Miniature golf is truly an activity that can be enjoyed by the entire family and friends. Almost everyone has childhood memories of trying to hit a golf ball through a windmill, a clown’s mouth or banking a shot off the edge of a corner to assist in making a turn for a dogleg left or right. It is also a great activity for grandparents to take their grandchildren and enjoy fun times together.
Some hotels have even installed indoor miniature sized golf courses for their guests to enjoy.
The 18th hole is typically designed to catch the ball so that the player cannot continue to play extra rounds without paying for another game. The most common way of doing this, is to use a ramped target with the face of a clown. If the ball lands in the clown’s nose, a bell goes off and the player wins a free ticket for another game.
With the advent of indoor/outdoor carpeting and Astroturf, replacing concrete holes, it led to more theme park oriented courses. Myrtle Beach S.C. is the miniature golf capitol of the world. Many miniature golf courses have added other attractions such as baseball cages, game rooms and go-karts.
The world record for one 18 hole round of miniature golf is 18 strokes.
So get out there and enjoy a round of miniature golf with your family and friends!