Mini Golf

Best mini golf in Pigeon Forge: Putt putt ranked, with coupons [2022]

There’s no shortage of mini golf or putt putt courses in the Great Smoky Mountains. Sometimes, it can be hard to know which one to choose.

Here, we take a look at some of the best mini golf courses in Pigeon Forge so you can select which one may be a fit for you and your family on your trip to the mountains.

Whether you’re looking for the best theme, best price or the best coupon, it’s hard to go wrong with any of the below options.

Remember, pricing and hours are subject to change. Combo packages are often offered, and always ask about discounts when you purchase a second round.

Without further ado, here are some of our favorite mini golf attractions in Pigeon Forge TN:

MagiQuest in Pigeon Forge TN
MagiQuest offers a pirate-themed, blacklight indoor mini golf course (photo by Morgan Overholt/TheSmokies.com)

7. MagiQuest

Located in a giant castle along the Parkway, it’s hard to miss MagiQuest.

Inside this castle, MagiQuest hosts four main attractions: A MagiQuest treasure hunt game, the Adventure Arcade, the Odyssey Mirror Maze, and last but not least, Pirate Golf.

MagiQuest hosts a blacklight mini golf and an 18-hole miniature golf course themed in a Caribbean pirate village. And, if you score a hole in one on the 18th hole, you might be serenaded by Blackbeard and friends.

Pirate Golf is an indoor course, making it perfect in any weather condition.

Pricing for golf is $12.99 per adult and $10.99 per child at the time of this writing. MagiQuest is located at 2491 Parkway in Pigeon Forge. To learn more, visit their website.

Also, MagiQuest will occasionally offer discounts on Groupon.

Old MacDonald's Farm Mini Golf
Old MacDonald’s Farm mini golf has a barnyard-themed outdoor course in Sevierville, just outside of Pigeon Forge (photo by Morgan Overholt/TheSmokies.com)

6. Ripley’s Old MacDonald’s Farm Mini Golf

I love a good Ripley’s attraction. In fact, the Smoky Mountains are home to the most Ripley’s attractions of anywhere in the world, making it a good opportunity to take advantage of their combo passes and visit even more attractions in Gatlinburg.

This course features 54 holes of the old days with “down on the farm” family fun. And it includes animated barnyard characters, water features and interactive elements.

At the time of this writing, mini golf for adults is $16.99 and $11.99 for children.

Remember, if you buy a combo pass from Ripley’s, you can save up to $35 per person and choose additional attractions, like Ripley’s Believe it or Not! or Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies.

This mini golf course is located at 1639 Parkway in Sevierville.

To learn more, visit their website.

Professor Hacker's Lost Treasure Golf in Pigeon Forge
You can save $1 off admission if you visit Lost Hacker’s online before your visit (photo by Morgan Overholt/TheSmokies.com)

5. Professor Hacker’s Lost Treasure Golf

This outdoor mini golf destination offers two 18-hole courses themed around Professor Hacker, an explorer, archaeologist, anthropologist, paleontologist and part-time taxidermist.

Guests can search for ancient “gold and diamond mines” as they golf their way through the course. The family can take a mining train to the top of the mountain. From there, your expedition will visit a cave, waterfall, pirate ship, temple and a mock volcano to find the hidden treasure of gold and diamonds.

Pricing for adults is $15.50, children cost $13. Professor Hacker’s is located at 3010 Parkway in Pigeon Forge.

My personal favorite thing about Professor Hacker’s is knowing that it sits on top of what used to be Magic World. Some pieces of the old attraction have been integrated into the current mini golf course.

Pro tip: If you visit them online, you can usually get $1 off admission per person. To learn more, visit their website.

Read Also: There used to be a theme park in Pigeon Forge named Magic World

4. Fantasy Golf

Fantasy Golf is an outdoor putt putt course with a magical theme that has two courses, each with 18 holes.

The courses feature dragons, castles, unicorns and dinosaurs. Prices start at $7.50 for children and $10 for adults, but note that prices are subject to change.

Fantasy Golf does not have an official website. They are located at 3263 Parkway in Pigeon Forge.

The Track mini golf in Pigeon Forge
The Track offers mini golf, go-karts and an arcade (photo by Alaina O’Neal/TheSmokies.com)

3. The Track

The Track in Pigeon Forge is a multi-level family fun center that features arcade games, bumper cars and of course, mini golf.

Golfers of all ages can enjoy jungle tunnels, waterfalls and tunnels throughout the putt putt course.

The Track is a great option if the family is in the mood for additional family activities like arcade games or go-karts.

The Track is a chain with six locations across the Southeast. The only downside to The Track, in my opinion, is their point system.

Guests buy point cards to use as money. Currently, you can buy 55 points for $50. To play mini golf, adults cost 12 points, children cost 9 points.

The Track is located at 2575 Parkway in Pigeon Forge. To learn more, visit their website.

Read Also: Who has the fastest go-karts in Pigeon Forge? 6 tracks ranked

Toy Box mini golf in Pigeon Forge
Toy Box Mini Golf is the world’s first toy-themed golf course (photo by Alaina O’Neal/TheSmokies.com)

2. Toy Box Mini Golf

Toy Box Mini Golf holds the title for the world’s first toy-themed mini golf. The outdoor course has 18 holes set in a giant toy wonderland. And of course, there is a toy store.

The course offers snacks, combo packages, a laser maze and fun photo ops for kids of every age. Pricing for children is $9.99 at the time of this writing. Adults are $14.99.

To learn more, visit them online.

