Did you know we have a FREE place to play mini-golf right in the middle of downtown Spartanburg, SC? Yes, you read that right – it is totally free! Plus, there are more fun things to do downtown in Spartanburg.
Free Mini Golf in Spartanburg
Sparkle City Mini Putt is conveniently located in downtown Spartanburg between East Main Street and East Broad Street. To give you another directional clue -it is right behind Fr8 Yard. Since is located in the middle of Spartanburg’s downtown buildings, you might not have even realized it was there.
This is a simple, fun mini-golf course for Spartanburg families (and visitors). But, it is more than just a place to hit a few balls around. It is a celebration of all things Spartanburg! The nine-hole putt-putt course is designed and painted to highlight some of Spartanburg’s most iconic places like the Beacon and Sugar and Spice. Have your camera ready for some great shots!
My family loves Sparkle City Mini Putt! We’ve never had a huge wait, and there have been times when we have had it all to ourselves. Another reason we love it is that it is within walking distance to Hub City Scoops. With its location, you really have your choice of restaurants to visit before or after you play a round.
All the Details
Sparkle City Mini Putt is free to play, but you will need to either bring your own clubs and balls or borrow from area businesses. Currently, you can borrow clubs and balls from The Local Hiker, Paisley Paw, Growler Haus, and Little River Coffee Bar. Each of these businesses is within walking distance of the course. If you’d rather use your own putters and balls, you can often find used putters at places like Play It Again Sports.
Additionally, the course is designed to be played in daylight hours, which also means you must borrow clubs and balls during business hours.
This is a family-friendly, kid-friendly mini-golf course, so you can expect to finish in a short amount of time. Plus, you won’t have to worry about kids becoming frustrated with holes that are too difficult.
However, the course is not fenced in. There is a fence that separates Sparkle City Mini Putt from Fr8 Yard, but there is not a fence that separates it from the street. So, you will need to make sure you keep your eyes on your kids at all times.
Other Places Near Spartanburg to Play Mini Golf
If you are willing to travel a bit, there are two family-friendly entertainment venues that both offer mini-golf.
Frankie’s Fun Park in Greenville offers mini-golf, as well as an arcade, go-karts, a fun house, laser tag, bumper boats, and more. Mini golf costs $9 for those 4 years old and up. Frankie’s has three mini-golf courses and 54 holes.
Big E Gaffney offers mini-golf, as well as an arcade, bowling, a movie theater, a ropes course, and more. The Doomed Temple Adventure Golf Course is 18 holes and handicap accessible. It costs $6.50 for 12 years old and under, and $7.75 for adults. Kids 2 and under can play for $2.
McPherson Park in Greenville has a free mini-golf course that was recently renovated. You will need to bring your own putters and balls.
TakeOff Mini Golf offers an aviation-themed, 19 hole mini-golf course that runs alongside Airport Park at the Greenville Downtown Airport. It costs $9.50 for ages 4-12, and $11.50 for ages 13 and up. Children under 4 can play for free. Birthday party rentals and event rentals are available.
Where does your family like to play mini-golf?