- cool family fun!
Mini Golf, short for miniature golf, and known by a vareity of other names like adventure golf, crazy golf and mini-putt is a fun-filled pastime for the whole family. The game involves an artificial golf course with miniature landscaping and obstacles. As in real golf, the objective is to put a ball in the hole in the least number of strokes. But the only club you use is the putter and no skill is required.
Here are points to note, when considering a game of miniature golf:
- Don't get put off by the name. Minigolf does not require prerequisite skills in or full knowledge of the rules of 'real' golf. So whether you're a true-blue golfer or not, don't feel shy to try your hand!
- Miniature golf is more of entertainment and less of sport. It doesn't involve much physical activity and there's no dress code.
- Miniature golf is an excellent option for spending a romantic evening together with spouse or companion. Its a fun-filled pastime that involves a lot of togetherness, and you don't need a third player if you don't want one.
- On the other hand, if you did want a bigger group, 4 to 6 players can play together easily. So the game is also perfect recreation for the family. Kids as young as 3 to 4 can also play.
- Many minigolf courses are floodlit, and many are indoor. So evening games are quite doable.
- Minigolf is not expensive. Most courses will charge under $10 per person for a game.
- You don't need your own clubs or balls. Both putters and golf balls are provided on rent as part of the game fees.
- A full round is played over 18 holes. A game of 4 players usually takes close to 2 hours or so.
There are thousands of mini golf courses in the US. To find one in your local area, just google 'mini golf' (in quotes) with your town and state name.
Or click here
for a non-exhaustive state-by-state listing of courses.
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