Miniature golf is an American past time made especially for people who don’t want to put the time and energy into an actual golf course. The little ones like it too. Because there is such a premium on space in Washington D.C., its difficult to find courses in the city. We found a couple, plus a few in nearby Maryland and Virginia accessible by train, car or bus. Before you pack up your putter, make sure to check the hours and age ranges.
East Potomac Mini Golf
East Potomac Park 
972 Ohio Dr. S.W. 
Washington, DC 20024
(202) 554-7660
www.eastpotomacgolf.com

East Potomac Mini Golf is one of the few places to play in the city. The 18-hole mini course is located on the grounds of the East Potomac Park and is officially one of the oldest continuing operating miniature golf courses in the country. The course is located near the National Mall and can get a little crowded in the summer. Hours are 1 to 8 p.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends, Memorial Day through Labor Day. Admission starts at $6 for kids and $7 for adults.

Dulles Golf Center & Sports Park
21593 Jesse Court 
Dulles, VA 20166
(703) 404-8800
www.dullesgolf.com

Located in nearby Dulles, this 18-hole miniature golf course features replicas of famous American lighthouses. The Assateague, Cape Canaveral and Fire Island are just a few of the lighthouses represented on the course along with water features and stone traps. The course is appropriate for golfers 3 and up and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.. Cost per golfer is $9 for adults, $7.50 for kids 3 to 12 and complimentary for kids under 2. 

South Germantown Splash Park & Mini Golf
18056 Central Park Circle
Boyds, MD 20841
(301) 670-4680 
www.montgomeryparks.org

You play a round and cool off at the Splash Park & Mini Golf in Germantown. The 18-hole mini golf course has water features, rolling greens and is appropriate for kids of all ages. Kids will also enjoy the adjoining splash park with its water maze, waterfalls, slides and a giant jumping pillow. Mini golf is $4 per person or for $7.50 you buy a pass that includes both golf and admission to the splash park. The park and mini-golf are open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through August 28. 

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Miniature Golf At Bohrer Park
514 S. Frederick Ave.
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
(301) 258-6420
www.gaithersburgmd.gov

Not far from Germantown is the Bohrer Park, home to another fun miniature golf course. The 18-hole course has waterfalls, challenging curves and holes that change daily to keep it interesting for return guests. This course is also adjacent to a water and skate park so you can make a day of it. Rates are $7 for adults and children, $6 for seniors or $9 unlimited play for one day. 

H Street Country Club
1335 H St. N.E. 
Washington, DC 20002 
(202) 399-4722
www.hstreetcountryclub.com

The mini-golf course at H Street Country Club is only for golfers that are 21 and over. Bad for the kids, good for the adults that get to enjoy a round of golf with a tasty cocktail or two. Zombified presidents and DC monuments are part of this indoor nine hole course that only takes about a half and hour to finish. The cost is $7 per round or come on Mondays and get a free round with purchase of an entree.

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Christa Emmer is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in broadcast journalism. She has experience as a news writer, editor and producer in television news. Follow her on twitter @ChristaEmmer. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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