Smugglers Cove Adventurous Mini Golf

By Laurén Ettinger

What’s a visit to Florida without a game of golf and a gator spotting or two? You’ll find all that and more on a visit to Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf. With five locations in Southwest Florida including Fort Myers, Sarasota, and Bradenton open every day from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. with shorter hours over the Christmas and New Year Holidays, golfers of all ages will have a blast.

Smuggler's Cove Adventure Golf in Fort Myers and Sarasota, Florida is a fun mini golf course for kids and adults. Photo by Laurén Ettinger. Must Do Visitor Guides | MustDo.com
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Smugglers Cove Mini Golf Course is Challenging and Fun 

Once you’ve picked up the correct size putter and a festively decorated ball, your adventure golf journey begins. Golfers are greeted by an educational alligator exhibit where 20-30 American alligators can be seen sun bathing. Visitors can feed the alligators with the use of a cane fishing pole and specially formulated food pellets. No wonder this attraction is regularly awarded “Best Mini Golf in Florida” and has been in business for over 25 years!

Alligators sunning at Smuggler's Cove Adventure Golf in Sarasota, Florida. Photo credit Laurén Ettinger. Must Do Visitor Guides | MustDo.com
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Unlike regular golf, where you only have to worry about the occasional sand bunker and water hazard, Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf course has challenges on every hole. The 18-holes of family friendly mini golf are surrounded by a lush tropical paradise. Golfers of all ages will be challenged as they navigate past cascading waterfalls, through caves and tunnels, wooden bridges, ponds, and even sink one in on a wooden pirate ship.

Cave at Smuggler's Cover Adventure Golf in Fort Myers and Sarasota, Florida is a fun mini golf course for kids and adults. Photo by Laurén Ettinger. Must Do Visitor Guides | MustDo.com
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Pirate ship at Smuggler's Cover Adventure Golf in Fort Myers and Sarasota, Florida is a fun mini golf course for kids and adults. Photo by Laurén Ettinger. Must Do Visitor Guides | MustDo.com
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The Snack Bar has plenty of refreshments including soft drinks, chips, ice cream, beer, and wine! Finish your visit in the Gift Shop by picking up a souvenir shirt, sweatshirt, or hat.

Snack bar at Smuggler's Cove Adventure Golf Sarasota, Florida. Photo by Laurén Ettinger. Must Do Visitor Guides | MustDo.com
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The fun doesn’t have to stop once the sun is down, this mini golf course is floodlit and makes for a great evening activity before or after dinner. 

Special Deals and Parties at Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf

Groups wanting to throw a party, fundraiser, or corporate outing should look no further! Party options are reasonably priced, make sure to book ahead. A variety of party packages are available and can include soft drinks, ice cream, and up to two slices of pizza per person. For children’s birthday parties, the birthday boy or girl gets a coupon for a free round of golf on their next visit.

If you’re looking for a fun novelty gift for a serious golfer, why not wrap up a gift card for Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf? It’s sure to make the pirate or golf enthusiast in your life smile! 

Check the Smuggler’s Cove website for the latest discount and coupon offers.

Smuggler's Cove Adventure Golf in Fort Myers and Sarasota, Florida is a fun mini golf course for kids and adults. Photo by Laurén Ettinger. Must Do Visitor Guides | MustDo.com
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Written by: Laurén Ettinger | Author Website

Laurén Ettinger runs the travel and vanlife blog Flit Float Fly Away where she shares travel tips and stories from life on the road with her dog. She is the Assistant Editor at Siesta Publications for Must Do Visitor Guides where she manages social media, writes blog articles, and assists in editing print and online copy. Laurén also works as a freelance copy editor and proofreader. She holds a M.S. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University's School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution and a B.A. in Anthropology and a B.A. in Global Studies from Appalachian State University. Follow her adventures on instagram or her blog www.flitfloatflyaway.com

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