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National Miniature Golf Day

Putt your way to fun this National Miniature Golf Day - gather your friends and family for a mini golf tournament!
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It's time to get ready for a fun-filled day of miniature golf, as it's National Miniature Golf Day on the Second Saturday in May! This special holiday celebrates the game that has been loved by people of all ages since it was first created over 100 years ago. Miniature golf is perfect for a family outing or just a casual get-together with friends. So grab your putter and head out to your nearest course - it's sure to be an enjoyable and exciting day of mini golfing!

History of National Miniature Golf Day

National 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'>Golf for the Masses</div><div class='timeline-text'>A patent for 'Improvements in the Game of Golf' was filed, paving the way for a miniature version of the sport suitable for the general public.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1916</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Miniature Golf Course</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first standardized miniature golf course, Thistle Dhu, was built in Pinehurst, North Carolina.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1930</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Mini Golf's Great Depression Boom</div><div class='timeline-text'>Miniature golf saw a surge in popularity during the Great Depression, as it provided inexpensive entertainment.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1955</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Birth of Putt-Putt</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Putt-Putt brand of miniature golf was created, characterized by its simple, geometrically-designed holes.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1980s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Golden Era of Miniature Golf</div><div class='timeline-text'>Miniature golf became a staple of pop culture, featured in films and TV shows and commonly associated with family fun and teen hangouts.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2007</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Establishment of National Miniature Golf Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Miniature Golf Day was established and is celebrated annually on the second Saturday in May.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National 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'>Play a game of Miniature Golf</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Head to your nearest miniature golf course and play a few rounds. Enjoy the scenery and the challenge of trying to sink that hole in one.</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'>Set up a mini golf course at home</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Build your own mini golf course at home by gathering some household items like cardboard boxes, plastic cups, and an old tennis ball. Then, use your creativity to come up with fun obstacles and challenges for your miniature golf 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'>Host a mini golf tournament</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite some friends over and have a mini golf tournament. Keep score and award prizes for the best players.</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'>Visit a museum</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Check out the Miniature Golf Museum in North Carolina. This museum features the history of miniature golf and even has an interactive exhibit where you can play a game of mini golf.</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'>Throw a mini golf party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Organize a miniature golf party at your local course or build your own miniature golf course at home. Decorate the area with mini golf props and serve snacks like burgers and hot dogs.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National 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'>Miniature golf is fun for the whole family</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Miniature golf is a great way to spend quality time with the ones you love. Whether it's a day trip with friends or an afternoon spent bonding with your kids, a round of putt-putt can be a fun and exciting way to get everyone involved in some lighthearted competition!</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's affordable</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Miniature golf is typically a very budget-friendly activity. Most courses have reasonable rates that won't break the bank, so you can enjoy some leisurely humor without going over your spending limit. Plus, many courses offer discounts for large groups or families!</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 easy to learn</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Whether you're an experienced golfer or a complete beginner, miniature golf is easy to pick up. The rules for each course are usually pretty straightforward, so even younger children can easily grasp the basics and start having fun right away.</p></div></div>

5 Unexpected Facts about Miniature Golf Day

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When is National Miniature Golf Day?

National Miniature Golf Day Dates

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2023

May 13

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2024

May 11

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2025

May 10

Saturday

2026

May 9

Saturday

2027

May 8

Saturday

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