Randy and I played mini-golf at The Track in Pigeon Forge on our recent anniversary trip. The Track is a southern chain of Family Fun Parks featuring go-karts plus lots of other rides and games. Mini golf is one of our family’s favorite activities. We choose gator mini-golf at The Track this trip because it was within walking distance of our hotel.
- Two 18 hole mini golf courses
- Interesting scenery
- Tunnels and other shelters (from sun or rain) on some of the holes
Date visited – October 7th, 2021
Location, Hours, and Pricing
The Track is located on the corner of Parkway (the main road through Pigeon Forge) and Wears Valley Road. The Pigeon Forge Greenway, a beautiful walking trail, runs along the back. There is parking at both the front and the back.
It is open currently open 11 AM to 7 PM on Sunday through Thursday and 11 AM to 9 PM on Friday and Saturday. Hours do vary by season and on holidays. They are open all year except Thanksgiving Day and Christmas day, though inclement weather does mean sometimes shutting down part or all of the outside attractions.
You exchange points to play games and rides. Points cost $1 each but can be purchased at a discount if you buy a point package. You can purchase your points online or onsite at a kiosk. Once purchased, points can be used for any game or ride, do not expire, and can be used at any of the 6 Track locations. Mini golf is 12 points for each adult or 9 points for each child age 6 and up.
Some of the other rides looked fun but mini-golf was our choice this trip. The Gator Mini-Golf at The Track lets you choose between the Adventure Lagoon and Safari Quest courses. Both are 18 holes and wind around up and down the hill. The Lagoon is the lower course and the Quest is the higher one that is slightly steeper (if I remember correctly).
The course was well laid out with mostly easy holes at the start and more holes that require tricky angles or avoiding obstacles mixed in near the end. All the course decorations fit the sort of safari theme very well. The courses seem well maintained but are not quite as flat as they look. Our balls frequently kept rolling after we expected them to stop on a few holes. It adds a bit of extra challenge, which can be fun but might be frustrating to a few people.
Other Rides and Games
Of course, there is more than mini-golf at The Track. As you would expect with the name, there are also go-karts. The Pigeon Forge location has an elevated and a family track and both have one and two-person karts. There is also a rookie track and kiddie karts for shorter drivers.
Other rides include bumper cars, blaster boats, and several different kiddie rides. The thrill ride Skyflyer is temporarily closed.
Inside, you can find 50 different classic-style or interactive arcade games, some of which give tickets that can be redeemed for prizes.
I love mini-golf and mini-gold at The Track is as good as any I’ve tried. I especially like the courses with obstacles and and angles. I also like the tunnels, since most mini-golf courses don’t have them.
Would you go back? Yes. Of course, we still have a lot of mini-golf courses to try, but I’d gladly go back to The Track any time I wanted to play mini-golf.
I’m not the best golfer but mini-golf is always fun, especially on a well-maintained and themed course. I’ve been to a few I liked better but I’ve been to worse ones as well.
Would you go back? Yes, we had fun even with the slightly slanty course and I would love to ride the blaster boats on a really hot day. Of course, Pigeon Forge has more mini-golf places than anywhere else in East Tennessee so I’ll probably want to try a few others first.
Who Should Visit
Anyone who likes mini-golf, go-karts, or arcade games will enjoy The Track. This type of place at tourist-friendly locations is never cheap but it can be a fun way to spend an evening or a rainy afternoon, especially if you’ve budgeted for it.
Address: 2575 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Website: Fun At The Track
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