While the beach may be the initial island draw, Anna Maria Island has plenty of other activities to keep the family busy. There’s never a dull moment, from restaurants and cafes to hiking and biking, to kayaking and other watersports. Have a competitive edge? Why not try mini-golf on Anna Maria Island with your family or group of friends?
Putt along the green, through ponds, waterfalls, pirate ships, and more, as you spend quality time with your loved ones.
Take a break from the beach and test your skills on the green at one of these Anna Maria Island mini-golf courses!
Mini Golf Anna Maria Island
The Fish Hole
With two 18-hole adventure courses in the area, there’s plenty of putting to do at The Fish Hole!
This mini-golf course is right by many of our Bradenton Beach vacation rentals and promises “old-fashioned fun” in the heart of Anna Maria Island. Play this fishing-inspired course for an outdoor activity involving a little less sand and more putting!
Golf around ponds, windmills, underwater towers, and through lush vegetation for an Old Florida feel in this popular course. This challenging, kid-friendly course is fun for all ages and experience levels. Stop and feed the koi of all shapes and sizes in the Fish Hole’s 3,000-gallon pond, or take a look at the resident turtles.
The friendly staff will give kids food to feed the fish and watch the koi swim to the surface for a delicious bite. They can also help kids spot turtles, who like to sunbathe on the pond’s logs. Keep an eye out for native plants, like the beach sunflower, some of which are identified by wooden plaques. Covered seating areas located conveniently throughout the course provide welcome shade from the hot Florida sun, and soft drinks are available to cool you off while you play. Whatever you do, be sure to try for your first hole-in-one while at The Fish Hole!
If you and the family love a fun round of mini-golf, Anna Maria Island’s The Fish Hole, a short walk from many of our rentals, has got you covered. Located on historic Bridge Street, The Fish Hole is in the heart of the popular dining and shopping district.
Putt a round, then grab a bite to eat at one of the many nearby restaurants. Take a stroll on the Bridge Street Pier and do a little shopping at the stores or, from late fall to early spring, at the famous Bridge Street Farmers Market.
The Fish Hole also has a second location in Lakewood Ranch on the mainland, about a 45-minute drive from our Anna Maria Island rentals.
Plan Your Visit
After a fun day of Mini Golf On Anna Maria Island, you’ll need the perfect place to relax and unwind before another day of island fun. Don’t work, A Paradise has you covered! Our Anna Maria Island vacation rentals offer the perfect home-away-from-home experience and are built with everything you need for an unforgettable getaway. Don’t miss another moment in paradise; book your stay today!
True to its name, Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf offers 18 holes of mini-golf unlike any other for intrepid travelers, young and old. Wind through caves, under waterfalls, and into a pirate ship as you try to sink the colorful golf balls. And did we mention you’ll be playing alongside live alligators?
Each course is home to between 20 and 30 American alligators and includes an educational exhibit where you can learn about their habitat, behaviors, and anatomy, including their armored body, muscular tail, and wide, toothy grin that helps them hunt prey. At Smugglers Cove, you’ll get a chance to feed alligators using cane fishing poles for an experience of a lifetime.
One of the largest species of its kind, these alligators can weigh 1,000 pounds, measure 15 feet long, and live up to 50 years in the wild. This species was once at risk of extinction and put on the endangered species list in the 1960s. Today, they’re no longer extinct, with about a million of them living in the rivers, ponds, and swamps of the southeastern United States, primarily in Florida and Louisiana.
Located in the mainland city of Bradenton, this course features an intricate layout full of obstacles and challenges for an exciting mini-golf experience. If you’re looking for the best Mini Golf Anna Maria Island, FL, offers, this location is a must-try!
While you’re in Bradenton, enjoy some of what the city has to offer. Located on the Manatee River, the city is a hub for vacationers and locals alike. Take a stroll on the Riverwalk, which winds along the water, where you can visit galleries, studios, and shops in the 100-year-old Village of the Arts.
Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf is open 365 days a year, from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. (except Christmas and New Year’s, when hours are shortened), so you can play a breakfast or late-night round. A fully stocked snack bar with soft drinks, beer, wine, and ice cream will satisfy you while navigating the 18 holes. Drop in with your group, or book a private birthday party, which includes a space like a tiki hut or gazebo.
Stay With Us
Whether you’re spending the day on the beach, hiking a trail, or on the putting green, you’ll need a comfortable place to rest and relax in the evening, and there’s no better place to stay than with A Paradise Rentals!
Whether you’re seeking a cozy vacation spot for a small family vacation, a quiet and comfortable rental for a relaxing getaway with someone special, or maybe looking for a vacation rental with enough room for your family and friends to spread out and relax, we have the perfect place!
Our Holmes Beach vacation rentals, right in the middle of the island, offer quick, easy access to everything Anna Maria Island has to offer. Or, stay in the island’s laid-back north end near the City of Anna Maria for incredible natural beauty and stunning views of the vast ocean. Our rentals boast private patios, lush gardens, and incredible locations for an easy, unforgettable vacation. If you’re looking to bring your furry friend along on your trip, we have several Anna Maria Island pet-friendly rentals that are perfect for you and your pup!
No matter what you might have planned for your next getaway, you can rest easy knowing you’ll have the perfect place to call home while you’re here with us. So, what are you waiting for? Find your slice of paradise and start planning an unforgettable Anna Maria Island escape today!