History of #Mini-Golf
Here is a little excerpt from About.com that gives their version of the history. It differs across the internet, but some say it started right here in North Carolina!
“According to the American Heritage Dictionary, miniature golf is a novelty version of golf played with a putter and golf ball on a miniature course and featuring obstacles such as alleys, bridges, and tunnels.
Garnet Carter was the first person to patent a game of miniature golf which he called “Tom Thumb Golf” in 1927. However, there were a few earlier unpatented versions of miniature golf type games. For example, in 1916, James Barber of Pinehurst, North Carolina had a miniature golf course on his estate called the Thistle Du. There were also patented processes that related to the game.”
Regardless of where it started or who invented the game, mini-golf or putt-putt has been a favorite event for passing the time for decades at least!
That’s why we love it so much and have put our heart and soul into making our mini-golf facility something that families and friends can enjoy year round!
The Golfin’ Dolphin is proud to be the the largest outdoor fun park on the Crystal Coast of North Carolina with annual activities including driving range, batting cages and mini golf. Conveniently located in Cape Carteret, NC within easy driving distance of many NC coastal towns!
Phone: (252) 393-8131 (We close some or all of our activities depending on the weather, so don’t forget to call us first during bad weather!)