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Top 5 Putt-Putt Golf Courses in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is world-famous for its championship golf courses, but that lofty reputation also applies to the miniature version of the sport. In fact, Golf Town USA, as Myrtle Beach is known, is also the Putt-Putt Golf Capital — so everyone from scratch golfers to those who just like to putt around can have a blast on the local links.

Guests at The Breakers Resort in downtown Myrtle Beach are within putting distance of several mini-golf courses, including some of the best layouts on the Strand. This form of family-friendly entertainment is also one of the most affordable ways to have fun in Myrtle Beach. Here is a list of our guests' five favorite places to play putt-putt:

* Captain Hook's Adventure Golf: Located only a few blocks from The Breakers, this Peter Pan-themed mini-golf course features caves, pirate ships, snapping crocodiles and large waterfalls feeding into the blue-dyed lake. Speakers blare exploding cannons and excerpts from the legendary "Lost Boys" book of adventure on the high seas. The final hole is a long shot down the side of the mountain that results in a free round for every hole in one.  The clubhouse offers souvenirs and ice cream for a post-round treat.

* Dragon's Lair Fantasy Golf: Located at Broadway at the Beach, this lakeside course takes golfers back to medieval times, except with a putter instead of a sword. The layout includes a realistic castle with a drawbridge and occasional appearances by a fire-breathing dragon. This is a great place to let the kids putt around while the grown-ups hit the shops and restaurants at Broadway at the Beach, or let the adults join in for a fun-filled family round. Have your camera ready for some fun photo ops during your round.

* Hawaiian Rumble Golf: Did you know there was such a thing as the U.S. ProMiniGolf Tour? Well, there is, and it makes regular visits to this North Myrtle Beach mini-golf mecca. Featuring volcanoes and waterfalls, Hawaiian Rumble is also popular among pro putt-putt players for its challenging holes and its high degree of difficulty. The clubhouse is manned by a talking parrot, and a visit to the slushie machine serves as the perfect reward for the winner of your foursome.

* Mount Atlanticus Minotaur Golf: For those who prefer the old-school putt-putt courses, Mount Atlanticus in downtown Myrtle Beach fits the bill. Towering high above the Five Points district, this elevated layout features tiki huts that offer stellar views of downtown, as well as an indoor course below the fake mountains so patrons can beat the rain or the heat. The Atlantis-island theme is represented throughout the facility with statues of strange creatures and tiki torches that illuminate the grounds at night.

* Mutiny Bay Miniature Golf: Arrgh you ready for some putt-putt golf? This pirate-themed layout in North Myrtle Beach provides the ideal setting for the little ones to play buccaneer for a day. Putt around the shipwrecks and sea creatures, and stand guard against a pirate skirmish that breaks out every half hour. This 36-hole facility is part of our summer Sun & Fun Rewards program, so one person in your crew could be in for a free round courtesy of The Breakers.

After a fun day or night of knocking the ball around the greens, head back to your vacation home base at The Breakers for even more leisurely entertainment. Featuring a spacious indoor/outdoor pool deck, water attractions on the Myrtle Beach oceanfront, and other on-site amenities like restaurants and bars, The Breakers Resort is the right spot for your family to stay and play some putt-putt golf.