Who DOESN'T love hitting a ball into a clown's mouth?

Mini golf has always been my jam. I've shown very little aptitude for regular golf. The very first time I played 18 holes, I had some beginner's luck. And I thought, wow! I've found something that I'm good at, instantly! No practice required! I'm gonna be the next Tiger Woods!

And then I got progressively worse every game after that, until I quit.

Gold Rush Adventure Golf via Facebook
Gold Rush Adventure Golf via Facebook
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But I am an above-average mini golfer, by God. And I will never give up my beloved putt-putt. Nothing makes me happier than completely obliterating my girlfriend during friendly competition. I think it's a good couples activity, to show no mercy out there. And the more you taunt them while you're playing, the more they respect you. At least... I think so? Maybe?

I am of the belief that the game of golf is WAY better when stupid obstacles are in the way. And the wackier, the better. Hit a ball through a dinosaur's legs? No problem. A windmill? Piece of cake. And I am a sucker for that one hole that every course has where the ball goes down a tube to a lower portion. As a kid... that was crazy! What kind of sorcery was that?! How do they do it?!

(It's PVC pipe. Really not that magical.)

But if you're like me, and love a friendly (or competitive) game of mini golf, below are 11 courses you can try throughout Central New York:

11 of CNY's Best Mini Golf Courses

For those who don't like to take their golf game too seriously, or are just looking for a little family fun, we found 11 of the best mini golf courses in (or around) Central New York!

12 Of The Top Golf Courses In Oneida County

Oneida County has 30 golf courses that are within a 28 minutes drive. Here are 12 of the top courses in Oneida County.

Check Out the Best Mini Golf Courses in Capital Region & Beyond

The Capital Region and the Adirondacks have a lot of great miniature golf courses to explore. There is nothing like going out for ice cream and some mini-golf on a summer day or night. Check out the coolest and most fun miniature golf courses!