#9 of 22 Boone Things To Do

Sunrise Mountain Mini Golf

Get Your Putt-Putt On at Sunrise Mountain Mini Golf in Boone
Staff Score:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

There’s a reason why Sunrise Mountain Mini Golf in Boone has been hailed as “epic” by so many devoted fans. Featuring 18 unique and challenging holes, this popular putt-putt course—High Country’s only one!—is an entertaining addition to any Smoky Mountains trip itinerary.

- The SmokyMountains.com Local Expert Team

Looking for some good, old-fashioned fun for everyone on your visit to the Smokies? There’s a reason why so many families not only call Sunrise Mountain Mini Golf in Boone a highlight of their vacation but return again and again. A fun and unique course, scenic views, and plenty of shade along the way earn this popular putt-putt course rave reviews.

Located right off Highway 105, the Sunrise Mountain course was built to take advantage of its hilly setting that’s charmingly reflective of its distinctive mountain setting. Because it’s nestled into the hillside, Sunrise Mountain can be tough to spot from the road. Keep your eyes peeled as you approach your destination. There’s nothing cookie-cutter or gimmicky about these 18 holes! Designed and built by its original owner,  this course is as challenging as it is unique. (If you’re accustomed to making par, adjust your expectations before tackling the course at Sunrise Mountain.)

Speaking of charming, the Sunrise Mountain staff is cheerful and helpful. Lost balls go with the territory—literally!—of this curvaceous course. If you lose or someone in your group sends a ball off the course (which is not uncommon), just let the staff know and they’ll give you another.

Sunrise Mountain’s attractive course starts at the bottom of the hill, makes its way up the tree-lined slope for the first nine holes, and then winds down again for the second nine holes. (You’ll definitely want to wear comfortable walking shoes!) Your climb will also be rewarded with scenic views along the way, as well as lush greenery, vibrant flowers, and a waterfall or two.

This course isn’t the fanciest around, but it’s recently undergone some appealing upgrades, including new greens and decking as well as fresh paint. Additionally, the natural setting has allures of its own.

And you can’t beat the value you’ll find at Sunrise Mountain. If you’re looking for a way to keep your family happily entertained for an hour or two without blowing through your budget, you can’t go wrong with this popular putt-putt course in Boone.

Sunrise Mountain Mini Golf’s hours are seasonal, so plan your visit accordingly. (We recommend calling ahead to confirm the hours.)

But Sunrise Mountain Mini Golf isn’t just fun for families. Couples of all ages and groups will be equally amused—and bemused!—by this tricky course. Planning a date night? We can’t think of anything better than some friendly competition at this iconic Boone establishment that boasts repeat customers dating back 20 years and more!

Insider Tips:
-Because the course is built into a mountain, some of the terrain is quite steep. Keep this in mind if anyone in your group has mobility difficulties.
-Plan your visit to Sunrise Mountain early on your vacation. Many people return one or more times while vacationing in Boone.
-Wondering where Magic Mountain Mini Golf went? Sunrise Mountain is the same exhilarating course with a new name—and some fresh upgrades.