I have a love-hate relationship with putt putt golf. My kids love it, so I put up with it. The Omaha area has several mini golf venues with creative courses – think pirates, dinosaurs and castles – so even if you’re an impatient player (like me), you’ll probably enjoy the view while you play.
Note: This post was written in 2017 and updated in 2022 to reflect business closures and changes. Please let me know if anything on this page needs additional updating!
Read on for all the Omaha area putt putt golf places, including those in nearby towns of Elkhorn and Council Bluffs.
Indoor mini golf in Omaha
Here are all the indoor putt putt golf courses in Omaha and nearby cities. Note that some of these are just putt putt golf centers and others are within larger entertainment facilities.
This list was also included in the post about 30+ fun things to do in the winter in Omaha.
Where: 20915 Cumberland Drive, Elkhorn, Neb.
Why it’s unique: This course has a medieval theme with dragons and castles. It has two 18-hole courses. Medieval Putt is challenging and contains obstacles like a zip line and foam pit.
Where: 1718 Madison Ave., Council Bluffs, Iowa
Why it’s unique: If you love all-things-pirately, the two 18-hole courses at Pirate Putt are for you. Look for the pirate ship and the spring-loaded cannon to fire off your golf ball.
Where: 11134 Q St.
Why it’s unique: One word: Dinosaurs. There are more than 40 dinosaurs at Prehistoric Putt, as well as a volcano and a foosball obstacle.
Vala’s Pumpkin Patch
Where: 12102 S. 180th St.
Note: Open seasonally, even though it’s indoors. While you’re there, try out this Vala’s scavenger hunt and these five tasty treats.
Why it’s unique: This is the only putt putt course on this list located in a pumpkin patch – and it’s the biggest pumpkin patch around. Called “Graveyard Golf,” you’ll be putting around in a dark room with glow-in-the-dark obstacles.
Outdoor mini golf in Omaha
These places are going to be open seasonally. Because, who wants to putt in the snow, right? Call ahead to see if they’re open.
Boulder Creek Amusement Park
Where: 14208 S St.
Why it’s unique: Boulder Creek’s two 18-hole courses are called the Adventure Course and the Sport Course.
Where: 7003 Q St.
Why it’s unique: The 18-hole mini golf course at Fun Plex is probably the last thing you’ll want to do at the 16-acre park. However, if you’re looking for something low-key to do between rides, this would be a good option.
Papio Fun Park
Where: 210 E Lincoln St., Papillion, Neb.
Why it’s unique: The 18-hole course at Papio Fun Park is themed off of U.S. landmarks.
Where: 9216 Maple St.
Why it’s unique: Putting Plus has the old-school putt putt nostalgia thing going for it. There are three 18-hole courses to choose from.
Your Turn: Do your kids have a favorite putt putt place? Where is it?
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Wednesday 22nd of July 2020
I built three franchised Putt- Putt Golf ( TRADEMARK ) locations in Omaha & Bellevue- 9 -18 hole courses. 1968- 9216 Maple still exists under name - Putting Plus, thats 52 years old, Another at 9112 west center road, the third Hwy 370 & Wilshire - Bellevue. Latter two are no more. Great memories of birthdays, dates, group functions- we had fun & so did the customers at a reasonable price & clean environment for all ages to enjoy- even had a PPA TV show on all summer, Sundays 1 pm
Saturday 2nd of October 2021
@Bill Stock, I am interested in hearing more. I am writing a book on Putt-Putt golf.
Monday 2nd of November 2020
Thank you for building those courses. Great memories. REAL PUTT-PUTT doesn't have windmills... :-) I played for many years at the PUTT PUTT in Hazelwood, MO. Just typing PUTT PUTT reminded me of hole number 5 on course 2. It was a straight hole, but the steel PUTT PUTT letters needed to be navigated.