Indoor Mini Golf – Fun for All Seasons

So many of our leisure activities can be affected by the seasons, unpredictable weather or even the time of day. Making plans with friends and family can be tricky and it’s twice the work if you have to organise a backup option in case of a washout.

When planning your next outing with friends, a birthday celebration, work party or a date, consider an indoor location that is sure to be engaging, exciting and memorable for all the right reasons.

The game goes back to ‘golf croquet’ that began in Scotland in the 1880s which quickly spread across Europe and the USA. The first miniature golf course as we know it today was built in the 1920s, so it’s been around for a hundred years – and it is here to stay.

Reasons to Play Indoor Mini Golf

Mini golf has been a long-time favourite for a lot of us since our childhood. Suitable for people of all ages and skill levels, it has easy rules to follow and is perfect for socialising while playing a game that is entertaining and fun.

Indoor mini golf is a fantastic way to spend a couple of hours any day of the year because you don’t need to worry about what the weather is doing outside; how cold it is or even whether it is dark out. Some venues even offer late night mini golf, so it is no longer just a daytime activity.

Mini golf is simple to learn and has basic rules so it can be enjoyed by all. Anyone can play because you don’t need any golf experience. Perhaps your friendly competitive streak will come out and it is great fun to try to figure out some skilful tactics on how to best play your shot at each of the 18 holes. You can take the game as seriously or as lightly as you wish, but either way it will be heaps of fun!

The courses have become more and more exciting in recent times, with technology and endless creativity enabling players to become more immersed in their experience. Mini golf has transitioned from hitting a ball on a green mat with a few rocks and tunnels to elaborate and themed courses that can amaze and delight.

What The Putt indoor mini golf Melbourne even offers way more than the golf! With delicious food and a well-stocked bar, plus arcade games, you can have your entire outing in one place. After 8pm the venue becomes adults-only so late-night mini golf is ideal for gatherings with friends. Super convenient and bookings are available for large groups or just a few close friends.

Indoor mini golf is a unique way to celebrate birthdays, hens and buck parties, corporate events and kids’ parties. Being able to concentrate on your putting can be a great icebreaker for a date or a team building exercise for colleagues.

Mini golf is a great activity for kids because while it is engaging, it also builds new skills and helps with their coordination, balance, maths skills, ability to focus and problem solving. It teaches them about patience, social etiquette and being a good sport. If you book a round of mini golf with some kids, watch (and possibly learn) how they strategise and tackle the various obstacles along the way.

Because mini golf is a physical activity, it can improve your wellbeing and the laughs that are guaranteed will raise your spirits. It can help strengthen relationships and be a great family activity to develop family connection.

Strategic thinking is also a part of playing mini golf, stretching your mind to work out the most effective play. You will need to consider the force behind your swing, the angle at which you hit your ball, and which objects you can rebound off to get your ball as close to the hole as possible. After all, the aim of the game is to win, so you may as well focus on how to do that.

The game can be different each time you play, even on the same course. The slightest variation in your putting can make a huge difference to the result on the scorecard. Make it a regular activity and see if you can improve your game over time.

If you’re ready to play a round of indoor mini golf in Melbourne, call and speak with the team at What The Putt as they have all the answers to your questions and will help put together a fantastic day or night out for you and your group.