Rocky Gorge Mini Golf: World’s Longest Mini Golf Hole

Rocky Golf Mini Golf is the place to go for some affordable mini golf in Laurel. It’s the kind of mini golf course you’ll remember going to when you were a kid. In fact, my dad used to take me as a kid and really not much has changed.

A quick 20-minute drive from Silver Spring put us at the facility on a sunny Thursday afternoon.

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What to do at Rocky Gorge Golf

Rocky Gorge Golf has several activities including:

  • Mini golf
  • Batting cages
  • Video arcade
  • Driving range

So you can go for just the mini golf or stick around for a lot more.

The 19-hole miniature golf course has been around since 1965 so it is a little weathered but well kept.

On the day of our visit my daughter and I were the only miniature golfers but there were many people using the driving range.

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Rocky Gorge Mini Golf

Once out on the course, the holes are challenging enough to make it fun for adults but are not too hard for preschoolers and up (all holes are labeled as Par 3).

Most holes have an obstacle to hit through such as:

  • Windmills
  • A clown face
  • The Washington Monument
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All holes are clearly marked and it is easy to find your way around the course.

The 19th hole is billed as “The world’s longest miniature golf hole”.

I am not sure if that is official, but it was a fun hole to play.

Once the ball goes into the hole on the 19th, it disappears via tunnel back into the clubhouse ending any argument of wanting to play again!

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Rocky Gorge Batting Cages

While we didn’t use the batting cages ourselves, we saw a few other people there who seemed to be enjoying them.

At the Rocky Gorge batting cages, older kids and teens (and parents too of course!) can practice their software or baseball swings.

There is a 300-foot home run fence to aim for and the sheltered cages can be set to slow, medium, fast or curve pitches in the baseball cages and slow-pitch softball.


A round of mini golf costs $7 regardless of age for play any day 10am to 6pm.

You can get 12 coins for the batting cages for $5 and for each coin 9 balls are pitched.

Important Note: Rocky Gorge accepts cash only and it’s a good idea to have smaller bills ready

When to Go

All facilities are open year round every day from 10am to 8pm.

According to the employee I spoke with, the course usually remains pretty empty during the day but gets busy on weekdays and weekends after 4pm.

The last round is at 7:15pm. I’d recommend calling ahead during the winter as the hours can vary due to the weather.

What to Eat

Rocky Gorge does not have any food facilities onsite. Drink vending machines are located near the 12th hole of the miniature golf course and after the 19th hole as well.

There are tables and chairs located in the above mentioned locations so there is a place to eat if you pack your own lunch or snack to eat while visiting.

Three minutes north on 29 puts you on route 216 which has a shopping center with Subway, Dunkin Donuts and a Chinese restaurant if you would like to combine lunch and golf. Be aware of the traffic circles off of this exit!

All in All

Overall, Rocky Gorge provided a pleasant first miniature golf experience for my four year old. It was nice to visit during the day when we could have the place to ourselves as it took quite a few tries to finish some of the holes (my daughter, not me!).

A great kid friendly feature is the 4 sizes of clubs offered. My four year old was able to find a club that fit her well and was easy for her to maneuver.

So if your beach vacation is still a few months off but the kids are big fans of miniature golf, head up to Laurel and enjoy a round at Rocky Gorge.

Good to Know Before You Go

  • They only accept CASH, no credit.
  • Bring some sunscreen if it is a sunny day – there is no shade on the course.
  • Pack any snacks you may need. There are no food facilities or vending on site.
  • Better to use the restroom before or after your visit
  • One women’s and one men’s restrooms are located in the driving range clubhouse (also near the 12th hole of mini golf). I would recommend avoiding them if at all possible.

Getting There & Parking

Rocky Gorge Golf Fairway is located at 8445 Old Columbia Road
Laurel, MD 20723.

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