Last Updated on October 26, 2023 by thecapetownblog
Who doesn’t love a good game of putt putt?
I confess that I had never actually heard the term “putt putt” before moving to Cape Town. As it turns out, it’s basically mini golf.
There are quite a few places to play putt putt in Cape Town, and there are both indoor and outdoor courses. I always think that it’s fun to play outside in the sun, but some of the indoor ones have even crazier courses!
So if you’re looking for a fun date, a family day out, or just a chance to practise your swing, allow me to introduce you to the best putt putt courses in Cape Town.
1. Putt Putt Three Anchor Bay
Probably the best known place to play putt putt in Cape Town is the Three Anchor Bay course, which is along the Sea Point promenade.
It’s a fairly simple course and it costs R40 per person for one game, R80 for three, or R320 for 10. You don’t have to play all of your games on the same day, so if you’re a putt putt enthusiast it’s worth buying the 10 game ticket.
The course overlooks the ocean and you’ve got Lion’s Head in the background, so the views are pretty nice. This place is easy to find and there’s free parking right next door, although there are lots of car guards around so try to remember to bring some change.
Putt Putt Three Anchor Bay is open from 9 am until 9 pm each day and you can give them a call on +27 21 434 6805 if you want to book.
Address: Beach Road, Sea Point
Open times: 9 am – 9 pm
2. Cave Golf, V&A Waterfront
You can find everything from gin tastings to boat trips at Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront, so of course there’s a putt putt course, too!
It’s a fun, indoor course so you can play in all weathers. You can’t book in advance so you just turn up – perfect for a spontaneous trip to the Waterfront.
One round costs R35 per player, or R30 for groups of 10 or more people. Each player also has to put down an R20 deposit for their clubs, which is refunded at the end of the game (assuming that you don’t damage them!)
Address: 1 Dock Road, V&A Waterfront
Open times: 8:30 am – 4:45 pm Monday – Friday; 9 am – 5 pm Saturday and Sunday
3. Glowing Rooms SA
Glowing Rooms are out in Milnerton, which is a 20 to 25 minute drive north of the city centre. However, they’re worth it if you’re looking for a kooky experience – and especially so if you want a fun day out with the kids!
Yup, this putt putt course lets you play 18 holes in the dark. There’s a blacklight and the course is painted neon, so it looks pretty trippy. And if that weren’t enough, you wear 3D glasses so you get to admire awesome illusions on the way round!
Of course, the fact that this course needs a blacklight does mean that you’ll need to check the load shedding schedule before you go, which you can do using the EskomSePush app. You can see when the power will be off by searching for Milnerton (2) City of Cape Town.
You can’t book this course and it’s only open on weekends. You need to make sure you turn up at least an hour before close.
Glowing Rooms SA is a bit more expensive than the other Cape Town putt putt courses at R120 per person, but it offers such a unique experience that I definitely think it’s worth it.
Address: 1 Turf Club Dr, Milnerton
Open times: 10 am – 8 pm Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm Sunday
4. Muizenberg Putt Putt
Remember the Putt Putt Three Anchor Bay I featured earlier on this list? Well, there’s a very similar course in Muizenberg, too! So if you’re further south in Cape Town and spending time near this surfer seaside town, you can also head there for a game of putt putt.
Muizenberg Putt Putt has slightly shorter opening hours than the Three Anchor Bay course, but the prices are the same (R40 for one game or R80 for three).
Address: 6 Beach Road, Muizenberg
Open times: 9 am – 7 pm
5. Ubuntu Putt Putt, Stellenbosch
Okay, so this putt putt course is not actually in Cape Town. However, it’s in Stellenbosch, which is only about 45 minutes away, so you can go on a day trip and combine putt putt with wine tasting (or a meal at the amazing Post & Pepper).
It’s an 18 hole course with a big giraffe sculpture overlooking all of the fun.
A game of putt putt costs R50 per adult, or R150 for a group of four. Meanwhile, a kids’ game costs R40. There are also drinks and snacks available to purchase, which is sure to keep the little ones happy.
Ubuntu Putt Putt is on the same estate as Saddles Steak Ranch, so you can head there for a nice meal afterwards or the Hartenberg wine estate is less than a 5-minute walk from the course, so you could always stop in for a tasting!
Address: Bottelary Rd, Koelenhof, Stellenbosch
Open times: 9 am – 5 pm, Saturday and Sunday only