Now that summer is here, it’s a great time for the family to hit the golf green—the mini golf green that is.
Or maybe your family prefers to practice their long game at a driving range? Golf is a great activity the whole family can enjoy together for years and years.
From indoor courses that glow in the dark (perfect for those rainy or too-hot-to-think-straight summer days) to outdoor greens that are stunningly landscaped, these mini golf courses and driving ranges in Ottawa are fantastic for family bonding this summer.
Challenge your family and head out to one of these fab golfing spots that we’ve rounded up.
Mini-Golf Courses & Driving Ranges in Ottawa and the Surrounding Areas:
The Putting Edge (Ottawa West)
You won’t just find green at The Putting Edge, but all the colours that glow. This indoor, glow-in-the-dark putting facility is located in Nepean. While they are still closed because of Covid, their reopening is expected as more restrictions are lifted. We love that a lot of time can be spent in one spot thanks to the different activities offered (in addition to the mini golf, there’s an on-site arcade) and that kids of all ages are sure to find something to love. | puttingedge.com/ottawa
Mini Golf Gardens (Ottawa West)
There are two 18-hole mini-golf courses at Mini Golf Gardens. With water features and beautifully kept gardens, this mini putt location is a wonderful way to enjoy being outside while having fun as a family. We love that there is a snack bar so we can reward ourselves with an ice cream treat after tallying up our scores. Look into a season membership for extended fun. Mini Golf Gardens is open 7 days a week until midnight from June to August. | minigolfgardens.com
Blackbird Falls Putting Course (Ottawa West)
As part of The Marshes Golf Club, Blackbird Falls putting course certainly has the feel of a larger golf course but scaled to a miniature size. This is an 18-hole, par-42 course. With beautifully landscaped holes but real golf features like bunkers and water hazards, even the most professional golfer in the house will appreciate this mini-course challenges. Tee times must be booked and paid for in advance as part of their Covid restrictions. Full details are on their website. | marshesgolfclub.com
Mer Bleue Mini Golf (Ottawa East)
Children of all ages and golfers of all skill levels will love the Mer Bleue Mini Golf course. With 18 holes filled with artificial turf, waterfalls, hazards, and challenges to delight everyone playing, this location on Navan Road is perfect for families. Plan to extend your stay and grab a snack or drink between games; there’s a discount for your second game if you play on the same day! Prefer to hit the driving range? Mer Bleue has one of the best driving ranges in Ottawa. A small bucket of balls is $9, and a large is $12. This will help you practice up for their 9-hole course if you want to further your game. | merbleuegolf.com
Karter’s Korner (Ottawa West)
Karter’s Korner is known for their go-karts, but there’s a stellar mini putt course available for families to check out too! Located in Stittsville, Karter’s Korner has 18 holes with fun obstacles to overcome. You can also use the Plinko board to try your chance at winning a free game. Their driving range is still closed. | karterskorner.com
White Sands Golf Course (Ottawa East)
Drive a bucket of balls in the practice driving range area on its own, or before beginning your 9-hole round of gold at White Sands Golf Course in Orleans (the one you can see from the highway!) Their practice and play package is perfect if you and your kids need a little warm up. Need to work on your short game? Add a short game pass to your bucket of balls and practice putting and chipping. There’s even a sand trap. | whitesandsgolf.ca
19th Teen Range and Mini-Putt (Ottawa West)
19th Tee Range and Mini-Putt has been inviting Ottawa families to play mini-putt or drive golf balls for 50 years on Carling Avenue. Challenge each other to a round of mini-putt, tee-off on the driving range (there are over 70 grass tees), or enjoy a day filled with both! | 19thteeltd.com