How to Design a Miniature Golf Course

By Bobby Ingram

Building your own miniature golf course is a great way to ensure you always have the option of getting in a round of fun on the miniature links. Before you can build your dream course, however, it is important that you take all the needed precautions in the design process to ensure that your course ends up every bit as great as you dreamed it might be.


Difficulty: Moderate
Step 1
Take careful measurements of the available space for your course. Accurate measurements are essential in designing your course.
Step 2
Set a hard budget and a soft budget for your purchases. Your soft budget is your desired spending limit, whereas your hard budget is an absolute maximum you will spend. You should aim to spend within your soft budget, and only exceed it if the costs are still within your hard budget and the purchased obstacles or items will increase your enjoyment or profit enough to justify the expense.
Step 3
Take inventory of what items you already own which can be used in construction of walls and obstacles. With creativity, you can create obstacles out of virtually anything.
Step 4
Choose a style for your course. Most mini golf courses focus on implementing obstacles to add challenge to the course. Some courses, however, prefer to literally strive for miniature golf, using using hills and angles to include holes which feature lay-ups and strategic aiming without the use of outside obstacles.
Step 5
Balance the difficulty of the holes. Putting all of the more difficult holes together may lead to holes which produce consecutive bad scores, lowering the fun and value of your course.
Step 6
Draw a top-down layout of your course, using your measurements from Step 1, and stick to this blueprint in construction.

About The Author

Bobby Ingram is a professional writer who majored in journalism at The College of New Jersey. In addition to work with and, Bobby has done PR with Major League Lacrosse's New Jersey Pride organization, where he served as the team's beat reporter.


nathan burns Scored 91 at Washington Yacht Washington, North Carolina

nathan burns Scored 89 at Cypress Landing Chocowinity, North Carolina

Robert Anderson just Went PRO!

Pablo Garcia Scored 96 at Sandpiper Santa Barbara, California

John Martin Scored 72 at Southern Oaks Burleson, Texas

View Activity Feed

Video of the Day
Bad Lie: Ball Below Feet Watch Video>>

Nearby Tee Time HOT Deals!

Saturday, Jun 24 to Thursday, Jun 29

Related Articles

Article Image How to Hit a Golf Ball on a Bad Lie

What could be worse than hitting a perfect drive and you find that it h...

Article Image Golf Tips to Swing Hard

Under most circumstances, golfers are urged to swing the club with some...

Article Image How to Grip a Golf Club

Of all the things you must learn to play better golf, the grip is the m...

Article Image How Can I Get More Distance Out of My Driver?

The driver is the most difficult club to hit since it is the longest. T...

Article Image How to Eliminate a Golf Slice

A persistent golf slice is the mark of an amateur. This occurs when the...

View All Related Articles