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Ripley’s Davy Crockett Mini-Golf

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Ripley's Davy Crockett Mini-Golf: Gatlinburg's Ultimate Mini-Golf Experience
Written by: David Angotti
Staff Score:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

What family vacation isn’t improved by a rousing round of mini-golf? Ripley’s Davy Crockett Mini-Golf course in Gatlinburg isn’t just your average putt-putt experience. These well-maintained courses are challenging enough for adults to enjoy, but also feature plenty of fun obstacles and designs that the kids will love.

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Davy Crockett embarked on many different adventures in his day, so it makes sense that his name would be applied to a mini-golf experience that is an exciting adventure in its own right. Ripley’s Davy Crockett Mini-Golf in Gatlinburg actually consists of two distinct 18-hole courses, so you and your crew can test your luck on both of them if you like.

Both of the courses at Ripley’s Davy Crockett Mini-Golf are impeccably maintained, leading to a consistent playing experience on all holes. They feature a variety of fun and interesting obstacles including working water features, woodland creatures, and plenty of hills, twists, and turns designed to put your mini-golf skills to the test. The staff does a great job of keeping the place in excellent playing condition, as the holes and grounds are always very clean and free of debris.

Several of the holes are pretty challenging, so these are definitely not just mini-golf courses suited only for small children. Even if you fancy yourself an expert mini-golfer you might be surprised by some of the holes at Ripley’s Davy Crockett Mini-Golf. But even your family members who are just there for the fun of it will find themselves entertained by the frontier-themed decor.

Everyone knows that family members can get pretty competitive with each other, so why not take this opportunity to organize an actual mini-golf competition among your family? Ripley’s Davy Crockett Mini-Golf is a great place to bring your entire family during your vacation and play a tournament to see who the true putting champion is in your group. The winner gets to pick where everyone goes out for dinner.

One thing to note is that since these course are part of the Ripley’s series of attractions, you can save on course fees by purchasing combo tickets that are good for numerous Ripley’s visits. Some for the selected attractions include Ripley’s Aquarium and the 5-D Moving Theater, so you will definitely want to buy these in advance if you plan on going to several of these places while you’re in Gatlinburg.

Both courses are very committed to the frontier theme, which makes playing through the holes a truly immersive and fun experience. While some putt-putt courses have a nominal theme that is forgotten almost immediately, the Ripley’s course designers really went out of their way to create a cohesive mini-golf journey through the frontier lands for guests. Whether you can’t get enough mini-golf action or you’re just looking for a fun diversion for a couple of hours, Ripley’s Davy Crockett Mini-Golf is sure to provide an outstanding experience for your trip to Gatlinburg.

Insider Tip:
Both of the courses at Ripley’s Davy Crockett Mini-Golf are unique and offer different experiences. If you want to try your hand at both of them and play 36 exciting holes, you can get a big discount by paying upfront for both. Plus, make sure you put your best putt forward at the end of each course, because sinking a hole-in-one on either of the 18th holes gets you a free game.