We needed an activity to get us out of the house without having to worry about what mood the Texas weather was in that day. Monster mini golf is an indoor, glow in the dark mini golf course with an arcade and laser tag room. I grabbed the five-year-old and the eight-year-old, and with zero expectations or planning, we went to minigolf!
The location itself is fairly easy to find, but it is in a long business strip center, and it can be easy to zoom by and realized you missed it. But GPS liked us that day and we found it with no issues.
The inside is really cool. The whole place is dark, but wonderfully lit up with black lights and murals of some of our favorite Austin celebrities! We started with laser tag since there was a wait for mini golf. Laser tag was a blast! It is a fairly small room, so it wouldn’t work for huge groups. But there was enough room for the three of us to run around and try and get each other. They have vests for everyone to put on with the laser guns attached. The vest was too heavy for the five-year-old, so she just ended up being on my team, and we hunted down the eight-year-old together.
Finally, after laser tag, we were able to start mini golf. They are really good at spreading people out, but you still feel a bit like you are rushing through the course so you don’t hold up the line. I kind of wish they had let us make it through a couple holes before allowing the people to follow behind us. Mini golf is designed to be frustrating. Combine that with kids (and sometimes adults) who can’t control their emotions, and mini golf can turn sour real fast.
Mini golfing itself was very fun. You get to pick a glow in the dark golf ball! There are creepy statues and haunted looking objects all over the course. It’s another reason why I wish we hadn’t felt so rushed, because it is fun to look at everything around the course. We finished the whole course in about 45 minutes. If we weren’t getting close to our meltdown time, I bet it would’ve taken an hour.
There are a few arcade games at the front of the course. They are your basic arcade games. And while there is a good amount, it’s not like going to Pinballz or Dave and Busters where they just have rows and rows of games. They even have some prizes at the front like they do in arcades. But you should consider the arcade games and prizes to be a side dish and not the main course.
It was a great little outing. But we only spent an hour and a half there. We probably would’ve spent more time if we had played arcade games and took our time on the mini golf course. But in reality, this place isn’t an all day or even a half day activity.
In terms of food and drink, they have some basic snacks for sale at the front counter. But the only tables available are in private rooms for birthday parties. This wouldn’t be the type of place where you would pack a lunch and spend the day. It would be the perfect place for a birthday party! Grab a group of 10-year-olds and cross your fingers they don’t decide to sword fight with the golf clubs. This location also offers date night packages, which would be a really fun idea! Leave your kiddos with a sitter from Wilco Nannies, and go enjoy celebrity zombies in the dark!