Here are fuve putt-putt courses around metro Atlanta to tee up with the kids — rain or shine.
For a sunny day
When you think back to summer evenings at the beach or an awkward teenage first date, mini golf courses like Pirates Cove come to mind. This old school course features pirates, 27 obstacle course-like holes, water features, AstroTurf greens and a pirate ship to set the mood for a day of family high jinks on the high seas. Adults $9.50. Kids 12 and under $8.50 (3 and under free). Hours vary with season, currently, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, open untik 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
3380 Venture Parkway, Duluth
All-in-one family fun center is the only way to describe Mountasia. Play 18 holes on their outdoor course, then head over to the go karts and race each other around the track a few times before heading indoors for pizza and arcade games. Single attractions, $8 per person. Kids under 5 are free. Open until 9 p.m. Monday-Friday and Saturday until 10 p.m.
175 Ernest W. Barrett Pkwy NW, Marietta
Just beyond the 10-screen cineplex lies The Fringe. Play on not one, but two 18-hole, traditional mini golf courses filled with pirates, water features and challenging obstacles that are sure to bring out the Tiger Woods in even the littlest family member. Be sure to play the Chattahoochee Gulch course - a nod to the area's famed river and North Georgia's mining history. Adults starting at $5.50. Kids starting at $5.00. Check site for group deals. Open until 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday until 10 p.m.
5100 Commerce Parkway, Roswell
For a rainy day
It's a rainy day in Georgia. Your kids are climbing the walls. The thought of taking them to the sensory overload that is Monkey Joe's is too much. Pile into the family truckster and head up I-85 to Lawrenceville for indoor, glow-in-the-dark mini golf. Just like being on the moon, this black-lit putt-putt features two courses (one easy, one difficult) to test your skills. Can you get a hole-in-one on the moon ... in the dark? $9 ages 13 and up. $8 ages 6-12. $6 ages 3-5. Groups of 5 people or more are $8 per person. Open until 9 p.m. daily, 6 p.m Sunday.
5900 Sugarloaf Parkway, Sugarloaf Mills Mall, Lawrenceville
Walking on the moon not for your kids? How about witches, ghouls and goblins? It's always Halloween at Monster Mini Golf in Marietta complete with 18 holes of spooktacular fun, a live DJ, black lights, lasers and a scary clown or two. Afterward, head to the arcade for skee ball, air hockey and old school video games. Adults $8.50. Children $7.50. Open until 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday until 10 p.m., Sunday 8 p.m.
2505 Chastain Meadows Parkway, Marietta