For the most mini-golf bang for your buck, you have to head to Tiki’s Mini Golf in beautiful Gulf Shores, Alabama. Just minutes from the picture-perfect white sand beaches of the Gulf Coast, this family friendly adventure center boasts all you can play miniature golf for just $5. You don’t have to break the bank to have fun in Gulf Shores!
Relax beneath the shade of majestic oak and cypress trees and test your skills on this 18-hole course that is fun for all ages. After a scintillating round, tee up again or check out Tiki’s bicycle rentals and hit the nearby trails and beach paths for a rousing ride in the setting sun.
With an eclectic “Life After People” vibe and a series of zany holes adorned with spooky ramshackle cabins, menacing polar bear statuary, faux-junkyard accessories, and the hulk of a car that looks like it could be Christine, you’ll love the bric-a-brac Zombie Tiki Apocalypse theme of these 18 challenging holes and their iconic orange-colored “greens”. It’s like a step back in time – this is the Gulf Shores that you remember from when you were a kid – unpretentious, eccentric, wacky and kinda weird. This is the place to take all the kids on those wild afternoons when their energy levels are through the roof and you have run out of ideas. They can get it all out of their systems while they have fun golfing their hearts out.
For $5 (plus tax) you can play as many times as you like, and feel free to bounce around and play the holes that you like (the concourse is rarely crowded). You can stay at one hole til you get it right! Perfect for young and old alike, but we promise you the kids will love it (and feel free to let them run wild). Clubs and balls included, naturally (including small plastic clubs for the little ones).
Located next to the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo on Highway 59 at 12th Avenue, Tiki’s is a short drive from all points around Gulf Shores. Its central location makes it ideal for renting bicycles as well, either for the afternoon, the day, or your entire stay. Choose from a wide selection of styles for plenty of Gulf Shores fun thing to do including their popular beach cruisers, and enjoy $1 off mini-golf with each rental. The bike yard is a rainbow of bikes, with bikes in every color you can imagine! Tikis Bike Shack also offers delivery if you would like your temporary rides delivered right to your doorstep at your vacation rental anywhere in Gulf Shores.
Tiki’s is conveniently located near Gulf State Park where you can coast around lovely Lake Shelby or hit The Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail. The Lake Shelby Loop trail is about 6 miles around, with great views of the lake and its wetlands. The Backcountry Trail will lead you through six different ecosystems for over 15 miles of biking fun and seven unique trails. Bike along historic Native American trails, through coastal dunes and along sand ridges, over marshes filled with gently waving cattails, wildflowers, and pitcher plants, through maritime forests with stately live oaks, flatwoods filled with palmettos and scrub oaks, and more. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the local wildlife. You may see alligators, otters, snakes, foxes, and maybe a coyote, armadillo, gopher tortoise, or if you’re lucky, a bobcat! The trail is also a stop on the Alabama Coastal Birding Trail making it an excellent place for birdwatching. Don’t forget your camera! Tired of biking? Visit the Butterfly Garden! The Backcountry Trails are spread out along the peninsula, and there is sure to be a trailhead near your rental.
Farther out on the tip of the peninsula at Fort Morgan, the Fort Morgan Road Trail is perfect for a long family ride. This paved trail is almost 11 miles (out-and-back), and there’s a ‘rest stop’ about 4 miles in which could make a more manageable trip for younger kids. Take a break after your bike ride and visit the historic masonry fort as you cool down!
A popular destination for families in Gulf Shores for over 31 years, this family-owned and operated establishment is a great spot to wind down the day or help the more energetic members of the family burn off some steam chasing multi-colored balls around the greens.Tiki’s is pet-friendly too, so even your four-legged friends can join in the fun! Tiki’s also has free Wi-Fi for those in your group who may not be into mini golf.
While it may not be the fanciest mini-golf in town, it is by far the best value and always a good time for those looking forward to Gulf Shores fun things to do.