Tyler Harts of Queens goes for a hole in one...

Tyler Harts of Queens goes for a hole in one at Crow's Nest Mini Golf in Freeport. Credit: Corey Sipkin

Even a budding Arnold Palmer has to start somewhere. And, you can’t go wrong at any of Long Island’s finest miniature golf courses, where kids of all ages can tee off in a carefree setting.

Best bets for mini golf on Long Island

FOR PARTIES: Bethpage Miniature Golf in Bethpage.

UNDER $10: Harbor Links Golf Course in Port Washington, Jones Beah Miniature Golf Course in Wantagh and Heartland Golf Park in Edgewood.

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BAYVILLE ADVENTURE PARK, 8 Bayville Ave., Bayville, 516-624-7433, bayvilleadventurepark.com Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun.-Thur., 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Course 18 holes, pirate-themed. Fee $12.75.

BETHPAGE MINIATURE GOLF, 130 Hicksville Rd., Bethpage, 516-731-2020, batterupli.com Hours Daily 9 a.m.-11 p.m. late May-Sept.; noon-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Sept.-Nov. and March-May; weather permitting. Course 18 holes, snack bar and arcade machines, parties. Fee $8.

CANTIAGUE PARK GOLF COURSE, West John Street, Hicksville, 516-571-7058, nassaucountyny.gov Hours Daily April-Nov. Course 18 holes. Fee $9, $6 younger than 12, $14 nonresidents.

CROW’S NEST MINI GOLF, 741 S. Ocean Ave., Freeport, 516-223-0497 Hours noon-10 p.m. daily May-Sept. Course 18 holes, includes waterfall, cave, wheelchair accessible. Fee $12, $10 children. 

EISENHOWER PARK, Hempstead Turnpike and Merrick Avenue, East Meadow, 516-572-0407, nassaucountyny.gov Hours Daily April-Oct. 24. Course 2 separate 18-hole courses with waterfall and streams. Fee $10, $7 younger than 12, $16 nonresidents.

FIVE TOWNS MINI-GOLF AND BATTING RANGE, 570 Rockaway Tpke., Lawrence, 516-239-1743, 5townsminigolfbatting.com Hours Daily March-Nov., weather permitting. Course 18 holes. Fee $14, $11 ages 12 and younger.

HARBOR LINKS GOLF COURSE, 1 W. Fairway Dr., Port Washington, 516-767-4816, harborlinks.com Hours Daily 7 a.m.-dark April-Labor Day, weather permitting. Course Lighted, 18 holes in a sand-mine theme. Fee $9.

Yugnik Singh, helps his son, Saveer, at the mini golf...

Yugnik Singh, helps his son, Saveer, at the mini golf course at Jones Beach. Credit: Linda Rosier

JONES BEACH MINIATURE GOLF COURSE, Ocean Parkway Field 4, Wantagh, 516-785-1600, parks.ny.gov Hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekends April 1-May 28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily May 29-June 25, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. daily June 26-Sept. 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekends and holidays Sept. 9-Oct. 29. Course 18 holes. Fee $7, $5 ages 5-12, pay-one-price pass $40 for 4 people, $10 for additional person full day to play all games except volleyball.

WANTAGH PARK, King Road, Wantagh, 516-571-7460, nassaucountyny.gov. Hours Noon-8 p.m. daily April-Nov. Course 18-hole course at the north end of the park. Fee $9, $6 ages 12 and younger, $14 nonresidents.

SUFFOLK

COUNTRY FAIR ENTERTAINMENT PARK, 3351 Rte. 112, Medford, 631-732-0579, countryfairpark.com Hours 11 a.m.-10 p.m. daily, weather permitting. Course Pair of 18-hole courses, waterfalls and fountains. Fee $13.50, $10.50 seniors.

DROSSOS MOTEL AND TICK TOCK MINIATURE GOLF, 69125 Main Rd. (Route 25), Greenport, 631-477-1339, drossosmotel.com Hours 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Thur., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri-Sun. April-Nov. Course 18 holes; classic miniature village setting. Fee $10. 

HAMPTONS MINI GOLF, 668 County Rd. 39, Southampton, 631-283-2158 Hours 9 a.m.- 11 p.m., daily. Course 18 holes. Fee $12-$15.

HEARTLAND GOLF PARK, 1200 Long Island Ave., Edgewood, 631-667-7400, heartlandgolfpark.com Hours Daily 6:30 a.m.-midnight. Course Lighted 18 holes, includes waterfalls. Fee $6 before 7 p.m., $8 after.

MONSTER MINI GOLF, 410-C Commack Rd., Deer Park, 631-940-8900, 645 Steward Ave., Garden City, 516-279-4433, monsterminigolf.com Hours Noon-10 p.m. daily. Course Monster-themed, indoor, glow-in-the-dark 18 holes. Fee $13, $12 children.

Play mini golf at Puff ’n’ Putt in Montauk.

Play mini golf at Puff ’n’ Putt in Montauk. Credit: Gordon M. Grant

PUFF AND PUTT FAMILY FUN CENTER, 659 Montauk Hwy., Montauk, 631-668-4473, puffnputt.com Hours 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Sun.; mid-June-mid-Sept. Course Lighted 18 holes. Fee $12, $10 children.

SAYVILLE FALLS MINI GOLF, 30 Hanson Place, Sayville, 631-337-1650, sayvillefallsminigolf.com Hours 2-10 p.m. Mon.-Thur., 2-11 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun.; April-Nov. Course 18 holes. Fee $14, $12 children, $10 veterans and first responders.

STATION SPORTS, 16 Depot Rd., Huntington Station, 631-673-1830, stationsports.com Hours Daily April-Nov. 1. Course 18 holes with streams, ponds and waterfalls. Fee $10.

TIKI ACTION PARK, 1878 Middle Country Rd., Centereach, 631-471-1267, tikiactionpark.com Hours Daily April-Nov. Course 18 holes with waterfalls. Fee $12.75, $10 ages 4-6.

WHALE’S TALE, 3 Ram Island Rd., Shelter Island, 631-749-1839, shelterislandwhalestale.com Hours Daily summer. Course 18 holes, maritime theme. Fee $10.

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