Monster Mini Golf® has 13 locations with mini glow-in-the-dark bowling lanes sure to keep your group entertained and filled with fun and laughter. So whether you want to try mini bowling with a few friends or check it out as a family, come on over to Monster Mini Golf® for a monstrously great time.


Many Monster Mini Golf® locations have adopted Mini Bowling because it’s well suited for all ages and sizes and is easy to play but loads of fun! Mini Bowling is designed so that even small children in the family can participate independently, due to the smaller and lighter ball used to play. Bowling is for everyone at Monster Mini Golf®!

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glow-in-the-dark bowling

What Is Mini Bowling?

Mini Bowling is a scaled-down version of the original game of 10-pin bowling. It consists of a shorter lane raised 15” off the floor (making it easy on the back) with smaller pins and lighter bowling balls. These features make it great for children and adults alike. The goal is similar to regular bowling. For each frame, you have two tries to knock down all ten pins set in a triangle shape.  

How To Find Monstrous Mini Bowling Near Me

With multiple locations and a variety of activities to experience, there are plenty of reasons to spend a day of Monstrous fun with your family and friends. Check on our Monster Mini Golf® website and find your nearest location using your zip code.

How To Play Mini Bowling

  1. There is no limit to the number of people in your party.
  2. There are five frames to a game.
  3. Each player gets two tries per frame to knock all ten pins down.
  4. The player with the highest score wins!
  5. Games last about four minutes on average per person, making it easy to swipe your game card for another round!

It’s easy to book your Mini Bowling at Monster Mini Golf®! We have 30 operational locations nationwide and another 13 in pre-opening status.

Glow-in-the-Dark Bowling Alley

Mini Bowling Gallery

Bowling faq

Another name for mini bowling is duckpin bowling because both games use smaller pins and lighter balls. The only difference being duckpin bowling allows for three frames instead of two per person. While duckpin bowling has been around for a long time, mini bowling is the modern version, complete with neon lights and music to accompany your game.

  • The size of the lanes is about 39 feet long and seven to eight feet wide
  • The bowling balls are five inches in diameter and do not have finger holes. They weigh approximately two and a half pounds which is much lighter than a regular size bowling ball.
  • Shorter lanes raised off the floor
  • Smaller, lighter bowling balls with no finger holes
  • Bumpers that glow instead of gutters
  • No special bowling shoes required
  • Scoring is similar: If you knock all ten pins down on the first try, it’s called a “strike.” If you knock all ten pins down in two tries, it’s called a “spare.”
  • Keep track of each player’s score on the electronic screen above the lane

There are ten pins — same as regular bowling — but the pins are half the size at 7.5 inches.

Some say it’s more of a challenge to knock over lighter bowling pins, but you can be the judge of that when you try the fun of mini bowling for yourself!

Mini bowling is inexpensive and ranges from $3 to $8 per game. It uses a reloadable game card purchased at Monster Mini Golf family entertainment arcade centers. Special packages are available, so check with the location nearest you.