In today’s USA today they had a section on mini golf courses and I thought i’d start this topic about miniature golf.
I like Mini golf, we play it on almost every trip, but a few things you should know.
1). Most courses I would say would fail to really stand out on their own, the holes are almost the same, straight holes, banked holes, holes with a water hazard, anthill holes, ect… But there’s the course that stands out, with obstacles other then grassy hills, tubes, extreme elevation, and an interesting theme.
2). Looking at old courses from the 50’s I would be sad they don’t continue much with the animation of holes, sure some courses have good themes they don’t have much animation to help or impede the ball. In the 50’s for instance they had mechanical platforms that move or rotate, rotating windmill blades, roller coasters (as in one course), swinging devices not seen much anymore. They also had wacky buildings to putt through you don’t really see on holes anymore.
3). As for me I have great ideas for a course, what about reviving mechanical moving/rotating platforms, torrents of water that wash over the hole, smoke and lasers, conveyors, anything that would make the course really stand out.
I think if someone made a course like that it would be really popular.