We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 2000 Cortez Rd W, Bradenton, FL 34207-1240
Phone Number: +1 941-756-0043
Website
Today
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fee: Yes
Description:

An 18-hole Adventure style miniature golf course with a live educational...

An 18-hole Adventure style miniature golf course with a live educational alligator exhibit. Open 365 days a year. Explore 18-holes of mini golf while winding through a tropical setting with waterfalls, caves, and 25 real American Alligators! You can even purchase food to feed the alligators with an old style bamboo cane fishing pole

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 92 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 35
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
$$ but worth it!

This was our first putt putt course of the trip. It was excellent. It was a little more expensive then I would have liked to pay but it was totally worth it. The course was great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2016
sme21
,
Commerce, Georgia
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

92 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 91: English reviews
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The most fun I've had playing mini golf ever!! Really enjoyed the scenery and the music from my time. The alligators were a nice touch with the option to feed them. My family really enjoys going there as well. We've been there many times and will continue to go back.

Helpful?
Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

We live really close by and love it. We go a lot. The staff is very friendly. It was a bit too hot for my kids one day and we had to check out of the course early. They were so wonderful about it that they gave us a rain check to come back another day on the house! They... More 

Helpful?
Thank Victor A
Commerce, Georgia
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

This was our first putt putt course of the trip. It was excellent. It was a little more expensive then I would have liked to pay but it was totally worth it. The course was great. The only complaint I have is that there are LIVE gators that live around the course. Which is fine but there were so many... More 

Helpful?
Thank sme21
Leesburg, Virginia
Level Contributor
31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

Have played this course a few times. And always seem to play here when we are in town to visit. It is a good course with some challenging holes and a few easier one so fun for the whole family. Only thing is if you are there in the summer even at night the few "caves" you play through get... More 

Helpful?
Thank MattD_Golf
niagara falls
Level Contributor
17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

There were four adults, a 6 yr old and a 2 yr old......it cost us $65!!! A little more expensive than I would have liked but a fun time. We fed the baby gators which was fun and won a free round at the end. The 18 holes with six of us took an hour to play. Some fun holes... More 

Helpful?
Thank k2mccoll
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
90 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

We visited here twice on our recent trip to Bradenton. Staff are always helpful and friendly and there is a good variety of different holes. You can buy a second game for a dollar plus there's an opportunity to win another game if you get a hole in one. The baby gators are entertaining for children and there is the... More 

Helpful?
Thank YoungNIre
A TripAdvisor Member
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Too expensive. It's hard for families to afford this miniature golf course. 11.99 is too much for children to play. The course is in decent condition.

Helpful?
Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Tampa, Florida
Level Contributor
127 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Pricey but we'll maintained course. Not too creative in terms of obstacles and if the signs are to be believed are missing some. I can't help but wonder what happens to all those small Gators when they get big. And where do they come from in the first place? There were also a lot of stairs making this not a... More 

Helpful?
Thank Anon8815
150 Great Wolf Drive
Level Contributor
70 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

If you are in the area, you should check out this mini golf course. It is really nicely maintained and very creative holes. Family had a great time there and you can play a second round for 1.99 if you are interested. Take a few minutes at the end to feed the alligators, it is very cool

Helpful?
Thank Momofthreekkr
Toledo, Ohio
Level Contributor
52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

We have tried a few putt putt golf businesses in the area and I like this one the best. The business is over 30 years old, according to their brochure, but it looks brand new. My he grounds are very well kept and everything looks new and freshly painted. The course is tricky in spots and fun for all ages... More 

Helpful?
Thank SKSTech

Travelers who viewed Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf also viewed

Bradenton, Southwest Gulf Coast
Sarasota, Southwest Gulf Coast
 
Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island
Bradenton, Southwest Gulf Coast
 

Been to Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?