This is not your average mini golf.

PAR-TEE PUTT is Toronto’s newest indoor mini golf club. Located in the entertainment district, the bar boasts 27 themed holes (three nine-hole courses) and on weekends offers an all ages experience from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Outside of these days/hours it’s 19+ only.)

We’ve done our fair share of mini golf courses, mostly at campgrounds and a few family attractions. PAR-TEE PUTT is thus far the most unique, bringing together the best-of pop culture references that make for some good Instagram-ready moments. Some flew over our kids’ heads (George Costanza and Game of Thrones) while others were totally up their alley (Pokémon and TMNT.) We all got a kick out of pedalling with E.T. and all the nods to Toronto – putt-ing through the Princes’ Gates at The Ex and weaving through a few streetcars towards the hole at the base of the CN Tower.

The courses are not complicated, so there was fairly limited frustration — we all got a few hole-in-ones! Generally, however, you’d hear our kids yell ‘hole-in-two” and “hole-in-three!” I couldn’t bring myself to correct them. Some of the holes you didn’t even need your putter, which is kind of fun. 

We took our two kids in TOw on a rainy Sunday afternoon. The bar was busy but not packed with a mix of adults in groups, adults on dates and a few families in TOw. It’s a bar so there’s drinking, though not everyone was doing so while golfing. There is a great menu of food pre- or post-putting. The pizzas are all made from scratch – the Hawaiian was a particular fave.

The PAR-TEE PUTT team is looking into birthday party packages for kids on weekends – including make-your-own personal pizzas. Keep an eye on their website for when this offering goes live.

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Getting there: PAR-TEE PUTT is located at 26 Duncan St. One block east of the Scotiabank Cinemas on John St. There is Green P street parking out front and a number of private lots with typical downtown rates. The closest subway stations are St. Andrew or Osgoode. On Streetcar, it’s a block-and-a-half south of Queen St.

Low-down: All ages hours are on weekends only from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Prices are $15 for 9 holes; $25 for 18 holes (per person). You can reserve online.

In the hood: Scotiabank Cinemas and TIFF Bell Lightbox are in walking distance. The closet family attractions would be the Hockey Hall of Fame, CN Tower or Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada.