Mini Golf in Marin at McInnis Park
I'd driven by McInnis Park off Smith Ranch Road in San Rafael many times before I realized that—hidden amongst the driving range, nine-hole golf course, clubhouse, and batting cages—there was a miniature golf course there too (it was the a little windmill and castle on the hill that tipped me off). Since then, it's been a favorite place for us to go with the kids for a fun day out.
McInnis Park's miniature golf course is a colorful, 18-hole, artist-designed course with features like a waterfall and windmill. The tiered, lushly landscaped course winds its way up a hill as you play and the views from the top are spectacular. COVID-19 precautions are in place, with limited numbers of golfers admitted at any one time, social distancing, and mandatory masks or other face coverings.
McInnis Park's mini golf course is kept up pretty well, and it looks like they've recently replaced some of the old artist-designed features and are upgrading many of the holes. But as far as we know it's the only miniature golf course in Marin, so if you're looking to play and don't want to schlep all the way up to Scandia in Rohnert Park, this is the place to go!
If You Go
McInnis Park Golf Center miniature golf is open Monday through Friday from 11 am to 6 pm and weekends from 10 am to 6 pm, weather permitting.
Adults and children over 12 are $10, children under 12 are $7.75, and kids 4 years and under play for free with a paying adult (one child per adult). They also offer a birthday party packages and a group rate of $7 per person for groups of 10 or more. There's also a "Slush by the Park" snack bar on site for slushies in a variety of flavors, soft-serve gelato, hot dogs, pizza, and other snacks and drinks.
The course is located in McInnis Park at 350 Smith Ranch Road in San Rafael. To get there, take Highway 101 to the Lucas Valley Road/Smith Ranch Road exit just north of Terra Linda, and head east on Smith Ranch Road, following it into McInnis Park. Plenty of free parking is available.
For information call (415) 491-5995 or visit www.mcinnisparkgolfcenter.com.
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