National Miniature Golf Day is presented on the second Saturday in May, which this year is May 14. This day is separate from Miniature Golf Day which is celebrated world-wide on September 21.
An offshoot of the sport of golf, miniature golf is played on a course consisting of a series of holes similar to its parent, but shorter in length (usually 10 yards), the use of artificial surfaces such as carpet, astroturf and/or concrete, a geometric layout often requiring non-traditional putting lines and artificial obstacles such as tunnels, tubes, ramps and moving obstacles such as windmills.
CELEBRATE: Meet your friends at your local miniature golf course and have a fun-filled day! Share your photos using #NationalMiniGolfDay.
HISTORY: The Illustrated London News had mention of the earliest documented minigolf course in it’s June 8, 1912 edition. The first standardized minigolf courses entered into commercial mass-production were the Thistle Dhu course in 1916 in Pinehurst, North Carolina and the Tom Thumb patent of Garnet Carter from Lookout Mountain, Tennessee in 1927.