Miniature golf equipment is the latest craze. People love putt putt because it is so much fun. Regular golf is a serious sport. In fact, most people take it way too seriously and take all the fun out of it. If you are not on the Pro Tour, then you ought to be having fun. With mini golf there is no way to take it too seriously, so it's always fun
That's why it makes such a good business. You can even shop for used miniature golf equipment and get stuff that people are practically giving away. When I set up my first putt putt course, it was just three holes with astro turf and wooden barriers. We bought a bunch of cheap putters and we were open for business. People really liked it so we kept expanding. Every year we would add a hole until now we have a 18 hole course with windmills, tunnels, and a dragon!
I was lucky to always find deals on miniature golf equipment by shopping online. A lot of the stuff I bought new from a reliable website because I knew they would stand behind their products. Sometimes it's nice to know what you are getting. That way you avoid tons of headaches later even if you pay a bit more up front. And if your course works out like mine has you will make your money back many times over.
A mini golf course does not have to take up a lot of space because the holes are all packed together really tight. And they are really short of course! It's more fun if all the holes are close because a lot of times you get big groups in together and that lets them all kind of stay together and it is a group event. You want to make sure that the miniature golf course equipment that you buy is fun to use so that people will come back. Some of my best business was from a couple big groups that came every weekend throughout the summer. They weren't into the bar scene so the putt putt course became their place to hang out. As long as they were paying for rounds that was totally fine with me.
When you shop for miniature golf equipment, you first need to consider the layout of the course you intend to use. There's not a lot of equipment that you need after you get the course built. It's important that the course is interesting and challenging so that people will want to come back and play again, but not so hard that people get frustrated. You want the best players to be able to get a hole in one on some of the holes but make other holes more challenging. If you mix up the easier and harder hole then no one gets upset.
Another way to keep people coming back is to keep shopping for equipment golf miniature and keep adding to your course. We built our back nine holes going down a small hillside because the elevation adds all sorts of fun to the course. If you have a flat lot, you can create plenty of ups and downs with a few truck loads of dirt. But remember not to make it to steep because the players only have putters, not wedges and drivers.
When you have a business that's all about having fun, like a miniature golf course, you can not help but enjoy going to work. And the fact that you will bring in a nice little profit makes it even better. I enjoy the business because it's seasonal and I can shut down for a month in the winter and get a nice vacation. That makes up for all the long days we put in during the summer months. For me there is nothing better than seeing young kids come with their families to play a round of mini golf. You know that for some of them it is the beginning of a lifetime love of the sport. They will have great memories from your putt putt course and that is the best thing that you can do for someone. Even in this age of internet and video games, everyone love to play a round of putt putt.