Taking your family and friends for a round of miniature golf at Pirates Cove in Orlando is a fun activity that everyone of all ages will enjoy. Fun for all!
There is more to Central Florida than theme parks- so much more. You can find fun around every turn. We had a blast at Pirates Cove playing miniature golf.
Sometimes mistakes work out so well, case in point the night that brought us to Pirates Cove for a game of miniature golf.
Two weeks ago, we had intended to ride The Wheel at ICON Park, but it was closed. I had incorrectly read their schedule and arrived on a night they were closed. My family was ready to murder me as they were all looking forward to this experience.
I am very grateful that my husband, Price, saw an activity that the whole family could enjoy as we drove way from ICON Park. Bonus, for it not breaking the bank!
Directly outside of ICON Park on International Drive (I- Drive), sits Pirates Cove Miniature Golf. It is a fun miniature golf park that is themed around a pirate adventure.
It is a great activity for the whole family to enjoy when you are looking for something to do, other than going to a theme park.
For the 2 different 18 hole course, is it $12.95 for kids 4-12, and adults are $14.50. Kids 3 and under are FREE! (June 2020 Pricing*)
Looking for more fun? The 36 hole adventure is 21.50 for kids and $23.95, plus taxes.
We did the 18- hole Captain’s Course that wove you around the property and took you up the hill, along cascading waterfalls.
When we arrived we were told that this was easier than the Blackbeard’s Challenge Course. Selecting the Captain’s Course seemed like a good plan as we had the kids and it was their first time playing too.
There also is a 36 hole Adventure option that will keep a family busy for hours. This is a combination of both of the Caption Course and Blackbeard’s Challenge that takes you all over the complex.
For the most part we found this course to be great for our family. It was easy to play and navigate.
There were a few holes that were tricky, like the one in the cave! If you hit the ball too hard it might fall into the water. Thank goodness that these golf balls float. ha!
The complex has a lot of fun elements that make you feel that you are on a pirate adventure! These is a big lake that you play around. You can even play on the pirate ship, if you are on the Blackbeard’s Adventure course.
There are also holes in caves with prisoners, signs telling you the story of a great pirate adventure, skeletons, and canons too! The lush tropical foliage also made it feel that you were in the Caribbean searching for some gold.
I am so thankful we had a great time together has a family.
I think we are going to be hooked on playing miniature golf as the kids grow up. It’s really fun for everyone.
Even though we didn’t keep score, the real winner of the night was Autumn as she got 2 holes in one!
If there was a participation prize, Hunter would have gotten that for hitting the ball the most times. He kept playing hole over and over again as the rest of us rotated through the whole.
Besides that, Price and I both got holes-in-one. Even though, it’s just mini golf, it’s really thrilling!
Fun for kids
The kids had a fantastic time playing at Pirates Cove. It was the first time that they played miniature golf and they had a blast with the entire experience.
Hunter was very disappointed with having to leave because he was enjoying himself so much. He was a sweaty mess from running around like a madman after the ball
The kids were given gift bags when we returned our putters. The pirate themed toys were a fun way for them to
Be sure to take some pictures on the pirate ship and at the pillory. The kids loved them!
And the clam shell seat is great when you want to channel your dinner mermaid.
Note on Masks
At the time of our visit, masks were mandated for Orange County. We arrived with our masks on and were ready to wear them, like what I have done outside while at Disney Springs (Read my recap of our visit on reopening day!)
We were advised that as long as were were able to maintain social distancing on the course, it was not necessary to wear it. We had no problem doing this because it was easy to maintain social distancing. And even if we were required to wear them, that would have been fine as well.
Open daily 9am-9pm, year round