26767 466th Ave., Sioux Falls

OPEN: Memorial Day through Labor Day (weather permitting)


A trip to this water park is annual tradition for many area families. Come for the mini golf, stay for the go-karts, bumper boats and, of course, water fun.

An artificial volcano belches fire into the air on this unique mini golf course
Wylie Thunder Road
2400 24th Ave NW, Aberdeen


THEME: Adventure

OPEN: Seasonal


Complete with fire-shooting volcano, this northeast SoDak course is a little bit Indiana Jones and a whole lotta fun.

A rainbow hangs over the greens of Grizzly Gulch Mini Golf in Custer
Grizzly Gulch Adventure Golf
231 W Mt. Rushmore Road, Custer


THEME: Nature (with some local references)

OPEN: Mid-May through mid-September


Known for its consistent cleanliness and maintenance, this course will provide fun, challenges, and the perfect introduction to the scenic town of Custer. 

Children walk on the green turf of this mini golf course
Karttrax Family Fun Park
4908 W 8th St., Yankton


OPEN: Seasonal


Part of five acres in a Christian-based atmosphere, this southeast South Dakota course is fun for the entire family.

Boo Boo and Yogi Bear cheer on a child at mini golf
Sioux Falls Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp/Resort
26014 478th Ave., Brandon


THEME: Yogi Bear

OPEN: Seasonal


You have to be an official camper at the park to take advantage of mini golf, swimming, and more. But the mini golf is unlimited, so you can come and go as you please. Time your visit right and you can hit mini golf AND the corn maze during the same visit.

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