Miniature golf, adventure golf, miniature golf, putt putt, golf… the list goes on.
It has many names, all referring to the same game. These have emerged from different cultures and locations and have become established over time. In general, mini golf is a generic or umbrella name for the sport (a small Putt golf hole). It’s a version of golf, but it focuses only on the putting part of the game. Each game name has a slight twist with different rules, regulations and designs. There are various courses associated with mini golf and let’s take a look at the advantages and differences of each.
Mini Putt golf course:
These are the most common course types in the world and are commonly found in holiday parks, tourist resorts and seaside resorts. It doesn’t look good, but it serves its purpose. These types of courses are also most commonly used in competitive miniature golf. They are primarily made of fiber-reinforced cement and the course has 28 standard hole designs to choose from. The holes are often the shortest but can also be the most difficult to play. You can build an 18-hole competition course on 600-800 square meters without taking up too much space. Do not stand or walk on the course or obstacles during the competition, including while putting. You must stand outside the lane to complete the putt from tee to cup.
Felt Putt Golf:
- These special courses are more common in Sweden and Finland. The surface is felt and the edges are made of wood.
- You can stand and play on these courts, but do not step into the lanes as you risk carrying dirt and small stones onto the court.
- Also, although not all holes are used for competition, there are about 40 different hole types to choose from.
- Speaking of mini Putt golf.
- It was first built in the 1950s by Paul Bonni from Switzerland.
- These courses are very popular all over Europe and various obstacles are used in the putting lane for the player to putt. These are fixed/permanent courses and consist of concrete with steel edging. Putt golf lanes and putting surfaces are often painted green, red or sometimes blue.
- These lanes are open for standing and walking as they do not affect the road surface.