Toy Box Mini Golf is located at 112 Dollywood Lane in Pigeon Forge. It comes from the same family as Crave Golf Club, which brings us to our final course …

Crave mini golf in Pigeon Forge
Crave Golf Club offers an indoor and outdoor course (photo by Alaina O’Neal/TheSmokies.com)

1. Crave Golf Club

This 18,500-sq ft mini golf destination and adventure center has both an indoor family golf course as well as an outdoor rooftop course.

Both courses at Crave Golf Club have 19-holes, which are candy-themed and fully handicap accessible. This location also offers mini bowling, escape rooms, ice cream and (of course) a candy store.

At the time of this writing, one course for adults is $14.99 and $9.99 for children.

Save $3 when you purchase two courses online with promo code CGCTSC at Crave Golf Club mini golf.

What is your favorite mini golf course in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee? Let us know in the comments!

How much is Hillbilly Golf in Gatlinburg? Review, prices and photos

Hillbilly Golf is definitely an “I’ve been to Gatlinburg” checklist item. If you haven’t been there, have you really been to Gatlinburg?

Admit it, even the most high-brow among you have curiously looked at the incline as it climbs the mountain, wondering what exactly was on top.

Go ahead and hop on – you’re on vacation! It’s okay to do something a little outside your normal entertainment standards. You can always blame it on the kids – or the moonshine samples.

Locals may think it plays up our Appalachian heritage in the wrong way, but Hillbilly Golf is my favorite outing when my out-of-town relatives visit. 

There may be lots of places to play mini golf in Gatlinburg, but Hillbilly Golf offers a unique adventure with its mountaintop experience.

Read Also: Best mini golf in Gatlinburg: 6 attractions, ranked [2022]

Hillbilly Golf plinko style hole
Hillbilly Golf offers unique challenges, like this “plinko” style hole that can be played two different ways (photo by Morgan Overholt/TheSmokies.com)

When did Hillbilly Golf open?

Hillbilly Golf is a classic mini golf course in Gatlinburg that opened more than 50 years ago.

But what makes it stand out from the other mini golf courses in the area is the location and the method of transportation.

An incline railway transports guests “up a mountain” to the attraction.

You may think that “mountain” might be an overstatement, but “up” is not. If this was any steeper, you might blast off into space at the end.

But don’t worry, it’s a smooth and steady ride up. The trip is short. You won’t have time to be nervous about the ride.

Each cart holds about 6-9 people. At the top of the hill, there are two 18-hole courses to choose from.

Along the courses, you’ll see many Appalachian stereotypes and obstacles. For example, the courses feature moonshine stills, farm equipment, wagons and decoration outhouses. My aunt once compared it to visiting the set of “Hee Haw”.

If you do have a serious fear of heights, you might want to choose a more grounded mini golf course in the area. Both courses start on top of the mountain and are completely outside.

Even though you’re on top of a mountain, help is never far away. There are signs posted throughout to call a staff member if you see a bear or if you need additional golf balls.

The burnt tree at Hillbilly Golf
This tree is “keeping watch” over the golf course. The sign says, “This 160+ year old Hemlock Tree was here prior to the Civil War and stood proudly over Hillbilly Golf for 45 years. Sadly, it was uprooted during the wildfires of 2016. Due to the efforts of the Hillbilly Golf team, its roots still watch over us!” (photo by Morgan Overholt/TheSmokies.com)

Did Hillbilly Golf in Gatlinburg burn down?

Hillbilly Golf almost burned completely during the 2016 fire, and the incline was replaced. We are happy to say that it is still open and operating in Gatlinburg.

Owners wisely worked some of the damage into the landscaping for the course. For example, the root of a downed tree has been integrated into the course. 

Read Also: The real story behind the Gatlinburg fires of 2016 

An incline cart at Hillbilly golf
An incline railway takes riders to the top of the mountain to play mini golf (photo by Morgan Overholt/TheSmokies.com)

How much does Hillbilly Golf cost?

The cost of admission for Hillbilly Golf is $13.50 per person for adults. Children 4-12 are $9.50, and children under 3 are free. These prices do not include tax, and prices are subject to change.

Discounts are offered for:

  • Seniors (60 and older)
  • Military and first responders (with ID)
  • Local residents (with ID)
  • Groups (15 people or more, one transaction)

Spectators are charged the same price as players. Strollers and pets are not allowed.

Guests who play a second game can also do so for only $5.99, which is good for three days after the first visit if you keep your scorecard.

Outhouse mini golf obstacle at Hillbilly Golf Gatlinburg
Hillbilly Golf has Appalachian-themed courses and challenges (photo by Morgan Overholt/TheSmokies.com)

Is Hillbilly Golf open year round?

Hillbilly Golf is open from March through November from 9 am-10 pm, weather permitting.

During the early spring and fall months, the ride is dark and the course is lit. Visitors are treated to a view of the Gatlinburg lights that can’t be topped.

If Hillbilly Golf ever closes due to weather, guests will receive a raincheck. 

Parking is available for golfers for free, but space can be limited.

There is additional parking near the restrooms, but for a fee. The last time we parked in that lot, it was only $2.

Read Also: Parking in Gatlinburg: Prices, maps and free parking tips

Plan on spending at least an hour for one course and 90 minutes to two hours for both courses.

Snacks are available, but don’t arrive super hungry – offerings are limited. 

Hillbilly Golf is located at 340 Parkway, Gatlinburg TN 37738.

Have you been to Hillbilly Golf in the Smokies? Let us know in the comments!