By Scott Grayston
If you’re looking at a way to escape the heat and test your putting skills, crazy golf/mini golf is a brilliant option. There are some great venues in Dubai for you to take on your friends or family in a fun, frenetic environment.
Here are the top 5 crazy golf courses in Dubai (in no particular order):
3D Blacklight Mini Golf Dubai (Jumeirah Beach Residence)
This indoor mini golf course is both 3D and glow in the dark to enhance your crazy golf experience. The course is separated into different themes so your putting skills will be tested in space, under the sea, in the desert and more. It took two artists eight months to hand-paint and is definitely worth a visit if you’ve never been before.
Unit P24, Bahar Plaza Level, JBR,
Open daily 12pm to 1am,
Dhs 90 for children aged 5 to 12, Dhs 110 for adults.
Tel: (04) 565 7621.
Tee & Putt (Wafi Mall)
This glow in the dark crazy golf venue at Wafi Mall is another brilliant option and is more affordable than the 3D Blacklight Mini Golf in Marina. You can play mini golf in the company of aliens and astronauts surrounding the holes and have a great time trying to beat your playing partners.
Wafi Mall, Umm Hurair, Bur Dubai,
Sat to Wed 10am to 10pm, Thur and Fri 10am to midnight,
Dhs 65 per person or Dhs 60 per person if three people play.
Tel: (04) 3573 290.
Mini Golf (JA The Resort Golf Course)
If you are interested in getting outdoors and playing by the sea, JA The Resort has a mini golf course where you’ll be surrounded by exotic trees, flowers and other desert shrubs. A round costs Dhs 25, but you’ll have to purchase an adult day pass to the beach first for Dhs 150. Once you do, you’ll have access to the pool and beach as well as Dhs100 credit to spend on food and drink.
JA Beach Hotel, JA Resorts, Jebel Ali, Dubai,
Open daily 8.30am to 6.30pm,
Dhs 150 beach and pool access, Dhs 25 golf.
Tel: (04) 8145555. Taxi: Jebel Ali Golf Resort.
#MiniGolfDubai (Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club)
If you would like to find something for your family to do whilst you go to the driving range or for a lesson, they can at #MiniGolfDubai at Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club. Like the stunning 18-hole course there, the mini-golf course is in brilliant condition and will test out your putting skills in a beautiful setting out in the sun.
Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club, Baniyas Road, Dubai,
Open 8am to 2am,
adults Dhs 50, junior under 18 Dhs 40.
Tel: (04) 295 6000.
HDS Mini Golf Course (Jumeirah Lake Towers)
With cunning obstacles placed all around this course in JLT, it makes it a challenging track for all level of golfers. HDS Mini Golf Course is outside and is besides a coffee shop if you’d like to drop the kids off to play. The course features several twists and turns and can be played either during the day or on the night with floodlights surrounding it.
JLT, Cluster M, HDS Business Centre
Saturday to Thursday 10:00 am to 10:00 pm | Fridays 02:00 pm to 10:00 pm