Ripley's Davy Crockett Mini Golf374 Votes Currently Closed
David "Davy" Stern Crockett was a 19th-century American folk hero, frontiersman, soldier, and politician. He is commonly referred to in popular culture by the epithet "King of the Wild Frontier". After his death, he continued to be credited with acts of mythical proportion. He became one of the best-known American folk heroes. Rumour has it that Davy Crockett roamed the hills here and thus Ripley decided to name the Mini Golf course after him.
Mini golf, also known as Putt-Putt Gatlinburg, is a sports modelled after the life-size sport of the same name. It was created in Scotland in the early 1900’s for women to play. It was a feminine approach to the game but soon became a rave amongst celebrities. The invention of artificial green allowed easy maintenance. Mini Golf courses are based on themes. Here you’ll find two Davy Crockett themed, landscaped golf courses. They each have 18 holes and players must attempt to hit the holes with minimum strokes. There are a series of obstacles, including ramps, tunnels, and animated barriers. They have created the Wild Frontier here with chipmunks, bears, raccoons, opossums, skunks and cows!
The original golf holes are complete with steep drops, splits, over and under ramps, and lots of water. Complex design include a hillbilly outhouse that flushes when your putt is right on target. Hand crafted designs and state of the art props and animatronics are all onsite. Their workers clean the courses every morning before the park opens. They sweep away leaves and twigs and ensure that there are no obstacles for mini golfers.
This place is a great to finish a great vacation with your family. If you get a hole in one, then you win a free game. The staff is great and very helpful. This course, located in Gatlinburg, is open year-round and is affordable for the whole family.
Ripley's Davy Crockett Mini Golf Travel Tips
- It is not great for handicap or elderly as you can't do every hole without steps somewhere.
- It’s a little dark in places, so watch your step.
- The course is open until late so you can enjoy even after dark.
- The biggest draw is the 65-70% military discount offered at all of the Ripley's attractions in Gatlinburg.
- Hours of operation vary by season and are weather permitting.
- Group Pricing available.
- Prices are subject to change. Call for reservations or get your tickets online.
Entrance Ticket Details For Ripley's Davy Crockett Mini Golf
- Young Adults- $ 14 plus tax; Child- $ 10 plus tax
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- Parton's Deli: American
- Flapjack's Pancake Cabin: American
- Dudley Creek Market And Grill: Grill
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17% of people who visit Gatlinburg include Ripley's Davy Crockett Mini Golf in their plan
95% of people start their Ripley's Davy Crockett Mini Golf visit around 1 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Ripley's Davy Crockett Mini Golf
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Ripley's Davy Crockett Mini Golf Reviews & Ratings
We bought the package with aquarium tickets for Ripley's, and was totally worth it! We loved this mini golf setup. We went later in the evening, close to closing time, and had a blast. The kids loved it. The course was bigger than I expected, there were all kinds of neat little things at each hole. There are two courses, we took the Davy Crockett course though. It took us a little over an hour to complete with two adults and three kids. I would recommend at least checking it out once, especially if you have kids. It's fun for all ages!
This place is great as well. They have 2 courses to choose from and both are fun but the fort is our favorite one of the 2. If you like putt putt golf you will have a blast here.
Davy Crockett's mini golf is definitely worth the visit. Two course options for a total of 36 holes 18 holes in each course. Each course has both easy and hard holes. Each hole is unique and has some pretty fun mechanics that make it a real mini golf experience.
Well kept course.. fun & unique... Wouldn't be too challenging for kids, but still interesting for adults. Only $1 more to play both courses... (Any time in a calendar year) makes it a pretty good bargain.
Fun courses with a nice theme. The course is getting a little worn but is not in bad shape. There are benches in a number of places. There is a reasonable amount of parking available. One warning is that the lower part of some of the holes is not easily visible, so be careful not to putt into the group ahead of you.