Indoor, outdoor, blacklight, on the rooftop, and up the side of a mountain — putt-putt comes in all shapes and sizes in the Great Smoky Mountains! No matter the weather, you can find a place to putt around while you’re in Pigeon Forge or neighboring Gatlinburg, Tennessee. As a fun and relatively inexpensive pastime, miniature golf is great for families with kids, a laid-back afternoon with a group of friends, or a romantic but casual date night for couples.
Each mini golf course has its own unique style and theme, taking you to a fantasy world, through outhouses and hillbilly features, past waterfalls and a volcano, over to Old MacDonald’s Farm, and beyond! If you’re looking for some of the best places to go for a hole-in-one in Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg, then you’ve come to the right place. We’re featuring 12 fun locations where you can play mini-golf to your heart’s content in the Smokies!
- Circus Golf
919 Parkway | Gatlinburg, TN | 865.896.2121
Easy to find on the Parkway in Gatlinburg, Circus Golf is a great little stop when you want to get out of the summer sun or winter winds for a bit. Step on in for a game of blacklight putt-putt indoors, surrounded by lights, circus performers, and elephants. There are 18 fun holes (perfect for crazy family photos), and you’ll have a ball trying out fun and silly new shots! And because it’s located in the heart of Gatlinburg, it’s steps from tons of other attractions — including the Amazing Mirror Maze and Shoot ‘Em Up Cinema — shops, and sweet eateries where you can get fudge, candy apples, and more.
- Crave Golf Club
2925 Parkway | Pigeon Forge, TN | 865.366.3403
Maybe you’ve played mini-golf indoors or under blacklight…but have you ever putt-putted on a rooftop? Crave Golf Club features just that plus an indoor course! On the roof, a giant gumball machine, a chew-chew gum train, and Rock Candy Mountain put you in the mood for sweets along this 2-tiered, 19-hole course. Inside awaits an 18,500-square-foot Candyland with 19 holes, where you’ll find giant gummy bears, cakes stacked high, and cocoa cliffs.
Both courses are handicap accessible and have Spin Zone Tables that create optional challenges for players, like putt-putting while standing on one foot or with your eyes closed. And if you land on candies or ice creams 19 times, you’ll get a prize at the concession counter! Crave Golf Club also offers mini-bowling, escape games, and a yummy sweets shop.
- Fantasy Golf
3263 Parkway | Pigeon Forge, TN | 865.428.7079
Live your mini-golf dream in a fun setting at Fantasy Golf in Pigeon Forge! Dragons, mermaids, pegasus, a spirit tree, and even dinosaurs are scattered about the 2 courses that each feature 18 putt-putt holes. Plus, there’s a castle, an erupting volcano, and water features along the way. If you’re looking for enchanting mini-golf courses in the Smokies, Fantasy Golf doesn’t disappoint!
- Gatlin’s Mini Golf + Blacklight Golf
716 Parkway | Gatlinburg, TN | 865.339.3323
With 1 indoor plus 2 outdoor miniature golf courses, along with a ton of other fun, Gatlin’s has enough fun for an entire afternoon in the Smokies. Inside, go under the sea on their 9-hole Blacklight Golf course, climbing through pirate ships, past treasure chests, around sea creatures, and by lots of colorful fish. Cool off in the summer, warm up in the winter, or head inside for a rainy day of play in the Smokies.
Each outdoor putt-putt course — Old Town Square and Old Mountain Trail — features 18 holes, set among lovely landscaping and the scenery of the gorgeous Great Smoky Mountains. Old Town Square features trivia about the area’s history and is set among historical cabins. On the Old Mountain Trail, enjoy lush landscaping, learn about the earliest settlers of the area, and end at the Little River Railroad Company train depot for a step back in time!
If you’ll be here for a few days and want to get in as much putt-putt as possible, try the Unlimited Golf Package, which gives you an all-you-can-play mini-golf pass for all 3 courses for 10 days! Beyond miniature golf, Gatlin’s has laser tag, bumper cars, gem mining, an arcade, the Venture Motion Ride Movie Theater (showing several movies at once), and an escape game!
- Hillbilly Golf
340 Parkway | Gatlinburg, TN | 865.436.7470
Touted as “the world’s most unusual mini golf course,” Hillbilly Golf takes you on a 300-foot ride up the side of a mountain towards 2 outdoor courses, 18 holes each. When you get to the top, you’re in for a truly unique mini-golf experience. Putt around backcountry mountain features — like outhouses, moonshine stills, and tractors — with the trees all around you. Not to mention, Hillbilly Golf is within walking distance to local shops, Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, No Way Jose’s Cantina, and other cool places in Gatlinburg.
- Blacklight Mini-Golf at LazerPort Fun Center
2782 Parkway | Pigeon Forge, TN | 888.843.5159
At LazerPort Fun Center, you’ll find the only 18-hole, all-indoor blacklight mini-golf course in Pigeon Forge! This crazy course takes you on a trip through space, past astronauts, robots, spaceships, aliens, and planets. Kids and kids at heart will have a blast! And blacklight mini-golf is just the start of what you’ll find at LazerPort.
