While many attractions remain closed due to COVID-19, there’s one activity locals are still able to flock to: miniature golf. And fortunately, local courses are doing everything to ensure players have a good, safe time, including requiring masks for employees and guests, social distancing at six feet, frequent sanitation, and keeping certain features off-limits temporarily. If you’re in the mood to putt-putt, check out these local spots.
Putt through and around erupting volcanoes, talking trees, picturesque flowers, bubbling fountains, and even fire effects while playing Adventure Golf and Raceway’s 54 holes of mini-golf. The attraction typically offers go-karts and an arcade, but currently only mini golf is open. Up to four guests are allowed to play together per round, and no cash payments are being accepted. The concession area remains open for prepackaged snacks and drinks.
Part of South Suburban Parks and Recreation, Colorado Journey offers a mini-golf experience that is truly “Colorado.” Putt though local landmarks like Dinosaur Ridge, Mesa Verde, and Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park in the two 18-hole courses. Bring something to write with if you like keeping score, as pencils are not available. Benches, tables, and chairs are also currently off limits.
Located on the south side of Lakewood, Putter’s Pride is known not only for its three unique, 18-hole courses, but also for being home to a number of adorable bunny rabbits. If the promise of spotting cute, hopping critters during a game isn’t enough of a lure, maybe the $10 unlimited golf deal is ($8 for kids and seniors). One last note: If your child’s birthday is coming up, Putter’s Pride is open to hosting socially-distanced birthday parties.
Urban Putt opened in 2019 in the former Old Spaghetti Factory location in LoDo. This quirky, indoor putt-putt facility offers a colorful, high-tech experience. Turn one way, and you’ll see glowing neon aliens or a mini mechanical ferris wheel. Turn another, and you’ll run into a recreation of DIA’s red-eyed Blue Mustang sculpture. There’s plenty of Instagram potential here, not to mention craft cocktails that draw in a hip, younger crowd in the evenings. It’s all-ages until 8 p.m., and though guests must wear masks, they are allowed to remove them while sitting at their tables.