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Miniature Golf Day

Putt your way to a fun-filled day on Miniature Golf Day! Whether you're a pro or just looking for some family fun, there's something for everyone.
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September 21
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Mark your calendars for September 21, because it's time to tee off and celebrate Miniature Golf Day! Did you know that miniature golf dates back to the late 19th century and was originally called "garden golf"? It became a popular pastime in the early 20th century and has since evolved into a fun and challenging game for all ages. Whether you're a pro at getting a hole-in-one or just enjoy the whimsical courses, this day is all about having a good time with friends and family. So grab your putter and let's hit the links!

History of Miniature Golf Day

Miniature Golf Day Dates

Miniature Golf Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1867</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Origins of Miniature Golf</div><div class='timeline-text'>The earliest form of miniature golf, known as "garden golf", emerges in Scotland as a way for women to participate in golf.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1922</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Thistle Dhu Course Opened</div><div class='timeline-text'>In Pinehurst, North Carolina, the first known mini-golf course in the United States, Thistle Dhu, is installed.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1926</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Tommie's Miniature Golf Craze</div><div class='timeline-text'>Famed miniature golf course - Tom Thumb Golf, was created by John Garnet Carter, sparking a "Miniature Golf Craze" across America during the late 1920s and early 1930s.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1954</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Goofy Golf Revolution</div><div class='timeline-text'>"Goofy Golf" courses featuring windmills, dragons, and cascading waterfalls became a popular trend in the United States, revolutionizing the aesthetic of mini golf.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1959</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Putt-Putt Championship</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first Putt-Putt Professional Golfers Association (PPGA) Championship takes place, highlighting the growing acceptance of miniature golf as a sport.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2015</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Celebration of Miniature Golf</div><div class='timeline-text'>Miniature Golf Day is officially recognized and celebrated on September 21st, spreading awareness and appreciation for this fun and engaging pastime.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Miniature Golf Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create your own miniature golf course</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get creative and set up your own miniature golf course in your backyard or living room. Use household items and toys to make obstacles and have fun designing your own unique course.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go to a miniature golf course</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Find a local miniature golf course and spend the day playing a round of mini golf with friends or family. This is a great way to celebrate Miniature Golf Day and test your skills on a professionally designed course.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Dress up in silly golf attire</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Make the day extra fun by dressing up in crazy golf outfits. Think plaid pants, visors, and silly hats. This will add an element of silliness to your Miniature Golf Day celebration.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Have a mini golf tournament</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather some friends and organize a mini golf tournament. Create teams or play individually and keep score to see who comes out on top. Don’t forget to award the winner with a special prize!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make themed snacks for your mini golf day</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get creative in the kitchen and make some fun snacks to enjoy during your mini golf day. You could make golf ball cake pops, fruit skewers in the shape of golf clubs, or even a mini golf course themed cake. The possibilities are endless!</p></div></div>

Why We Love Miniature Golf Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's a fun activity for all ages</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Miniature golf is a great way to spend time with family and friends of all ages. It's easy enough for young children, but still challenging enough for adults, making it the perfect activity for everyone to enjoy together.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It allows for creativity and imagination</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Miniature golf courses are designed with unique and creative themes that allow players to use their imagination while playing. From pirate ships to space adventures, there are endless possibilities for mini-golf courses, making each game a new and exciting experience.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's a low-stress activity</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Unlike traditional golf, miniature golf doesn't require any advanced skills or techniques. It's all about having fun and enjoying the game. This makes it the perfect activity for those looking for a low-stress outing or who may be new to the sport.</p></div></div>

5 Quirky Facts for Miniature Golf Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Traditional Golfers Also Enjoy Miniature Golf</h3><p class='facts-content'>Many professional golf players, including Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, enjoy playing miniature golf as a fun way to practice their putting skills.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>First Miniature Golf Course Patented in 1927</h3><p class='facts-content'>The first patented miniature golf course was invented by Garnet and Frieda Carter at Lookout Mountain in Tennessee, USA, in 1927 and was originally designed to attract people to their hotel.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>World's Longest Miniature Golf Hole</h3><p class='facts-content'>The world’s longest miniature golf hole is found in North Carolina, USA. It measures a whopping 201 feet long, and it's part of the Hawaiian Rumble course, addressing the misconception that mini golf courses are always 'mini'.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Miniature Golf Associations Exist for Professionals and Enthusiasts</h3><p class='facts-content'>There are official organizations, including the World Mini Golf Sport Federation and the US Pro Mini Golf Association. They organize tournaments worldwide and maintain official rankings of players.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Largest Mini Golf Tournament Had More Than 500 Participants</h3><p class='facts-content'>The 2007 "Masters" of Miniature Golf had over 500 participants, making it the largest mini golf tournament to date.</p></div></div>

Miniature Golf Day FAQs

When is Miniature Golf Day?

Miniature Golf Day is celebrated on September 21 every year. In 2024 Miniature Golf Day will occur on a Saturday.

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