At the 10,000-square-foot Lazer Arcade, earn your favorite prizes after you load up on tickets from the many games! Play classics like Skee Ball and Wheel of Fortune or try your hand at driving and shooting games. Plus, their laser tag arena is the largest in the Great Smoky Mountains, with 2 arenas and more than 7,000 square feet of excitement. And if you head outside, you can race around the 3-story (50 feet high) go-kart track!
- Safari Golf at The Track
2575 Parkway | Pigeon Forge, TN | 865.453.4777
When you think of The Track, you probably think of go-karts…but this Pigeon Forge attraction also boasts Safari Golf — with fun features like animals from the jungle, neat tunnels, and rushing waterfalls! What else does this Family Fun Park have to offer besides go-karts and mini-golf? Try the Bumper Cars, Blaster Boats, SkyFlyer, the arcade, and fun rides for little ones (like a carousel, Ferris wheel, train, and kiddie karts) at Kids Country.
- O’Bears Mini-Golf at Ober Gatlinburg
1001 Parkway, Suite 2 | Gatlinburg, TN | 865.436.5423
Nestled with the Scenic Chairlift of Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area & Amusement Park, O’Bears Mini-Golf is 18 holes of Smoky Mountain fun for all ages! This calming course even boasts views of Mount Harrison while you play. It’s a great first stop on your way to the mountaintop for more Ober entertainment — with rides, games, shops, restaurants, an indoor ice rink, and winter slopes. Note: this bear-tastic course does close for the winter season.
- Professor Hacker’s Lost Treasure Golf
3010 Parkway | Pigeon Forge, TN | 865.453.0307
Professor Hacker’s Lost Treasure Golf is a treasure trove of fun in Pigeon Forge! Around each twist, turn, and corner, find the hidden gems of the 1920’s explorer, archaeologist, paleontologist, anthropologist, and taxidermist — Professor Ephraim “Duffer” A. Hacker. You’ll ride the mining car to a mountaintop, wind past waterfalls, putt past a pirate ship, and go by a volcano for a unique mini golf experience along 2 courses, each with 18 holes.
- Ripley’s Davy Crockett Mini-Golf
188 Parkway | Gatlinburg, TN | 865.430.8851
At Ripley’s Davy Crockett-themed miniature golf course, find 2 routes (36 holes total) with their own unique concepts and interactive displays! Enjoy a taste of the “good old days” as you putt-putt into the rabbit hole and past a country band. Here you’ll find cooky characters, like a beaver brushing his teeth and an explorer riding a bear. You can even win free games with holes-in-one! It’s a fun mini-golf place to hang with friends and family with a serene Smoky Mountain backdrop.
- Ripley’s Old MacDonald’s Farm Mini-Golf
1639 Parkway | Sevierville, TN | 865.428.1699
At Ripley’s Old MacDonald’s Farm, you’ll find a staggering 54 holes for a day of fun with the animals. Wave to Old MacDonald, watch the animated barnyard animals, check out the water features, and win free games with holes-in-one. There’s a pumpkin patch, a chicken coop, and even a goofy security hound. And right next door is Ripley’s Super Fun Zone Arcade for even more fun with the fam. Just look for the flying pigs, and you’ll know you’ve arrived at Old MacDonald’s Farm!
- Treasure Quest Golf
653 Parkway | Gatlinburg, TN | 865.436.3972
Want to play mini-golf like a champion? Lucky you! Treasure Quest Golf is a championship 18-hole putt-putt course laid out indoors. Many scenes of famous places known for loot and treasure hunters looking to discover it await inside. Some parts are even under blacklight for cool effects. And we’ve also heard…there’s a dragon! Just watch out for sneaky traps along the way and do your best to complete the Treasure Quest.
MORE Mini-Golf at Your Cabin Rental
When you stay in the Smokies, Pigeon Forge TN Cabins has you covered with affordable, pet friendly, and luxury cabin rentals of all shapes and sizes in the area. And if you’re up for more mini-golf fun, then opt for a cabin in Bear Creek Crossing Resort. Guests will not only have access to indoor and outdoor community pools plus a clubhouse with gym equipment and extra space for entertaining but also an adorable 9-hole miniature golf course. Just bring your favorite putters and golf balls, and you’re all set — no fee necessary!
Possible Cabin Amenities
- Private Indoor Pool
- Home Theater
- Rec Room with Game Tables + Arcade Cabinets
- Gas, Electric, or Wood Burning Fireplaces
- Outdoor Hot Tub
- Rocking Chairs
- Fully Equipped Kitchen
- Outdoor Firepit
- Gas or Charcoal Grills
- Big Screen TVs
- TV in Every Bedroom
- Indoor Jetted Tub
- King or Queen Beds
- FREE High Speed Wi-Fi
- Mountain, River, Wooded, or City Views
Ready to plan your memorable cabin getaway and play mini-golf in Pigeon Forge, TN? Gives us a call at 1.866.513.7885 today!