Universal CityWalk at the Universal Orlando resort has two family fun mini-golf courses to take a break from the theme parks and have some friendly competition. Read our tips for visiting Hollywood Drive In Golf at the Universal Orlando Resort.
My family loves finding unique mini-golf courses when we travel. It’s a fun way to spend time as a family and as the years have gone by the kids have improved their skills, and it has become fun for the entire family.
We first started mini-golfing long before they were old enough and it often ended up with the balls rolling into the wrong place. One time we had a ball go over the fence and down a street drain. Now that the kids are older and hopefully keeping the balls on the course, we have made a point to check out mini-golf when we travel.
CityWalk mini-golf has two fun courses and is perfect for a rest day activity when visiting the theme parks. It is a great mini-golf Orlando option that was fun for all ages.
7 Tips for Hollywood Drive-In Golf at Universal Orlando Resort
Timing is Everything
If you want to have the place to yourselves- arrive early. We played early in the morning and it was low crowds. When all the crowds are headed to the park that is the best time to go. You also want to avoid the peak sun. During our visit in August we couldn’t golf during the afternoon due to the heat. There are very few shaded spots along the course.
Purchase the Two Course Package to Save Some Money
We purchase the two courses and saved a few dollars. The best thing about it is you can use your second course any time. They never expire. We only did one course during our visit and are saving it for our next visit. Make sure you keep your receipt somewhere you will remember, like a suitcase or wallet you travel with. You can also book online for 10% off.
Take Your Time
There are two courses at Hollywood Drive In Golf: Haunted and Sci-Fi. We did the Haunted one but both are really well themed. If you visit during a non-busy time, go slow and enjoy it. Take a lot of pictures and read all the fun signs and riddles. Also be sure to check out all the interactive elements throughout the course.
This may be a bit controversial but typically my husband and I don’t play. We will help the kids and walk the course but we don’t play. It saves us money, although some places have a non-golfer fee, and it allows us to focus on the kids. Plus 5 people golfing came take a lot of time and when it is busy it is a better option for us.
This is Florida and it can get extremely hot pretty fast. Always stay hydrated and drink water as you play.
Play the Riddle Scavenger Hunt
At the start of the game the attendant will ask if you would like to do the scavenger hunt. It is a free add on to mini-golf. We played and it was a fun game that has you answering riddles depending on the hole you are at. At the end you turn in your paper for a prize.
Keep Score…Or Don’t
There are times when we keep score and times when we don’t. If it gets a bit too competitive we like to play for fun and forget the scoring. If we do play for score we like to let the winner pick the next ride or attraction at the parks.
Universal CityWalk is a great entertainment area and Hollywood Drive-In golf is a great option for a non-park day for families.
Does your family like to mini-golf? Hollywood Drive-In Golf is a great option for your next Orlando vacation. Need more tips for visiting Universal Orlando? Check out my guide to visiting Universal Orlando with a Family.