• Kate Ivers

Travel On Our Mini-Golf Highway For Unexpected Adventures

What’s something you can do in the on and off-season around the Cape? Mini-golf: a Cape Cod signature. It’s been harder to have fun in 2020, but mini-golf is an easy way to keep your family entertained while social distancing. Destinations across Cape Cod have drastically updated their health and safety guidelines, and Mid-Cape mini-golf courses are no exception. Every stop on our mini-golf highway is doing its best to protect patrons from COVID-19 by implementing sanitation procedures. This includes, but is not limited to,

  • Disinfecting all surfaces, door handles, restrooms, putters, and golf balls

  • Not reusing golf pencils

  • Implementing various social distancing practices in the starter house and on the course

  • Encouraging guests to use credit cards instead of cash

With that being said, here is our official guide for conquering famous mini-golf spots all over Yarmouth. At the end of the post, we've also included scorecards for each of these courses to use during your tournament.


Pitstop #1: Wild Animal Lagoon

Wild Animal Lagoon is an 18-hole golf course that takes you on a safari adventure with gorillas, giraffes, and hippos overlooking your every stroke. This destination is easy to spot; you can't miss the crashed airplane visible on Route 28 leaving Hyannis. 


This spot certainly puts an interesting twist on the game by including unique challenges and wildlife facts at each hole. But don’t get eaten - there are three more West Yarmouth courses to explore!


Admission fee: $10/person. Get $1 off here.

Hours: 9:00 am-9:00 pm Sunday through Thursday, and 9:00 am-10:00 pm on Friday and Saturday

Address: 62 Route 28, West Yarmouth, MA


Pitstop #2: Putter’s Paradise

Putter’s Paradise is a modest Cape Cod-themed course with a delicious ice cream and smoothie stand. Like Wild Animal Lagoon, there are visible landmarks that make it easy to find. One of these features is a giant white whale created by local artist T.J. Neil. The best part about Putter’s Paradise is that everyone gets a free replay, so the $9.50 admission fee per adult is actually $4.25 per person. Additionally, you can get a free round if you get a hole-in-one on the 18th hole.


Admission fee: $9.50/person with a free reply. Get $1 off here.

Hours: Open 7 days a week from 9:00 am -10:00 pm

Address: 119 Route 28, West Yarmouth, MA


Pitstop #3: Lunch break @ Captain Parker’s Pub

Captain Parker’s has you *covered* with spacious outdoor seating, so you can continue eating their famous chowder while social distancing. There is also a menu of gluten-free items available. The award-winning joint is known for its fresh-off-the-boat seafood, so make sure you've worked up an appetite before stopping by!


Hours: Open 7 days a week from 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

Address: 668 Route 28, West Yarmouth, MA


Pitstop #4: Skull Island Adventure Golf and Sports World

Skull Island is a Swiss Family Robinson Caribbean island-themed mini-golf course with a full driving range, go-karts, batting cages, and an arcade. Water is a central theme here, making up one-third of the total square-footage, so golfers can feel like they’re actually on an island.

Hours: Open 7 days a week from 9:00 am - 10:00 pm

Address: 934 Main Street, Route 28, South Yarmouth, MA


Pitstop #5: Pirate’s Cove

With over 1,000 Google Reviews and locations across the country, Pirate’s Cove is a well-known mini-golf theme park in West Yarmouth. Pirate's Cove was voted “Best Family Attraction” by Boston Magazine and “Best of Cape Cod” by the Cape Cod Guide. You may have also seen Pirate's Cove on Boston-based series, Chronicle and in Yankee Magazine


This destination features two 18-hole courses, the Captain's Course, and the bold Blackbeard courses. Walk over and browse the gift shop for snacks and Pirate-themed treasures. Make sure to play at The Captain’s course. If there’s a tie at the end of the day, use Blackbeard course to determine the winner!


Admission fee: $11.50/adult, $10.50/child per course

Hours: Open 7 days a week from 10:00 am -10:00 pm

Address: 728 Main Street, South Yarmouth, MA


Play On!

Enjoy the official Down The Cape Travel Guide scorecard below featuring each of these main courses. When you play one or more of the courses on our route, let us know what you think. Tag @downthecapetravelguide in your Instagram or Facebook posts. We'll make sure to share!

Mini-Golf Highway Scorecard
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