Have a ball at these 7 mini-golf spots

Make the experience a hole-in-one.

Ice cream at Kimball Farm. Dina Rudick/Globe Staff

Summer is just around the corner, which means it’s a great time to hit the AstroTurf and knock around some primary-colored golf balls. These seven mini-golfing sites have the putt-putt essentials, from drawbridges to miniaturized landmarks.

The Patios at City Hall Plaza, Boston
If you’re not busy gulping down a pint at the Wachusett Brew Yard or licking up ice cream from Honeycomb Creamery, you can stop at some of the temporary mini-golf stations on City Hall Plaza. (City Hall Plaza, Boston; free)

McGolf, Dedham
McGolf’s 18-hole mini-golf features waterfalls and a koi fish pond. After six rounds, guests are rewarded with a free game. (150 Bridge St., Dedham; $9 for adults, $7 for children ages 12 and under)

Miniature Golf on the Village Green, Natick
Consider this course one part game, one part educational experience. Its patriotic theme is an homage to the Freedom Trail, complete with downsized replicas of local landmarks, such as the Massachusetts State House and Bunker Hill Monument. (315 Worcester St., Natick; $8 for adults, $6 for children ages 12 and under)


A dragon watches over the seventh hole at Monster Mini Golf in Norwood.

Monster Mini Golf, Norwood
Under black lights, weave through this course of spooky statues and animated monsters. When the game’s over, there’s an option to hang out and play a game or two in the arcade. (1560 Boston Providence Highway, Norwood; $10 for adults, $9 for children)

Paradise Family Golf, Middleton
On this tropical-themed course, attempt a hole-in-one at the 35-foot-tall tree house hole or at the river hole that takes your ball downstream. (25 Lonergan Road, Middleton; $9 for adults, $7 for children ages 11 and under)

Castle Creek Adventure Land, Salem
A cave, bridges, a castle, and waterfalls make up this North Shore mini-golf course. The amusement park it’s housed in is also filled with go-karts, an ice cream parlor with more than 50 flavors, and a golf driving range. (100-114 Swampscott Road, Salem; $11 for adults, $9 for children)

Kimball Farm, Westford
At the Westford location of this New England family park, choose between “Waterfall Run” and “Forbidden Mine” courses. Once you’ve made your way past waterfalls and drawbridges, stop by the country store and creamery, and take a ride on the bumper boats. (400 Littleton Road, Westford; $12.50 for adults, $9.50 for children ages 12 & under)